Category Archives: Health
Jefferson City, September 12 & 13
As many of you may be aware, DHSS recently launched a new platform to house the department’s health statistics data query tools, called MOPHIMS. The Bureau of Health Care Analysis and Data Dissemination is pleased to offer the opportunity to introduce users to this tool and demonstrate how it can be used through this hands on training opportunity.
We will be offering an early registration option for DHSS employees before opening the training to LPHA staff and other partners. Registration for the Missouri Public Health Information Management System (MOPHIMS) health data training courses will be available at the link below until September 1, at which time registration will go live on the Health Data Training page and will be open to all. Seats are limited and students will be registered on a first come, first served basis. Registration will be confirmed via email. Additional information and reminders will be sent to all attendees the week before the training.
Please email MOPHIMSUserGroup@health.mo.gov or contact Andy Hunter (573-526-0444) or Whitney Coffey (573-751-6285) with questions or concerns.
July 26, 2018
Identifying Bright Spots in Appalachian Health: Statistical Analysis. This week, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) released a new study on health indicators in each of the Appalachian Region’s 420 counties. Researchers first identified 19 county-level outcome measures that capture the overall health of a community, including infant mortality rate, cancer mortality rate and prevalence of obesity, diabetes, and depression. They then identified 29 county-level drivers that affect health, including social determinants, health behaviors, and access to health care services. From this data they found 42 “Bright Spot” counties, each defying predictions for health with better-than-expected outcomes. The report includes case studies on ten of these bright spots and data files for all 420 counties.
HRSA Recognizes Success of Rural Quality Improvement Projects. This week, FORHP’s parent agency, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recognized 13 organizations for their work in improving chronic disease health outcomes and advancing the quality and delivery of rural health care. Through FORHP’s Small Health Care Quality Improvement Program, these organizations have invested resources into quality improvement projects across rural America that have improved patient health outcomes through activities such as care coordination, telehealth and patient education. (more…)