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Resources by Topic: Governance of healthcare organizations

"How Can We Talk about Patient-centered Care without Patients at the Table?" Lessons Learned from Patient Advisory Councils
Reports on a survey of patient advisory council (PAC) members associated with 8 primary care clinics and Federally Qualified Health Clinics (FQHCs), both rural and urban, in Northern California. Focuses on how PACs are developed, challenges faced, and the benefits of effective PACs.
Author(s): Anjana E. Sharma, Rachel Willard-Grace, Andrew Willis, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 29(6), 775-784
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
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Engaging Your Board and Community in Value-Based Care Conversations
Provides starting points for healthcare organizations to engage in value-based care conversations with their board and community members to support strategic planning and informed decision-making.
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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An Interview with Darrold Bertsch
A healthcare administrator who serves as CEO of both a Critical Access Hospital and a Federally Qualified Health Center in rural North Dakota discusses how the two facilities work together to meet their region's healthcare needs.
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural Hospital Performance Improvement (RHPI) Project: Best Practice Concepts in Revenue Cycle Management
Explains revenue cycle management from patient admission to evaluating measures of success for rural hospitals and offers guidance on best practices. The document is aimed to help hospital business administration improve their revenue cycle performance as well as provide State Offices of Rural Health directors, and Flex program coordinators, a better understanding on the subject so they may develop educational trainings.
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Framing Rural Health Value Webinar Series: Summary Report
Provides a summary of the Framing Rural Health Value Webinar Series, held during May through August, 2014. Series provided aid to the state Medical Rural Hospital Flex Programs in understanding the changing landscape of rural healthcare and program design for Fiscal Year 2015. Includes case studies, recommended interventions, and outcomes.
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Restructuring of Vermont CAH and FQHCs Puts Emphasis on Preventative Care, Collaboration
Highlights a Critical Access Hospital that has engineered a restructuring that puts it and seven rural clinics under one corporate umbrella.
Author(s): Candi Helseth
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural-Urban Differences in Consumer Governance at Community Health Centers
Presents a study on the difference in structure of community health center (CHC) governing boards in urban and rural communities. Draws conclusions from phone interviews with CHC board members in 14 different states. Discusses board composition and consumer input into the direction of CHCs.
Author(s): David Bradley Wright
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(2), 125-131
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Critical Access Hospital 2012 Financial Leadership Summit Summary
Summarizes key discussions from a two-day event focusing on Critical Access Hospital (CAH) financial performance and indicators. Provides financial resources relevant to state Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program personnel, CAH administrators, and CAH board members.
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Critical Access Hospital Governing Board Manual: Volume II
Written with governing board members in mind, addresses several pressing issues facing Critical Access Hospital (CAH) governing boards. Builds on the material found in the Governing Board Manual: Volume I, and focuses on the following topic areas: the board member's role, regulatory, compliance, and fiduciary responsibilities, hospital finance, trends in quality and health information, and strategic and long-term planning. Includes several articles authored by past or current CAH board members.
Date: 02/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network
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Critical Access Hospital Ethics Committee Resource Guide
Offers practical suggestions for the development of an effective Critical Access Hospital ethics committee and includes examples highlighting challenging ethics conflicts common to rural settings.
Author(s): William A. Nelson, Barbara A. Elliott
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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