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Rural IT: Information Technology Challenges in the Heartland: This is a link to a special supplement to Hospitals & Health Networks on the IT challenges faced by small and rural hospital CEOs and strategies to promote adoption of HIT. Features include Small and Rural IT Challenges, What Rural Connectivity Could Look Like, Resources for Funding Rural IT Projects, Exclusive Most Wired Data, Finding Capital, and Computerized Laboratory and Radiology Functions in CAHs.

A Primer for Americas Hospitals By Sonnenschein for AHA on Medicare Advantage Issues for Small and Rural Providers.

Educational Sessions: The Section for Small or Rural Hospitals organized several educational sessions and sponsors an exhibit at the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) Annual National Conference. The Section also supports state association programs upon request.

Rural Health Care Leadership Conference: The AHA and Health Forum sponsor an annual conference that convenes leaders to explore strategies, apply tactics, and envision the future of rural health care delivery. For more information call (800) 424-4301 or visit their web site at


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