Dave Darnell, Senior Program Administrator, State Office of Rural Health, added "Information technology can play an important role in improving health care quality at rural hospitals. We will be monitoring the results of the project for lessons learned and will look to incorporate them in future initiatives."
The Texas A&M Health Science Center Rural and Community Health Institute (RCHI) was chosen by the Texas State Office of Rural Health, ORCA to manage the overall process, including vendor selection, administration of funds, general oversight of the project plan, and reporting back to Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. According to Kathy Mechler, Co-Director and Chief Operating Officer of the Institute, "We are pleased to have Opus Healthcare Solutions join our team on this collaborative effort."
The Rural and Community Health Institute, founded by the
The OpusClinicalSuite(R) provides a single point-of-access for clinicians to retrieve all patient clinical information (patient vitals, lab results, medications, imaging results), from the bedside or remote locations such as their office or distant clinics. The suite enables hospitals to meet patient safety issues and implement quality measures for improved patient outcomes.
Fred Beck, President of Opus Healthcare Solutions, said that "Many rural
hospitals find it difficult to attract and retain skilled IT profess
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