Join us on Thursday, July 12, 2012
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM EST (2:00 PM – 3:30 PM MST)
This webinar will include an overview of the new health reform law, the Affordable Care Act, and highlight those sections of the law that are especially helpful for children and families. The Affordable Care Act Increases access to necessary preventative services to help keep children and families healthy. This session will describe the new protections for health insurance consumers, and provisions to lower costs and improve care. This is a repeat from the March 8 session due to technical difficulties we had during that session
Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) announced the FY 2012 application window for the Community-Oriented Connectivity Broadband Grant Program (Community Connect Grant Program). The Community Connect Grant Program is designed to provide financial assistance to furnish broadband service in rural, economically-challenged communities where such service does not currently exist.
For those interested in learning more about the program and application process, RUS is hosting two informational webinars scheduled for May 14th and May 24th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. ET. Each session will be used to discuss program eligibility and regulatory requirements as well as provide guidance on how to submit a successful grant application.
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.
December 13, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Missouri Health Connection Webinar & Audio Conference:
Update & 2012 Preview of Missouri’s Health Information Exchange
Columbia, MO—A growing number of Missouri providers across the state are successfully attesting to stage one meaningful use. Now, providers are looking at what lies ahead for stage two when health records will be exchanged. While you’ve been busily working on meaningful use of EHRs, the Missouri Health Connection has been forging a pathway for the rapid and secure exchange of electronic health records. We thought the New Year was a perfect time to check in on their progress and get a sneak preview of what’s ahead for 2012.
At 11:30 am on Wednesday, January 11, Melissa Johnsen, Missouri Health Connection (MHC) interim president, will lead the Missouri Health Information Technology (MO HIT) Assistance Center’s first webinar and audio conference of 2012. Johnsen will give participants a review of MHC’s organization and objectives as the state-designated entity to create the statewide health information network. She will then discuss progress made over the past few months, and plans for the coming days.
Rural-Urban Coordination Workgroup,
Thank you all for your continued interest in this workgroup. Last Wednesday we had meetings for the Trauma, Stroke and STEMI subgroups of the Rural-Urban Coordination Workgroup. In case you were unable to attend the webinars, they have been recorded for your convenience and posted to the Time Critical Diagnosis Webpage. Click here if you would like to view the webinars. Thank you.
Emily E. Hollis
Office of General Counsel
Dept. of Health & Senior Services
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
“Tips for Using Your Health IT System for Population Health Management”
Friday, November 18, 2pm EST
Health IT systems are proving to be a valuable tool in managing population health. This webinar provides tips and examples from experts on how to use your health information technology (IT) system to achieve this. By focusing on the health of a community or population, providers can determine what risks or variables are affecting the public health of the community as a whole. Health IT systems can collect patient health data, allowing safety net providers to view health information across their entire patient population to achieve greater health outcomes. Presenters will provide examples of how health IT systems are used for managing population health within their communities to improve health outcomes.
• Richard Elmore, Office of National Coordinator for Health IT
• Staff from Maine Primary Care Association
• Staff from Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
• Staff from Finger Lakes Community Health
To register: http://webcast.streamlogics.com/audience/index.asp?eventid=77303712
Email questions or comments to HRSA’s Health IT mailbox at: email@example.com
Previous HRSA Health and Quality Webinars are available at: http://www.hrsa.gov/healthit
Introduction to Federal Workforce Programs that Affect Rural America.