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

Change Leadership in Rural Health Network Planning

February 26, 2015

Change occurs at many levels in rural health networks and communities. This webinar explores tools and ideas on change leadership designed for network leaders engaged in the planning stages of network development. The presentation also discusses Section C of the Network Self-Assessment Tool.

Past Network Development Webinar

Strategic Planning for Network Programs

February 12, 2015

This webinar and the accompanying toolkit provide guidance for rural health networks to develop an effective strategic plan and to create a participative strategic planning event. The toolkit provides a suggested format and layout, a guide with sample documents and a sample planning presentation outline.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Innovations in Telehealth

February 11, 2015

Learn about current issues and activities within rural telehealth. Understand an overview of two state Flex Program-supported telehealth projects. Discover these projects’ successes, challenges, and opportunities for consideration in your state’s rural telehealth effort.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Innovation and Creativity in Rural Health Network Planning

January 29, 2015

Rural health network leaders leverage tools to support the collaboration and integration of unique community and stakeholder needs and ideas. This webinar explores ideas and tips on innovation and creativity for network leaders engaged in the planning stages of network development. The presentation also discusses Sections A and B of the Network Self-Assessment Tool.

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

HIT Workforce Recruitment for Retention

January 27, 2015

Recruiting and retaining students can be challenging for many HIT training programs as they work to support rural hospitals and clinics with instructional opportunities to current staff and other potential students. This webinar provides a summary of HIT training program student statistics, information on the demand for HIT professionals, resources and best practices in student recruitment.

Past Network Development Webinar

Program Evaluation Planning for Network Development

January 8, 2015

Evaluation planning involves assessing the impact of program objectives to demonstrate value, monitoring progress toward program goals and identifying potential best practices and lessons learned. This webinar, and the accompanying toolkit, offer guidance and suggestions on developing key components of an evaluation plan for rural health networks.

Past Webinar

Network Technical Assistance Kick-Off Webinar 2014

November 13, 2014

In this webinar, Network TA Team members introduce themselves to current network grantees and describe RHI's TA approach. Attendees learn how the technical assistance provided during their grant periods will support them in achieving program goals.

Past SRHT HELP Webinar

Lean Sigma Health Care

August 26, 2014

This webinar details the thinking and tools within the Lean Sigma Health Care methodology that underlie its highly effective approach to driving meaningful and lasting organizational change.

Past Webinar

Vendor Issues Management

August 13, 2014

Vendor issues management is about getting your issues resolved in a timely manner. This recorded webinar considers the different perspectives of health care providers and IT vendors, while discussing techniques to track and escalate issues.

Past PMG Call

Two Hospital Examples to Prepare for Population Health

July 24, 2014

Hear what challenges rural hospitals are facing with regards to population health planning. Union General Hospital shares how they used results from their CHNA to target and initiate a local wellness program. ICAHN Director discusses steps that IL hospitals took to respond to the ACA and prepare for value-based reimbursement.

Past Reverse Site Visit

2013 National Conference of State Flex Programs & Pre-Conference Workshop

July 23, 2014

The annual National Conference of State Flex Programs 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 Workshop

Program Evaluation Workshops

July 22, 2014

View presentations and materials from two 2014 Program Evaluation Workshop events.

Past Webinar

Framing Rural Health Value Webinar Series: Data Measurement, Outcomes and Impact

July 16, 2014

Understand the benefits of CAHs and Flex Programs using a systems-based framework to manage information and strategic knowledge. Review the purpose of gathering and using data to improve health and safety of patients, financial awareness and demonstrate impact. Learn impactful initiatives CAHs are utilizing in response to MBQIP data.

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