Reinventing Rural Health Care: A Case Study of Seven Upper Midwest States
Examines the state of rural healthcare in seven states - Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming - and uses the findings to determine the impact of existing federal policies, understand ongoing healthcare challenges, and identify opportunities for improvement in rural healthcare access and delivery. Addresses rightsizing healthcare services to fit community needs, creating rural funding mechanisms, building and supporting the primary care physician workforce, and expanding telemedicine services. Analysis is based on interviews with over 90 national thought leaders and key stakeholders.
Infographic, Summary – Rural Health Care: Lessons Learned
Date: 01/2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center view details
South Dakota 2018 Healthcare Workforce Report
Describes future healthcare workforce needs and details the
workforce distribution by geography, age, and profession in South Dakota. Analyzes current and future healthcare
workforce projections to assist with the development and
coordination of healthcare education and to inform
Date: 2018 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Department of Health view details
Mental Health Best Practices with Kari Oyen
Kari Oyen, professor of School Psychology at the University of South Dakota, discusses mental health issues including suicidal behavior in rural America, the role played by school psychologists, and prevention services based on risk factors including single-parent homes, poverty, and poor attendance at school.
Date: 10/2017 Type: Audio Sponsoring organizations: Center for Rural Affairs, National Rural Education Association view details
Coteau des Prairies Keeping Services Close to Home
Follows South Dakota-based Coteau des Prairies Health
System's (CDP) progress as part of the Small Rural Hospital
Transition (SRHT) project. CDP completed a financial
operational assessment (FOA) with the goal of positioning
the hospital for future financial success. Primary areas of
improvement include revenue cycle management, HCAHPS
scores, executive communication, and swing bed utilization.
Date: 08/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center view details
Improving Access to High Quality Sepsis Care in a South Dakota Emergency Telemedicine Network
Research and policy brief exploring whether emergency department-based telemedicine networks using real-time access to sepsis experts can improve outcomes and decrease variation in care. Discusses a pilot program for Critical Access Hospitals in South Dakota-based Avera Health's 140-hospital network in 12 states. Includes statistics for patients with positive sepsis screens from September 2016 to March 2017.
Author(s): Nicholas M. Mohr, Brian Skow, Amy Wittrock, et al. Date: 08/2017 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Telehealth Research Center view details
Correlations Between Community Size and Student Perceptions of Value
Study conducted in South Dakota to explore relationship
between community size and 114 medical students' feelings
of value related to physicians, healthcare teams, and
patients. Features statistics including communities with
breakdowns by size, number of hospital beds, rate of
occupancy, admissions per year, and outpatient visits per
Author(s): Susan Anderson, Edward Simanton Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 17(3), 4246 Date: 07/2017 Type: Document view details
Designing a Health System That Works for the Tribe
Outlines the challenges facing the Rosebud Sioux Tribe as they work to restore services and improve quality in their Indian Health Service (IHS) hospital. Despite challenges leading to the closure of their emergency department and surgical and obstetrics wards, members of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe are exploring the option of hospital self-governance and believe a high quality healthcare system is within reach.
Author(s): Jessica Bylander Citation: Health Affairs, 36(4), 592-595 Date: 04/2017 Type: Document view details