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 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 SRHT 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 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 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 SRHT 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 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 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 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.

Past SHIP Webinar

FY16 SHIP Peer Webinar

October 8, 2015

This webinar, held in preparation for the fiscal year 2016 SHIP application, provides a review of the SHIP Hospital Application Template Form and the State Spreadsheet for SHIP Applicants. SHIP Coordinators from Oklahoma, Kansas, Utah and Georgia share best practices and lessons learned regarding state-level SHIP administration.

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

Understanding the S-10 Worksheet: Determining Charity Care and Bad Debt (Part 2)

September 24, 2015

Get detailed instructions on how to complete the S-10 form, suggestions for best practice implementation, understand current and potential uses of the S-10 form, compare recently filed uncompensated care data and analyze the data's impact on potential uncompensated care pool allocations.

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

Understanding the S-10 Worksheet: Determining Charity Care and Bad Debt (Part 1)

September 23, 2015

Get detailed instructions on how to complete the S-10 form, suggestions for best practice implementation, understand current and potential uses of the S-10 form, compare recently filed uncompensated care data and analyze the data's impact on potential uncompensated care pool allocations.

Past Reverse Site Visit

Rural Health IT Workforce & Rural Allied Healthcare Workforce Workshop

September 3, 2015

Many grantees of the Rural Health Information Technology (IT) Workforce Program and the Rural Network Allied Health Training Program gathered for a workshop following the 2015 Rural Health Summit in Portland, Oregon. Attendees received program updates and overviews from representatives of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, information on workforce recruitment and retention, and best practices from peer networks.

Federal Office of Rural Health Policy Update

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

Physician Engagement – An Imperative for Success

August 28, 2015

Learn how an understanding of physician and leadership differences can increase the likelihood of trusting relationships and shared visions with specific administrative strategies for meaningful physician engagement.

Past Workshop

Network Care Coordination Workshop 2015

August 25, 2015 to August 26, 2015

The 2015 Network Care Coordination Workshop was open to grantees of the Network Development, Network Planning, and Health IT Workforce grant programs of FORHP. This workshop explored the fundamentals of developing a network care coordination service, including team development, leadership communication and facilitation skills, and technology and process infrastructure.

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

HIT Workforce Recruitment and Retention

August 20, 2015

This webinar discusses best practices in recruiting and retaining HIT staff, national HIT workforce recruiting trends and unique conditions of recruiting and retaining staff in rural settings. The presentation includes insights from the 3RNet and from a grantee of the Rural Health Information Technology Workforce Program.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Financial Performance Improvement Projects in CAHs

August 12, 2015

Learn about the development and implementation of financial performance improvement projects in CAHs, targeting low performers, lessons learned by Flex Programs and outcomes from the projects.

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

Developing Rural Telehealth to Leverage Service Gaps

July 29, 2015

Learn to operationalize and integrate telemedicine to improve the quality of care, reduce cost and increase opportunities for collaboration with other providers to prepare for population health.

Past Workshop

Network Sustainability Workshop 2015

July 28, 2015 to July 29, 2015

The 2015 Network Sustainability Workshop was open to grantees of the Network Development, Network Planning, and Health IT Workforce grant programs of FORHP. Participants learned about using systems frameworks as a guide for network sustainability, developed network leadership skills, and explored components of a network business plan.

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