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 multi-year project established and implemented an evaluation framework for the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program. During the following…
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 assess, describe, and disseminate information on state Flex program capacity to support CAHs and communities in…
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 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 3-5 indicators that would assist CAH administrators to better manage the outpatient services provided to…
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
The purpose of this project was to develop objective indicators to identify states whose CAHs had exemplary financial, quality, and community…
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 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 conduct a meta-analysis that summarizes information about rural-relevant hospital quality measures and alternative…
Completed Project
This project explored the financial consequences of health information technology (IT) in Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and other rural hospitals…
Completed Project