Larry T. Jessup, MHA

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Health IT-enabled infrastructure helps reduce American Indian and Alaska Natives health disparities

Larry T. Jessup, MHA | April 25, 2014

American Indian and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) face disproportionate health outcomes compared to other Americans.[1] The adoption and meaningful use of electronic health record (EHRs) technology may help to reduce this gap. Like other Americans, many of these individuals have multiple providers in multiple states and EHRs have the potential to provide reliable, consistent patient data that can follow patients wherever they get their care.

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Let’s Keep One Million Hearts Beating Strong!

Larry T. Jessup, MHA | March 5, 2013

In February, communities across America celebrated American Heart month to promote healthy lifestyles and provide Americans with resources to prevent and control heart disease.
Every year, approximately 935,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack, and about 600,000 people die from heart disease, which is 1 out of every 4 American deaths.  Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

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