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The Center's searchable Resource Library features articles, reports, webinars, podcasts, toolkits, and other materials developed by trusted industry leaders to guide and support rural health stakeholders.
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This video defines and describes health equity and how it can be addressed within rural communities. Boards and senior leaders will gain a better understanding of the unique strengths and challenges rural communities experience in addressing health equity, the social influencers of health, and discover ways hospitals can advance health equity, including what tools, resources, and systems might be employed and engaged.
This video discusses the importance of board engagement in the physician-driven activities within its organization and provides practical approaches and methods for engagement with management (and physicians). Board members and senior leaders will gain a better understanding of How physicians can drive strategy, How to govern the risk associated with physician contracts, and The importance of ‘leaning-in’ on the numbers related to provider arrangements.
State Flex Programs remain vital because of the web of relationships developed and maintained within communities, providers, networks, states, regions, and nationally. It is imperative that state Flex Programs have the skills, capacity, and commitment to build and sustain partnerships, new and old, to support rural providers and rural stakeholders.
State Flex Programs need to have an in-depth understanding of the policies and regulations governing the Flex Program, as well as a basic understanding of the policy-making process and other policies and regulations affecting rural providers.
State Flex Programs must understand QI principles, resources, and trends to support CAHs in advancing QI.
The Flex Program and CAH designation was established and remains in place because of the financial vulnerability of small rural hospitals. CAH financial and operational improvement is one of the required program areas of the Flex Program.
State Flex Programs can help CAHs transition into value-based systems, population health models, and future opportunities through education, network support, facilitation of new partnerships, and technical assistance.
It is important for state Flex Programs to understand the community needs of CAH and RHC service areas to develop or leverage program activities in support of health system development, community engagement, and population health improvement.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released a toolkit highlighting innovative strategies that Medicare accountable care organizations (ACOs) use to coordinate and manage care for their diverse beneficiary populations.
The purpose of this guide is to provide information about Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and clarity around best practices of care management for those with COPD in rural communities.
Learn transition strategies from the 2017 Rural Hospital Value-based Strategic Summit with strategy map and balanced scorecard templates.
Learn efficiency and effectiveness of revenue and expense management, service line analysis and development, APMs and relationships with other health care providers in the provision of health care services.
View resources related to the Rural Community Ambulance Agency Transformation Readiness core competency Leadership.
View resources related to the Rural Community Ambulance Agency Transformation Readiness core competency Strategic Planning.
View resources related to the Rural Community Ambulance Agency Transformation Readiness core competency Patients, Partners, and the Community.
View resources related to the Rural Community Ambulance Agency Transformation Readiness core competency Data, Collection, Management, and Analysis.
View resources related to the Rural Community Ambulance Agency Transformation Readiness core competency EMS Operations and Processes.
View resources related to the Rural Community Ambulance Agency Transformation Readiness core competency Workforce.
View resources related to the Rural Community Ambulance Agency Transformation Readiness core competency EMS Outcomes and Impact.
Customer engagement is an important outcome of an overall learning and performance excellence strategy. Use these resources to learn more about identifying population health partners.