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SHARE and Boston Mountain Rural Health Centers Partner to Improve Patient Care and Efficiency

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 14:55 -- Whitney Mayo

Did you know that over 60 million Americans live in rural and frontier communities? Rural communities are wonderful places to live and work, but these communities also have unique healthcare needs, which is why the National Organization of State Offices of Rural sets aside the third Thursday of every November – November 15, 2018 to celebrate National Rural Health Day!

SHARE is now collaborating with medical and dental clinics at Boston Mountain Rural Health Centers in Northern and Northwest Arkansas.  SHARE is providing access to daily reports when their patients are admitted and discharged from the Emergency Room and Inpatient Encounter Discharges in the last 24 hours.

Boston Mountain Rural Health Centers offer comprehensive medical services to ensure patients receive all the medical services needed. They offer a number of diagnostic tests and services within their medical clinics in Marshall, Clinton, Southside (Bee Branch), Center Ridge, Yellville, Mountain View, Huntsville, Green Forest, Jasper, and Deer, Arkansas.

Boston Mountain Rural Health Centers includes over 36 primary care, behavioral health, dentistry and specialty providers with offices in eight counties in Northern and Northwest Arkansas. The data exchange services from SHARE will provide secure access to important information such as lab results, updated patient records and demographic information. This ensures every care provider in a patient’s chain of care has consistent and current information, and that their records are more secure and accessible than with paper files. Together, SHARE and Boston Mountain Rural Health Centers are working to change health care to better serve the residents of Northern and Northwest Arkansas.

On-site services include:

  • Preventative, acute, chronic, episodic for adults and pediatrics
  • X-rays (can also refer out)
  • Lab drawing services (can also refer out)
  • Pulmonary function testing (spirometry) to measure how well the lungs take in and release air
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) to check for problems with the electrical activity of your heart
  • Diabetes education
  • Health screenings, education, and prevention
  • Annual physicals for adults and children
  • School and sports physicals
  • Minor surgery to remove lumps and moles
  • Stitches for cuts
  • Wellness visits and case management
  • Referral to specialty care
  • Prescription medication assistance
  • Assistance in applying for insurance
  • Chronic case management
  • Food bags
  • Wellness centers
  • Children’s immunizations
  • Adult vaccines (flu, pneumonia)

Special areas of medical expertise include:

  • Family Practice
  • Women’s Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Dentistry
  • Diabetes Self-Management
  • Mental Health/Substance Abuse

About Boston Mountain Rural Health Center:

Established in 1994, Boston Mountain Rural Health Center (BMRHC) is a family and community health center with ten medical clinics and four dental clinics located in medically underserved areas of Northwest and North Central Arkansas. They offer a wide range of services for insured, uninsured, and underinsured patients. The highly trained doctors, dentists, and healthcare professionals at BMRHC are committed to providing comprehensive medical and dental services to all Arkansas residents in the following counties regardless of their ability to pay: Searcy, Van Buren, Madison, Newton, Carroll, Marion, Stone, and Conway.

If a patient cannot pay for health services, BMRHC offers a discounted fee program for patients that qualify. In addition, BMRHC prescription medication assistance programs can help their patients obtain the medicine they need at a price they can afford. At BMRHC, it is their mission to provide high quality, accessible, affordable, patient-centered health care to improve the well-being of patients in the communities they serve. Make them your patient-centered medical home today. To schedule an appointment, call the location you wish to visit or request an appointment onlineThey also offer translation services for 36 languages.

For more information, visit: https://www.bmrhc.net/