Rural Healthcare 'Pathway to Progress' Report Now Available with the Views of Sanford Health, AAFP and More
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Think the challenges faced by rural health systems can be solved utilizing solutions employed by urban providers? Think again! Financial pressures are more acute with low patient volume. Much poorer connectivity and a lack of local specialists further complicate accessibility issues.
To gain solutions for these unique set of challenges we must look to rural health leaders on the ground that grapple with these issues day to day. Featuring the latest strategies and innovations of leaders of Sanford Health, American Academy of Family Physicians and Homeward Health, our ‘Rural Health: Pathway to Progress’ report pulls back the curtain to uncover the pathway to higher quality care provision for the 60 million people that comprise Rural America!
The experts contributing to this report:
Bill Gassen, CEO, Sanford Health
Dr. Sterling Ransone, President,American Academy of Family Physicians
Jenny Schneider, CEO, Homeward Health
Joshua Ratner, Chief Strategy Officer, WMCHealth & CEO, HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley
Our gathered group of experts in the rural health space will provide their visions for how we can take significant steps towards:
- Overcoming major workforce challenges through a combination of residency programs, further investment in programs for ‘homegrown’ medical students and deployment of basic automation and EMR’s that are interoperable with other local providers to reduce workloads
- Increasing access to specialist care in rural areas by leveraging nationwide telehealth projects that negate proximity issues to provide care, developing agreements with ‘rotating specialists’ and providing pop up clinics and transportation services for more isolated groups
- Fending off rampant cost pressures by investing in teams dedicated to applying to and attaining approval for available grants, entering into partnerships with larger provider groups, and exploring the potential of more flexible, value-based arrangements in rural settings
It’s time we work together to create shared strategy for a healthier, happier Rural America! We at Reuters Events Healthcare are looking to encourage this thinking and if you would like to contribute in future please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.
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