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Population Health Information Technology Learning and Action Network

Stratis Health

Population health management is a foundational component of value-based health care (VBC). As rural health organizations look toward strategies to engage in value-based alternative payment models (APMs), there are a variety of opportunities to utilize technology-based tools to support successful population health management, leading to improved patient outcomes and reduction of the total cost of care. This series delved into technologies and processes which have been incorporated by organizations as they shift to this new payment and patient care model. 

For busy rural health leaders, time is a key limitation, and awareness and understanding of technology-based tools and opportunities for their use in supporting population health strategies may often fall to the bottom of a to-do list.

These Learning and Action Network (LAN) sessions will provide a jump-start to understanding current trends in health information technologies and their potential for supporting rural population health strategies as part of transiting to VBC.  Viewers will also discover how to assess the potential use of tools that align with population health goals, as well as considerations for planning the next steps.

By viewing this LAN series, you will be able to: 

  • Describe current trends and opportunities for small rural hospitals and rural health clinics to use information technology (IT) tools to support VBC population health strategies
  • Assess potential use of IT tools to support VBC population health goals

  • Identify a plan for the next steps regarding the potential use of technology tools in your organization

It is recommended that the resources be accessed in the following order: 

  1. Supporting Succes in Rural Value-Based Care
  2. Technologies for Successful Population Health Management
  3. Using Technology to Translate Population Insights into Excellent Patient-Level Care
  4. Bringing It All Together


Upcoming Events

2024 Critical Access Hospital Board Training on Engagement, Leadership, and Population Health Training In-person workshop
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Learn best practices and tips concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion in critical access hospitals (CAH). During this facilitated discussion peers will:
Share the importance of building internal diversity, equity, and inclusion adoption
Explore steps on how CAH leaders can establish a diverse and inclusive culture
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In this HELP Webinar, learn about social drivers of health, their impact on patient outcomes, and discuss the lessons learned in this journey the outcomes of patients, and discuss lessons learned on the journey toward health equity.
DRA's "Delta Doctors" program aims to provide non domestic, U.S. trained primary care and specialist physicians to healthcare facilities in DRA counties, many of which are designated health professional shortage areas.