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Electronic and Telephone Reminders Increase Medication Adherence in Adults With Uncomplicated Hypertension 4/9/2014
A specially designed pill-bottle system supplied visual and auditory reminders to patients, along with telephone reminders after missed doses and progress reports to be shared with providers; the program significantly increased medication adherence in those with uncomplicated hypertension.
Policy New York State Legislation Leads to More HIV Testing and Linking of HIV-Positive Patients to Followup Care 4/9/2014
A New York State law requires hospitals and primary care providers to offer an HIV test to all patients between the ages of 13 and 64 years, streamlines the consent process, and requires providers to schedule patients with positive results for followup care; the law increased testing rates and helped link HIV-positive patients to care.
Archived Comprehensive Electronic and Personal Health Record System Enhances Patient Engagement and Improves Efficiency of Physician Practice 3/26/2014
A large group practice operates an electronic health record system that is closely integrated with a personal health record system that gives patients (and authorized caregivers as proxy users) secure access to key components of their medical records and the ability to request appointments, renew prescriptions, and communicate with physicians electronically. The integrated system has generated high levels of satisfaction among patients and caregivers, who report increased involvement in their health care, and physicians who report being able to practice more efficiently.
School-Based Health Centers Enhance Access to Mental Health Services for Adolescents, Particularly African-American and Hispanic Males 3/12/2014
Connecticut’s 78 school-based health centers offer a broad array of confidential mental health services to elementary, middle, and high school students co-located with traditional primary and acute medical services. The school-based centers have enhanced access to mental health services and generated high levels of satisfaction for students (particularly African-American and Hispanic males), and have led to less missed class time.
Mobile Clinics Increase Access to Screening Services in Rural and Frontier Communities 1/29/2014
The Improving Health Among Rural Montanans project trains pharmacists and students from various disciplines to administer screening tests and then transports screening equipment to rural and frontier areas so that these professionals can run screening clinics for area residents.
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National Rural Health Resource Center: Health Information Exchange Toolkit 4/9/2014
The National Rural Health Resource Center developed this HIE toolkit, which contains resources designed for rural providers including hospitals, health networks, and others.
Health Information Exchange Toolkit 11/20/2013
This toolkit is designed to assist health care leaders in managing the challenges associated with developing, adopting, operating, and sustaining a health information exchange.
A Guide to Group Visits for Chronic Conditions Affected by Overweight and Obesity 11/6/2013
This guide provides physicians with detailed information and instructions for conducting group medical visits for patients with chronic conditions affected by overweight and obesity.
How To Implement Electronic Health Records 8/14/2013
This tool provides a six-step approach for providers and physicians to implement an EHR system in their practice.
Health Information Security and Privacy Collaboration Toolkit 2/20/2013
This toolkit provides guidance for conducting organization-level assessments of business practices, policies, and State laws that govern the privacy and security of health information exchange.
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Trends in Health Information Exchanges 3/26/2014

Last updated: April 09, 2014.