Other Case Studies and Collections of Program Examples: Healthcare quality
In addition to RHIhub's Rural Health Models and Innovations
rural program examples, you may also want to browse other case studies, databases, and websites with collections
of health programs.
Each resource listed below uses its own criteria for selecting program examples, which may range from programs
known to be effective based on research to anecdotal accounts. In each resource, you may want to review
information on the level of evidence required for a program's inclusion.
May include non-rural programs that could be applicable to rural health delivery.
Predictive Analytics Shape Care Processes
Reports on an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) model in Maine that uses a predictive analytics platform in conjunction with Maine's statewide health information exchange (HIE) to prescribe care management interventions based on patient risk. Describes the predictive analytics system, discusses how the ACO is using it to manage care, and highlights future plans, such as targeting patients hospitalized for an opioid overdose and integrating social determinants of health data.
Date: 11/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value view details
Washington County Memorial Hospital Improving Patient Experience
Highlights a Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in Potosi,
Missouri that participated in the Small Rural Hospital
Transition (SRHT) project. Improvements focused on quality
reporting, patient communication, patient rounding, and
Date: 11/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center Experiencing Improved Community Feedback
Updates the quality improvement work of a Critical Access Hospital in West Virginia that operates a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and Rural Health Clinic (RHC). Focuses on the hospital's accomplishments around patient experience and clinical quality as part of the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Quality of Care and Transition Project.
One Page Summary
Date: 10/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Evergreen Medical Center Remains Committed to Quality Care
Describes Evergreen Medical Center's (EMC) progress as part of the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project, focused on care transitions and healthcare quality. EMC is a short-term acute care hospital located in Evergreen, Alabama. EMC focused on patient satisfaction, clinical documentation, preventing readmissions by improving care transitions, and quality reporting.
Date: 09/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Exploring Bright Spots in Appalachian Health: Case Studies
In-depth studies of 10 Appalachian counties with health outcomes that are better than expected, given their characteristics and resources. Identifies actions these areas are taking to improve health and well-being. Features statistics including demographics and health-related data, and maps showing economic status of Appalachian counties. Third in a series of reports exploring health issues in Appalachia.
Author(s): Nancy M. Lane, G. Mark Holmes, Thomas A. Arcury, et al. Date: 07/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, Burness, PDA, Inc., The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research view details
Atmore Community Hospital: Consistent Implementation Leads to Results
Describes the success of Atmore Community Hospital, located in Atmore, Alabama, after participating in the Small Rural Hospital Transition project. During the project, the 49-bed short-term acute care hospital focused on maximizing the influence from leadership rounds, increasing marketing to communicate accomplishments to the community, and tracking patient satisfaction scores to improve clinic operations.
Date: 04/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center: SRHT Project Well Under Way
Profiles Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center's (MHHCC) progress as part of the Small Rural Hospital Transition Project, completed in 2017, focused on improving quality of care and transitions of care throughout its facilities. MHHCC is an 18-bed, not-for-profit Critical Access Hospital in Grantsville, West Virginia. MHHCC also operates a Rural Health Clinic in Grantsville and a
Federally Qualified Health Center in Glenville.
Date: 02/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details