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Best Article, volume 41
We are proud to select Eric Kirby's "Patient Centered Care and Turnover in Hospice Care Organizations" as the best article published in JHHSA, volume 41. His paper is attached here; we hope that you enjoy it. Congratulations Eric!
A Symposium on Rural Health and Health Policy
Policy and program solutions to rural health necessitate interdisciplinary and multi-pronged approach and proposals from a variety of fields and specializations are strongly encouraged. These may include those that focus on rural health, health disparities, public health, health care policy and administration, clinical health care practice, social work, and others. A 500-word proposal should be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15, 2019.
Proposals should include information on the purpose or aim of the article, a discussion of the methods or approach used, and a discussion of the fit with the symposium topic. Please also include author name(s), affiliation(s), and full contact information. See the attached for full details.
Call for Papers: Symposium in honor of Dr. Felice D. Perlmutter
Dr. Felice D. Perlmutter was at the vanguard of that interdisciplinary conversation, and her contributions to our understanding of human services practice are both significant and impactful. The purpose of this symposium is to honor this outstanding work by publishing conceptual or empirical research that synthesizes, extends, or applies Dr. Perlmutter’s work. Please see the attached for full details.
A Stakeholder Analysis of Online Accountability Practices in Rural Hospitals
Author: ASYA COOLEY
Published in JHHSA, Vol. 42 No. 3
The purpose of this study was to assess online accountability practices in rural hospitals and to determine how these practices differ from those of urban hospitals. The online accountability practices instrument was used to quantitatively analyze website contents of 238 hospitals, sampled from the American Hospital Association database. The findings suggest that rural hospitals with higher revenues and affiliated with health systems were more likely to have robust online accountability practices, while privately-owned rural hospitals were less likely to disclose accountability information in an online environment. More importantly, rural hospitals were just as robust as urban hospitals as it relates to online accountability practices, positioning themselves favorably within the community environment. When looking deeper into dimensions of online accountability, rural hospitals were less likely to disclose their audited financial statements, include an option to instantly connect with an organization, provide search capability and include a link to online donations. In addition, rural hospitals were more likely to include an employee directory with contact information.
Keywords: online accountability; rural hospitals; disclosure; website; information and communication technologies.
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