Programs

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.

Health Education and Learning Program (HELP) Webinars

HELP webinars are educational trainings designed for rural hospital leaders and staff. The content focuses on current financial, operational and quality performance needs that impact their transition to the new health care environment. These webinars are used to support the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project goals.

Performance Management Group (PMG) Calls

PMG calls are designed to share rural hospital experience and knowledge from leading hospital administrators and nationally recognized field experts. They allow for peer-to-peer education and sharing of best practices that encourage preparation for new payment and care delivery models. These calls support the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project goals.

Population Health Portal

Navigate the journey towards improved population health by accessing a Critical Access Hospital Readiness Assessment, resources and educational modules that offer step-by-step instructions of common population health analytical procedures.

One Page Summary of the Population Health Portal [PDF]

Rural Hospital Toolkit for Transitioning to Value-based Systems

This Toolkit shares best practices for improving financial, operational and quality performance that position rural hospitals and networks for the future, as well as outlines strategies for transitioning to value-based payment and population health.

Rural Hospital Performance Improvement (RHPI)

The Rural Hospital Performance Improvement (RHPI) Project was the premier source for technical expertise and business tools to help hospitals with less than 199 beds in the Delta Regional Authority achieve performance improvement goals from 2001-2014.

Rural HIT Network Development (RHITND)

The Center provided technical assistance (TA) to 41 Rural HIT Network Development Grantees from 2011-2014. The TA team focused on tools, resources and education that support network development, business development and health information technology.

Regional Extension Assistance Center for HIT (REACH)

 Regional Extension Assistance Center for HIT

The Center is a partner in the federally designated HIT Regional Extension Center (HIT REC) for Minnesota and North Dakota. Through REACH services, health care providers will receive HIT education and technical assistance to improve the quality and value of care they deliver.