Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Network Development Cohort Group Call

How Technology is Impacting Population Health

December 20, 2018

Improving population health can be complex and is an area in which technology can make a difference. This event will introduce ways you can utilize technology while learning from your peers how they are utilizing technology in their work.

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Flex Program Support for Provider-Based RHCs

January 7, 2019

The tentative topic for the January Flex VKG is Flex Program support for provider-based RHCs. 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 HELP Webinar

Providers and Payers Working Together: The Rural Way

January 16, 2019

The webinar covers the various components of value-based care and explains how the new alternative payments models will make a positive difference for rural hospitals.

Upcoming Webinar

SHIP State Coordinator Technical Assistance Webinar: January 2019

January 17, 2019

Did you know that, effective January 1, 2019, hospitals must comply with the new CMS mandate to post a listing of their current standard charges on their hospital website? Join us to learn more about pricing transparency, hospital and patient challenges, identifying best practices, and how SHIP Coordinators can support their hospitals with this new mandate.

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

CAHMPAS

March 4, 2019

The tentative topic for the March Flex VKG is CAHMPAS. 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 One

March 20, 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 Workshop

FORHP Flex Program Workshop

April 16, 2019 to April 18, 2019

The goal of the 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.

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 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 Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

CAHMPAS

June 3, 2019

The tentative topic for the June Flex VKG is CAHMPAS. 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 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 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.

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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