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Resources by Topic: Healthcare networks

Sourcebook: Delta States Rural Development Network Program, 2020-2023
Provides an overview of the twelve Delta States Rural Development Network grantees funded during the 2020-2023 grant period, describing overall program impacts and reach. Also provides detailed profiles of each grantee, including partners involved, services provided, outcomes, and more. The Delta States region comprises Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Iowa Community Health Centers and Value-Based Care
Describes how Iowa Primary Care Association (Iowa PCA) and two sister organizations, IowaHealth+ and INConcertCare, pursued value-based care opportunities before joining the Medicare Shared Savings Program. Discusses the network's Medicaid value-based care contract; a partnership with Main Street Health to expand value-based contracting and provide more comprehensive, integrated primary care to patients with Medicare Advantage; data analytics; strategic planning and roadmaps; and next steps.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Value
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The Path to Follow When You Can't Go It Alone
Podcast episode featuring a discussion of hospital mergers, acquisitions, and affiliations with three rural hospital executives and leaders. Describes how rural hospitals can leverage partnerships to maintain and expand care in their communities.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Hospital Association
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Quality Time: Sharing PIE – Preventing Readmissions
Podcast episode discussing the varied approaches used by quality leaders from three Critical Access Hospitals to reduce readmissions. Covers community partnerships and collaboration with local health and human services providers, including emergency medical services (EMS).
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Stratis Health
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Sourcebook: Rural Health Network Development Program, 2020-2023
Provides brief program descriptions and overviews of the sustained impact of the 44 rural health networks funded during the 2020-2023 grant period. Programs used integrated rural healthcare networks to address health needs including behavioral/mental health, care coordination, chronic disease, social determinants of health, and telehealth. Grantee profiles include a network overview, program outcomes, partners involved, and program sustainability.
Date: 07/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Montana Health Network Provides Care Coordination for Chronic Disease Management
Features a regional care coordination program serving eastern Montana that uses registered nurses to check in with adult patients with chronic conditions and connect them with any needed referrals or community resources.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Better Together: Rural Hospital High-Value Networks
Examines how rural hospital high-value networks can create economies of scale and value-based care capacity in order to enter into value-based payment contracts.
Author(s): Clint MacKinney, Nate White, Brett Norell
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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A Novel Cardio-Oncology Service Line Model in Optimizing Care Access, Quality and Equity for Large, Multi-Hospital Health Systems
Examines the impact of establishing an academic cardio-oncology service line model for a large, multi-hospital health system to improve access and equity, with rural populations as a primary focus. Discusses multidisciplinary approach, infrastructure elements, quality control, central governance, creation of protocols, and establishment of a cardio-oncology registry.
Author(s): Yan Liu
Citation: Cardio-Oncology, 9, 16
Date: 03/2023
Type: Document
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Office for the Advancement of Telehealth Grantee Directory, 2022-2023
Provides contact information and brief overviews for 72 initiatives across eight grant programs administered by the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth in the 2023 funding year.
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office for the Advancement of Telehealth
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The Role of Telehealth in Achieving a High Performing Rural Health System: Priorities in a Post-Pandemic System
Presents a review of the potential for expanded use of telehealth in rural America and the use of telehealth services during the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE). Examines the uses of telehealth in a high-performing rural health system. Expands on considerations outlined in the October 2020 publication The Evolving Landscape of National Telehealth Policies during a Public Health Emergency: Responsiveness to Rural Needs.
Author(s): Joel M. James, Keith J. Mueller, Joanne Constantin, et al.
Date: 02/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
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