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 Network Planning Webinar

Network Planning 2016 Welcome Webinar

June 22, 2016

This webinar provided an overview of the Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program for networks receiving grants in June 2016. Presenters discussed agency background information, important dates and requirements, grants management instructions and information about technical assistance.

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

Rural HIT Professional Recruitment and Retention

June 16, 2016

This webinar reviews trends in the roles of health information technology (HIT) professionals within rural areas. The presenter provides sample job descriptions of HIT professionals, discusses recruitment challenges, and facilitates the sharing of best practices among networks participating in the Rural Health IT Workforce Program.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Strategic Planning for Allied Health Networks

May 25, 2016

This webinar and the accompanying toolkit are designed to support Allied Health network grantees in understanding the dynamic and iterative nature of the strategic planning cycle. The presentation leads participants through key components of a strategic plan for a network and specific tools for developing an effective strategic plan.

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

No-Cost Extension and Sustainability Plan Follow-Up

May 19, 2016

This webinar shares information about the no-cost extension opportunity for the Rural HIT Workforce Program, including the application process, guidelines and submission deadlines. The presentation also provides a summary of areas within the Sustainability Plan Toolkit, a resource provided by RHI to support grantees in creating Sustainability Plans.

Past Reverse Site Visit

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Partnership Meeting 2016

May 2, 2016 to May 3, 2016

The Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Partnership Meeting created a shared learning environment in which June 2015 Network Planning grantees presented their progress toward network development, learned about innovative strategies to implement programs, and identified potential opportunities for collaboration through networking with fellow grantees. 

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

Sustainability Plan Toolkit for Rural HIT Workforce Networks

April 14, 2016

This webinar introduces the Sustainability Plan Toolkit, which RHI developed for HIT Workforce grantees based on our knowledge and experience in working with management tools and rural health networks. The presentation provides background information on sustainability planning and reviews the components of the toolkit.

Past Webinar

Moving Toward Health Care Transformation

April 7, 2016

The role that networks play in transforming health care in the United States is invaluable. This webinar focuses on specific ways networks can lead health care transformation in their communities, with leaders from three rural health networks presenting their approaches.

Past SHIP Webinar

2016 SHIP Lean Training: Part 3

March 22, 2016

The final webinar in the three-part educational series for SHIP-eligible hospitals in 2016 covers Lean culture transformation, Lean measurement and metrics, and how to initiate Lean projects or events.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Strategic Planning for Newly Formed Networks

March 16, 2016

This webinar supports emerging rural health networks in understanding the importance of a shared vision and the strategic planning cycle, identifying key components of a strategic plan and reviewing specific tools for an effective strategic planning event. Accompanying resources include a guide, a template and sample components from rural health networks.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Student Outreach for Allied Health Professions

March 16, 2016

This webinar focuses on how to recruit students for allied health employment opportunities in rural settings and how to retain students in the rural workforce post-graduation. Presenters also share national data on allied health professions, including employment projections and wage information. 

Past Network Planning Webinar

A Culture of Innovation for Network Leaders

February 17, 2016

This presentation discusses considerations for leaders as they integrate new and innovative concepts into rural health networks, including fostering creativity among board members, incorporating creative practices into the strategic planning process and implementing communication techniques for innovative collaboration.

Past SHIP Webinar

2016 SHIP Lean Training: Part 2

February 16, 2016

The second webinar in the three-part educational series for SHIP-eligible hospitals in 2016 provides an overview of Value-Stream Mapping, 5S Worksite Organization, A3 Problem Solving and Standard Work.

Past Network Development Webinar

Sustainability Planning for Rural Health Networks

February 11, 2016

This webinar shares information on the process of developing a sustainability plan for a rural health network by drawing on elements developed through prior planning sessions. The accompanying Sustainability Planning Toolkit supports rural health network leaders in identifying opportunities for improving network sustainability and in writing action plans to address specific business areas.

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