NEW POLICY BRIEF - September 2021

Higher Electronic Health Record (EHR) Functionality
Lowers Urban Hospital Costs
But Rural Impacts Are Minimal

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SESSION DESCRIPTION

This webinar explores the traditional measures used to measure the economic contribution of health care to rural places. In addition, the presenters provide best practices for communicating the value of health care institutions to key stakeholders.

The webinar focuses on the importance of rural hospitals to a rural community, the consequences from hospital closures, and the economic importance of other key aspects of the health care sector including clinics, specialists, and transportation systems.

Following the session, participants will be able to: articulate and communicate the traditional measures of the economic impact of hospitals and health care systems on rural communities. In addition, participants will consider other techniques and measures that also capture the value of rural health care.

    

Presenters:

Dr. Alison Davis
Director, CEARH and H.B. Price Professor of Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky

Dr. Brian Whitacre
Research Faculty, CEARH and Professor of Agricultural Economics at Oklahoma State University

    

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