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 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 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

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 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.

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 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 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 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.

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