Understanding and Facilitating Rural Health Transformation

Tools & Resources

Governance & Leadership

Decision-making authority, strategy development, leadership performance, and high-level health care organization processes designed to deliver Value-Based Care.

Value-Based Strategic Planning Guide - Offers resources to develop and execute strategic plans focusing on value-based strategies. (National Rural Health Resource Center, August 2017). It includes:

  • Strategy Map Template - Begin to communicate strategic initiatives, and effectively execute and implement the strategic plan.
  • Balanced Scorecard Template - Track and monitor performance and achievement towards goals, as well as demonstrate the value of the organization.

Demonstrating Critical Access Hospital Value: A Guide to Potential Partnerships - Assists CAH leadership in demonstrating the value CAHs bring to networks, affiliations, payers, community-based organizations, or accountable care organizations. (Rural Health Value, January 2017).

2016 Rural Provider Leadership Summit Report - Provides strategies for rural provider engagement in transitioning to value-based reimbursement systems. (National Rural Health Resource Center, August 2016).

Value-Based Care Assessment Tool - Assesses an organization’s value-based care capacities and readiness for value-based care. (Rural Health Value, September 2018).

Innovation in Rural Health Care: Contemporary Efforts to Transform into High Performance Systems - Offers themes, strategies, and perspectives from two roundtables focused on overcoming challenges related to health care innovation in rural communities. (Rural Health Value, July 2015).

Engaging Your Board and Community in Value-Based Care Conversations - Provides conversation-starters to help rural health care leaders have value-based care discussions with board and community members. (Rural Health Value, May 2016).

Physician Engagement - A Primer for Healthcare Leaders - Highlights strategies and tools to help build effective physician relationships and trust. (Rural Health Value, February 2016).

Critical Access Hospital Blueprint for Performance Excellence - Achieve performance excellence using a systems-based framework (blueprint) that includes a balanced set of key strategies, initiatives, targets and measures. (National Rural Health Resource Center, June 2013).

Assessing Leadership Competencies - Improve leadership competencies with a summary of resources to help rural health leaders. (Various sources - various dates).

The Physician's Accountable Care Toolkit - Succeed as an Accountable Care Organization using resources to assist providers in the transition. (Towards Accountable Care (TAC) Consortium, 2012).

Responding to Rural Health's Unique Challenges - Review effective strategies for health care in rural areas. (The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute-PCORI).