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 HELP Webinar

MACRA/MIPS Overview and Eligibility

January 4, 2017

Get an overview of MACRA’s QPP, eligibility requirements, and impacts on payment, quality and cost. Learn how a Value Based Care system can leverage patient and provider engagement.

Past Webinar

Creating a Culture of Innovation in Networks

December 8, 2016

This webinar outlines the foundations of innovation and why innovative approaches are crucial to the work of rural health networks. The presentation reviews how networks can follow a process of innovation, from brainstorming to research to implementation.

Past SHIP Webinar

FY17 SHIP Non-Competing Continuation Technical Assistance Webinar

December 8, 2016

This webinar reviews the guidance for the FY17 SHIP non-competing continuation (NCC) progress report, which is due on February 10, 2017. In addition, presenters share information on how to complete the FY17 State Spreadsheet of SHIP Applicants and provide grant-writing resources.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Understanding your Target Market: Value Proposition Design

December 7, 2016

This webinar reviews the importance of clear and focused value propositions for rural health networks. The presentation discusses gathering information and insights about specific target markets and provides a case study for developing value propositions for use in marketing efforts. The accompanying worksheet walks participants through the process of developing effective value propositions based on audience and service.

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 Allied Health Webinar

Intergenerational Workforce Strategies

November 9, 2016

When developing recruitment and retention practices within rural health organizations, it becomes particularly important to learn what motivates each generation and how best to handle an age-diverse workplace. This webinar discusses current generational shifts in the workforce, insights on navigating intergenerational conflicts, and strategies to consider when recruiting and retaining members of different age groups.

Past HELP Webinar

2016 Rural Provider Leadership Summit Findings

October 12, 2016

Findings of the 2016 Rural Provider Leadership Summit are presented. You will learn the drivers and challenges related to engaging rural providers in value-based models as the speakers share the strategies and success stories identified.

Past Webinar

Access to Health Care Through Telehealth

October 6, 2016

This webinar provides an overview of the use of telehealth in rural areas, along with common challenges and potential solutions. Two leaders of rural health networks also share their experiences and advice about telehealth.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Recruitment and Retention Planning for Allied Health Networks

October 6, 2016

This webinar presents a toolkit designed for networks participating in the Rural Network Allied Health Training Program to support them in creating employment hiring plans. The Recruitment and Retention Plan Toolkit includes a guide with descriptive information on hiring for retention, an assessment tool, an action planning template and samples. The presentation provides an overview of the toolkit and discusses common questions around recruitment and retention.

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 Network Development Webinar

Network Board Development: Equipping Leaders for Effectiveness

September 15, 2016

This webinar presents highlights from the Network Board Development Guide, a resource created by RHI and NCHN to assist rural health networks in establishing and improving board governance. The guide includes board member recruitment, roles and responsibilities, effective meeting management and links to resources.

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 Network Planning Webinar

Building Trust in Collaborative Partnerships

August 17, 2016

Rural health networks provide value to their members and contribute to the health and wellness of their communities with effective collaboration. This webinar and the accompanying worksheet can help network directors enhance and improve trust in all relationships—at the individual, team and network levels.

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 HIT Workforce Webinar

Managing Change to Engage Partners

July 21, 2016

This webinar discusses the two main reasons people decide to change and how rural health network leaders can use this understanding to motivate partners. The presentation also reviews the characteristics of an effective shared vision and identifies action steps leaders can take during three phases of transition.

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