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Rural Healthcare Delivery Redesign
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Health systems across the country strive to achieve the Triple Aim of improving patient-centered care, cost-effectiveness, and population health outcomes. However, many community and rural settings may face challenges due to resource limitations, economies of scale, and provider shortages. This session will present the mixed-methods approach of the University of Michigan Acute Care Research Unit and MidMichigan Health in examining key service areas, and barriers and opportunities for care coordination in a rural health system.
Public health professionals, health care professionals, and local health department staff
- Conduct an environmental scan to understand the healthcare system and the community it serves.
- Assess healthcare system stakeholder perspectives and patient engagement through focus groups.
- Develop rural healthcare delivery redesign recommendations.
Margaret Greenwood-Ericksen, MD
Dr. Greenwood-Ericksen is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and health services researcher at the University of New Mexico. She researches healthcare delivery and rural population health. She works to improve rural population health by optimizing and transforming the structure of rural healthcare delivery. She also has a special interest in the role Emergency Medicine can play in addressing social determinants of health in rural communities.
Wilson Nham, MPH, CAPM
Wilson is a project coordinator within the Department of Emergency Medicine Research at the University of Michigan Medical School. Wilson actively seeks to incorporate his health management and policy training into health services research. He completed his Administrative Fellowship at Trinity Health in 2016 with the Continuing Care Group. He has a special interest in health system transformation and administration, public health project management, and healthcare quality and process improvement.
Continuing Education Credit
CE is not available for this training.
The Region V Public Health Training Center is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP31684 Public Health Training Centers ($924,899). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by Region V PHTC, HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
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