QHi is an affordable, enterprise-wide benchmarking tool specifically designed for rural hospitals and clinics. An entirely user-driven program, participants collect, track and trend monthly data in real time. QHi offers a library of more than 400 measures to monitor performance and productivity; customizable dashboards to trend and compare performance, easy-to-ready graphic displays ideal for meeting presentations and a report scheduler that automatically emails reports directly to recipients. Multiple data upload options reduce reporting burden while providing facilities an opportunity to use the data they expend resources to collect and report. QHi supports national, state, local and internal initiatives by creating measure sets specific to those programs, providing monthly training sessions and quarterly meetings that foster networking with state and network leadership.

Since 2003, rural facilities in 21 states have used QHi to compare performance, identify best practice performers and implement proven processes to improve performance in the areas of clinical quality, finance, workforce and patient satisfaction. QHi was developed through a partnership of the Kansas Rural Health Options Project (KRHOP), Kansas Department of Health and Environment Office of Rural Health (KDHE), Kansas Hospital Association (KHA) and Healthworks (formerly, the Kansas Hospital Education and Research Foundation (KHERF)). QHi was originally developed and continues to be funded by Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (FLEX) grant funds from the Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy and qualifies for funding through the Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program (SHIP). QHi operations are supported by contributions from participating states, networks, and individual hospitals and clinics.



Sally Othmer                    Stuart Moore

Sr. Director                       Program Manager

785-276-3118                  785 222-7436

sothmer@kha-net.org       smoore@kha-net.org