Projects

Each year, the Flex Monitoring Team conducts several projects in the areas of quality performance, financial performance, and community engagement. Select a description below to find out more information about the project and any associated publications. Our current projects are listed first, followed by completed projects.

This project used data from the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) to analyze trends in CAH reporting and performance on…
Completed Project
The purpose of this project was to develop and disseminate a list of evidence-based patient safety tools and strategies appropriate for use by state…
Completed Project
Building on the ten-year history of the CAH Financial Indicator Report, the Flex Monitoring Team moved toward reports of individual hospital…
Completed Project
This project sought to: (1) identify evidence-based transfer protocols and other approaches/tools for effecting safe care transitions between…
Completed Project
The purpose of this project was to assess, describe, and disseminate information on state Flex program capacity to support CAHs and communities in…
Completed Project
The purposes of this project were to: 1) identify successful evidence-based quality improvement (QI) programs and strategies related to acute…
Completed Project
The purpose of this project was to identify peer groups of CAHs for analyzing quality performance and to review CAH financial peer groups to ensure…
Completed Project
The purpose of this project was to develop objective indicators to identify states whose CAHs had exemplary financial, quality, and community…
Completed Project
This study responded to concerns over the number of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) that are financially vulnerable due to low patient census/volume…
Completed Project
The goal of this project was to work with ORHP and TASC to assess specific activities for commonly used financial/operational interventions, such as…
Completed Project
The purpose of this project was: (1) to better understand the factors contributing to variation in the community benefit and safety net activities…
Completed Project
Purpose The purposes of this project were to identify successful evidence-based programs to improve stroke care that could be replicated in CAHs and…
Completed Project
The purpose of this project was to prepare a case study of Minnesota activities related to implementation of the Emergency Department transfer…
Completed Project
Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) in hospitals have garnered considerable attention in recent years and are the focus of multiple national and…
Completed Project
The purpose of this project was to identify evidence-based medication safety strategies and quality measures for CAHs that could be used in Phase 3…
Completed Project
The purpose of this project was to develop 3-5 indicators that would assist CAH administrators to better manage the outpatient services provided to…
Completed Project