The Flex Monitoring Team is a consortium of researchers from three institutions:
The Flex Monitoring Team (FMT) at the University of Minnesota is located in the Division of Health Policy and Management. Researchers in the division have been engaged in rural health for over 30 years, focused on improving the quality and accessibility of health care in rural areas. FMT staff at the University of Minnesota work on projects related to quality measures, patient satisfaction, and best practices for access and quality of care in rural communities.
The Flex Monitoring Team (FMT) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) is located in the North Carolina Rural Health Research Program at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research. The program’s CAH finance expertise is built on over 40 years of rural health research seeking to address financing, access and delivery of health care in rural areas. FMT staff at UNC work on projects related to measuring, assessing and improving the financial condition of CAHs.
The Flex Monitoring Team (FMT) at the University of Southern Maine has addressed critical problems in rural health care since 1992, building a strong record of research and policy analysis. FMT staff at the University of Southern Maine aim to engage rural communities in health care system development and population health improvement. They also seek to improve the overall performance of the Flex Program through the evaluation of State Flex Program activities, the development of evaluation tools and resources focused on logic modeling and outcome measurement, and review of program guidance materials including the Performance Improvement Measurement System (PIMS).