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TASC Events

This list includes upcoming and past Technical Assistance and Services Center (TASC) events. Generally, the intended audience for live TASC events is State Office of Rural Health Directors and Flex Program Coordinators. Recordings posted in the past events list are available for anyone's use.

Virtual Knowledge Group recordings are available in the Flex Program Forum instead of the past events list below.

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Workshop

FORHP Flex Program Workshop

October 17, 2017 to October 19, 2017

The goal of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) Flex Program Workshop is to provide new or existing Flex Program staff an orientation to the Flex Program. Attendance at this event is open only to state Flex grantees.

Past Events

Past Virtual Knowledge Group

Antibiotic Stewardship

August 17, 2017

Learn about antibiotic stewardship. Discuss MBQIP success, challenges and brainstorm strategies to assist hospitals toward reporting, participating, improving and excelling across the four MBQIP domains.

Past Reverse Site Visit

2017 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit

July 19, 2017 to July 20, 2017

The latest information about the Flex Program, including a discussion of how delivering value in health care will impact CAHs will be covered. The event is an opportunity for Flex Program grantees to share experiences and successes with one another and with project officers and other FORHP staff.

Past Virtual Knowledge Group

Future MBQIP Measures and Resource Needs

June 21, 2017

Learn about the future of MBQIP and resources needed and discuss MBQIP success, challenges and brainstorm strategies to assist hospitals to excel in data reporting and performance improvement.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Population Health Portal Features and Use for State Flex Programs

February 15, 2017

Learn key features of the Population Health Portal, including a readiness assessment, resources and data scenarios. Discover how Flex can leverage them to support their CAHs and develop relevant activities based on CAHs’ needs. Understand how CAHs can use claims data to support population health management.

Past Document

National Rural HIT Coalition Meeting

February 7, 2017

Meeting summary from the National Rural HIT Coalition in-person meeting held on February 7, 2017. Topics include federal updates, privacy and security and MACRA and MIPS.

Past Webinar

PIMS Update

January 24, 2017

Learn how PIMS data is used by FORHP and FMT and how Flex Programs can combine other data sources to show the impact of the Flex Program.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

An Update on the Rural Transition to Value Models

November 9, 2016

Hear an update on the rural transition to value-based health care models. Discover new tools for CAHs to demonstrate value to partners and participation in alternative payment models (APMs).

Past Webinar

Cybersecurity Threats in Rural America: How to Protect Your CAH

September 27, 2016

Understand the threats of ransomware and hacking. Discover methods to assess risk of data breaches from cyber criminals. Learn about ways hospitals can protect their computer networks. Understand what hospitals need to do when a cyberattack or data breach occurs.

Past Document

The Grant Project Life Cycle: A Grant Subcontract Management Guide

September 14, 2016

This guide is designed to target opportunities within the Flex grant to improve the scope of work requirements for subcontracted consultants. It will assist state programs in building greater accountability with their subcontractors to deliver more meaningful information to improve program deliverables, reporting and demonstrating measurable program outcomes.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Findings from the Rural Provider Leadership Summit

August 10, 2016

Learn issues and explore strategies related to engaging rural providers in value models and population health initiatives and enhancing CAH medical staff collaboration. Discover methods state Flex Programs use to support rural provider engagement.

Past Webinar

Healthcare Professional Flu Measure (OP-27) Webinar

December 9, 2015

Hear an overview of the health care professional influenza measure (OP-27), including how to sign up for an account through the National Safety Healthcare Network (NHSN), the measure submission process and available quality improvement support.

Past Webinar

Laying the Groundwork for a Capital Campaign

December 1, 2015

Learn the importance and key tips for cultivating connections and community relationships, stakeholder outreach and creating a capital campaign case statement. Also, hear how to track and share impact of a capital project to tell the most compelling story.

Past Webinar

Webinar: Strategic Capital Planning and Capital Budgeting

November 17, 2015

Regarding capital planning and budgeting, learn to anticipate possible changes, assess their implication and impact on an organization and capital structure and develop an action plan to minimize the negative impacts and maximize the potential opportunities. Hear the importance of capital budgeting and “how to” tips from a CAH CEO.

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