Health Education and Learning Program (HELP) Webinars

HELP webinars provide rural hospital leaders and staff a better understanding of:

  • Best practices that improve financial performance and quality of care
  • Value-based care and delivery models, as well as alternative payment models (APM)
  • Strategies that assist rural hospitals in transitioning to population health

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming HELP Webinar

Improving Care Management: A Rural Hospital Guide

November 5, 2019

Increase understanding of hospital care management best practices. Gain insight on care management roles and staffing needs, utilization review and discharge planning. Develop
care management capabilities and competencies in order to transition successfully from fee-for-service (FFS) reimbursement to value-based payment.

Past Events

Past HELP Webinar

2019 Rural Care Coordination and Population Health Summit Findings

August 27, 2019

Explore the findings from the 2019 Rural Care Coordination and Population Health Management Summit. Speakers will identify key actions that leaders and providers should take to further develop a local infrastructure that they can deliver and manage population health in the future.

Past HELP Webinar

SRHT Toolkit Updates and Video Spotlights

August 19, 2019

Hear the latest updates to the Toolkit for Transitioning to Value-Based Systems and see the SRHT hospital spotlight videos featuring Bacon County Hospital and Health System and Roosevelt General Hospital.

Past HELP Webinar

Small Rural Hospital and Clinic Finance 101 – An Update

December 4, 2018

This manual was developed for use by staff and boards of small rural hospitals and clinics as well as state Flex Programs. The content is designed to be as non-technical as possible and provide answers to frequently asked questions regarding CAH, small rural hospital and RHC finance and financial performance.

Past HELP Webinar

Oxy Free Emergency Department

November 28, 2018

Learn about the major components needed to develop an “oxy-free ED” and implement a plan for managing patients seeking narcotic prescription medications in the emergency department.

Past HELP Webinar

Collaborating with Public Health to Improve Population Health

April 25, 2018

Understand the core elements of community health assessments and community health plans required of accredited public health agencies. Explore sources of public health data and ways to address the social determinants of health by working in collaboration with public health and other community-based partners.

Past 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.

Past HELP Webinar

Burnout in Health Care

December 13, 2017

Review national data on burnout and share how health care systems across the state of Minnesota are working together to combat this crisis.

Past HELP Webinar

Critical Access Hospital Pro Forma for Shared Savings

July 26, 2017

Explore a new Excel-based tool developed by the Rural Health Value team and Premier, Inc. The CAH Pro Forma for Shared Savings assesses the financial implications of joining an ACO.

Past HELP Webinar

Scaling Tele-Behavioral Health Across the Health System

June 28, 2017

Behavioral Health and Virtual Care leaders discuss best practices and lessons learned while providing insights on how to implement and scale a Tele-Behavioral Health Program at a tertiary care center across a system of small, rural hospitals and clinics.

Past HELP Webinar

Alternative Payment Models: Business Perspective

May 3, 2017

As CAHs and small rural hospitals evaluate whether to participate in an APM, it is important for leadership to evaluate the APM model from a business plan perspective. Learn about the financial strategies IRCCO has undertaken to prepare clinical integration.

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This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB1RH24206, Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Grantees, $1,100,000 (0% financed with nongovernmental sources). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.