Electronic medical records (EMRs) are quickly becoming the standard way for health care professionals to manage patients’ health information. The published study, Implementing an Electronic Medical Record at a Residency Site, found that physician productivity rose immediately and stayed at elevated levels throughout the study period. Meanwhile, physicians perceived that EMRs decreased their productivity. [Read article]
So many of us stretch the recommended six months between visits to our dentist due to busy schedules, tight budgets, a lack of concern about the health implications or fear. For the past two years, the WDA and countless dentists in and around La Crosse County have worked tirelessly to coordinate Wisconsin’s first Mission of Mercy (MOM) event. [Read article]
This Families USA report paints a stark picture: Nearly one in four Americans under the age of 65 - some 64.4 million people - will spend more than 10 percent of their family income on health care in 2009. [Read article]
Wisconsin residents can breathe a bit easier over the growing alarm about the spread of swine flu. Two national studies within the past year gave Wisconsin high marks for preparedness in case of a pandemic flu. [Read article]
The WI-ORH website and the Rural Reporter is undergoing maintenance and will be off-line on Wednesday afternoon, April 29. Link back tomorrow for rural health news and funding opportunities.
AFG Workshops were held around the country to provide information about the submission of competitive applications under the AFG competitive grant program. Information was presented (Workshop Presentation: PDF File: 1.5 MB) on program changes, program priorities, eligibility requirements, and on the application process. Also, general assistance in the writing of a competitive narrative for a department's grant application was discussed. [Read article]