Profiles And Contributions To This Article

Effect of tele-emergency services on recruitment and retention of US rural physicians

Andrew  Potter

Andrew Potter

qualifications: MA

contribution: wrote the first draft, devised survey tool, literature review, analyzed qualitative data

position: Postgraduate student

United States


Keith  Mueller

Keith Mueller

qualifications: PhD

contribution: original concept, designed the project, devised survey tool, collected data, contributed to drafts

position: Gerhard Hartman Professor & Department head

United States

rural health policy


Clint  MacKinney

Clint MacKinney

qualifications: MD

contribution: original concept, devised survey tool, collected data, contributed to drafts

position: Clinical assistant professor

United States

A. Clinton (Clint) MacKinney, MD, MS has worked in health care for over 30 years, including 14 years as a rural family physician, practicing the full scope of family medicine. He has both owned a private practice and worked with large health care systems. Dr. MacKinney worked as Medical Director for a globally-capitated primary care group with 210 employees and a $50 million budget. He also worked for 8 years as a national rural healthcare consultant in over 50 rural communities. Dr. MacKinney currently works as an emergency department physician in rural Minnesota. Dr. MacKinney is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at the College of Public Health, University of Iowa. He is also Deputy Director of the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Center for Rural Health Policy and Analysis. Dr. MacKinney is a member of the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI) Health Panel and has served on national committees for the Institute of Medicine, the Department of Health and Human Services, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the American Medical Association. In his capacity as a rural health advocate, Dr. MacKinney writes and presents nationally. Dr. MacKinney's professional interests include rural health system design, health care value, physician and administration relationships, physician payment, rural health policy, and population-based health care.


Marcia  Ward

Marcia Ward

qualifications: PhD

contribution: devised survey tool, contributed to drafts

position: Professor

Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Iowa; Director, Center for Health Policy and Research; Director, Rural Telehealth Research Center. Interested in rural healthcare delivery, small rural hospital quality and patient safety, telehealth


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