2022 Ellis Fischel Clinical Cancer Symposium

May 27, 2022

Join the University of Missouri-Columbia Continuing Education for Health Professions in-person for this ONE day event!

Date: June 10, 2022

Time: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM CT

Location: Memorial Union, University of Missouri Campus, Columbia

If you cannot attend in-person there is the option to attend live virtually.

The purpose of this one-day interprofessional symposium is to update knowledge and enhance the skills in the diagnosis, treatment, and clinical management of patients with cancer and their families. The latest evidence-based practices and tools will be explored. The day offers a blend of clinical and relationship-centered topics applicable to both inpatient and ambulatory oncology practice settings

REGISTER today to reserve your spot!

For more information and to register, visit University of Missouri-Columbia Continuing Education for Health Professions website.

Accreditation Information

Activity approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Midwest Multistate Division Provider Number MO1022-6

LPC, Social Work, Psychology, 50-minute hour CEs

The University of Missouri Continuing Education for health Professions (CEHP) is part of an accredited university i the state of Missouri. As such, this program meets requirements for Licensed Professional Counselors, Psychologists, and Social Workers with Missouri licenses.

Other Educational Credits Being Pursued

Nursing Pharmacotherapeutic

Presented By:

Ellis Fischel Cancer Center – MU Health Care | MU School of Medicine | MU Sinclair School of Nursing
MU Continuing Education for Health Professions | MU Extension


Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Hardship Exception Application

Date: May 25, 2022

Medicare Promoting Interoperability Program Hardship Exception Application

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
September 1, 2022
qnetsupport@hcqis.org or 866.288.8912

CMS eligible hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) may be exempted from the Medicare Promoting Interoperability payment adjustment if they can show that compliance with the requirement for being a meaningful Electronic Health Record (EHR) user would result in a significant hardship. Eligible hospitals and CAHs may submit a hardship exception application each year for a maximum of 5 years.

Reasons for a hardship exception include:

  • Using decertified EHR technology
  • Insufficient internet connectivity
  • Extreme and uncontrollable circumstances
  • Lack of control over the availability of certified electronic health record technology (CEHRT)

2022 Quality Payment Program Exceptions Application Fact Sheet


CMS eligible hospitals and CAHs that can cite one of the reasons listed above may apply for a hardship exception.

Amount of funding

If approved, the hardship exception is valid for one payment adjustment year. Eligible hospitals and CAHs would need to submit a new application for subsequent years, and no entity can be granted an exception for more than 5 years.

Application process

Links to additional guidance and the online hardship exception application is available on the program website.

Emergency Telemedicine Poised to Grow in Pandemic’s New Phase

Date: May 25, 2022

Emergency telemedicine poised to grow in pandemic’s new phase

Emergency medicine is likely not the first specialty that comes to mind when thinking about the clinical areas that can benefit greatly from telehealth. But this digitally enabled mode of health care delivery that took off at the pandemic’s onset was helping in the emergency medicine setting before COVID-19 and will only continue to grow.

An American Medical Association (AMA) Telehealth Immersion Program event co-hosted with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) provided an overview of the innovative ways telemedicine is being used in emergency settings and discussed how telehealth can continue to help physicians provide better care for patients.

Emergency medicine doesn’t take place in one spot in the hospital and emergency physicians are trained to take care of emerging acute care situations in any setting, said Aditi U. Joshi, MD, chair of ACEP’s telehealth section. That includes the kind of asynchronous care that can be part of telehealth.

Triage involves determining which kind of care presenting patients require. “Can they stay at home, do they need to go to an urgent care, primary care, or do they need to come into the emergency department?” she said. “We are uniquely skilled in that.”

Telestroke was another form of telehealth in use before the COVID-19 pandemic, and telehealth was in use at freestanding emergency departments and urgent care centers. And here are a few ways that virtual care is poised to continue to grow:

  • Triage. This can include, for example, talking to the emergency medical services unit on the way to the hospital, long-term acute care (LTAC) triage, and telemedicine screening exams.
  • Direct, acute unscheduled care. For example, virtual urgent care, Emergency Department (ED) consults to help with things such as transfer stabilization treatment advice, LTAC, correctional medicine, or skilled nursing facility consults.
  • Virtual (out of ED) observation. For example, post-ED follow-up visits, remote home monitoring, and hospital at home.

