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 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.

Past SHIP Webinar

2015 SHIP Lean Training: Part 2

March 20, 2015

This second webinar in the three-part 2015 SHIP Lean Training series introduces Value-Stream Mapping, 5S Worksite Organization, A3 Problem Solving and Standard Work.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Board Development in Rural Health Network Planning

March 19, 2015

Rural health networks may be structured and governed in a variety of approaches. This webinar discusses topics for network leaders to consider as part of board development efforts, including membership, bylaws, board job descriptions and value propositions. The presentation also reviews Section D of the Network Self-Assessment Tool.

Past SHIP Webinar

2015 SHIP Lean Training: Part 1

February 27, 2015

This introductory webinar for the three-part 2015 SHIP Lean Training provides an overview of Lean principles, the eight areas of waste and the voice of the customer.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Change Leadership in Rural Health Network Planning

February 26, 2015

Change occurs at many levels in rural health networks and communities. This webinar explores tools and ideas on change leadership designed for network leaders engaged in the planning stages of network development. The presentation also discusses Section C of the Network Self-Assessment Tool.

Past Network Development Webinar

Strategic Planning for Network Programs

February 12, 2015

This webinar and the accompanying toolkit provide guidance for rural health networks to develop an effective strategic plan and to create a participative strategic planning event. The toolkit provides a suggested format and layout, a guide with sample documents and a sample planning presentation outline.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Innovation and Creativity in Rural Health Network Planning

January 29, 2015

Rural health network leaders leverage tools to support the collaboration and integration of unique community and stakeholder needs and ideas. This webinar explores ideas and tips on innovation and creativity for network leaders engaged in the planning stages of network development. The presentation also discusses Sections A and B of the Network Self-Assessment Tool.

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

HIT Workforce Recruitment for Retention

January 27, 2015

Recruiting and retaining students can be challenging for many HIT training programs as they work to support rural hospitals and clinics with instructional opportunities to current staff and other potential students. This webinar provides a summary of HIT training program student statistics, information on the demand for HIT professionals, resources and best practices in student recruitment.

Past Network Development Webinar

Program Evaluation Planning for Network Development

January 8, 2015

Evaluation planning involves assessing the impact of program objectives to demonstrate value, monitoring progress toward program goals and identifying potential best practices and lessons learned. This webinar, and the accompanying toolkit, offer guidance and suggestions on developing key components of an evaluation plan for rural health networks.

Past Webinar

Network Technical Assistance Kick-Off Webinar 2014

November 13, 2014

In this webinar, Network TA Team members introduce themselves to current network grantees and describe RHI's TA approach. Attendees learn how the technical assistance provided during their grant periods will support them in achieving program goals.

Past HELP Webinar

Lean Sigma Health Care

August 26, 2014

This webinar details the thinking and tools within the Lean Sigma Health Care methodology that underlie its highly effective approach to driving meaningful and lasting organizational change.

Past Webinar

Vendor Issues Management

August 13, 2014

Vendor issues management is about getting your issues resolved in a timely manner. This recorded webinar considers the different perspectives of health care providers and IT vendors, while discussing techniques to track and escalate issues.

Past PMG Call

Two Hospital Examples to Prepare for Population Health

July 24, 2014

Hear what challenges rural hospitals are facing with regards to population health planning. Union General Hospital shares how they used results from their CHNA to target and initiate a local wellness program. ICAHN Director discusses steps that IL hospitals took to respond to the ACA and prepare for value-based reimbursement.