Upcoming Events

Upcoming Allied Health Webinar

IRWIN Rural Health Course

December 19, 2017

In this webinar, the Indiana Rural Workforce Innovation Network will discuss its Rural Health Course, an exploration of health care delivery in the rural community, and student exposure to unique differentiators that accompany a rural practice.

Upcoming Virtual Knowledge Group

ED-1 and ED-2: Incorporating Inpatient ED Measures into MBQIP

December 21, 2017

Participate in discussion about the Inpatient ED measures (ED-1 and ED-2) new to MBQIP. Understand the basics, review currently available CAH data and discuss best practices for quality improvement. Also hear updates on antibiotic stewardship measures, National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) enrollment and upcoming changes to the MBQIP Data Reports.

Upcoming HELP Webinar

Chasing Zero – The Journey to High Reliability

January 4, 2018

Discuss the patient safety landscape, how patient harm and death occurs, the High-Reliability Organization, and the rural hospital journey to zero harm.

Upcoming HELP Webinar

The Role of Rural Hospitals in Addressing Substance Use Problems

January 10, 2018

Explore the issues driving substance use in rural communities and discuss the role of rural hospitals in supporting and participating in community-based strategies and programs to address this ongoing population health problem.

Upcoming HELP Webinar

Year 2 of the QPP: What Rural Clinicians and CAHs Need to Know

January 24, 2018

Learn how to assess your current performance and choose reporting strategies that make the most sense to your practice and your patients. See how to test various reporting methods and plan improvement goals.

News

Networking News

Using Network Analysis For Evaluation and Design

December 2017

The effectiveness of any collaborative group is highly dependent on the quality of connections that exist among participants. This article describes a sample network to show how network leaders can use Social Network Analysis to measure relationships, increase collective self-awareness, and maximize collaboration strategically.

Network Spotlight

Network Spotlight: Illinois Telehealth Network

November 2017

ITN promotes the capacity of members to improve access to health care in rural, underserved and disadvantaged communities, through the application of telehealth and telemedicine solutions.

Hospital Spotlight

Delta Memorial Hospital: SRHT Project Well Under Way

November 2017

After only six months of their SRHT QI Project implementation, DMH is reporting successes including the start of a chronic care management program, creation of a patient satisfaction committee and an innovative approach to leadership rounds.