Get Motivated

Get motivated to lead your organization towards improving the health and wellness of your community as you transition towards value-based care and payment. Leading a transition requires a shift in thinking, culture, work flow processes and business models.

Care delivery models that support effective population health management are uncharted territory for many health care systems. Rural health organizations may embrace population health at the conceptual level but struggle with maintaining balance and fiscal responsibility between the current illness model (with volume-based payment) and the more recent wellness model (with value-based purchasing). Therefore, this population health toolkit aims to assist rural health leaders in proactively supporting healthier communities and lowering overall health care costs.

This Population Health Toolkit adopts a systems-based approach modeled after the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence in managing the complexities of transitioning to value-based care and payment. The Baldrige Framework provides a proven approach towards managing the crucial elements of organizational excellence desperately needed in this rapidly changing health care environment. This comprehensive approach, which includes the ability to measure and show value, can also help rural health organizations frame the essential components for the adoption of population health as an integral strategy. Using a comprehensive systems-based approach, organizations need to:

  • Align leadership
  • Conduct meaningful strategic planning
  • Assess customer, community and partner needs and strengths
  • Measure progress and review relevant data to address needs
  • Engage and motivate staff
  • Streamline processes
  • Document outcomes

Access the tools and resources to learn about the critical success factors and practical strategies for engaging your board, leadership team, and community in navigating this transition through awareness, understanding, and planning.

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, $1,560,000 (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.