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Staffing Shortages and Rural Healthcare

Healthcare staff shortages are a nationwide concern — particularly in rural areas. There simply aren’t enough doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to go around. Provider shortages have a ripple effect on rural healthcare, with complications for patient quality of life, financial health, and independence.

A Tale of Two Worlds: Urban vs. Rural Medical Care

Significant disparities exist in medical care between urban and rural areas. From accessibility to equipment and even providers, the caliber of care for rural populations is rife with challenges, but medical technology is making significant strides to improve both the quality and accessibility of rural care.

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Press Releases

CPSI ANNOUNCES BUSINESS UNIT AND EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP CHANGES

MOBILE, Ala. (November 2, 2022) – CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI), a healthcare solutions company, is pleased to announce executive-level changes and three new strategic business unit appointments spanning the organization, including revenue cycle management (RCM), patient engagement, and the core electronic health records (EHR). The business unit leadership changes swiftly follow the appointment of President and Chief Executive Officer Chris Fowler. The talent changes support the larger organizational transformation beyond community hospital information system technology to a more comprehensive go-to-market strategy dedicated to easing the pressure and stress that healthcare providers experience so they can focus on taking care of people and making healthcare more accessible to all.

CPSI ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH I2I POPULATION HEALTH TO EASE COMPLEXITY OF QUALITY PROGRAM REPORTING AND HELP IMPROVE PATIENT OUTCOMES

MOBILE, Ala. (September 20, 2022) – CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI), a healthcare solutions company, announced today its partnership with i2i Population Health, a national premier population health technology company serving over 30 million lives across 40 states, with quality measures and reports that cross over approximately 22 quality programs.

SPARTA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL IMPROVING COMMUNITY ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE

MOBILE, Ala. (August 4, 2022) – Evident LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of CPSI (NASDAQ: CPSI) and a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) systems and services, announced today that Sparta Community Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Sparta, Illinois, is reaching pockets of their population that previously had to travel to neighboring communities to receive healthcare.

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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. Evident 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.

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

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.

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.