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Category Archives: Webinar

Dec 6 Call Re- National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care

November 22, 2016

National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care and QAPI MLN Connects® Call

Tuesday, December 6 from 1:30 to 3 pm ET

To register or for more information, visit MLN Connects Event Registration.

During this call, learn about the reform of requirements for long-term care facilities, highlighting the Behavioral Health Services & Pharmacy Services sections. A Tennessee nursing home will also discuss innovative approaches that they implemented to dramatically reduce the use of antipsychotic medications. Additionally, CMS experts share updates on the progress of the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI). A question and answer session will follow the presentations.


  • Diane Corning, CMS
  • Douglas Ford, National HealthCare Corporation, Fort Sanders
  • Michele Laughman and Debbie Lyons, CMS

Target Audience: Consumer and advocacy groups, nursing home providers, surveyor community, prescribers, professional associations, and other interested stakeholders.

CARE Connection – Update from the NAFC

November 21, 2016

Get Link’d follow-up & Webinar invite

November 17, 2016

If you or others at Mo. Dept of Health & Senior Services would like to find out more about Regroup’s approach to mental health telehealth, we’d like to invite you to attend our upcoming 30-min webinar:

  • Overcoming Clinician Shortages Through Integrated Behavioral Telehealth
  • December 15th at 1:00to 1:30 PMCST
  • Please sign up at link below (also feel free to forward to others)

Webinar sign up:

We’ll be discussing Regroup’s approach to “virtual staffing” of psychiatrists/NPs and therapists into health care entities facing shortages via a video platform optimized for the unique requirements of behavioral health.

We hope you and/or your colleagues will be able to join the webinar. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with questions.

Upcoming Webinar on Mapping Connected Health County by County

November 9, 2016

On November 10th, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Connect2Health Task Force and the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs will jointly host a free webinar to further explain and explore the Connect2HealthFCC Task Force’s Mapping Broadband Health in America, available at

The web-based mapping platform, launched in August, enables and informs more efficient, data-driven decision making at the intersection of broadband and health. The Mapping Broadband Health in America platform allows users to visualize, intersect and analyze broadband and health data at the national, state and county levels – informing policy prescriptions and investment decisions.

Mapping Connected Health County by County
November 10, 2-3 p.m. EDT

This webinar will focus on how state and local government offices, agencies and other local community stakeholders can effectively use the Mapping Broadband Health in America platform. Key audiences for the webinar include federal, state and local agencies and offices that address health, connectivity, technology and/or rural development. For example, FCC encourages county health departments, public health officers and epidemiologists, broadband and technology officers, data analytics and GIS teams, and community health workers and strategists to participate.

The webinar will feature:

  • An overview of the mapping platform, showcasing the broadband, health and rural “filters” that drive the functionality and place analytic power in the hands of local stakeholders;
  • Step-by-step instructions and user scenarios tailored to how state and local entities can use the platform to drive broadband health efforts in their respective areas and communities;
  • Information on how agency web developers and data experts can incorporate proprietary or public datasets of interest into the mapping platform – our so-called, “open integration” model; and
  • An opportunity to pose questions about the broadband health mapping platform to Connect2HealthFCC experts and weigh in on the next generation of the tool.

Registration and other details about the webinar can be found at

Rescheduled – The Rural Health Open Door Forum

November 9, 2016

The Rural Health Open Door Forum has been rescheduled from Thursday, November 10th, 2:00pm-3:00pm ET to Wednesday, November 16th, 3:00pm-4:00pm ET. Agenda and call-in information will be forthcoming. Thank you for your continued participation and support in the CMS Open Door Forums.

CMS 2016 Quality Conference – December 13-15, 2016 Register Now!

October 31, 2016

Open Door Forum

CMS 2016 Quality Conference – December 13-15, 2016 Register Now!

Join more than nearly 2,000 thought leaders in American health care quality improvement at the CMS 2016 Quality Conference. This conference will explore how patients, advocates, providers, researchers, and the many leaders in health care quality improvement can develop and spread solutions to some of America’s most pervasive health system challenges.  The 2016 CMS Quality Conference will be the most expansive yet, with both new and existing participants from programs across CMS, HHS, and community stakeholders. The collaborative format of the conference, and strong focus on data-proven outcomes is underscored by this year’s conference theme, Aligning for Innovation and Outcomes.

For more information and to register, visit the CMS Quality Conference webpage.



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).