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Challenges Facing Rural Hospitals Today

Monday, August 12, 2013
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

Join Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Wayne Guerra, MBA, as he speaks about the challenges rural hospitals face today. He will be discussing trends in the healthcare industry and showing how simple technology can save cost, increase revenue and educate communities on how to manage their health.

With more than 20 years of experience practicing in academic, tertiary care and community emergency departments ranging from 12,000 to 120,000 annual visits, Dr. Guerra has a rich passion for the challenges rural providers face.
During this 45-minute, complimentary webinar, you will learn:

    • How to improve communication between you and your patients
    • How to bring healthcare literacy to your community
    • Ways to make your hospital a resource for your community
    • Ways to educate your patients on how to better manage their healthcare
    • Why rural hospitals need to embrace technology

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Genetics in Primary Care Institute

Integrating Genetics in Your Practice 2013 Webinar Series

The Genetics in Primary Care Institute is pleased to announce the 2013 Webinar Series, Integrating Genetics in Your Practice: What every primary care provider needs to know! This 6-part series will focus on providing primary care providers with the knowledge and resources to better provide genetic medicine as part of a medical home. Each educational webinar will highlight the important skills that primary care providers already have and will build upon them in order to provide a comprehensive approach to primary care in which genetic thinking is integrated in every patient encounter. Read more…

PubHub Alert (6.22.12)

 Poll: Sick in America
National Public Radio

Compares the experiences with and views of healthcare costs and quality (including during hospitalization) and their contributing factors among Americans with a serious illness, medical condition, injury, or disability with those of the general public.

Published: May 2012
Funder(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Subject(s): Health; Health, Healthcare Access/Reform; Aging

PubHub Alert (6.22.12)

How Is the Affordable Care Act Leading to Changes in Medicaid Today? State Adoption of Five New Options
Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured

Examines state takeup of five Medicaid options under federal healthcare reform, including early expansion of coverage, funding to upgrade eligibility systems and disease prevention, health homes for the chronically ill, and integration of dual eligibles.

Published: May 2012
Funder(s): Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
Subject(s): Health; Health, Health Insurance/Coverage; Public Affairs

PubHub Alert (3.26.12)

Hospital Community Benefits After the ACA: Partnerships for Community Health Improvement
Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Somerville, Martha H.; Cynthia L. Boddie-Willis; Donna C. Folkemer; Elyse R. Grossman; Carl H. Mueller

Examines states’ and localities’ efforts to promote community health and systemic change through collaborations focused on community health needs assessments, priority setting, strategic planning, and the implementation of health improvement initiatives.

Published: February 2012
Funder(s): Kresge Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Subject(s): Health; Health, Public Health; Public Affairs

Cholinesterase Webinar March 28, 2012

The Nuts & Bolts of Cholinesterase Monitoring for Farmers, Ranchers & Agricultural Workers

March 28, 2012 12-1pm Central Time

Exposure to pesticide and other chemicals can constitute serious health risks to hundreds of thousands of farmers, ranchers, agricultural workers and their families. For many people in rural areas, primary care practices are the only source of reliable healthcare. However, there are numerous barriers to recognizing and treating pesticide and other chemical exposures in the primary care setting. This webinar will address the importance of recognizing and managing certain pesticide exposures with a specific focus on the ways in which cholinesterase monitoring is a key component in clinical care for individuals working in agriculture. Participants in this webinar will receive information about new resources including clinical protocols for cholinesterase monitoring.
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CMS announces new initiative to bolster primary care workforce

Demonstration will assist with training of Advanced Practice Registered Nurses

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today announced a call for applications for a new Affordable Care Act initiative designed to strengthen primary care in the United States. Under the Graduate Nurse Education Demonstration, CMS will provide hospitals working with nursing schools to train advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) with payments of up to $200 million over four years to cover the costs of APRNs’ clinical training.

“Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, we’re taking steps to put more advanced practice registered nurses at the forefront of our health care system,” said Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator of CMS, and a nurse. “Better training and support for advanced practice registered nurses will mean higher quality care.”
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