Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Webinar

SHIP State Coordinator Technical Assistance Webinar: January 2019

January 17, 2019

Did you know that, effective January 1, 2019, hospitals must comply with the new CMS mandate to post a listing of their current standard charges on their hospital website? Join us to learn more about pricing transparency, hospital and patient challenges, identifying best practices, and how SHIP Coordinators can support their hospitals with this new mandate.

Upcoming Workshop

Health Care Access Solutions Summit

February 19, 2019 to February 20, 2019

The road to population health depends heavily on our ability to overcome the most vexing barriers to access. This summit will provide a space to connect with other network leaders from across the country to brainstorm and share best practices for addressing barriers to access.

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

CAHMPAS

March 4, 2019

The tentative topic for the March Flex VKG is CAHMPAS. Flex VKG webinars provide a forum for state Flex Programs to share successes, discuss challenges and brainstorm strategies for improvement and Flex Program excellence.

Upcoming SRHT Learning Collaborative

Learning Collaborative One

March 20, 2019

Selected hospitals should reserve the following dates and prepare to participate in four Learning Collaborative (LC) virtual meetings. More information will be provided to selected hospitals. LCs will be used to share information across projects to transition them to population health.

Upcoming SRHT Learning Collaborative

Learning Collaborative Two

May 15, 2019

Selected hospitals should reserve the following dates and prepare to participate in four Learning Collaborative (LC) virtual meetings. More information will be provided to selected hospitals. LCs will be used to share information across projects to transition them to population health.

Upcoming TASC 90 Webinar

EMS Flex Supplemental Funding Projects

May 15, 2019

The tentative topic of the May TASC 90 is an update on the Flex supplemental funding EMS projects. This quarterly webinar will include updates from TASC, RQITA, FMT and FORHP, to include both the Flex Program and policies impacting critical access hospitals (CAHs).

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

CAHMPAS

June 3, 2019

The tentative topic for the June Flex VKG is CAHMPAS. Flex VKG webinars provide a forum for state Flex Programs to share successes, discuss challenges and brainstorm strategies for improvement and Flex Program excellence.

Upcoming Conference

2019 Minnesota Rural Health Conference

June 17, 2019 to June 18, 2019

Innovation & Transformation 

With over 600 rural health stakeholders participating annually, the Minnesota Rural Health Conference is one of the nation's largest state rural health conferences. The conference is hosted by the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health & Primary Care; Minnesota Rural Health Association; and the National Rural Health Resource Center.

Upcoming SRHT Learning Collaborative

Learning Collaborative Three

July 17, 2019

Selected hospitals should reserve the following dates and prepare to participate in four Learning Collaborative (LC) virtual meetings. More information will be provided to selected hospitals. LCs will be used to share information across projects to transition them to population health.

Upcoming Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Grant Logistics: Closing out the Flex Grant Year

August 5, 2019

The tentative topic for the August Flex VKG is Grant Logistics: Closing out the Flex Grant Year. Flex 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

Collaborating for Impact Workshop

August 21, 2019 to August 22, 2019

True innovation comes only through a collaborative process where many voices are at the table, but it’s not easy to lead a group with a variety of perspectives and priorities. During this workshop, you’ll assess the strength of your own network’s collaborative relationships and build your collaborative leadership skills.

Upcoming SRHT Learning Collaborative

Learning Collaborative Four

August 21, 2019

Selected hospitals should reserve the following dates and prepare to participate in four Learning Collaborative (LC) virtual meetings. More information will be provided to selected hospitals. LCs will be used to share information across projects to transition them to population health.

Past Events

Past Allied Health Webinar

Employee Satisfaction Survey Implementation Process

January 17, 2018

Learn how to implement an annual employee satisfaction survey. This webinar provides insight to choose "the right" survey questions, methods to administer the survey and critical survey follow-up steps.

