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Flex Publications

  • North Dakota Hospital Assessment: 2014 Chartbook
    This Chartbook presents the findings of the 2014 survey of hospitals in North Dakota. This resource does not provide analysis or discussion of the results, but instead, offers a graphic discourse on the current hospital environment in the state. Output includes aggregate data stratified by geographic region (Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, Southwest) and hospital type (CAH or tertiary).
    Author(s): Schroeder, S., Hart, G., Gibbens, B., Dickson, L., Peterson, M. & Ahmed, A.
    Date: December 2014
    Type: Report
  • What is a Community Health Center?
    North Dakota Medicine, Vol. 38, Issue 3. Non-profit community-driven clinics provide high-quality primary and preventive care to all individuals, with or without insurance and regardless of their ability to pay.
    Author(s): Morin, K. & Barclay, M.
    Date: October 2013
    Type: Magazine
  • CAH Financial Conditions and Concerns
    Summarizes the current financial status of North Dakota CAHs. Part of a series of fact sheets on Critical Access Hospitals and the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program.
    Author(s): Miller, M., & Gibbens, B.
    Date: March 2012
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Critical Access Hospital Organizational Conditions
    Includes survey results from North Dakota CAHs. Examines how certain environmental conditions shape the organization structure of CAHS, how they operate, and services they offer. Part of a series of fact sheets on Critical Access Hospitals and the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program.
    Author(s): Miller, M., & Gibbens, B.
    Date: March 2012
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • Hospital Networks
    Discusses hospital networks. Part of a series of fact sheets on Critical Access Hospitals and the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program.
    Author(s): Miller, M., & Gibbens, B.
    Date: March 2012
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • North Dakota CAH Administrators’ Attitudes Toward Issues Facing Rural Hospitals
    Discusses CAH administrators' attitudes to a variety of common issues or problems facing rural hospitals. Part of a series of fact sheets on Critical Access Hospitals and the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program.
    Author(s): Miller, M., & Gibbens, B.
    Date: March 2012
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • North Dakota Rural Hospitals and Emergency Medical Services Collaboration
    Results of a survey amongst North Dakota's 36 CAHs and their relationship with local EMS providers. Part of a series of fact sheets on Critical Access Hospitals and the North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program.
    Author(s): Miller, M., & Gibbens, B.
    Date: March 2012
    Type: Fact Sheet
  • EMS Visioning
    A vision for the future of EMS in North Dakota.
    Author(s): Miller, M.
    Date: September 2011
    Type: Resource
  • Primary Issues Impacting Rural Health in North Dakota and Contributing Factors
    Lists issues that impact rural health in North Dakota, including healthcare access, quality of care, HIT, health insurance, and workforce.
    Author(s): Gibbens, B.
    Date: February 2011
    Type: Resource
  • Lessons Learned from Electronic Health Record Implementation at Three North Dakota Critical Access Hospitals
    Highlights common successes and challenges experienced during an electronic health record (EHR) implementation project involving three Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in North Dakota. Offers recommendations for future Health Information Technology implementation processes.
    Author(s): John Snow, Inc.
    Date: March 2009
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program Annual Report
    Year 9: September 2007 - August 2008
    Author(s): Miller, M.
    Date: February 2009
    Type: Report
  • 2008 North Dakota Flex Program and Critical Access Hospital State Rural Health Plan
    Assesses and identifies pressing current conditions of rural health services and systems, focusing on critical access hospitals (CAHs). These conditions are workforce, access, finance, health information technology, community and economic development, quality, emergency medical and trauma services, networking, and system reform. Report also recommends strategic approaches to address these topics of concern.
    Author(s): Miller, M., Gibbens, B., Lennon, C., & Wakefield, M.
    Date: November 2008
    Type: Report
  • 2008 North Dakota Flex Program and Critical Access Hospital State Rural Health Plan Summary
    Author(s): Miller, M., Gibbens, B., Lennon, C., & Wakefield, M.
    Date: November 2008
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Critical Access Hospital and Flex Program: 2008 Survey Results
    Reports findings of a survey administered in February 2008 and compares data to that of 2005. Includes information on current operating status and network activity, anticipated changes over the next two years, and the prioritization of issues.
    Author(s): Miller, M.
    Date: July 2008
    Type: Report
  • Flex 2006-2007 Annual Report
    Author(s): Miller, M.
    Date: October 2007
    Type: Report
  • North Dakota Rural Hospital Quality Improvement Report
    Describes outcomes from a 2005 survey of North Dakota's rural hospitals. Reports on safety and quality improvement practices.
    Author(s): Miller, M., & Medalen, R.
    Date: June 2006
    Type: Report
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