Events

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.

Past Events

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 Allied Health Webinar

Evaluation Plan Review and Highlights of Networks’ Impact in Rural

June 21, 2017

Monitoring and adapting goals through the regular review of an evaluation plan helps to continue progress toward a program or network vision. This webinar reviews the strategic planning cycle and the Plan to Measure Key Data and Evaluation Scorecard templates.

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.

Past PMG Call

Success Secrets from an ACO High Performer

April 25, 2017

A rural hospital discusses recent participation in a high performing ACO which increased hospital revenue and helped its ACO achieve $11M dollars in shared savings.

Past SHIP Webinar

SHIP Coordinator Technical Assistance Webinar: April 2017

April 18, 2017

This webinar discusses a recent Lean project conducted at a CAH in Arizona and how similar quality improvement initiatives can be undertaken using SHIP funding. In addition, this webinar outlines key trends of SHIP funding in FY 2016 and reviews helpful SHIP resources.

Past Network Development Webinar

Life After Your HRSA Grant

April 6, 2017

This webinar explores how current Network Development grantees may move forward after the three-year grant period comes to a close. The presentation features representatives of three networks who share insights about their networks' origins, growth and current sustainability, offering key learnings for other network leaders based on their experiences.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Business Planning for Network Sustainability

April 5, 2017

This webinar and the accompanying toolkit explore a framework for rural health networks when creating business plans as part of their ongoing sustainability efforts. The Business Planning Guide and Business Planning Toolkit outline four key elements of a business plan that can support a systems approach to network and business planning.

Past HELP Webinar

Improving Population Health: One Hospital Shows What's Possible

February 15, 2017

The hospital identified teen pregnancy and STDs as being a primary concern impacting the health, well-being and future of their community and created the program, "It's a Girl Thing". They are seeing outstanding health outcomes and expanding the program.

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 Webinar

Resiliency for Networks in Transition

February 9, 2017

This webinar focuses on strategies that rural health network leaders can use to build their networks' resilience--the ability to absorb change and still maintain high performance. The presentation guides participants through identifying their most pressing challenges and determining steps to prepare networks for stresses that lie ahead.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Investing in Staff Satisfaction: The Cost of Turnover

February 8, 2017

This webinar reviews the costs and implications of staff turnover for rural health organizations, highlighting the importance of investing in staff satisfaction. It also explores various methods for gathering employee feedback and how to respond to staff satisfaction survey results for improved retention.

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 HELP Webinar

Alternative Payment Models and Relevant Resources for Value-Based Care

January 12, 2017

Learn details of APMs and how Medical Home models can improve care coordination, quality and decrease costs, how rural hospitals can engage and educate clinicians, health care organizations and the community in order to achieve common cost and quality goals. Discover ways to return joy to providers.

Past HELP Webinar

MIPS Scoring: Quality, Advancing Care Information, and Improvement Activities

January 10, 2017

Learn why small and rural hospitals should consider voluntarily participating in MIPS and how your hospital/clinic can deliver and engage patients and other health care providers to deliver population-based health care that focuses on patients across the spectrum of care in your community.

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