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This article presents the latest available national assistive technology (AT) expenditure and participation trends (1999–2002) for Medicaid 915(c) waivers. Most waivers with AT serve persons with developmental disabilities, and AT spending for that targ
Added: March 02, 2010 at 08:30 am | Adobe PDF | Assistive technologyUnderserved
To help states further adoption and use of health information technology (HIT) and electronic health information exchange (HIE), the State Alliance for e-Health outlines in this first annual report six recommendations for state action.
Added: March 02, 2010 at 08:33 am | Adobe PDF | Privacy and securityPopulation healthHIT
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A working congress of experts developed a framework for a national communication and technology agenda to provide health care to underserved populations. This white paper looks at general recommendations.
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This paper looks at variations in reported measures that limit current knowledge of health care quality for American Indians. The Indian Health Service is enhancing its information systems to improve the measurement of health care quality and to standardi
Added: March 02, 2010 at 08:49 am | Link | American Indians/Native AmericansHITHealth disparities
Findings from a study of stakeholder perspectives on participation in four local health information exchanges (HIEs) suggest that barriers to achieving data exchange remain high.
Added: March 02, 2010 at 08:52 am | Adobe PDF | Fieldwork modelsData collectionQuality measures and reporting
This study found evidence that several types of interactive consumer health IT were usable and effective in multiple settings and with populations of interest: the elderly, those with chronic conditions or disabilities, and underserved populations.
Added: March 02, 2010 at 08:55 am | Adobe PDF | Chronic diseaseDisabilityUnderserved
The report finds that electronic health records (EHR) adoption rate in safety-net clinics lags behind that of traditional practices because of payer mix and funding sources. Barriers and solutions for EHR adoption for safety net providers are discussed.
Added: March 02, 2010 at 08:58 am | Adobe PDF | Electronic health recordsUnderserved
This paper examines some of the “gaps” in privacy protections that arise out of the current federal health privacy standard, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) Privacy Rule.
Added: March 02, 2010 at 10:16 am | Adobe PDF | Privacy and securityHIT
A Media Day Analysis conducted by The Media Audit among 88 markets between January 2006 and April 2007 reveals that African Americans index higher than the general population in overall media usage.
Added: March 02, 2010 at 10:30 am | Link | African-AmericansInternet usage
For the quality improvement department at large hospitals, tracking and reporting core measures are monumental tasks. As the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) agency increases its
Added: March 02, 2010 at 10:41 am | Adobe PDF | eHealth and technologyQuality measures and reporting
Eight NCQA 2008 award winners describe projects in which they improved race/ethnicity data, increased language access, and engaged the community—all critical dimensions of quality improvement.
Added: March 02, 2010 at 01:46 pm | Adobe PDF | Health disparitiesAfrican-AmericansFieldwork modelsHispanics
The authors provide an overview of the role that the Internet, and access to the Internet, may play in the genesis of health disparities, and the need for information technology to redress health disparities.
Added: March 02, 2010 at 01:49 pm | Adobe PDF | eHealth and technologyHealth disparitiesInternet usage
The authors discuss how the Internet is increasingly able to offer a viable medium for health behavior intervention, and the challenges and opportunities inherent in conducting online interventions and research.
Added: March 02, 2010 at 01:52 pm | Adobe PDF | eHealth and technologyPopulation health
This publication provides a catalogue of resources, categorized by key words, targeted audiences, resource creator, subject area, media type, and website links.
Added: March 02, 2010 at 02:00 pm | Microsoft Excel Worksheet | HITPrivacy and securityElectronic health records
Innovation is required to solve problems with access to care and the special needs for educational outreach for disadvantaged or vulnerable populations. This paper describes how parents use Baby CareLink tools to keep them informed and involved in the car
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The use of the Internet to deliver Web-based interventions to patients is increasing rapidly. This meta-analysis looks at the use and effectiveness of Web-based interventions to encourage an individual\'s change in behavior compared to non-Web-based int
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The whitepaper contends that interoperability is no longer a technological option, but rather a fundamental requirement to deliver effective care and ensure the health and well-being of millions of patients worldwide.
