Clinical & Quality

Starting a Telehealth Program in Rural Hospital and Clinics

Starting a Telehealth Program in Rural Hospital and Clinics

Posted on October 03, 2018

Robert Thorn, strategist and accomplished leader, shares his article on Starting a Telehealth Program in Rural Hospitals and Clinics: A 10-Point Primer. Telehealth can be a valued resource for a rural community, often bridging distances and improving access between patients and providers. As technology advancements now offer a variety of options for people to consider, it is best for rural hospitals and clinics to identify where and how telehealth technology solutions can provide their greatest benefits. The following points are offered to help organizations navigate entry into this exciting and dynamic arena.

Clinical Quality and Performance Improvement

Posted on October 15, 2015

Quality/Performance Improvement includes off-site review of Quality Plan, quality initiatives and metrics.

Solutions for Improving Swing Bed Volume

Solutions for Improving Swing Bed Volume

Posted on September 28, 2017

Swing Bed volume can be a significant revenue source for many Critical Access Hospitals. Here’s some tips on increasing volume…

Ten steps for improving patient safety and reducing harm events

Ten steps for improving patient safety and reducing harm events

Posted on September 15, 2017

Everyone has a role in making healthcare safer. Improving safety in your organization requires active engagement by the Governing Board, Senior Leaders, Providers, Managers, Staff and Patients.

Writing your CAH Annual Report – Three Steps for Success

Writing your CAH Annual Report – Three Steps for Success

Posted on August 23, 2017

The Conditions of Participation for Critical Access Hospitals, §485.641 require CAHs to complete an annual evaluation of its program. §485.641(a)(2) states, “The purpose of the evaluation…”.