Rural Minnesota Path to Value Podcast Series
Through our work with rural hospitals, a need has emerged for education directed towards critical access hospital (CAH) staff and mid-level leaders (MLLs) on the ‘why’ and ‘how’ of value-based care and population health.
With the support of the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy and through a grant from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care, this podcast series was developed by the Minnesota Path to Value Project.
Mini-Podcasts for Hospital Staff (three 10-min podcasts)
The basics of population health and social determinants of health are applicable to everyone that works in a hospital. Use these 10-minute podcasts during departmental/staff meetings or share as applicable.
Featuring Tracy Morton, MPH, Director of Population Health, National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)
Listeners will begin to understand the transition to value-based care and population health and why mid-level management plays a critical role.
Featuring Rhonda Barcus, MS, LPC, Program Manager, National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)
Creating a meaningful experience for our patients includes connecting with the person to provide a sense of safety and care. This podcast is relevant to any staff member in a healthcare organization and who would like to understand more about creating a true patient experience.
Featuring Jonathan Neufeld, PhD, Program Director, Great Plains Telehealth Resource and Assistance Center
Learn tips for how to best inform your patients about what to expect for their telehealth visit. All staff at the hospital should understand what the virtual patient expectation is and what they can do on their end to improve satisfaction and population health.
Podcasts for Mid-level Leaders (five 30-min podcasts)
Learn best practices from experts and critical access hospital (CAH) mid-level leaders (MLLs) as they address social determinants of health and shift towards population health.
Featuring Jennifer Lundblad, Project Director, Rural Health Value and President/CEO, Stratis Health, Karla Weng MPH, CPHQ, Technical Assistance Lead, Rural Health Value and Senior Program Manager, Stratis Health, and Terry Hill, MPA, Senior Advisor for Rural Health Leadership and Policy, National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center) and Executive Director of Rural Health Innovations (RHI)
Understand the difference between population health, value-based care, and value-based payment. Learn what this means for CAHs and rural communities. Rural health experts share key strategies for CAHs to focus on as they move towards population health.
Featuring Shannon Studden, Senior Program Specialist and Rhonda Barcus, Program Manager from the National Rural Health Resource Center and Carly Kubesh, BSN, RN, PHN, Clinic Manager, Olivia Hospital & Clinic, Olivia, MN
Learn some of the core competencies that will help mid-level leaders thrive while implementing population health initiatives. Hear from an MLL who is successfully engaging their staff in population health initiatives.
Featuring Alicia Bauman, Community Health Director, Lakewood Health System, Staples, MN and Mat Spaan, MPA, Manager, Care Delivery & Payment Reform, Minnesota Department of Human Services
Learn how a small MN CAH formed non-traditional community partners in order to address food insecurity to improve population health. Also, learn about the Integrated Health Partnership (IHP) and how it allows health care professionals the freedom to drive local innovation and improve the health of their community.
Featuring Jen Peterson, Supervisor of Social Work and Care Coordination, Welia Health, Mora, MN and Deb Laine, M.Ed, Senior Program Specialist, National Rural Health Resource Center (The Center)
Learn the importance of community care coordination in improving population health. Hear about one CAH’s journey into community care coordination – the process, how it has evolved, and the outcomes.
Featuring Jodi Martin, Marketing and Communications Team Leader, Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital, Ely, MN and Mike Milligan, President, Legato Healthcare Marketing
We touched on the importance of population health in our first podcast. Learn how Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital used their community health needs assessment findings to craft messages to engage providers and staff, form community partnerships, and start communicating differently to the community.