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WI-ORH 2011 Program & Services Brochure
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WI-ORH Word Map (Wordle) Word Picture: Who we are and what we do . . .
Rural Health IT Blog
Provides resources, opinions and the opportunity to discuss issues relating to the HIT provisions and requirements of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, specifically relevant to rural healthcare.
Rural Health IT, administered by Louis Wenzlow
Healthcare Informatics Blog
"I have written before about how different rules apply to critical access hospitals, which are small, rural acute-care hospitals. One of the best sources of information on this topic I have found is a blog called Rural Health IT published by the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health (www.worh.org/hit/)."
Will Public Comments Impact Meaningful Use Rules? by David Raths
The State of Rural Health in Wisconsin
The WARM presentation by John Eich, Director of the WI-ORH provides an overview of rural medical practice in rural WI, with patient demographics and health outcome data.
America's Best Places To Practice – Friendliest States for Physicians
With primary care physicians in demand almost everywhere, there's not a region in the nation that wouldn't love to claim you as its own. The question is: Which state is best for your bank account, your career, and your peace of mind? Wisconsin Ranks Second!
Rural Cancer Health Disparities Interview
John Eich and Dr. Eugene Lengerich discuss his research on rural cancer health disparities.
Wisconsin Public Service Commission (Broadband) - LinkWISCONSIN
LinkWISCONSIN is a state-wide initiative to promote the availability and sustainable adoption of broadband internet access. The project, LinkWisconsin, is funded by a grant made to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSCW) from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).
The Science of Hand Washing to Ward Off Cold, Flu Bugs
There's one cheap, easy, clinically proven way to avoid colds and flu bugs… Wash your hands. Are there techniques? Yes.
Many Miss Out on Stroke Treatment
Most people who have strokes don't act quickly enough to get the clot-dissolving treatment that can limit brain damage. The recommendation is that someone suspected of having a stroke should have a computerized tomography scan within 35 minutes to confirm the diagnosis.
American Heart Association
Gum Disease Signals Diabetes Risk
It’s long been known that oral health is an important indicator for the body’s overall health. Now new research suggests gum disease may predict whether you develop diabetes.
American Dental Association
American Diabetes Association
Quit Smoking: Resources