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Oklahoma State University

Rural Health Challenges

  • Over sixty million people live in rural areas across the US.

  • Rural Americans are poorer, older, sicker, underinsured, and medically-underserved.

  • Rural American suffers stretched and diminishing health workforce/facility.

  • Rural American lack access to specialty and primary care providers.

  • Oklahoma has one-third of its population in rural areas, but consistently ranks among the worst in health outcomes.

CHSI Mission

  • Transform rural and Native American health through implementing new delivery models and advanced Information Technology solutions.

CHSI Focuses

  • Innovation – Rural patient care delivery
  • Innovation – Clinical data analytics and predictive medicine
  • Implementation – Networks of rural clinics and hospitals 

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