Community & Population Health Community support of the local health care system is vital for sustainability and growth. Learn how to create a healthier and more engaged community by working with The Center.
Health Information Technology Consulting As the national knowledge center on rural electronic health record adoption, The Center offers comprehensive services targeted at rural hospitals, rural health clinics and state and national HIT programs.
Leadership Success begins with strong, informed leadership. The Center offers a variety of services, on-site and remotely, to leaders to assess strengths and identify areas of useful performance improvement.
Workforce The Center understands that rural health care facilities face unique workforce challenges. Since 1991, The Center has assisted rural citizens, health professionals, educators and policymakers with design and implementation strategies to assure the availability of quality health care.
Strategic Planning Effective planning is critical for organizational success. Expertly facilitated services conducted by The Center’s staff of national rural health experts will help hospitals and organizations achieve this success.
Performance Improvement The Center offers a complete spectrum of rural health performance improvement services. With support from The Center, clients succeed in aligning people, processes and resources with their mission.
Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project 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.
Associates Program The Associates Program is designed to connect health care organizations and networks with highly qualified rural consultants and technical experts.
Resource Library The Center's Resource Library features webinars, presentations, articles and toolkits developed by trusted industry leaders to guide and support rural health stakeholders.
Network Development Webinars Find recordings and resources from recent technical assistance webinars for Rural Health Network Development grantees.
Performance Management Group (PMG) Calls Learn from the experience of leading hospital administrators and nationally recognized field experts. PMG calls allow peer-to-peer education focused on preparing rural hospitals for new payment and care delivery models.
Evaluation planning can guide a rural health network in collecting information on project activities, tracking progress towards objectives and identifying project improvement opportunities. In this webinar, the presenters will walk through an evaluation planning toolkit to support networks in developing evaluation plans.
Learn how to assess your current performance and choose reporting strategies that make the most sense to your practice and your patients. See how to test various reporting methods and plan improvement goals.
Discover new ideas to engage your patients and their families and create a more healing experience for them. Discuss strategies for staff accountability and remembering the true intention for creating a positive patient experience.
After only six months of their SRHT QI Project implementation, DMH is reporting successes including the start of a chronic care management program, creation of a patient satisfaction committee and an innovative approach to leadership rounds.
IRWIN strives to become a sustainable, rural-focused workforce network that recruits motivated students, delivers allied health professions’ education and training, facilitates meaningful clinical rotations, and places graduates in rural allied health professions’ jobs.
Transition strategies identified from the 2017 Rural Hospital Value-based Strategic Summit are presented with strategy map and balanced scorecard templates to help leaders execute and manage strategic plans. Tutorial and update on the SRHT Toolkit are included.
The SRHT project will select and support nine (9) hospitals for on-site technical assistance that helps them to transition to a value-based system and prepare for population health. The application period opens September 25 and closes midnight on October 16,2017.