In State FY 2006, the SORH provided SHIP funds to all eligible small rural Massachusetts hospitals.
- At 4 hospitals SHIP funds were used to support implementation of the new HIPAA security measures.
- At 8 hospitals funds were used for quality initiatives. Several hospital projects involved technology advances focused on clinical telemedicine applications, pharmaceutical administration and management, physician order entry systems, electronic medical records, or health information systems. Other projects included improving patient registration processes and implementing best practices for rural stroke services and the care of patients with deep vein thrombosis.
This information is provided by the State Office of Rural Health within the Department of Public Health.
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