Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Network Development Cohort Group Call

Clinical Care Coordination Financial Stability

March 28, 2019

Long term financial sustainability has continued to surface to the top of the list. This call will focus on how to take bits and pieces and put them together to make a financially sustainable program. It is important to understand how to plan and prepare for your future growth.

Upcoming Network Development Webinar

Demystifying Financial Forecasting for Good Business Planning

April 17, 2019

Financial forecasting begins with thinking through how to deliver the product or service that your customers may want. Rural Health Innovations (RHI) has developed a tool, Product and Service Canvas, that helps generate thinking for this development.

Upcoming MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

April MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

April 18, 2019

MBQIP VKGs provide a networking opportunity for state Flex Programs and subcontractors. Topics for discussion are determined based on MBQIP Data Reports, technical assistance trends and requests.

Upcoming Network Development Cohort Group Call

Community Health Workers in Today's Health Care Enviornment

April 25, 2019

The launch of the new Community-Based Care Coordination Cohort is scheduled for April 25, 2019. These calls will focus on community-based care coordination, discussing issues surrounding the approach to utilizing Community Health Workers. Top priority topics for these calls will be identified via a survey sent to Network Development grantees.

Upcoming TASC 90 Webinar

EMS Flex Supplemental Funding Projects

May 15, 2019

The tentative topic of the May TASC 90 is an update on the Flex supplemental funding EMS projects. This quarterly webinar will include updates from TASC, RQITA, FMT and FORHP, to include both the Flex Program and policies impacting critical access hospitals (CAHs).

Upcoming SRHT Learning Collaborative

Learning Collaborative Two

May 15, 2019

Selected hospitals should reserve the following dates and prepare to participate in four Learning Collaborative (LC) virtual meetings. More information will be provided to selected hospitals. LCs will be used to share information across projects to transition them to population health.

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Health Equity

June 3, 2019

The tentative topic for the June Flex VKG is Health Equity. Flex VKG webinars provide a forum for state Flex Programs to share successes, discuss challenges and brainstorm strategies for improvement and Flex Program excellence.

Upcoming SRHT Learning Collaborative

Learning Collaborative Three

July 17, 2019

Selected hospitals should reserve the following dates and prepare to participate in four Learning Collaborative (LC) virtual meetings. More information will be provided to selected hospitals. LCs will be used to share information across projects to transition them to population health.

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Grant Logistics: Closing out the Flex Grant Year

August 5, 2019

The tentative topic for the August Flex VKG is Grant Logistics: Closing out the Flex Grant Year. Flex VKG webinars provide a forum for state Flex Programs to share successes, discuss challenges and brainstorm strategies for improvement and Flex Program excellence.

Upcoming Workshop

Collaborating for Impact Workshop

August 21, 2019 to August 22, 2019

True innovation comes only through a collaborative process where many voices are at the table, but it’s not easy to lead a group with a variety of perspectives and priorities. During this workshop, you’ll assess the strength of your own network’s collaborative relationships and build your collaborative leadership skills.

Upcoming SRHT Learning Collaborative

Learning Collaborative Four

August 21, 2019

Selected hospitals should reserve the following dates and prepare to participate in four Learning Collaborative (LC) virtual meetings. More information will be provided to selected hospitals. LCs will be used to share information across projects to transition them to population health.

Past Events

Past Network Development Webinar

The Role of Networks in a Changing Health Care Landscape

February 21, 2018

Rural health network leaders discussed the role of networks in a changing health care environment during a September 2017 summit. Their findings, including six common roles networks should play to support network members in the transition to population health are presented in this webinar.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

Patient and Family Engagement: HCAHPS and the Role of Flex

February 15, 2018

Learn how Flex Programs are setting goals with HCAHPS data. Hear about the Kansas Flex Program Patient Satisfaction Learning Community project and related resources. Hear a discussion about promising practices for HCAHPS improvement and updates related to an electronic clinical quality measures (eCQMs) pilot and the Abstracting for Accuracy project.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Outputs and Outcomes for Flex Program Success

February 14, 2018

Understand the history, theory and integration of process improvement in health care. Learn the difference between outputs and outcomes for Flex activities and discover where outputs and outcomes fit within Flex Program work and activities.

Past Webinar

Fiscal Year 2016 PIMS Data Report Out

January 25, 2018

This webinar recording will help the viewer understand how FOHRP is analyzing fiscal year (FY) 2015 and FY 2016 PIMS data reported by Flex Program and learn ways to use PIMS data and combine data from other sources to show Flex impact.

Past Webinar

The Flex Program: Looking Ahead

January 18, 2018

This webinar recording will help the viewer understand plans for Flex Program planning. Hear ideas for Flex Program future direction. Explore environmental scan data reflecting the current state of critical access hospitals and the national Flex Program.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Employee Satisfaction Survey Implementation Process

January 17, 2018

Learn how to implement an annual employee satisfaction survey. This webinar provides insight to choose "the right" survey questions, methods to administer the survey and critical survey follow-up steps.

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 Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Capturing CAH Finance: Leveraging Data for CAH Financial Improvement

January 8, 2018

Know where to find resources to support CAH financial improvement. Discuss different ways states are utilizing tools and leveraging relationships to improve financial performance within their CAHs. Understand the value of the CAHMPAS data query tool, CAHFIR and the use of subcontractors for financial improvement success.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

ED-1 and ED-2: Incorporating Inpatient ED Measures into MBQIP

December 21, 2017

Hear a 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.

Past 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.

Past Network Development Webinar

Project Evaluation Plan Toolkit

December 14, 2017

Evaluation planning can guide a rural health network in collecting information on project activities, tracking progress towards objectives and identifying project improvement opportunities. In this webinar, the presenters will walk through an evaluation planning toolkit to support networks in developing evaluation plans.

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 Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

How a State Flex Program Can Prepare for an Impactful CAH Site Visit

December 4, 2017

Understand best practices for conducting a CAH site visit, discuss different ways states are utilizing tools and leveraging relationships to conduct a successful site visit and foster peer-to-peer sharing of CAH site visit templates, tools and resources.

Past Webinar

The Five Characteristics Common to Thriving Rural Health Networks

November 16, 2017

Rural health networks are one of the answers for successfully shifting toward value-based care models. This webinar discusses the five common characteristics of a sustained rural health network, how to focus efforts to support those key attributes and what it takes to plan for the future.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Flex Program Work with Rural Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

November 8, 2017

Learn the performance observations and evidence of rural accountable care organization (ACO) involvement. Discover opportunities for state Flex Program involvement in supporting value-based models of care and understand the successes and challenges of rural ACOs and how the state Flex Program can play a supportive role.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Utilizing the Core Competencies for State Flex Program Excellence

November 6, 2017

Review the purpose of the Core Competencies for Flex Program Excellence and how they relate to Flex grant requirements. Hear about the self-assessment and learn about technical assistance available from TASC to support development of the Core Competencies. Discover how Flex Programs are using them to improve their program performance.

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