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 for performance improvement on quality, finance, operations, systems of care and population health.
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.
Through the DRCHSD Program, selected rural communities in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Missouri will receive comprehensive technical assistance intended to help leaders and providers with ensuring access to care through the adoption of strategies that enhance coordination of care and implementation of best practices that improve financial performance, operational efficiency and quality of care.
RHI provides technical assistance (TA) to over 60 networks in the Rural Health Network Development and Rural Network Allied Health Training rural health network grant programs. The Network TA Team focuses on relevant and pertinent TA, education and resources that support successful program outcomes and network sustainability.
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.
RHI helps support population health through the following programs:
The Associates Program is designed to connect health care organizations and networks with highly qualified rural consultants and technical experts.
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.
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.
The Center was a partner in the federally designated HIT Regional Extension Center (HIT REC) for Minnesota and North Dakota. Through REACH services, health care providers received HIT education and technical assistance to improve the quality and value of care they deliver.