After more than twenty years working to improve communities around Nebraska, the Public Policy Center is proud to share some of the work we do around the state in a brand new promotional video.
Electronic Health Records Archives - University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
Community Assessment & Education to Promote Behavioral Health Planning and Evaluation (CAPE) Phase II: Innovation Communities
The Public Policy Center teamed up with several Lincoln organizations to identify behavioral health data that provide insights into community trends. Through this project, existing administrative data was compiled to increase community knowledge about behavioral health and created a context for behavioral health system action. One of four “innovation community” projects across the United States, […]
Through a collaborative partnership with the Wide River Technology Extension Center (TEC), the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center coordinated efforts among Nebraska’s post-secondary institutions to promote integration of health IT into the initial and ongoing training of health professionals and support staff. The Workforce Development project was a component of the Wide River TEC’s […]
The overarching goal of this project was to engage Nebraskans about privacy and security issues surrounding electronic health information. The project simultaneously achieved three specific outcomes: 1) engage a sample of Nebraska residents about important legal and policy issues surrounding electronic sharing of health information through a survey and deliberative discussion; 2) increase knowledge and […]
PPC researchers were asked to facilitate the secure electronic sharing of health information between providers in the Nebraska Panhandle in order to make patient information more easily accessible and to ensure high-quality care for rural residents. One of the early successes of the project was the opening of the Regional West Medical Center (RWMC) portal […]
Chronic Mental Health: Improving Outcomes through Ambulatory Care Coordination–Southeast Nebraska Behavioral Health Information
The University of Nebraska Public Policy Center researched user adoption and clinical outcomes related to the development of the Electronic Behavioral Health Information Network (eBHIN). eBHIN is a health information exchange in Nebraska’s Behavioral Health Region V. Appropriate and timely care coordination contributes significantly to improved behavioral health outcomes for patients with chronic mental illness. […]
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Shank, N., Willborn, E., PytlikZillig, L., & Noel, H. (2012). Electronic health records: Eliciting behavioral health providers’ beliefs. Community Mental Health Journal, 48 (2), 249-254. doi:10.1007/s10597-011-9409-6
Shank, N., Woods, K., Lazarus, S., & Willborn, E. (2009). Health information exchange: A frontier model.
Abdel-Monam, Tarik, Herian, Mitch. (2008 December 11). Sharing Health Records Electronically: Background.