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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
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
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
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
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.
Added: March 02, 2010 at 02:06 pm | Adobe PDF | HIT
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
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.
Added: March 03, 2010 at 01:13 pm | Adobe PDF | eHealth and technologyFieldwork modelsElectronic health records
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
Added: March 04, 2010 at 08:24 am | Adobe PDF | Population healthQuality measures and reporting
This is a link to a report on technology user types – who uses what, in what manner.
Added: March 04, 2010 at 08:40 am | Link | Internet usage
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.
Added: March 04, 2010 at 09:08 am | Link | Digital gapInternet usageAfrican-Americans
Nationwide report on the social impact of the internet on health care.
Added: March 04, 2010 at 09:12 am | Link | eHealth and technologyInternet usage
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.
Added: March 04, 2010 at 09:18 am | Link | Internet usage
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.
Added: March 04, 2010 at 09:26 am | Link | Internet usageHispanics
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
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.
Added: March 04, 2010 at 09:47 am | Link | Digital gapInternet usage
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
The article looks at how Americans are using the Internet and growth patterns in their usage.
Added: March 04, 2010 at 04:07 pm | Link | Internet usage
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
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
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
Added: May 26, 2013 at 11:32 am | Adobe PDF | Health disparities
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