Upcoming Events

Upcoming Allied Health Peer Group Call

Becoming a Successful Preceptor: The Importance of Preceptor Training

April 4, 2018

Learn how to become a successful preceptor through facilitated conversation. The Health Care Collaborative of Rural Missouri will share how and why they developed their preceptor training curriculum, how to identify preceptor disconnects, the benefits of being a preceptor as well as provide a Google Classroom tour of their preceptor training modules.

Upcoming Workshop

FORHP Flex Program Workshop

April 10, 2018 to April 12, 2018

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 HELP Webinar

Collaborating with Public Health to Improve Population Health

April 25, 2018

Understand the core elements of community health assessments and community health plans required of accredited public health agencies. Explore sources of public health data and ways to address the social determinants of health by working in collaboration with public health and other community-based partners.

Past Events

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.

Past HELP Webinar

Using Analytics to Manage Population Health

April 10, 2015

Reviews required population health claims data; a population health management dashboard; understanding that 20% of beneficiaries represent 80% of the cost and a drill down on the most expensive beneficiaries; hot spotting and targeting specific populations; determining what diseases to target and improve and strategies to monitor population health chronic disease data.

Past SHIP Webinar

2015 SHIP Lean Training: Part 3

April 10, 2015

This final webinar in the three-part 2015 SHIP Lean Training series covers lean culture transformation, data and information, measurement and metrics and identifying projects or events.

Past HELP Webinar

A Strategic Framework for Assisting Rural Hospitals to Move to Population Health

April 8, 2015

The current environment is driven by health care reform and market realities now offers a new set of challenges. Learn how to develop a robust strategy for full population health management and hear practical steps rural providers need to consider as the payment system moves from FFS to value and population health.