Health Care Innovations for Rural Populations

Health Care Innovations for Rural Populations Wednesday, December 16, 2015

This issue of the Innovations Exchange is the third in our monthly series focused on health care disparities experienced by racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups and specific priority populations in the U.S.
 
Each year since 2003, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality has produced the National Healthcare Quality Report and the National Healthcare Disparities Report. Beginning with the 2014 reports, findings on health care quality and health care disparities are integrated into a single document. The 2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report (QDR) provides a comprehensive overview of the quality of care received by the general U.S. population and health care disparities. Detailed information on individual measures and specific populations is available through a new monthly series of chartbooks.
 
In August 2015, AHRQ released the Chartbook on Rural Health Care, which includes a summary of trends across measures of rural health care from the QDR and figures illustrating select measures.
 
The Innovations Exchange collection contains many Innovation Profiles and QualityTools related to improving health care quality and access for rural populations. This issue features a selection of content that can help address disparities in rural health care, covering topics such as mobile clinics and outreach services, telehealth and remote monitoring, information technology, and rural behavioral health care.
 

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