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 Development Webinar

Sustainability Planning for Rural Health Networks

February 11, 2016

This webinar shares information on the process of developing a sustainability plan for a rural health network by drawing on elements developed through prior planning sessions. The accompanying Sustainability Planning Toolkit supports rural health network leaders in identifying opportunities for improving network sustainability and in writing action plans to address specific business areas.

Past Rural HIT Coalition

Rural Veteran's Issues and Interoperability

February 3, 2016

View a summary from a National Rural HIT Coalition conference call with state and federal updates. Discussion topics included rural veteran's issues and interoperability.

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

Business Planning Canvas: Expansion of Value Proposition as a Sustainability Tool

January 21, 2016

This webinar reviews the Business Canvas, a tool designed to build on a rural health network's value propositions for improved sustainability. The presentation describes key areas of consideration for a network business plan, including the identification of key initiatives, key resources and infrastructure and key partners.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Managing Change for Network Leaders

January 20, 2016

This webinar focuses on building network leadership skills through effective change management. The presentation discusses the different degrees of change intensity, factors related to successful or unsuccessful change efforts, and how leaders of rural health networks can support change initiatives for improved sustainability.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Program Evaluation Planning and Tools for Allied Health Networks

January 20, 2016

It is important to assess the impact of program objectives to demonstrate value, to monitor progress toward the program goals and to identify potential best practices and lessons learned. This webinar provides a useful template and guidance in writing a program evaluation plan.

Past Webinar

Meaningful Use and Transitions of Care

January 14, 2016

This webinar discusses the need for effective care transitions facilitated by HIT. The presentation includes real solutions and practical steps that facilitate effective exchange of patient information among providers across the spectrum of care.

Past SHIP Webinar

2016 SHIP Lean Training: Part 1

January 12, 2016

The first webinar in the three-part educational series for SHIP-eligible hospitals in 2016 covers the Principles of Lean Healthcare, the eight areas of waste and the voice of the customer.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Communication for Network Leaders

December 16, 2015

The second webinar of the Network Leadership Webinar Series focuses on effective and engaged communication for driving momentum in rural health networks. The presentation discusses the importance of developing a network vision, mission and clearly defined purpose, as well as assessing target markets and community support, when considering communication methods.

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

Value Propositions: Key to Network Sustainability

December 10, 2015

This webinar reviews a process for creating effective value propositions for rural health networks. It also features insights from a network leader who has developed value propositions for use within marketing efforts. The accompanying worksheet is a customized tool to support network value proposition development.

Past Webinar

Healthcare Professional Flu Measure (OP-27) Webinar

December 9, 2015

Hear an overview of the health care professional influenza measure (OP-27), including how to sign up for an account through the National Safety Healthcare Network (NHSN), the measure submission process and available quality improvement support.

Past Webinar

Laying the Groundwork for a Capital Campaign

December 1, 2015

Learn the importance and key tips for cultivating connections and community relationships, stakeholder outreach and creating a capital campaign case statement. Also, hear how to track and share impact of a capital project to tell the most compelling story.

Past HELP Webinar

Improving Transition of Care and HCAHPS Scores, Part 1

December 1, 2015

Learn best practices to increase and improve seamless care delivery from admission through discharge, and the importance of continuous coordinated care delivery which includes numerous community stakeholders.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Board Development for Network Leaders

November 18, 2015

This webinar discusses considerations related to network board development, including membership structure, board member roles and responsibilities, bylaws and value propositions. Participants are led through Section B of the accompanying Network Self-Assessment Tool, a resource designed for newly formed rural health networks to identify areas of strengths and challenges.

Past Webinar

Strategic Capital Planning and Capital Budgeting

November 17, 2015

Regarding capital planning and budgeting, learn to anticipate possible changes, assess their implication and impact on an organization and capital structure and develop an action plan to minimize the negative impacts and maximize the potential opportunities. Hear the importance of capital budgeting and “how to” tips from a CAH CEO.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Marketing for Allied Health Student Recruitment

November 17, 2015

This webinar reviews several elements for rural health networks, hiring organizations and educational facilities to consider when creating a strategic marketing plan. Focus areas include defining your target market, conducting a competitive analysis, developing value propositions and identifying promotional activities. This webinar also features insights from one community college's experiences with recruiting students into health sciences programs.

Past HELP Webinar

Care Coordination and Its Role in Transforming Local Health Care (Part 1)

November 17, 2015

Hear an introduction to care coordination and how it fits with Triple Aim. Learn how to define the target population and how an assessment can help focus coordination efforts. A review of how information technology is used to support these efforts is included.

Past Network Development Webinar

Fundamentals of Financial Forecasting for Rural Health Network Leaders

November 12, 2015

This webinar provides definitions and guidance on developing a financial forecast for rural health networks. The presenter reviews common forecasting pitfalls to avoid as well as best practices for valuable budgeting processes.

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