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Think local - you can get involved in health reform!.

Last week was another very busy week in health reform and now Congress has left for a week of recess in their home states and districts. However, this does not mean our work is done! Recess is an excellent chance for you to set up meetings in their local offices to urge them to support our rural priorities. They'll also hold town hall meetings, attend 4th of July parades and participate in a number of other activities that will give you a chance to reach out as a voter and rural health....

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NRHA and Rural Health Coalition Submit Letters to ONC.

NRHA, in its letter to the Office of the National Coordinator for HIT, objects to the initial recommendations on "Meaningful Use" as being harmful to rural hospitals and clinics. In addition, NRHA is a member of the Rural HIT Coalition, which also submitted comments on behalf of 16 organizations. .

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Meaningful Use Definitions Hurt Rural Hospitals.

On June 16, 2009, the Meaningful Use Workgroup of the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee released its initial recommendations for the definition of "meaningful use" of electronic health records (EHR). In order to qualify for incentive payments under the health care IT portions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), hospitals and physicians must demonstrate meaningful use of EHR technology. When finalized, the HIT Policy Committee’s recommendations will provide....

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NPR Documents Rural Health Insurance Gaps.

NPR Sunday Edition aired a compelling story today, "Affordable Health Insurance Elusive In Rural U.S." Definitely worth the time to listen and read the background materials offered..

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NRHA voices concern over national health information technology program.

NRHA and the National Rural HIT Coalition have each submitted a letter to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONCHIT) in response to their request for comments on the May 22 draft description of the program for the establishment of HIT Regional Extension Centers. The National Rural HIT Coalition is composed of many national organizations with a rural focus, and NRHA is a member of the coalition. The responses address NRHA's sincere concern over ONCHIT's....

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