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Integration platforms: What are they and why you need them? This white paper presents the findings and analysis of in-depth interviews conducted with senior IT executives and system architects at four hospitals acknowledged to be industry leaders in their
Added: March 02, 2010 at 02:09 pm | Adobe PDF | HITFieldwork models
Is the “Digital Divide” more about “use” than “access” to the Internet? This article identifies personal and situational factors that predicted Internet use among African American women with incomes less than $15,000.
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This study looks at two different models for helping independent medical practices in New York and Massachusetts successfully adopt electronic health records. Their efforts address overcoming key barriers such as the amount of start-up funds needed, produ
Added: March 03, 2010 at 01:09 pm | Link | Electronic health recordsFieldwork models
The article looks at the strong barriers that prevent the financing of clinical information systems (CIS) in health care delivery system organizations located in market segments serving disadvantaged patients. Policy interventions that could help lower ba
Added: March 03, 2010 at 01:11 pm | Link | UnderservedHealth disparitieseHealth and technology
A national initiative supports nine cross-cutting teams in developing new approaches to personal health records (PHR) that will help patients take charge of their health and better manage their care.
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In this journal article, three UK researchers explore novel methods for helping patients to access and manage their personal electronic health data that are emerging internationally. Potential benefits and challenges are examined.
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The authors contend that E-health communication -- health promotion efforts that are mediated by computers and other digital technologies -- may have great potential to promote desired behavior changes through unique features such as mass customization, i
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This article reviews emerging technologies for population health. If appropriately applied, population health technologies may greatly enhance existing health intervention models. However, potential adverse consequences could arise.
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The author discusses the importance of adopting HIT, the many barriers that currently exist, and the role of government -- particularly through the ONC, legislation, and policy.
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Perot presentation to NeHC Board of Directors Meeting, August 2009
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NHIT Brochure
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NHIT Collaborative Summary
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NHIT Workgroup Charges Chairs & Co-Chairs
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One of the key functions of the NHQR is to track the Nation’s progress in providing safe health care. This evaluation shows that from 2000 to 2005, the rate of improvement in health care quality has been slowing. Variation has decreased but progress is
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This is a link to a report on technology user types – who uses what, in what manner.
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New Findings of Groundbreaking National Survey on Minority Internet Use
Added: March 04, 2010 at 09:06 am | Adobe PDF | Digital gapInternet usageAfrican-AmericansHispanics
This is a report on various features of African American use of the Internet, including the generation gap, the gender gap, usage relative to white Americans, what it is used for, and how much is used.
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Nationwide report on the social impact of the internet on health care.
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This Pew Internet Project survey confirms that information gathering has become a habit for many Americans, particularly those in the 55% of households with broadband connections.
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The report notes that those with chronic conditions are more likely than other e-patients to report that their online searches affected treatment decisions, their interactions with their doctors, their ability to cope with their condition, and their dieti
Added: March 04, 2010 at 09:21 am | Link | eHealth and technologyDisabilityChronic disease
The summary looks at Latinos’ use of the Internet.
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Research by the Pew Internet & American Life Project tells the story: Just 57 percent of Americans use broadband services, even though 91 percent of American homes have access to them.
Added: March 04, 2010 at 09:32 am | Link | Digital gapInternet usage
This is an online presentation that contains data about how Baby Boomers use the Internet.
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Some 24% of Americans are truly offline; they have no direct or indirect experience with the Internet. This report focuses on new findings about those who do not use the Internet.
Added: March 04, 2010 at 09:37 am | Link | Digital gapInternet usage
This presentation discusses the Broadband Data Improvement Act and its requirement to develop a map of broadband infrastructure nationwide. Gaps that broadband mapping could help fill are discussed.
