Improving the Delivery of Care
Across Rural America

Today, rural healthcare faces unique challenges: delivering cost effective and high quality care at the right access points; measurement and reporting for reimbursement under new models; and recruiting, retaining and aligning with the right providers to serve their community. The Chartis Center for Rural Health offers industry-leading knowledge and expertise, performance management solutions, research and education to help rural providers with their most pressing needs.


  • Advisory services to advance rural strategy and performance.
  • Performance management tools powered by iVantage Health Analytics:
    • The Hospital Strength INDEX® leverages public data sources and sophisticated analysis to offer rural hospital executives and frontline decision makers unparalleled perspective into hospital performance.
    • INDICATOR Performance Manager® enables peer-to-peer assessments and identifies immediate opportunities to reduce costs and improve financial, operational and clinical performance.
    • INCONTROL Contract Optimizer® brings all payor, patient and payment-related data together in a single application. Easy to use and flexible, INCONTROL is a diagnostic solution for those seeking to achieve optimal return on managed care contracts and navigate emerging models.
    • INVISION Market Viewer® empowers informed strategic decision-making through dynamic visualization of market-based analytics.
  • Research and education to identify and elevate critical challenges and solutions which advance access, affordability and the overall quality of care.


At The Chartis Group, our mission is to materially improve the delivery of healthcare in the world. Each day our colleagues contribute to this mission through the development and delivery of thought leadership, advisory services and tools as well as giving back to their communities through Chartis Cares. The talent and passion of our people have enabled us to meet the needs of the largest healthcare systems in the country and the people they serve. We are proud of our work with these long-standing clients, however, we knew we could do more to serve the needs of the 62 million Americans living in rural America. The formation of the Chartis Center for Rural Health with dedicated resources and customized services, tools and research will enable meaningful collaboration with rural providers on advancing the care to their communities.

  • Michael Topchik

    Michael Topchik
    National Leader, Chartis Center for Rural Health
    Michael Topchik is the National Leader for the Chartis Center for Rural Health and specializes in rural health network development and benchmarking for performance improvement consulting.

    Troy Brown

    Troy Brown
    Manager, Chartis Center for Rural Health
    Troy Brown is a Manager with the Chartis Center for Rural Health with over 15 years of rural healthcare management and consulting experience, with a focus on Critical Access Hospitals and network facilitation.

  • Hunter Clark

    Hunter Clark
    Account Executive, Chartis Center for Rural Health
    ​Hunter Clark is an Account Executive with the Chartis Center for Rural Health. Mr. Clark collaborates with senior hospital leadership teams and boards to provide development and education on trends impacting rural healthcare.

    Amanda Howard

    Amanda Howard
    Analyst, Chartis Center for Rural Health
    Amanda Howard is an Analyst with the Chartis Center for Rural Health who advises rural and critical access hospital networks in several states across the country.