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 Network Planning Webinar

Network Planning TA Kick-Off Webinar 2015

July 16, 2015

The June 2015 cohort of Network Planning grantees received education, training and guidance from the Network TA team at RHI. This webinar introduced grantees to the Network TA team and described how the technical assistance provided throughout the grant period supports networks in reaching their program goals.

Past Webinar

Network Board Development: We Are Better Together

July 9, 2015

This webinar reviews network basics such as network models, board structures, the roles of the board and the executive director and the governance cycle. The second portion of the webinar includes ideas, tools and best practices on how to engage your board.

Past Reverse Site Visit

2015 Flex Program Reverse Site Visit & Pre-Conference Workshop

June 23, 2015

The annual Flex Program Reverse Site Visit is an opportunity for state Flex Program grantees to convene and share information about the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program and critical access hospitals (CAHs). This event focuses on the latest information and issues in the Flex Program including discussion of how national changes in health care delivery will impact CAHs.

Past Webinar

Data Analytics in Rural Health Networks

June 18, 2015

This webinar discusses the relevance of data analytics within rural health networks and provides an overview of statistical analysis techniques. The presenters introduce open source tools that are useful for analyzing complex data relationships and explore best practices and available resources associated with data analytics.

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

Partnerships: Positioning Hospitals for the Future (Part 2)

June 12, 2015

Hear case studies that assist rural providers as they create interdependence with other providers and organizations to create a system of care. This webinar includes practice tools, case studies and advice to meet partnership goals.

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

Partnerships: Positioning Hospitals for the Future (Part 1)

June 5, 2015

Rural providers are in a position to build more favorable partnerships due to market shifts including the move toward population health. This webinar includes practice tools, case studies and advice to meet partnership goals.

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

Rural Relevant Measures: Next Steps for the Future

May 20, 2015

Hear what FORHP sees are the challenges and principles informing quality measurement and reporting in a low-volume, resource restricted environment and what we can do to encourage rural provider participation.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Value-Based Health Care Models

May 13, 2015

Learn terms related to value-based models. Expand awareness of what is happening among early rural adopters of value-based models and why they moved in their current direction. Discover lessons learned and outcomes from early adopters and identify potential strategies.

Past Webinar

Aiming for Impact Using a Systems Framework

May 7, 2015

Rural health network leaders can use a systems approach and framework to improve the overall effectiveness of their networks and to reach their goals and desired outcomes. This webinar reviews the basics of a systems approach, why using a systems framework as a management tool is effective and two systems frameworks for consideration.

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

Road to Value: What’s Most Important to Know and Do to Financially Position the Hospital for the Future

May 6, 2015

Financial preparation for this transformation will be key to short-term survival and long-term success. Learn to be prepared for the financial journey, efficiency and effectiveness of revenue and expense management, service line analysis and development, alternative payment models and relationships with other health care providers in the provision of health care services.

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

Payer Contract Negotiations: Getting Paid for Delivering Value

April 24, 2015

Position your organization to take advantage of new opportunities that arise from value-based payment models, including direct contracting with employers, single-signature clinically integrated network contracts and upstream shared savings arrangements.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Communication in Rural Health Network Planning

April 23, 2015

Rural health network leaders make use of effective and engaging communication to create momentum. This webinar explores the importance of articulating clear missions, visions and goals, while understanding the needs of the communities being served. The presentation also reviews Section E of the Network Self-Assessment Tool.

Past SHIP Webinar

2015 SHIP Lean Training: Part 3

April 10, 2015

This final webinar in the three-part 2015 SHIP Lean Training series covers lean culture transformation, data and information, measurement and metrics and identifying projects or events.

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

Using Analytics to Manage Population Health

April 10, 2015

Reviews required population health claims data; a population health management dashboard; understanding that 20% of beneficiaries represent 80% of the cost and a drill down on the most expensive beneficiaries; hot spotting and targeting specific populations; determining what diseases to target and improve and strategies to monitor population health chronic disease data.

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

A Strategic Framework for Assisting Rural Hospitals to Move to Population Health

April 8, 2015

The current environment is driven by health care reform and market realities now offers a new set of challenges. Learn how to develop a robust strategy for full population health management and hear practical steps rural providers need to consider as the payment system moves from FFS to value and population health.

Past SHIP Webinar

2015 SHIP Lean Training: Part 2

March 20, 2015

This second webinar in the three-part 2015 SHIP Lean Training series introduces Value-Stream Mapping, 5S Worksite Organization, A3 Problem Solving and Standard Work.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Board Development in Rural Health Network Planning

March 19, 2015

Rural health networks may be structured and governed in a variety of approaches. This webinar discusses topics for network leaders to consider as part of board development efforts, including membership, bylaws, board job descriptions and value propositions. The presentation also reviews Section D of the Network Self-Assessment Tool.

Past SHIP Webinar

2015 SHIP Lean Training: Part 1

February 27, 2015

This introductory webinar for the three-part 2015 SHIP Lean Training provides an overview of Lean principles, the eight areas of waste and the voice of the customer.

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