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HIT Strategies for Improving Health Access for Rural Veterans Research Brief Released

This paper reports on the design and implementation of a first-in-the nation project to expand rural veterans’ access to healthcare by establishing a bi-directional connection between Maine’s statewide health information exchange (HIE) and Veterans Administration facilities and centers. The paper reviews key factors that have contributed to implementation challenges and successes and lessons relevant to efforts to create interoperable health IT systems across multiple, complex organizational settings.

Contact Information:
Karen B. Pearson, MLIS, MA
Maine Rural Health Research Center
Phone: 207.780.4553
karen.pearson@maine.edu

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