Webinar: Strategies to Improve Care Transition HCAHPS Scores

Post Date: October 25, 2021

Who Should Attend?

  • CNO, Quality, Case Managers, Discharge Planners, Social Workers and anyone that may be involved in discharge process.

In This Webinar:

  • Discuss HCAHPS Questions in the Care Transitions Measure composite
  • Evaluate actions for improving Care Transitions

Webinar Date: October 28, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM CST

Presented By:

Nancy Allen, MS, BSN, RN

As Senior Operations Specialist, Nancy Allen, MS, BSN, RN, serves as lead for several Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) projects such as the mock survey, nurse planner for continuing education certification, and as the Nurse Leaders Peer Network facilitator. Prior to accepting the position at ICAHN, Nancy served as the CNE/Director of Patient Services for Advocate Eureka Hospital for nearly 30 years. During her tenure, she developed several service lines, including the Woodford County Health Department, and served as the administrator for 15 years of the School Nurse Program and Community Education.

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Webinar: Best Practices for Mitigating the EMS Workforce Shortage

Post Date: October 20, 2021

Everyone is feeling the sting of the national workforce shortage, but what is the data telling us about the EMS workforce specifically? This webinar, brought to you by the Academy of International Mobile Healthcare Integration, the American Ambulance Association, and National Association of State EMS Officials, will focus on innovative changes EMS directors and state EMS officials have implemented at the agency, state, and federal levels.

Participants will walk away with practical strategies to mitigate the workforce shortage, enhance available EMS units, reduce employee turnover, and more effectively manage resources before response delays become a crisis.

Event Date: October 28, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM CT

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Upcoming Webinar: The State of Oral Health: Increasing Access & Reducing Disparities

Post Date: October 20, 2021

An estimated 80 million Americans currently lack access to dental care. As oral health is essential to the overall health and well-being of an individual, the large number of those without access can have potentially devastating health consequences such as an increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, chronic diseases, diabetes, and adverse pregnancy outcomes. Three main barriers to accessing dental care include coverage, provider shortages, and cultural barriers to oral health. In this webinar, we will hear from leaders in the field of oral health who are working to reduce disparities in access to and quality of care. 

Speakers will discuss:

  • Federal initiatives to reduce health disparities and advance oral health equity, while furthering oral health in pediatric populations 
  • A health plan foundation’s investment, in collaboration with the Duke Endowment, to improve oral health access in the Carolinas, including in rural communities and school-based programs

Interprofessional solutions to integrate oral health into education and care delivery models.


Natalia Chalmers, DDS, MHSc, PhD
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Katie Eyes, MSW
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation 

Anita Duhl Glicken, MSW 
National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health
University of Colorado School of Medicine 

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Event Date: November 9, 2021

Time: 1:00-2:00 PM ET

Webinar: Specialty Care in the Age of COVID

Post Date: October 15, 2021

Many hospitals can’t staff out all clinical lines, especially non-procedure-based services like infectious disease, neurology, pulmonology, psychiatry, non-invasive cardiology, etc. This can be for lack of volume, lack of funds, lack of needed specialists locally, or all of the above. While this has always harmed patients and hospitals in a wide variety of financial and medical ways, in the age of COVID-19, this lack of specialist access has become catastrophic for small and rural medical facilities. With the recent changes in telemedicine coverage driven by CMS, however, hospitals have a new solution to this medical access problem: multi-specialty tele-consults. This webinar will cover the importance and benefits of offering such non-procedure based specialties locally, especially at hospitals dealing with the influx of COVID-19 patients; explore how recent coverage changes for multi-specialty tele-consults allow hospitals to bridge the medical access gap in a financially attractive manner; and answer questions around the logistics and implementation of such a service.


