National Rural HIT Coalition

The National Rural Health Information Technology (HIT) Coalition is an informal network of rural and HIT leaders from organizations at every level, working together to advance the implementation of HIT across rural America by:

  • Enhancing the understanding of rural HIT issues, including workforce shortages and ways to address them
  • Advocating for HIT applications and solutions relevant to rural facilities
  • Helping to drive knowledge and information about rural HIT throughout the country.

The National Rural HIT Coalition is supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) and coordinated by the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC), a program of the National Rural Health Resource Center.

The National Rural HIT Coalition meets by conference call and annually in-person. For more information about getting involved with the National Rural HIT Coalition, please email tasc@ruralcenter.org.

Past Events

Past Rural HIT Coalition

Schools, Health, and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition, Bipartisan Policy Center Rural Health Task Force, and the Praxis Center for Innovative Learning, Rural Healthcare Simulation Training Center

June 25, 2019

View a summary from the National Rural HIT Coalition meeting with state and federal updates. Discussion topics included updates from the Schools, Health, and Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition, Bipartisan Policy Center Rural Health Task Force, and the Praxis Center for Innovative Learning -Rural Healthcare Simulation Training Center, and cybersecurity.

Past Rural HIT Coalition

Rural Veteran's Issues and Interoperability

February 3, 2016

View a summary from a National Rural HIT Coalition conference call with state and federal updates. Discussion topics included rural veteran's issues and interoperability.

Past Rural HIT Coalition

Stage Two: Meaningful Use

October 22, 2013

View a meeting summary from the National Rural HIT Coalition conference call held October 22, 2013. Discussion topics on this call included: National HIT updates and the state of stage 2 Meaningful Use progress.

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,205,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.