Events

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Network Development Cohort Group Call

Clinical Care Coordination Financial Stability

March 28, 2019

Long term financial sustainability has continued to surface to the top of the list. This call will focus on how to take bits and pieces and put them together to make a financially sustainable program. It is important to understand how to plan and prepare for your future growth.

Upcoming Network Development Webinar

Demystifying Financial Forecasting for Good Business Planning

April 17, 2019

Financial forecasting begins with thinking through how to deliver the product or service that your customers may want. Rural Health Innovations (RHI) has developed a tool, Product and Service Canvas, that helps generate thinking for this development.

Upcoming MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

April MBQIP Virtual Knowledge Group

April 18, 2019

MBQIP VKGs provide a networking opportunity for state Flex Programs and subcontractors. Topics for discussion are determined based on MBQIP Data Reports, technical assistance trends and requests.

Upcoming Network Development Cohort Group Call

Community Health Workers in Today's Health Care Enviornment

April 25, 2019

The launch of the new Community-Based Care Coordination Cohort is scheduled for April 25, 2019. These calls will focus on community-based care coordination, discussing issues surrounding the approach to utilizing Community Health Workers. Top priority topics for these calls will be identified via a survey sent to Network Development grantees.

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 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 Flex Virtual Knowledge Group

Health Equity

June 3, 2019

The tentative topic for the June Flex VKG is Health Equity. 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 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 HIT Workforce Webinar

No-Cost Extension and Sustainability Plan Follow-Up

May 19, 2016

This webinar shares information about the no-cost extension opportunity for the Rural HIT Workforce Program, including the application process, guidelines and submission deadlines. The presentation also provides a summary of areas within the Sustainability Plan Toolkit, a resource provided by RHI to support grantees in creating Sustainability Plans.

Past Reverse Site Visit

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Partnership Meeting 2016

May 2, 2016 to May 3, 2016

The Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Partnership Meeting created a shared learning environment in which June 2015 Network Planning grantees presented their progress toward network development, learned about innovative strategies to implement programs, and identified potential opportunities for collaboration through networking with fellow grantees. 

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

Sustainability Plan Toolkit for Rural HIT Workforce Networks

April 14, 2016

This webinar introduces the Sustainability Plan Toolkit, which RHI developed for HIT Workforce grantees based on our knowledge and experience in working with management tools and rural health networks. The presentation provides background information on sustainability planning and reviews the components of the toolkit.

Past Webinar

Moving Toward Health Care Transformation

April 7, 2016

The role that networks play in transforming health care in the United States is invaluable. This webinar focuses on specific ways networks can lead health care transformation in their communities, with leaders from three rural health networks presenting their approaches.

Past SHIP Webinar

2016 SHIP Lean Training: Part 3

March 22, 2016

The final webinar in the three-part educational series for SHIP-eligible hospitals in 2016 covers Lean culture transformation, Lean measurement and metrics, and how to initiate Lean projects or events.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Strategic Planning for Newly Formed Networks

March 16, 2016

This webinar supports emerging rural health networks in understanding the importance of a shared vision and the strategic planning cycle, identifying key components of a strategic plan and reviewing specific tools for an effective strategic planning event. Accompanying resources include a guide, a template and sample components from rural health networks.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Student Outreach for Allied Health Professions

March 16, 2016

This webinar focuses on how to recruit students for allied health employment opportunities in rural settings and how to retain students in the rural workforce post-graduation. Presenters also share national data on allied health professions, including employment projections and wage information. 

Past Network Planning Webinar

A Culture of Innovation for Network Leaders

February 17, 2016

This presentation discusses considerations for leaders as they integrate new and innovative concepts into rural health networks, including fostering creativity among board members, incorporating creative practices into the strategic planning process and implementing communication techniques for innovative collaboration.

Past SHIP Webinar

2016 SHIP Lean Training: Part 2

February 16, 2016

The second webinar in the three-part educational series for SHIP-eligible hospitals in 2016 provides an overview of Value-Stream Mapping, 5S Worksite Organization, A3 Problem Solving and Standard Work.

Past Network Development Webinar

Sustainability Planning for Rural Health Networks

February 11, 2016

This webinar shares information on the process of developing a sustainability plan for a rural health network by drawing on elements developed through prior planning sessions. The accompanying Sustainability Planning Toolkit supports rural health network leaders in identifying opportunities for improving network sustainability and in writing action plans to address specific business areas.

Past Rural HIT Coalition

Rural Veteran's Issues and Interoperability

February 3, 2016

View a summary from a National Rural HIT Coalition conference call with state and federal updates. Discussion topics included rural veteran's issues and interoperability.

Past HIT Workforce Webinar

Business Planning Canvas: Expansion of Value Proposition as a Sustainability Tool

January 21, 2016

This webinar reviews the Business Canvas, a tool designed to build on a rural health network's value propositions for improved sustainability. The presentation describes key areas of consideration for a network business plan, including the identification of key initiatives, key resources and infrastructure and key partners.

Past Network Planning Webinar

Managing Change for Network Leaders

January 20, 2016

This webinar focuses on building network leadership skills through effective change management. The presentation discusses the different degrees of change intensity, factors related to successful or unsuccessful change efforts, and how leaders of rural health networks can support change initiatives for improved sustainability.

Past Allied Health Webinar

Program Evaluation Planning and Tools for Allied Health Networks

January 20, 2016

It is important to assess the impact of program objectives to demonstrate value, to monitor progress toward the program goals and to identify potential best practices and lessons learned. This webinar provides a useful template and guidance in writing a program evaluation plan.

Past Webinar

Meaningful Use and Transitions of Care

January 14, 2016

This webinar discusses the need for effective care transitions facilitated by HIT. The presentation includes real solutions and practical steps that facilitate effective exchange of patient information among providers across the spectrum of care.

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