The AMA helps guide physicians, practices, and health systems in optimizing and sustaining telehealth at their organizations through the AMA Telehealth Immersion Program. The program builds on The Telehealth Initiative and is part of the AMA STEPS Forward® Innovation Academy, which enables physicians to learn from peers and experts and discover ways to implement time-saving practice innovation strategies.

Community Characteristics and Financial and Operational Performance of RHCs

Date: May 24, 2022

Community Characteristics and Financial and Operational Performance of Rural Health Clinics in the United States: A Chartbook

This chartbook provides an overview of Rural Health Clinic (RHC) characteristics and issues using data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Provider of Services file, Medicare cost reports, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s County Health Ranking and will be useful to policymakers and others interested in the performance of RHCs nationally. It can also be useful to RHC administrators to benchmark staffing patterns, productivity, and efficiency. Finally, it provides a discussion of the challenges related to collection and reporting of RHC quality data.

Contact Information:

John A. Gale, MS
Maine Rural Health Research Center
Phone: 207.228.8246

Additional Resources of Interest:


TODAY: Q&A Session about the Community Health Worker Training Program

Date: May 25, 2022

Join Us Today!

Online Question and Answer Session: Community Health Worker Training Program (CHWTP): HRSA-22-124

Date: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET

Join Here

Meeting ID: 160 654 3798
Phone number: 833-568-8864
Passcode: 27273036

This Online Question & Answer Session is an extension of the technical assistance webinar that was held on May 11, 2022. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) staff will be available to answer your questions in real time about the Community Health Worker Training Program (CHWTP) funding opportunity.

The CHW Training Program is focused on expanding the public health workforce by training 13,000 CHWs, as well as building their knowledge and skills. The program will provide education and on-the-job training to build the pipeline of CHWs.  

Approximately up to 75 grantees will receive a total of $226.5 million over a period of three years.

If you are unable to attend, a recording of the previous technical assistance webinar is available. To learn more about eligibility, visit Grants.gov

The application deadline is June 14, 2022.

Missouri Immunization Conference 2022

Date: May 24, 2022

The Missouri Immunization Coalition is honored to invite you to register for the Missouri Immunization Conference 2022. This will be a virtual event happening June 20-23, 2022 and is comprised of daily lunch and learn sessions from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm CDT. The following is the agenda for the daily virtual event:

Missouri Immunization Conference 2022

Dates: Monday, June 20th through Thursday, June 23rd

Time: 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM CDT Daily


Monday (June 20th)

11:00 am CDT

Effects of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy on Routine Vaccinations

Dr. Amruta Padhye, MD

Pediatric Infectious Diseases

University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics

12:20 pm CDT

Equitable Access to Vaccinations

Dr. Kendra Holmes, PharmD, CHCEF

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Affinia Healthcare


Tuesday (June 21st)

11:00 am CDT

ACIP Vaccination Schedule and Heterologous Vaccination Series

Keynote Speaker – Dr. A. Patricia Wodi, MD

Public Health Physician, Immunization Services Division, CDC

12:20 pm CDT

Threats of Re-Emerging Vaccine Preventable Diseases

Dr. Christine Deppong, PhD, Immunologist

Assistant Professor, St. Louis Community College,

Adjunct Professor, Maryville University


Wednesday (June 22nd)

11:00 am CDT

Pain We Feel but Do Not Speak: The COVID-19 Pandemic’s Emotional Toll on Healthcare Professionals

Dr. Mark Ellis, MD, MSPH

Physician Lead, CoxHealth Initiative for Physician Resilience and Enrichment

12:20 pm CDT

Self-Care for Healthcare Providers

Dr. Craig Rooney, Psychologist

Office of Clinician Well-Being

University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics


Thursday (June 23rd)

 11:00 am CDT

History of Vaccines:

