Rural Hospital Staffing & Consulting Services
RHS focuses on optimizing rural ED/hospital and ambulatory system efficiency, staffing and outpatient services capabilities resulting in increasing patient volumes and revenues.
Reversing Primary Care Outmigration
Rural hospitals outmigration of primary care patients is one of the least talked about lethal threats to the long term survival of rural hospitals. Just as rural communities have sought retails services farther from home, rural patients are increasingly seeking medical care from the larger, better funded large health systems that have intentionally targeted rural primary care. This decade long trend has significantly eroded the population bases for whom rural hospitals actually provide services. With decreasing rural populations serving an increasingly older population, rural hospitals need to develop additional services that can rapidly increase both patient volumes and reverse primary care outmigration to survive.
Rural Health Solutions has developed organized approaches to expand the service area population base for rural hospitals, drive that volume to clinics that work efficiently with aligned providers, and provide both behavioral health integration and chronic disease management systems that engage patients far more effectively and make a real difference in how care is delivered. These programs add millions of dollars of reimbursement annually, with minimal additional staffing and physical plant builds.
Now that is something worth talking about. Tired of larger health systems taking your patient population? Contact us for more information on how to remigrate your primary care patients. After all, besides your patients, what do you have to lose?
Emergency Department and Observation Care Delivery
RHS services can provide a variety of ED needs, from filling critical staffing shortages, to deploying programs designed to make the ED more efficient, to telehealth EDMD/specialist access, to Observation Unit development, to Trauma Center relationships, to developing or running the quality programs, all the way to an outsourced ED, running and employing the entire Emergency Department.
RHS provides interim and permanent staffing of hospital leadership, providers, nursing team, and support staff. For facilities where Advanced Practice Practioners provide emergency care by themselves, RHS can provide an off-site dedicated emergency physician as a resource for cases that the mid-level would like further emergency consultation. RHS can also provides specialty consultation services on cases that ED providers believe need additional consultation.
Ambulatory Clinic Optimization and Specialty Staffing
RHS services run the gamut from recruitment and filling critical primary care staffing shortages, to clinic efficiency programs, specialized service line development, to telehealth primary care/specialist access, to Observation Unit development, to developing or running the quality programs, all the way to an outsourced Call Center, and outsourced provider/ specialty care.
RHS provides interim and permanent staffing of hospital leadership, primary care/specialist providers, nursing team, and support staff. For facilities where Advanced Practice Practioners provide primary care by themselves, RHS can provide a dedicated primary care physician as a resource for cases that the mid-level would like further consultation. RHS also provides specialty consultation services on cases that primary care providers believe need additional consultation.
"Operations may appear unglamorous, but it is the
only lasting basis for superior performance."
Michael Hammer, PhD | Hammer and Company
Author of the international best-seller "Re-engineering the Corporation"
Population Health and Care Coordination -
Effective Longitudinal Chronic Disease Management and Prevention/Wellness Programs
RHS believes that to help local communities live longer lives, effective chronic disease, population health, and preventive wellness programs must be robust in both design and implementation. With lack of critical resources to plan or run these programs, rural hospitals face consistent barriers in meeting wellness goals.
RHS experience has been that rural hospitals with these programs can see a doubling of outpatient clinic volume and ancillary services, all the while making their populations healthier and meeting CMS quality standards.
RHS’ approach is to deliver what matters most to hospitals, healthcare systems, and their patients. Our experts have the practical knowledge that encompasses the major service lines and virtually every job within a healthcare organization. This allows us to effectively partner with our clients to build a community of collaboration in delivering quality patient care using technology-enabled, hospital-wide and ambulatory solutions to ensure service line integration and alignment.
1. Increase in Revenue and Operating Margin
2. Increase Community Services with Higher Value Care
3. Improved Client Experience
See our Case Studies to review our client results in more details.