Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy

Population Health and Health Policy

Improving Care in a Rural Region with Consolidated Imaging

1/1/2004 - 1/29/2006
Principal Investigator: 
Andrew Coburn

Muskie staff worked with Maine Medical Center to collect data to achieve the following goals: 1) Implement a regional, consolidated approach to Picture Archiving and Communincation Systme (PACS) using a partnership model within a rural health network; 2) Evaluate the process of implementation, including the technological, clinical, economic, environmental, and cultural factors that impeded or accelerated the proces. 3) Quantify the impact of the Consolidated Imaging (CI)-PACS regional implementation on health care access, cost and quality.

Start Date: 
Thu, 2004-01-01
End Date: 
Sun, 2006-01-29
Legacy Muskie ID: 
2 991

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Hartley Retires as Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center

David Hartley, PhD

David Hartley, PhD, the Director of the Maine Rural Health Research Center (MRHRC) and a Research Professor of Public Health has announced that he will be retiring from the University of Southern Maine August 31st, 2014. David came to the University in 1994 and has directed the MRHRC since 2004. Andy Coburn, PhD, Research Professor of Public Health, will take over as the new MRHRC Director. Erika Ziller, PhD continues in her role as Deputy Director. David has had a distinguished career in rural health and rural health research, and has made lasting contributions to the field with his work on rural behavioral health, rural disparities and health, and rural active living.

A celebration will be scheduled in early fall to honor David and his many contributions to the field and the University.


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