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Altarum completed an economic case study of health information technology (IT) adoption in rural hospitals for Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC). This in-depth case study was designed to explore in detail the challenges and facilitators of successful health IT adoption in rural U.S. hospitals.
The Michigan Center for Effective Information Technology Adoption was established in 2010 to help physicians select, adopt, and implement EHRs.
The Regional Extension Center (REC) program was created to provide direct technical assistance to accelerate electronic health record (EHR) adoption. The RECs are a national learning network that provides on-the-ground assistance to help providers incorporate technology into care delivery.
Altarum completed an economic case study of health IT adoption in rural hospitals for Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC).
Altarum leads the state of Michigan’s Regional Extension Center (REC) which provides education, outreach, and technical assistance to the state’s 17,000 primary care providers and 36 critical access hospitals in pursuit of the Meaningful Use of health IT.
Altarum’s Michigan Center for Effective IT Adoption, funded with grants from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT and The Kresge Foundation, makes electronic health records (EHR) accessible to primary care physicians around the state by helping those offices select, adopt and implement EHR systems.
Altarum studied the feasibility of designing a Web-based data system to use during a disaster to track and maintain the dispensing of medication to patients being treated for opioid dependence in the New York City metro area.