Resources

AHA Advocacy Alliance for Rural Hospitals

The American Hospital Association (AHA) Advocacy Alliance for Rural Hospitals highlights the work the American Hospital Association is doing on behalf of its small and rural members and engages these members in securing support on Capitol Hill for rural legislation and priorities.

National Rural Health Association

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues.  NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health. New Company is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the NRHA. 

National Rural Health Resource Center's Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project

The Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) is a quality improvement activity under the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) grant program. The goal of MBQIP is to improve the quality of care provided in small, rural Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). This is being done by increasing the voluntary quality data reporting by CAHs, and then driving quality improvement activities based on the data. This project provides an opportunity for individual hospitals to look at their own data, measure their outcomes against other CAHs and partner with other hospitals in the state around quality improvement initiatives to improve outcomes and provide the highest quality care to each and every one of their patients.

ONC's Resources for Critical Access Hospitals and Small Rural Hospitals

Learn more about the benefits of health IT and take the first step toward implementation and attaining meaningful use.

Patient-Centered Medical Home Model 

The patient-centered medical home (PCMH), as defined by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative, is a model for providing patient care that is comprehensive, patient-centered, coordinated, accessible, and high quality. The PCMH is a provider-based model for care coordination that can be implemented within a primary care practice.

Rural Health IT Adoption Toolbox

The Rural Health IT Adoption Toolbox, developed by the Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) in the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) is targeted towards rural health providers seeking to implement health IT to improve the overall effectiveness of their institutions. This resource is organized in a question-and-answer format and includes a compilation of resources relevant to all stages of planning, executing, and evaluating the implementation of health IT.

Rural Health Value - High Performance Rural Health Systems

The RuralHealthValue.org team will analyze rural implications of changes in the organization, finance, and delivery of health care services and will assist rural communities and providers transition to a high performance rural health system.

United States Health Information Knowledgebase

The Meaningful Use portal contains specifications, artifacts, downloads, search tools, and other resources for Meaningful Use, including Clinical Quality Measures, Value Sets, and Objectives for Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3.