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 Reverse Site Visit

Rural Health IT Workforce & Rural Allied Healthcare Workforce Workshop

September 3, 2015

Many grantees of the Rural Health Information Technology (IT) Workforce Program and the Rural Network Allied Health Training Program gathered for a workshop following the 2015 Rural Health Summit in Portland, Oregon. Attendees received program updates and overviews from representatives of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, information on workforce recruitment and retention, and best practices from peer networks.

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Update

Past HELP Webinar

Physician Engagement – An Imperative for Success

August 28, 2015

Learn how an understanding of physician and leadership differences can increase the likelihood of trusting relationships and shared visions with specific administrative strategies for meaningful physician engagement.

Past Workshop

Network Care Coordination Workshop 2015

August 25, 2015 to August 26, 2015

The 2015 Network Care Coordination Workshop was open to grantees of the Network Development, Network Planning, and Health IT Workforce grant programs of FORHP. This workshop explored the fundamentals of developing a network care coordination service, including team development, leadership communication and facilitation skills, and technology and process infrastructure.

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

HIT Workforce Recruitment and Retention

August 20, 2015

This webinar discusses best practices in recruiting and retaining HIT staff, national HIT workforce recruiting trends and unique conditions of recruiting and retaining staff in rural settings. The presentation includes insights from the 3RNet and from a grantee of the Rural Health Information Technology Workforce Program.

Past Network Development Webinar

Writing a Business Plan for Networks

August 13, 2015

A business plan for a rural health network is a living document that projects three to five years into the future and conveys the path the network intends to take to be sustainable. This webinar shares information on the business planning process and provides an overview of a sample business plan format.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Financial Performance Improvement Projects in CAHs

August 12, 2015

Learn about the development and implementation of financial performance improvement projects in CAHs, targeting low performers, lessons learned by Flex Programs and outcomes from the projects.

Past HELP Webinar

Developing Rural Telehealth to Leverage Service Gaps

July 29, 2015

Learn to operationalize and integrate telemedicine to improve the quality of care, reduce cost and increase opportunities for collaboration with other providers to prepare for population health.

Past Workshop

Network Sustainability Workshop 2015

July 28, 2015 to July 29, 2015

The 2015 Network Sustainability Workshop was open to grantees of the Network Development, Network Planning, and Health IT Workforce grant programs of FORHP. Participants learned about using systems frameworks as a guide for network sustainability, developed network leadership skills, and explored components of a network business plan.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Network Planning TA Kick-Off Webinar 2015

July 16, 2015

The June 2015 cohort of Network Planning grantees received education, training and guidance from the Network TA team at RHI. This webinar introduced grantees to the Network TA team and described how the technical assistance provided throughout the grant period supports networks in reaching their program goals.

Past Webinar

Network Board Development: We Are Better Together

July 9, 2015

This webinar reviews network basics such as network models, board structures, the roles of the board and the executive director and the governance cycle. The second portion of the webinar includes ideas, tools and best practices on how to engage your board.

Past Reverse Site Visit

2015 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit & Pre-Conference Workshop

June 23, 2015

The annual Flex Program Reverse Site Visit is an opportunity for state Flex Program grantees to convene and share information about the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program and critical access hospitals (CAHs). This event focuses on the latest information and issues in the Flex Program including discussion of how national changes in health care delivery will impact CAHs.

Past Webinar

Data Analytics in Rural Health Networks

June 18, 2015

This webinar discusses the relevance of data analytics within rural health networks and provides an overview of statistical analysis techniques. The presenters introduce open source tools that are useful for analyzing complex data relationships and explore best practices and available resources associated with data analytics.

Past HELP Webinar

Partnerships: Positioning Hospitals for the Future (Part 2)

June 12, 2015

Hear case studies that assist rural providers as they create interdependence with other providers and organizations to create a system of care. This webinar includes practice tools, case studies and advice to meet partnership goals.

Past HELP Webinar

Partnerships: Positioning Hospitals for the Future (Part 1)

June 5, 2015

Rural providers are in a position to build more favorable partnerships due to market shifts including the move toward population health. This webinar includes practice tools, case studies and advice to meet partnership goals.

Past Webinar

Aiming for Impact Using a Systems Framework

May 7, 2015

Rural health network leaders can use a systems approach and framework to improve the overall effectiveness of their networks and to reach their goals and desired outcomes. This webinar reviews the basics of a systems approach, why using a systems framework as a management tool is effective and two systems frameworks for consideration.

Past HELP Webinar

Road to Value: What’s Most Important to Know and Do to Financially Position the Hospital for the Future

May 6, 2015

Financial preparation for this transformation will be key to short-term survival and long-term success. Learn to be prepared for the financial journey, efficiency and effectiveness of revenue and expense management, service line analysis and development, alternative payment models and relationships with other health care providers in the provision of health care services.

Past Document

National Rural Health Information Technology (HIT) Coalition

May 6, 2015

View a meeting summary from the National Rural HIT Coalition conference call held May 5, 2015. Discussion topics on this call included: National HIT updates and NPRMs: Stage 3 Meaningful Use and the 2015 Edition Health Information Technology Certification Criteria.

Past HELP Webinar

Payer Contract Negotiations: Getting Paid for Delivering Value

April 24, 2015

Position your organization to take advantage of new opportunities that arise from value-based payment models, including direct contracting with employers, single-signature clinically integrated network contracts and upstream shared savings arrangements.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Communication in Rural Health Network Planning

April 23, 2015

Rural health network leaders make use of effective and engaging communication to create momentum. This webinar explores the importance of articulating clear missions, visions and goals, while understanding the needs of the communities being served. The presentation also reviews Section E of the Network Self-Assessment Tool.

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