Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinar

COVID-19 and Rural EMS

July 7, 2020

This webinar will share how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting rural emergency medical services (EMS).

Upcoming Webinar

DRCHSD COVID Financial Recovery Webinar Series Part I: How to Keep Your Funding

July 17, 2020

This session will provide DRCHSD hospital and clinic leaders with information needed to retain COVID-19 funding and prepare for a single audit. BKD will recommend best practices for procedures, documentation and example methodologies for tracking various funding sources, revenues and expenses related to COVID-19.

Upcoming TASC 90 Webinar

Flex Program Updates and MBQIP Quarterly Reports

July 20, 2020

By attending this webinar, participants will be able to hear feedback on the new MBQIP quality report template, receive updates on a temporary timeline for MBQIP quarterly data reports, and understand virtual logistics of the upcoming 2020 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit (RSV).

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Health Equity

July 27, 2020

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 Webinar

DRCHSD COVID Financial Recovery Webinar Series Part III: Operational Considerations

July 31, 2020

Hospitals are eager to resume operations and reach pre-COVID volumes as quickly as possible. However, with the threat of a possible COVID resurgence, labor disruptions and community uncertainty, the rebound is slower than expected. Tune in to learn strategies that successful rural hospitals are pursuing to recast operations and rebuild lost volumes as quickly as possible.

Upcoming Reverse Site Visit

2020 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit (RSV)

August 4, 2020 to August 6, 2020

The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's (FORHP) Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV) is an opportunity for state Flex Programs to make connections, share best practices and gather lessons learned to better engage and empower CAHs in activities to support healthy rural communities.

Upcoming Webinar

DRCHSD COVID Financial Recovery Webinar Series Part IV: Revenue Cycle Strategies

August 7, 2020

BKD will review the revenue cycle strategies rural hospital and clinic leaders should be aware of as they determine how to prioritize and address any backlog in revenue cycle. This session will provide leaders with an example of how to prioritize A/R, opportunities for uninsured COVID reimbursement programs, and discuss how to manage remote staff productivity.

Upcoming Webinar

DRCHSD COVID Financial Recovery Webinar Series Part V: Physicians - Strategic Planning

August 14, 2020

Proper alignment with employed and affiliated physicians continues to present challenges, especially to rural providers. With growing practice subsidies and recruitment and retention difficulties, leaders must engage at a deeper level with the medical staff to achieve sustainable arrangements. Tune in to hear from BKD experts about how organizations are repositioning to achieve value for the organization, physicians and the patients they mutually care for.

Upcoming HELP Webinar

Leading Through Change

August 18, 2020

Recognize individual differences in reactions to change. Use strategies for leading groups and individuals through change. Manage your own emotions during the change process.

Upcoming MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

August MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

August 20, 2020

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.

Past Events

Past Network Planning Webinar

Network Planning 2016 Welcome Webinar

June 22, 2016

This webinar provided an overview of the Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant Program for networks receiving grants in June 2016. Presenters discussed agency background information, important dates and requirements, grants management instructions and information about technical assistance.

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

Rural HIT Professional Recruitment and Retention

June 16, 2016

This webinar reviews trends in the roles of health information technology (HIT) professionals within rural areas. The presenter provides sample job descriptions of HIT professionals, discusses recruitment challenges, and facilitates the sharing of best practices among networks participating in the Rural Health IT Workforce Program.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Strategic Planning for Allied Health Networks

May 25, 2016

This webinar and the accompanying toolkit are designed to support Allied Health network grantees in understanding the dynamic and iterative nature of the strategic planning cycle. The presentation leads participants through key components of a strategic plan for a network and specific tools for developing an effective strategic plan.

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

No-Cost Extension and Sustainability Plan Follow-Up

May 19, 2016

This webinar shares information about the no-cost extension opportunity for the Rural HIT Workforce Program, including the application process, guidelines and submission deadlines. The presentation also provides a summary of areas within the Sustainability Plan Toolkit, a resource provided by RHI to support grantees in creating Sustainability Plans.

Past Reverse Site Visit

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Partnership Meeting 2016

May 2, 2016 to May 3, 2016

The Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Partnership Meeting created a shared learning environment in which June 2015 Network Planning grantees presented their progress toward network development, learned about innovative strategies to implement programs, and identified potential opportunities for collaboration through networking with fellow grantees. 

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

Sustainability Plan Toolkit for Rural HIT Workforce Networks

April 14, 2016

This webinar introduces the Sustainability Plan Toolkit, which RHI developed for HIT Workforce grantees based on our knowledge and experience in working with management tools and rural health networks. The presentation provides background information on sustainability planning and reviews the components of the toolkit.

Past Webinar

Moving Toward Health Care Transformation

April 7, 2016

The role that networks play in transforming health care in the United States is invaluable. This webinar focuses on specific ways networks can lead health care transformation in their communities, with leaders from three rural health networks presenting their approaches.

Past SHIP Webinar

2016 SHIP Lean Training: Part 3

March 22, 2016

The final webinar in the three-part educational series for SHIP-eligible hospitals in 2016 covers Lean culture transformation, Lean measurement and metrics, and how to initiate Lean projects or events.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Strategic Planning for Newly Formed Networks

March 16, 2016

This webinar supports emerging rural health networks in understanding the importance of a shared vision and the strategic planning cycle, identifying key components of a strategic plan and reviewing specific tools for an effective strategic planning event. Accompanying resources include a guide, a template and sample components from rural health networks.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Student Outreach for Allied Health Professions

March 16, 2016

This webinar focuses on how to recruit students for allied health employment opportunities in rural settings and how to retain students in the rural workforce post-graduation. Presenters also share national data on allied health professions, including employment projections and wage information. 

Past Network Planning Webinar

A Culture of Innovation for Network Leaders

February 17, 2016

This presentation discusses considerations for leaders as they integrate new and innovative concepts into rural health networks, including fostering creativity among board members, incorporating creative practices into the strategic planning process and implementing communication techniques for innovative collaboration.

Past SHIP Webinar

2016 SHIP Lean Training: Part 2

February 16, 2016

The second webinar in the three-part educational series for SHIP-eligible hospitals in 2016 provides an overview of Value-Stream Mapping, 5S Worksite Organization, A3 Problem Solving and Standard Work.

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