Understanding and Facilitating Rural Health Transformation

Tools & Resources

Health Information Technology

Electronic systems (hardware, software, and supporting processes) that collect, collate, integrate, and disseminate performance data.

Guide to Selecting Population Health Management Technologies for Rural Care Delivery - Better manage the health of existing patient populations by implementing technology with this guide that walks you through the process to plan for and implement the technology. (Rural Health Value, June 2017)

Introduction to Telehealth Resources - Learn about telehealth, the ways you might implement or expand telehealth services in your community, and what resources are available to help you. (Rural Health Value, February 2014)

Accountable Care Organization Health Information Technology Framework - Support a high performance health care system with the right HIT infrastructure.(Certification Commission for Health Information Technology, June 2013)

Compendium of Rural Best Practices/Models Innovations to Strengthen Rural Health Care - Review this collection of innovative programs that are occurring in rural areas across the country. Examples include advancement of medical homes, improving efficiency with Lean methods, using telehealth for patient monitoring, and a rural behavioral health network. (National Rural Task Force, October 2010)

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)