Dr. Kenneth Haller, MD

Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics

Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Mr. Kelechi Onyeaka, MPH

Public Health Educator

Missouri Immunization Coalition

12:20 pm CDT

Vaccination Personal Stories:

Ms. Karen North (HPV Vaccine)

Ms. Katie Van Tornhout (Pertussis Vaccine-TDap)

Ms. Sonya Satterwhite (COVID-19 Vaccine) 

A virtual exhibitor hall will be available daily for 30 minutes before the first session (10:30-11:00), 20 minutes between the sessions (12:00-12:20), and 10 minutes after the second session (1:20-1:30).  This affords conference attendees a full 60 minutes each day to interact and network with exhibitors. When attendees visit the virtual exhibition hall, they can view all available exhibitors, either by scrolling or by performing a search. Once a specific booth is selected, attendees can request a text conversation or a video meeting with the exhibitor, view exhibitor handouts or videos, and connect with exhibitors, allowing both exhibitor and the attendee to download contact information (like exchanging business cards). A list of exhibitors will be available on the Missouri Immunization Coalition website at: https://moimmunize.org/mic-conference-2022/.

Registration for the Missouri Immunization Conference 2022 can be accessed at: https://cvent.me/e27b5z?RefId=Home.

Once registered you will immediately receive a confirmation e-mail.  If you do not, please check your junk e-mail. If you have any technical difficulty during the conference, please contact the Continuing Education for Health Professions (CEHP) team at cehp@missouri.edu or (573) 882-4105. 

Prehospital Emergency Medical Services Personnel Study

Date: May 24, 2022

Prehospital Emergency Medical Services Personnel: Comparing Rural and Urban Professional Experience and Provision of Evidence-Based Care

This study describes the relationship between prehospital emergency medical services (EMS) providers’ levels of experience and provision of evidence-based care for rural and urban populations. Using electronic prehospital EMS patient care record data, Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho (WWAMI) Rural Health Research Center examined four EMS Compass performance measures of evidenced-based care for seizure, stroke, hypoglycemia, and trauma.

Compared with EMS agencies serving predominantly urban patient populations, rural-serving agencies less often provided evidence-based care according to performance measures for stroke, hypoglycemia, and trauma. The rural/urban difference was more pronounced with increasing rurality. Using daily 911 encounters and total time spent on 911 encounters as measures of accumulated experience, WWAMI Rural Health Research Center found that EMS professionals at rural agencies had lower levels of accumulated experience than professionals at urban agencies. Experience levels decreased as agency rurality increased. Patients were more likely to receive evidenced-based care for seizure and trauma when the lead EMS professional at the encounter had accumulated more total time responding to 911 encounters. Measures of experience were not associated with evidence-based care for stroke or hypoglycemia.

Contact Information:

Davis Patterson, PhD
WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
Phone: 206.543.1892

Additional Resources of Interest:

Racial/Ethnic Differences in Adverse and Positive Childhood Experiences Across Rural Communities

Date: May 23, 2022

Racial/Ethnic Differences in Adverse and Positive Childhood Experiences Across Rural Communities: Results from the National Survey of Children’s Health

Both positive and adverse events that occur during childhood and adolescence have been shown to be associated with physical and mental health outcomes in adulthood. This study examined whether adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and positive childhood experiences (PCEs) exposure varied by race/ethnicity among rural children. Key findings include:


  • There were higher rates of four or more ACEs among racial/ethnic minority children living in rural areas.
  • Asian/Pacific Islander rural children had the highest rates of three out of six ACEs: parental death, witnessing neighborhood violence, and economic hardship.
  • Economic hardship was prevalent among rural children, with 26.2% of this population experiencing economic hardship, and over 40% of Black and Asian/Pacific Islander children experiencing economic hardship.


  • There were lower rates of each type of PCE among racial/ethnic minority rural children.
  • Asian/Pacific Islander children had the lowest proportion of each of the following PCEs: after school activities (60.5%), community volunteer (33.4%), guiding mentor (85.7%), supportive neighborhood (34.8%), and resilient family (80.4%).

Contact Information:

Elizabeth Crouch, PhD
Rural and Minority Health Research Center
Phone: 803.576.6055

Additional Resources of Interest:

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