Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming HELP Webinar

ACOs: A tool to achieve quality, savings, and a return on your investment

February 2, 2022

Accountable care organizations were designed by CMS to provide incentives to increase the quality of care while reducing its cost. They also allow participants to share in some of the savings generated by this model. A key element is to manage patients from a preventive perspective by getting more insights into their care, anticipating their needs, and slowing their disease progression. This adds value to both the facility and its patients.

Upcoming Rural HIT Coalition

Rural Health Information Exchange

February 3, 2022

Recognize health information exchange (HIE) and information blocking concepts. Understand the health information exchange direction of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT for rural hospitals and clinics. Discover initiatives shared from a rural Regional Health Information Organization. Explain how state Flex Programs could support rural health information exchange efforts.

Upcoming Flex Program Telehealth Webinars

Rural Tele-Palliative Care and Tele-Hospice

February 17, 2022

This telehealth webinar is the third of a six-part series for Flex Fiscal Year 2021 focused on rural telehealth topics to build state Flex Program knowledge and understanding of the use of telehealth for the provision of palliative care and hospice services.

Following this webinar, participants were able to:

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

March Virtual Knowledge Group

March 3, 2022

Flex Virtual Knowledge Group (VKG) webinars provide a forum for state Flex Programs to share successes, discuss challenges, and brainstorm strategies for improvement and Flex Program excellence.

Upcoming Workshop

Spring 2022 Flex Program Virtual Workshop

March 21, 2022

The goal of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's (FORHP) Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program Virtual Workshop is to provide new or existing Flex Program staff an orientation to the Flex Program.

Upcoming HELP Webinar

ACO Implementation - A Team Sport

March 22, 2022

In order to succeed in an Accountable Care Organization, all participants in the facility need to be aware of the goals and objectives of joining an ACO, and each individual needs to understand what role they play in the success of the ACO. Members of the team should be engaged both in the design of the implementation and the potential reward for participation. Changing one's practice to meet the requirements of an ACO is not without challenges. Consequently, staff and providers need to believe it will add value both to their patients' lives and to theirs. 

Upcoming Workshop

Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project Eligible Learning Collaborative

April 25, 2022 to July 25, 2022

This virtual learning collaborative (LC) will focus on challenges and solutions specific to rural health providers to support improvement in health equity and reduction in health disparities. This interactive collaborative will include four (4) virtual, 60-minute learning sessions and additional brief readings and/or reflections between sessions to support understanding of disparities and strategies to address them. 

Upcoming HELP Webinar

Building a Strong Foundation for RHCs in the Transition to Value

June 15, 2022

Foundation cornerstone strength determines the overall integrity of the structure. Think of your outpatient health care practice as a building. What is the cornerstone that will ensure the strongest foundation to support a flexible infrastructure that leads to long-term sustainability? How do we ensure the foundation of the organization has the strength and flexibility needed to maneuver the fluidity of the current health care landscape? 

Upcoming Webinar

2022 Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit (RSV)

July 19, 2022 to July 21, 2022

"Bridging the Future: Innovation, Adaptation, and Equity for Rural Health Care"
The 2022 Flex Program Virtual Reverse Site Visit will take place online this year and will include presentations by keynote speakers, state Flex Programs, FORHP staff, and TASC staff.

Upcoming HELP Webinar

RHC Performance Measurement and Quality Improvement

August 3, 2022

There are many terms that are used in reference to improving clinical and non-clinical outcomes in a health care facility. Quality improvement, continuous quality improvement (CQI), quality assessment, quality assurance, and performance improvement are just a few. Regardless of the term used, in today's health care landscape, primary care practice's quality-related activities are imperative to achieve the Triple Aim: 

Past Events

Past Allied Health Webinar

Recruitment and Retention Planning for Allied Health Networks

October 6, 2016

This webinar presents a toolkit designed for networks participating in the Rural Network Allied Health Training Program to support them in creating employment hiring plans. The Recruitment and Retention Plan Toolkit includes a guide with descriptive information on hiring for retention, an assessment tool, an action planning template and samples. The presentation provides an overview of the toolkit and discusses common questions around recruitment and retention.

Past Webinar

Access to Health Care Through Telehealth

October 6, 2016

This webinar provides an overview of the use of telehealth in rural areas, along with common challenges and potential solutions. Two leaders of rural health networks also share their experiences and advice about telehealth.

Past Webinar

Cybersecurity Threats in Rural America: How to Protect Your CAH

September 27, 2016

Understand the threats of ransomware and hacking. Discover methods to assess risk of data breaches from cyber criminals. Learn about ways hospitals can protect their computer networks. Understand what hospitals need to do when a cyberattack or data breach occurs.

Past Network Development Webinar

Network Board Development: Equipping Leaders for Effectiveness

September 15, 2016

This webinar presents highlights from the Network Board Development Guide, a resource created by RHI and NCHN to assist rural health networks in establishing and improving board governance. The guide includes board member recruitment, roles and responsibilities, effective meeting management and links to resources.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Building Trust in Collaborative Partnerships

August 17, 2016

Rural health networks provide value to their members and contribute to the health and wellness of their communities with effective collaboration. This webinar and the accompanying worksheet can help network directors enhance and improve trust in all relationships—at the individual, team and network levels.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Findings from the Rural Provider Leadership Summit

August 10, 2016

Learn issues and explore strategies related to engaging rural providers in value models and population health initiatives and enhancing CAH medical staff collaboration. Discover methods state Flex Programs use to support rural provider engagement.

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

Managing Change to Engage Partners

July 21, 2016

This webinar discusses the two main reasons people decide to change and how rural health network leaders can use this understanding to motivate partners. The presentation also reviews the characteristics of an effective shared vision and identifies action steps leaders can take during three phases of transition.

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. 

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