National CAH Quality Inventory and Assessment for Iowa Flex Hospitals
The Iowa Flex Program is excited to be rolling out the National CAH Quality Inventory Assessment along with the other 44 participating Flex states. The Assessment will allow everyone to learn more about CAH service lines offered, quality improvement (QI) infrastructure and activities, and related quality measures. The Assessment, which is the first of its kind at a national level, will be an opportunity to gather a wealth of information that will help national partners, our state’s Flex Program in an effort to improve how we support safe and high-quality care in CAHs.
Funding for this course was provided by the Health Resources Services Administration, Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 93.241).
- Learn about the background of the National CAH Quality Inventory and Assessment (“Assessment”)
- Understand the components of the Assessment
- Identify next steps for completing the Assessment
Megan Lahr, MPH
Megan is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center (RHRC) and is Principal Investigator of the Flex Monitoring Team. Megan’s work with the Flex Monitoring Team focuses on quality of care and best practices in Critical Access Hospitals, as well as quality improvement and quality measurement data analyses related to the MBQIP program. She has also completed research in access to care for rural individuals, rural caregiving, LGBTQ health, housing in rural communities, and health care and support services for older adults in rural communities.
No continuing education is provided for this course. The user will receive a certificate of completion upon completing the course.