The RHIhub recently published a Rural Monitor article entitled EMS Leaders Speak. With the recent changes in healthcare delivery, many rural clinics and hospitals are concerned about the future of their communities’ healthcare, especially their emergency medical services. Will EMS in rural areas survive these changes and is there an opportunity to thrive in a volume-to-value system?
Five rural EMS leaders were asked to explore the possible challenges and opportunities in the transformation of rural healthcare delivery.
- Out on the Spokes: Mitigating the Impact of Rural Healthcare Transformation
by Kevin McGinnis, Program Manager, National Association of State EMS Officials
- Expecting More Services for Less Compensation
by Diane Calmus, Government Affairs and Policy Manager, National Rural Health Association
- Being Forward-Thinking as EMS Agencies Plan for the Future
by Don Wood, Co-chair of the Joint Committee on Rural EMS Care (JCREC) and Director of the Utah Office of Primary Care and Rural Health
- Opportunities to Provide Better Healthcare and Better Value
by Tom Nehring, Co-chair of the JCREC and Division Director at the North Dakota Department of Health, Division of EMS and Trauma
- Filling Gaps and Avoiding Duplication: Community Paramedics and Ambulance Services
by Gary Wingrove, President of The Paramedic Foundation
Also, check out RHIhub’s new and improved Grant Writing for Rural Healthcare Projects topic guide. This updated topic guide provides tips on searching for rural-specific funding, grant proposal preparation, building successful funding relationships, and planning for program sustainability. The guide was created with input from NOSORH’s own, Kassie Clarke, as well as Brad Gibbens from the UND Center for Rural Health, and is maintained by RHIhub’s Funding Specialist, Jana Reese.