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The article contends that health IT may be an integral part of broader solutions to address disparities in the health and well being of underserved Americans.
Added: March 04, 2010 at 09:43 am | Adobe PDF | Health disparitiesUnderservedHIT
This is a brief on how recording ODL can improve health and care, synthesizing ideas like personalized data for patients and changing health behaviors. The ultimate goal is to use data to understand the experience of an individual as he or she goes about
Added: March 04, 2010 at 09:44 am | Adobe PDF | eHealth and technologyData collectionFieldwork modelsElectronic health records
The study provides an overview of the digital divide/Internet gap.
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The article reviews the way the Internet had changed people’s relationship with health care providers. One possible next step is participatory medicine, a cooperative model of medical care that encourages active participation by all involved parties as
Added: March 04, 2010 at 09:49 am | Link | eHealth and technology
This article reviews Internet usage by Asian-Americans, one of the most wired groups in America.
Added: March 04, 2010 at 09:52 am | Link | Asian-American and Pacific IslandersInternet usage
A May 2008 survey asked dial-up users why they do not have a broadband connection at home and a December 2007 asked non-internet users about the reasons they do not use the Internet. Results are summarized.
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The article looks at how Americans are using the Internet and growth patterns in their usage.
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This report notes that computerized physician order entry (CPOE) has been shown to reduce medication error rates, but barriers exist to implementation of CPOE. Government, employers, and insurers are called upon to share the costs.
Added: March 04, 2010 at 04:11 pm | Link | HITElectronic health records
An expert panel was convened to develop a model national health information network (NHIN) that would be attainable in five years, taking into account financial, personnel, and technical constraints.
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Despite the clear benefits, health care organizations and physicians have been slow to embrace health information technologies, according to this report.
Added: March 04, 2010 at 04:16 pm | Adobe PDF | Electronic health recordsFieldwork modelsHIT
This qualitative study from Kaiser Permanente looks at the keys to successful implementation, including: perceptions of the system selection, early testing, adaptation of the system to the larger organization, and adaptation of the organization to the new
Added: March 04, 2010 at 04:18 pm | Adobe PDF | Electronic health recordsFieldwork models
Common themes emerged from these case studies. They included challenges of ensuring the validity and reliability of data, efficient workflow, and staff support. However, the providers\' successes in implementing their respective EHR-based quality measur
Added: March 04, 2010 at 04:20 pm | Link | Fieldwork modelsElectronic health records
This report is a profile of health disparities in Georgia and is intended as a tool to address policy issues that could improve health for the state’s minority populations.
Added: March 05, 2010 at 08:53 am | Link | Health disparitiesUnderserved
Under the guidance of the Consumers Union, organizations including NHIT partners the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations, California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, National Partnership fo
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Brian D. Smedley, Ph.D., is vice president and director of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Health Policy Institute and member of the NHIT Management Committee. When President Barack Obama met with the nation's governors last month
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By 2050, nearly one in two Americans will be persons of color. Currently, minority populations suffer from higher levels of chronic disease, have shorter life spans, and generally poorer health compared to the rest of the U.S. population.
Added: April 08, 2011 at 05:38 am | Adobe PDF | AHRQHealth disparities
For the 10th year in a row, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report (NHQR) and the National Healthcare Disparities Report (NHDR). These reports measure trends in effectiveness of care, pati
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To examine enrollment in, and use of, an electronic patient portal by race/ethnicity, gender and age.
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Previous studies of patient portals have found low rates of enrollment and significant disparities in enrollment by race and ethnicity. As the reasons for these findings are unclear, we sought to identify patient reported barriers to enrollment in a pati
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To characterize access to, interest in, andrnattitudes toward internet-based communication in an ethnically, economically, and linguistically diverse group of patients from a large urban safety net clinic network.
Added: August 21, 2013 at 10:24 am | Adobe PDF | eHealth and technologyHealth disparitiesInternet usageElectronic health records
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