Optimizing For Systems Change

Browse the latest reports, briefs, webinar recordings, and other resources related to optimizing rural health care.

For hospital districts to expand, a district must begin by reviewing the applicable statutes in either the Special District Local Laws Code or Health & Safety Code. If there is no applicable statute, a district cannot expand without first amending its enabling legislation to permit the expansion.

Rural facilities are challenged to maintain and sustain high impact Quality Improvement (QI) Programs due to limited access to QI experts and resources. Additionally, QI teams lack system-wide support of QI and Process Improvement (PI) Projects developed to drive change.

This document details 8 steps that your practice can take to make your patients safer and so improve the quality of care.

Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) is a tool used to plan and document your progress with tests of change conducted as part of the improvement process.

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