Health IT and Rural Healthcare: Embracing Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Healthcare providers in rural communities experience a variety of challenges in funding, implementing and sustaining the use of health information technology (health IT).  In response to these challenges, federal, state and private-sector organizations have developed programs and resources to assist. This pre-conference symposium will bring together policymakers, researchers and healthcare organizations to provide an overview of available programs, tools and best practices that rural providers can leverage to adopt and gain value from health IT. 

Symposium opening remarks will be given by the Acting Chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission, Commissioner Mignon L. Clyburn.


Overall Learning Objectives:

  1. Describe unique challenges and opportunities related to financing, implementing and sustaining the use of health IT in rural communities
  2. Summarize existing federal, state and private-sector programs, tools and best practices for rural providers
  3. Evaluate experiences in participation and use of programs, tools and best practices for rural healthcare providers
  4. Assess gaps in current programs and identify future needs in health IT programs and research for rural healthcare organizations
Sunday, February 23
February 23, 2014
9:15AM - 10:15AM ET
Opening Keynote: Health IT and Rural Healthcare: Embracing Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges
Session ID: Symposium HRC1
February 23, 2014
10:30AM - 11:30AM ET
HRSA Resources and Programs for Rural Health IT: Connecting the Dots
Session ID: Symposium HRC2
February 23, 2014
11:30AM - 12:30PM ET
ONC Resources and Programs for Rural Health IT: An Overview
Session ID: Symposium HRC3
February 23, 2014
2:00PM - 2:45PM ET
Rural Health Initiatives at the Federal Communication Commission: An Indepth Review of Programs
Session ID: Symposium HRC4
February 23, 2014
2:45PM - 3:45PM ET
Initiatives that Drive Adoption of Health IT in the Rural Setting: An In depth Review
Session ID: Symposium HRC5
February 23, 2014
4:00PM - 5:00PM ET
Rural Health Networking with Healthcare and Federal Leaders
Session ID: Symposium HRC6