Chartis Center for Rural Health

Improving the Delivery of Care
Across Rural America


The rural health safety net is under pressure. Rural communities face socioeconomic disadvantages and greater health disparities while having less access to primary, dental, and mental healthcare at the median. At the same time, many struggle with negative operating margins, uncertainty, and the unintended consequences of various polices. The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH) offer an unparalleled value proposition to rural health leaders and those advocating on their behalf. Pairing iVantage Health Analytics’ extensive knowledge of rural healthcare, its research and solution portfolio with the expertise and resources of The Chartis Group, the Center provides the insight and solutions needed to address providers’ biggest challenges and drive performance improvement.

What We Offer:

  • Advisory services and tools built to advance rural strategy and performance.
  • Market: Population health assessments, outmigration analysis, market assessments and strategic planning tools.
  • Value: Value-based purchasing, MBQIP programming, and cost and charge comparison.
  • Finance: Flex financial monitoring, operational assessments, revenue optimization and contract modeling.
  • Research and education to identify and elevate critical challenges and solutions which advance access, affordability and the overall quality of care.

What’s the impact on rural provider performance and what can be learned from value leaders?

Our 2017 Rural Relevance Study: Vulnerability to Value looks at the state of rural healthcare to find the answers.

  • 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.

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP