New Research of Note: Winter 2014 Journal of Rural Health

<p><a href="… class="wp-image-24728 alignright" alt="JRH cover" src="; width="127" height="167" /></a>The <a href="">Winter 2014 issue of <em>The Journal of Rural Health </em></a>has been released.  Articles relevant to the Flex Monitoring Team's core areas of CAH quality, finance, and community engagement include the following:</p>
<li><a href=""><strong>A Qualitative Study of Rural Primary Care Clinician Views on Remote Monitoring Technologies</strong><br /></a>Davis, M. M., Currey, J. M., Howk, S., DeSordi, M. R., Boise, L., Fagnan, L. J. and Vuckovic, N.:   This study explores rural primary care clinician interest and the resources necessary to incorporate Remote Monitoring Technologies (RMTs), which may improve the quality of care, reduce access barriers, and help control medical costs, into routine practice.</li>
<li><a href=""><strong>Uniq… Factors Rural Veterans’ Affairs Hospitals Face When Implementing Health Care-Associated Infection Prevention Initiatives</strong><br /></a>Harrod, M., Manojlovich, M., Kowalski, C. P., Saint, S. and Krein, S. L.:  Health care-associated infection (HAI) is costly to hospitals and potentially life-threatening to patients. Numerous infection prevention programs have been implemented in hospitals across the United States.  The purpose of this study was to understand the infection prevention practices used by rural Veterans’ Affairs (VA) hospitals and the unique factors they face in implementing these practices.</li>
<li><a href=""><strong>…, Suburban, and Urban Differences in Factors That Impact Physician Adherence to Clinical Preventive Service Guidelines</strong><br /></a>Khoong, E. C., Gibbert, W. S., Garbutt, J. M., Sumner, W. and Brownson, R. C.:  This study aimed to identify factors that may cause differences in adherence to preventive service guidelines among rural, suburban, and urban primary care physicians.</li>

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