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Category Archives: Webinar


October 31, 2016

Rural Health Works provides webinars on selected topics; currently available are the following webinars:

  1. Economic impact of a small rural hospital or a critical access hospital
  2. Economic impact of a nurse practitioner/physician assistant
  3. Economic impact of a rural nursing home
  4. Economic impact of an FQHC
  5. Economic impact of a rural health clinic
  6. Economic impact of a state Medicaid program or program expansion
  7. Economic impact of a medical school
  8. Community health needs assessment for rural hospitals
  9. Determine your area’s need for primary care physician and specialty physicians

The National Center for Rural Health Works (RHW) will present webinars at no cost. Anyone wanting to host (or sponsor) a webinar can contact the National Center for Rural Health Works. A webinar host/sponsor can choose a webinar topic and then invite participants who will be interested in learning about the benefits of the tools or how to apply the tools. Typically, these webinars will last one hour. The webinar host/sponsor is responsible for marketing the webinar to their desired audience. There is no cost for these webinars.

Other webinar topics are available. If you are interested in another particular topic that is not listed above, please let us know and we can discuss the possibility of developing a webinar for your audience. Check out our website.

The National Center for Rural Health Works looks forward to hearing from anyone interested in hosting a webinar(s).


Site Registration Now Open for the November 17 Virtual Job Fair

October 27, 2016

Virtual Job Fair for Rural Sites
Thursday, November 17
7:00 – 10:15 p.m. ET
Register Now

Is your site in a rural area and has vacancies to fill? Participate in the upcoming Virtual Job Fair to promote your vacancies to health care providers across the country.

Participation is free! Site registration closes on Thursday, October 27.

To participate, your site must:

  • Be an active National Health Service Corps (NHSC) site or NURSE Corps critical shortage facility
  • Need to fill at least one vacancy in a category (Primary Care, Nursing, Mental and Behavioral Health, or Dental) for which you have a HPSA score of 14 or above
  • Have a completed NHSC Jobs Center Site Profile (Learn more about creating a Site Profile)
  • Have access to a computer, internet and a phone line

During the Virtual Job Fair, your site will have approximately 15 minutes in your own “virtual room” to present your site and job opportunities, the community you serve, and answer questions from participating job seekers. After the event, your site contact information will be provided to registered participants, and your site will be listed on our Virtual Job Fair web page.

For more information, please visit the Virtual Job Fair web page or email us at

Don’t miss this opportunity to promote your job vacancies – register today!


Rural Health Solutions Summit on October 19th

October 13, 2016

Rural Health Solutions Summit on October 19, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET.

Register Today for the CMS Rural Health Solutions Summit!

Please register to join us for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Rural Health Solutions Summit on October 19, from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. ET.

We hope you will join us and your colleagues from all sectors of the health care industry to engage in in-depth discussions about ways to improve access to care in rural America and to support local solutions and innovation in care delivery.

Register for the October 19 CMS Rural Health Solutions Summit here.

Webinar Invitation: Keys to Writing a Successful RHND Grant Program Application on 10/13 at 2 pm ET

October 7, 2016

Hello NOSORH Membership,

You’re invited to participate in a webinar on the Keys to Writing a Successful Rural Health Network Development (RHND) Grant Program Application next Thursday, October 13th at 2 pm EASTERN. This webinar is intended for State Offices of Rural Health, Rural Hospitals, Rural Clinics, Rural Networks and any other interested applicant from your state.  Please forward this information on to anyone interested in applying.

Objectives of the webinar are:

  • Describe the steps necessary to write a successful Network Development grant application.
  • Answer 10 key questions before making the decision to apply for this funding.
  • Identify resources to support the grant application effort.


  1. Click here.
  2. Click Register.
  3. On the registration form, enter your information and then click Submit.

See the attached flyer for more information. Webinar recording will be sent to all registrants.

Announcements from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy

September 28, 2016

What’s New

National Health IT Week, September 26-30.  Join the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMMS) and their co-sponsors for daily events held this week to raise awareness to the importance of Health Information Technology (HIT).  To help providers better understand and adopt HIT, the Office for the National Coordinator (ONC) released the Health IT Playbook with a section dedicated to Rural Care Settings, outlining the unique implications for implementing Electronic Health Records in rural areas and a site dedicated to resources for Critical Access Hospitals and small rural hospitals.

Indian Health Service Awards $6.8 Million for Telemedicine Services.  Last week, the Indian Health Services awarded a contract to Avera Health to provide telemedicine services in all 19 Great Plains Area service units, which serve approximately 130,000 American Indians and Alaska Natives. Telemedicine services use electronic communications to connect health care providers and patients for remote clinical appointments, as well as some nonclinical services. In some cases, specialty care furnished through telemedicine is supplemented by a nurse or assistant who is physically in the room with the patient. IHS has found that telemedicine can be one of the best ways to get health care services where they are needed most, and this contract expands telemedicine services as a means of strengthening access to care at IHS health facilities in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and North Dakota.

FDA Seeks Technology to Reduce Opioid Deaths.  With support from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) invites computer programmers, public health advocates, clinical researchers, entrepreneurs and innovators from all disciplines to create a mobile phone application that can connect opioid users experiencing an overdose with nearby carriers of the prescription drug naloxone, which can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, but it is not widely available.


October webinars- registration open

September 28, 2016

ICAHN Professional Education Services is pleased to offer these two excellent webinars in October:

Proper Clinical Documentation to Avoid Liability
Wednesday, October 19 from 11:00 a.m.-noon

Managing Disruptive Patients and Families in Healthcare
Thursday, October 27 from noon-1:oo p.m.


Free Webinar – Oct 1st RHC Billing Updates

September 27, 2016

RHC Billing Updates
Hosted by Hometown Health

Is your Rural Health Clinic ready for the new billing requirements? Join HomeTown Health for this informative webinar led by Helen Williams with Azalea Health and Dale Gibson. The purpose of the RHC webinar is to overview current and upcoming billing changes that become effective on October 1, 2016.

RHC Billing Updates
September 28, 2016
1:00 PM ET


For any additional questions or to speak with the panelists, please email us at