Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinar

DRCHSD Fall Communication Webinar Series Part 1: Free Communications Toolkit and Vaccine Resources

October 21, 2021

Learn about the DRCHSD Customizable Communications Toolkit, available for use in health care community outreach and education communications. These materials focus on communicating information and confidence in services, available to immediately download and customize. In addition, the presenters will share a recently developed vaccine communications toolkit.

Upcoming Rural HIT Coalition

Cybersecurity

October 26, 2021

Explain why health care is targeted by cyberattacks, who the attackers are, and the potential implications. Recognize the top cyber threats to health care organizations such as critical access hospitals (CAHs) and rural health clinics (RHCs). Discuss how health care organizations can practice preparedness and what to do in case of a cyberattack.

Upcoming Webinar

DRCHSD Fall Communication Webinar Series Part 2: Building your Reputation: Internally, Externally, and Online

October 28, 2021

Health care is consumer-driven, and prospective patients make decisions based on many factors including cost, access, quality, experience, and their connection to us. These patients, or consumers, identify with the messages and overall image you create for your organization; it’s so much more than a logo or your colors, although those are important too.

Upcoming Workshop

FORHP Flex Program Virtual Workshop

November 1, 2021 to November 10, 2021

The goal of the FORHP Flex Program Virtual Workshop is to provide new or existing Flex Program staff an orientation to the Flex Program. Attendance at this event is open only to state Flex grantees.

Upcoming Webinar

DRCHSD Fall Communication Webinar Series Part 3: Building Loyalty by Targeting your Message to Various Generations

November 4, 2021

Health care communications can be a challenge when trying to reach a specific audience. Understanding generational behaviors and mindsets can equip you with the knowledge you need to meet your audience where they are. Communication strategies must be established that reflect the nuances of the multigenerational, multicultural, and bilingual homes in the communities you serve.

Past Events

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Rural Health Equity and the Flex Program

February 17, 2021

Understand the basics of health equity and the impact of President Biden's Health Equity Executive Order. Identify national health equity initiatives. Learn health equity activities relevant for state Flex Programs and CAHs.

Past Webinar

Introducing the DRCHSD Customizable Communications Toolkit

February 4, 2021

This webinar is for currently participating DRCHSD hospitals. Explore the Customizable Communications Toolkit, which supports rural hospitals and clinics in developing internal and external communication materials. Preview the campaigns and customizable templates and learn how to access, download, and customize the files.

Past Webinar

Potential Roles for Rural Ambulance Services in COVID-19 Vaccination

January 27, 2021

This webinar will cover potential roles for rural ambulance services in the COVID-19 vaccination. This event is supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and coordinated by TASC, a program of the National Rural Health Resource Center. 

Past Webinar

Front-end Revenue Cycle Improvement: Patient Registration

January 21, 2021

The last session of the Revenue Cycle Improvement webinar series, Front-end Revenue Cycle Improvement: Patient Registration, will review best practice patient registration and pre-arrival strategies, and discuss KPIs used to measure and benchmark registration performance.

Past Webinar

Charge Capture Improvement and Best Practices

January 19, 2021

The third session of the Revenue Cycle Improvement webinar series, Charge Capture Improvement and Best Practices, will provide an overview of charge capture opportunities.

Past Webinar

Telehealth Coding and Billing to Maximize Reimbursement

January 14, 2021

The second session of the Revenue Cycle Improvement webinar series, Telehealth Coding and Billing to Maximize Reimbursement, provides an overview of coding, billing and reimbursement updates for telehealth and virtual communication services in CY2021.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Carryover and Flex Grant Management

January 12, 2021

Understand the HHS carryover process and necessary steps required. Hear from Flex programs that have utilized carryover Flex funds. Hear examples of Flex programs shifting activities to avoid the carryover process.

Past Webinar

2021 CMS Coding Updates

January 12, 2021

The first session of the Revenue Cycle Improvement webinar series, CMS 2021 Coding Updates, provided updates to the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule regarding telehealth, E&M documentation and code changes, fee-for-service reimbursement impact, and RHC service expansion.

Past Webinar

Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project Kick-Off Webinar

December 17, 2020

Please join us to learn further details on the new Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project, eligibility requirements to participate, details regarding the application process, as well as an overview of technical assistance that will be provided to selected applicants. 

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Flex Program Staff Engagement, Wellness Best Practices, and Staff Satisfaction

December 17, 2020

Discover staff engagement and wellness best practices for building Flex Program longevity. Identify employee satisfaction opportunities within different organization types (state government, non-profit, and university). Share innovative ways to celebrate Flex program successes.

Past Webinar

What’s Your 2021 Story? The Art of Storytelling

December 17, 2020

In this eighth and final webinar of the 8-part series, Communication Strategies for Community Outreach and Education, you’ll leave inspired and energized to go out and tell the story of your rural health organization.

Past Webinar

Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project State Partner Kick-Off Webinar

December 14, 2020

Please join us to learn further details on the new Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project, eligibility requirements to participate, details regarding the application process, as well as an overview of technical assistance that will be provided to selected applicants. 

Past Webinar

How to Communicate Who You Truly Are as an Organization

December 3, 2020

In this sixth webinar of the 8-part series, Communication Strategies for Community Outreach and Education, learn to develop an image that aligns with your organization’s vision and future growth strategy.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

MBQIP Data Reports and Resource Review

December 3, 2020

Explore the updated MBQIP Data Reports and understand how to make use of them. Review available resources to support MBQIP at the state and hospital level in the context of the results of the Annual RQITA Assessment. Discuss additional MBQIP resource and support needs and requests.

Past Webinar

Beyond Education: Engaging Staff to Impact Population Health

December 1, 2020

For population health initiatives to be successful, it is important to get understanding and buy-in from staff at all levels of the organization, including frontline as well as leadership. This requires creating messaging and education that will inspire and motivate others to join you to address population health.

Past Webinar

Project Overview

December 1, 2020

This webinar is designed to help you understand the purpose of the project. 

Past Webinar

WEBINAR: Ensuring Health Across Rural Minnesota in 2030

November 25, 2020

This webinar will explain this study, funded by the Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, on trends and disruptors of health care, creating a roadmap that will ensure health across rural Minnesota in 2030 through elevated rural health policy.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Evaluation Performance Improvement

November 23, 2020

State the purpose, components, and uses of program evaluation. Recall common performance improvement opportunities in program evaluation. Through an accompanying self-assessment, recognize their Flex program’s strengths, challenges, and barriers with program evaluation.

Past Webinar

DRCHSD CARES Act Reporting Guidance and FAQ Webinar

November 13, 2020

The purpose of this webinar with BKD experts is to share critical information hospitals need to be aware of as we are rapidly approaching the COVID-19 reporting deadline. This is a brief presentation on CARES Act Reporting and Q&A on the newly released guidance.

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