  1. Understand the various negative medical and financial impacts of not offering key non-procedure based specialties locally, especially during COVID.
  2. Understand the recent changes in Medicare and other Payors’ telemedicine coverage and what that means for hospitals’ physician coverage options.
  3. Understand the options available for specialty tele-consults, especially for hospitals looking to provide immediate access to commonly needed specialty support for COVID patients, specifically in infectious disease & pulmonology (proper treatment and drug protocols, vent management for hospitals unused to keeping intubated patients, etc.) Additional tele-specialty coverage options to deal with COVID-19 driven peripheral needs, such as neurology, cardiology, nephrology, and psychiatry, will also be covered.
  4. Understand the logistics and technology involved in setting up a multi-specialty tele-consult service, and best practices for implementation.
  5. Understand what medical and financial benefits hospitals that have implemented remote specialty coverage have seen, including how this type of support can help facilities treat higher acuity patients locally, and related best practice takeaways.

Event Date: October 28, 2021

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CT

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Upcoming NRHA Partner Webinars for Rural Healthcare

Diagnosis and treatment of Helicobacter pylori infection

Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021 2:30-3:30 pm CST

  1. Introduce Helicobacter pylori infection and associated antimicrobial resistance
  2. Familiarize attendees with testing for H. pylori infection
  3. Share information about a new PCR test for detection of H. pylori and simultaneous characterization of clarithromycin resistance, and its potential benefits in rural settings
  4. Provide an overview of proper utilization and timing of H. pylori testing using an algorithmic approach


Swing Beds and the Best Way to Improve Your Outcomes: Transitional Care

Thursday, October 14, 1:00 – 2:00 pm CST

Allevant, a joint venture between Mayo Clinic and Select Medical, helps Critical Access Hospitals thrive by developing post-acute Transitional Care programs using available Swing Beds. Focused on helping patients transition to their highest level of independence, Transitional Care is a program that involves the patient and family, makes available the full resources of the Critical Access Hospital, and focuses on measured outcomes and evidence-based processes to ensure patients get the best care possible. The Transitional Care Program is centered on teamwork, communication, and collaboration. Along with project management, staff training and education, a quality database, and process improvement; Allevant also provides marketing support and referral education to help Critical Access Hospitals grow their Swing Bed volume.

What you will learn:

  • Participants will be able to understand the value of developing high-quality Post-Acute Transitional Care in Critical Access Hospitals in response to a growing patient population and demands and challenges in acute care hospitals. 
  • Participants will be able to begin to quantify the opportunity, understand the key steps to initiate, implement and track progress in developing high-quality Post-Acute Transitional Care.
  • Participants will learn how Transitional Care is an effective way to incorporate population health, chronic disease management, and wellness.


400 Rural Hospitals Hit by Ransomware in Last 12 Months – Learn How to Protect Your Hospital

Friday, Oct 29, 2:00-3:00 pm CST

Rural hospitals are being targeted for cyberattacks. In the last 12 months, over 400 Critical Access and Rural hospitals fell victim to a cyberattack. Join NRHA for this educational session where NRHA will share information around modern ransomware attacks, what to look out for, strategies to lessen your chances of being a victim of ransomware, and how to respond if you do fall victim to an attack. You’ll also see a demo of a ransomware attack in progress. NRHA will review tactic examples, the financial impact of a ransomware attack, defensive strategies, and threats for rural hospitals.


Webinar: Digital Marketing for EMS Recruitment & Retention

Date: October 15, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM ET

Free to American Ambulance Association (AAA) Members | $250 Non-Members

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Speakers: Scott Moore, Esq. & Kathy Fredrickson

Join AAA Human Resources Consultant Scott Moore, Esq., and Kathy Fredrickson, Digital Marketing Clinic Director and Faculty from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, as they discuss the evolution of digital marketing and how it has evolved to become one of the most powerful recruitment and retention tools an employer can utilize to drive results. During this program, AAA will discuss how an employer can develop a workplace brand that will attract candidates and engage your existing workforce. AAA will review several EMS agencies’ digital marketing efforts, highlighting those elements that your organization can employ to achieve your recruitment and retention goals!


