Rural Healthcare Provider Transition Project (RHPTP) Learning and Action Network (LAN)

Date: February 9, 2022

Population Health Information Technology

Date: This series will occur on Wednesdays throughout the month of April, beginning on April 06, 2022, and running through April 27, 2022.

Time: 1:00 – 1:45 PM CT

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Facilitator: Stratis Health

Population health management is a foundational component of value-based health care (VBC). As rural health organizations look toward strategies to engage in value-based alternative payment models (APMs), there are a variety of opportunities to utilize technology-based tools to support successful population health management, leading to improved patient outcomes and reduction of the total cost of care. Stratis Health will look at technologies and processes which have been incorporated by organizations as they shift to this new payment and patient care models. 

For busy rural health leaders, time is a key limitation, and awareness and understanding of technology-based tools and opportunities for their use in supporting population health strategies may often fall to the bottom of a to-do list

This virtual one-month Learning and Action Network (LAN) will provide participating rural health organizations a jump-start to understanding current trends in health information technologies and their potential for supporting rural population health strategies as part of transiting to VBC. Participants will also discover how to assess the potential use of tools that align with population health goals, as well as considerations for planning the next steps.

By participating in this LAN, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current trends and opportunities for small rural hospitals and rural health clinics to use information technology (IT) tools to support VBC population health strategies
  • Assess potential use of IT tools to support VBC population health goals
  • Identify a plan for the next steps regarding the potential use of technology tools in your organization

Leaders in the following roles that are engaged or expected to be engaged in the transition to VBC will benefit from this LAN including executive teams, health information technology, quality and safety, clinicians, and others interested in population health strategies.

Participants in the LAN will include a mix of short, recorded training sessions followed by live discussions, and is supplemented by an optional 1:1 consultation opportunity for each participating organization to assist in identifying a plan for next steps relating to the potential use of technology tools to support VBC population health strategies.

Live sessions will be held for 45 minutes every Wednesday in April. Participants will be asked to view recorded training sessions in advance of the four live discussions. The total time commitment for participants is anticipated to be about six-eight (6-8) hours.

This LAN will be open to the first 20 organizations to register and complete a memorandum of understanding.