Past HELP Webinar

The Role of Rural Hospitals in Addressing Substance Use Problems

January 10, 2018

Explore the issues driving substance use in rural communities and discuss the role of rural hospitals in supporting and participating in community-based strategies and programs to address this ongoing population health problem.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Capturing CAH Finance: Leveraging Data for CAH Financial Improvement

January 8, 2018

Know where to find resources to support CAH financial improvement. Discuss different ways states are utilizing tools and leveraging relationships to improve financial performance within their CAHs. Understand the value of the CAHMPAS data query tool, CAHFIR and the use of subcontractors for financial improvement success.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

ED-1 and ED-2: Incorporating Inpatient ED Measures into MBQIP

December 21, 2017

Hear a discussion about the Inpatient ED measures (ED-1 and ED-2) new to MBQIP. Understand the basics, review currently available CAH data and discuss best practices for quality improvement. Also hear updates on antibiotic stewardship measures, National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) enrollment and upcoming changes to the MBQIP Data Reports.

Past Allied Health Webinar

IRWIN Rural Health Course

December 19, 2017

In this webinar, the Indiana Rural Workforce Innovation Network will discuss its Rural Health Course, an exploration of health care delivery in the rural community, and student exposure to unique differentiators that accompany a rural practice.

Past Network Development Webinar

Project Evaluation Plan Toolkit

December 14, 2017

Evaluation planning can guide a rural health network in collecting information on project activities, tracking progress towards objectives and identifying project improvement opportunities. In this webinar, the presenters will walk through an evaluation planning toolkit to support networks in developing evaluation plans.

Past HELP Webinar

Burnout in Health Care

December 13, 2017

Review national data on burnout and share how health care systems across the state of Minnesota are working together to combat this crisis.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

How a State Flex Program Can Prepare for an Impactful CAH Site Visit

December 4, 2017

Understand best practices for conducting a CAH site visit, discuss different ways states are utilizing tools and leveraging relationships to conduct a successful site visit and foster peer-to-peer sharing of CAH site visit templates, tools and resources.

Past Webinar

The Five Characteristics Common to Thriving Rural Health Networks

November 16, 2017

Rural health networks are one of the answers for successfully shifting toward value-based care models. This webinar discusses the five common characteristics of a sustained rural health network, how to focus efforts to support those key attributes and what it takes to plan for the future.

Past TASC 90 Webinar

Flex Program Work with Rural Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs)

November 8, 2017

Learn the performance observations and evidence of rural accountable care organization (ACO) involvement. Discover opportunities for state Flex Program involvement in supporting value-based models of care and understand the successes and challenges of rural ACOs and how the state Flex Program can play a supportive role.

Past Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Utilizing the Core Competencies for State Flex Program Excellence

November 6, 2017

Review the purpose of the Core Competencies for Flex Program Excellence and how they relate to Flex grant requirements. Hear about the self-assessment and learn about technical assistance available from TASC to support development of the Core Competencies. Discover how Flex Programs are using them to improve their program performance.

Past Network Development Webinar

Behind the Scenes with Strategic Planning, Part 2

October 5, 2017

This presentation walks through a strategic planning toolkit to support rural health networks in developing an effective and dynamic strategic plan.

Past Reverse Site Visit

Rural Health Network Summit 2017

September 14, 2017 to September 15, 2017

This event will bring together rural health network leaders to discuss the important role of networks in the changing health care landscape. During the summit, network leaders will interact with peers to explore innovative and effective initiatives and projects that are delivering value to network members during this time of transition.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Sustainability Action Planning for Allied Health Networks

August 30, 2017

For rural health networks and network projects, sustainability can be defined as the ability to achieve desired outcomes and financial viability through implementation and deployment of the network’s business plan. This webinar shares information on the process of developing an action plan to identify and address opportunities for sustainability.

Past Network Development Webinar

Behind the Scenes with Strategic Planning, Part 1

August 24, 2017

Meaningful strategic paths enable effective change by considering what actions are necessary in order to achieve an organization’s vision. In this webinar, the presenters describe how the product of strategic planning sets the stage for change and provide tips for effective strategic planning.

Past MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

Antibiotic Stewardship

August 17, 2017

Learn about antibiotic stewardship. Hear a discussion about MBQIP successes, challenges and strategies to assist hospitals toward reporting, participating, improving and excelling across the four MBQIP domains.

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