Community & Population Health Community support of the local health care system is vital for sustainability and growth. Learn how to create a healthier and more engaged community by working with The Center.
Health Information Technology Consulting As the national knowledge center on rural electronic health record adoption, The Center offers comprehensive services targeted at rural hospitals, rural health clinics and state and national HIT programs.
Leadership Success begins with strong, informed leadership. The Center offers a variety of services, on-site and remotely, to leaders to assess strengths and identify areas of useful performance improvement.
Workforce The Center understands that rural health care facilities face unique workforce challenges. Since 1991, The Center has assisted rural citizens, health professionals, educators and policymakers with design and implementation strategies to assure the availability of quality health care.
Strategic Planning Effective planning is critical for organizational success. Expertly facilitated services conducted by The Center’s staff of national rural health experts will help hospitals and organizations achieve this success.
Performance Improvement The Center offers a complete spectrum of rural health performance improvement services. With support from The Center, clients succeed in aligning people, processes and resources with their mission.
Technical Assistance & Services Center (TASC) Since 1999, the Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC) has provided information, tools and education to critical access hospitals (CAHs) and to 45 state Flex Programs to improve quality, finances, operations, health system development and community engagement.
Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) The Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP) provides funding to approximately 1,600 participating hospitals in 46 participating State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) to help small rural hospitals participate in value-based payment and care delivery models.
Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project The Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project supports small rural hospitals nationally by providing on-site technical assistance to assist bridging the gaps between the current health care system and the newly emerging health care delivery and payment system.
Associates Program The Rural Health Innovations (RHI) Associates Program is designed to connect health care organizations and networks with highly qualified rural consultants and technical experts.
Resource Library The Center's Resource Library features webinars, presentations, articles and toolkits developed by trusted industry leaders to guide and support rural health stakeholders.
Performance Management Group (PMG) Calls Learn from the experience of leading hospital administrators and nationally recognized field experts. PMG calls allow peer-to-peer education focused on preparing rural hospitals for new payment and care delivery models.
This webinar will feature one state's collaborative efforts involved with pooling SHIP funds for a shared project. The presentation will also include a summary of program recommendations submitted as part of the FY17 progress reports, along with an opportunity for SHIP coordinators to provide additional feedback and insights.
RHI is the technical assistance provider for the 2017 cohort of Rural Health Network Development grantees. In this introductory webinar, the Network TA Team will share its approach and strategies, describe TA methods and opportunities and present upcoming TA events.
Participate in a VKG discussion about the book Crucial Conversations which provides suggestions for skills and approaches that help identify and hold crucial conversations. Hear some best practices and learn about other approaches and general facilitation tips.
Learn about antibiotic stewardship. Discuss MBQIP success, challenges and brainstorm strategies to assist hospitals toward reporting, participating, improving and excelling across the four MBQIP domains.
Quality Reporting Specialist Robyn Carlson of Stratis Health will be offering open office hour calls to discuss CAHMBQIP data abstraction questions on September 20, 2017. Sessions are free of charge, but registration is required.
MCB, a PPS hospital located in Eufaula, Alabama and affiliated with Southeast Alabama Medical Center, reduced readmission rates after participating in an SRHT transition of care project. They attribute much of their success to the creation of care transitions nurse position.
The Northeast Oregon Network (NEON) increases access to and quality of integrated healthcare for Northeast Oregon residents by identifying system gaps, facilitating community-developed solutions, and advocating for health policy change.