Rural Hospitals Changing With the Times – HH&N Magazine
January 13, 2015 — Hospitals & Health Networks’ cover story on rural hospitals this month concludes that rural hospitals are well-positioned to succeed in a healthcare system that is built around collaboration. They can play a critical role in managing population health.
However, lack of capital and large patient populations have prevented rural providers from embracing the risks and rewards of value-based systems. Despite this, rural hospital leaders are finding innovative ways to adapt to dramatic changes in the health care system. They are forming ACOs, developing patient-centered medical homes, and launching initiatives to improve the health of their communities.
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