Webinar: HRSA-sponsored webinar on HIV Prevention Strategies for Health Care Providers

Date:  Wednesday, October 26th

Time:  11 am – 12 pm PT/2 pm – 3 pm ET

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Please join the National Clinician Consultation Center in partnership with the Health Resources and Services HIV/AIDS Bureau for this Ending the HIV Epidemic webinar series for clinicians.

HIV Prevention has been identified as one of four key strategies to Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States.  Health care providers play a critical role in preventing new HIV transmissions.  Having timely and convenient access to specialist support can help providers feel more confident and comfortable exploring HIV prevention strategies with patients.  The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)-funded National Clinician Consultation Center (NCCC) provides free, confidential, one-on-one teleconsultation to health care providers on key prevention tools, such as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP, a medication that effectively prevents HIV) as well as harm reduction approaches to help address HIV-associated risk behaviors.  During this webinar, the NCCC and approach to supporting clinicians with implementation and optimization of key HIV prevention strategies including PrEP and harm reduction will be described.  Based on real cases, NCCC will review the nuts and bolts of HIV prevention and share ideas on overcoming clinical, informational, and cultural challenges in building prevention capacity.

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the free clinical teleconsultation services available to health care providers through the National Clinician Consultation Center (NCCC).
  2. Identify and proactively address barriers to implementing PrEP care.
  3. Discuss key clinical components of providing PrEP, including best practices in assessing HIV risk, initial and ongoing clinical monitoring, and supporting PrEP adherence and persistence.

3RNET Academy: Free 6-Part Retention and Regeneration Webinar Series

Registration is open for the 2021 3RNET Learning Academy “Retention and Regeneration: Enhancing your Recruitment for Retention Process from the Ground Up.”  This is a new 6-part webinar learning opportunity that is available to you at no charge.  Enjoy anytime/anywhere access to materials and recorded sessions.  See the Academy web-site for additional details and to register.   

The Missouri Primary Care Association hopes you take advantage of this free opportunity.  To waive the $500 fee, be sure to use the coupon code: MO3RNet21 during checkout

Rural Health Information Hub: Mark Your Calendars! Upcoming FORHP Webinar

As you may be aware, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is set to make $52 million from the American Rescue Plan available to train healthcare workers to fill a range of in-demand professions affected by the pandemic. HHS is currently finalizing the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for this program but wanted to provide our general vision for the program to any interested stakeholders.

This program will support rural health networks to focus on training and placing workers in a number of high-need public health workforce tracks to serve rural communities.

Mark your calendars for a background briefing on this program with Tom Morris on Wednesday, September 29th at 3:00pm EDT. You can register for the meeting here. You will receive a Zoom link once you successfully register through the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub). Please have all attendees register separately. If your stakeholders might have an interest in learning more about this program, please pass along the webinar details to them. Because the application response period can vary greatly, there may not be adequate time for those who may want to apply to develop the relationships and commitments that will be necessary. Thus, the goal with this call is to help those with an interest in the program better understand the intent so they can start thinking about potential network members and other considerations in advance of the release of the program NOFO in November.

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Webinar: HIPAA Essentials for Healthcare Providers

Date: October 7, 2021

Time: 1:00PM EST


Please join The Compliance Team for a complimentary webinar! Guest speaker, Sarah Badahman, from HIPAA Trek, will be addressing HIPAA essentials and the challenges facing today’s healthcare providers.   

Sarah Badahman, is the CEO and Founder of HIPAA Trek, and has spent over a decade in the Healthcare Administration field and particularly, the past eight years mastering the field of HIPAA Compliance and Risk Management. She holds a Bachelors in Applied Mathematics and a Masters of Public Health in Epidemiology and Policy. As an expert in HIPAA compliance,  Sarah has developed and administered HIPAA compliance training programs for numerous health care organizations including hospitals, physician groups, rural health clinics and urgent care facilities. 

The Compliance Team looks forward to having you there!

A recording of this session will be available the following day.