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Regulatory environment for Telehealth
(summer 2015) slides
Focus on the regulatory environment for Telehealth in the state of Virginia as well as at the federal level.  We will answer questions regarding how telehealth is regulated in Virginia, crossing state lines and the implications of HIPAA on telehealth providers. 

Reimbursement Policies for Telehealth (summer 2015)  slides coming soon!
Outline effective use cases and how to develop an effective business model for a Telehealth initiative. This webinar will cover exactly how to plan, develop and implement a successful telehealth initiative.

You Are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention (summer 2014) slides
Stagnant HPV vaccination rates are leaving another cohort of boys and girls vulnerable to devastating HPV cancers. Vaccination could prevent most of these cancers. Provided in this presentation is up-to-date information on HPV infection, HPV-related disease, and HPV cancers. HPV vaccine information and recommendations, as well as HPV vaccine safety and impact, are reviewed. The presentation also provides evidence-based suggestions for successful HPV vaccine communication with patients and their parents, as well as the current HPV vaccine communication resources available from CDC.

Funding Opportunities for Healthcare Reform in Rural America: Claiming a Seat at the Table (summer 2014) slides & recording
The Affordable Care Act presents both challenges and opportunities for all healthcare providers, particularly those in rural America.  All too often, rural providers are left out of the conversation on healthcare reform.  Claiming a seat at the table requires being proactive in developing and participating in new models of care; but the question of how to pay for these initiatives leaves many providers scratching their heads.  This webinar will provide an overview of the ACA reforms and their implications for rural America, then focus on identifying federal, state, and federal funding opportunities, assessing grant readiness, and examining trends in funding.  Presented by Healthcare Solutions Connection and Innovative Funding Partners

The Many Resources of Easter Seals (Spring 2014) slides & recording
Easter Seals has an incredible array of programs for you community.  Participate in this webinar to learn more about:

  • Easter Seals: Customers, Mission & Services
  • Easter Seals Transportation Group: Easter Seals Project ACTION (Accessible Transportation in Our Nation)/ESPA; National Center on Senior Transportation/NCST; Veterans’ Transportation and Community Living Initiative (VTCLI); National Center for Mobility Management
  • Easter Seals Health & Transportation Efforts: Easter Seals work in promoting and supporting the important connection between health and transportation
  • ESPA: Focus, Community Engagement & Systems-Change Process
  • Rural Community Transportation Programs: Examples of successful programs
  • Connection with Easter Seals: Mobility Planning Institute
  • Establishing a Rural Transportation Program for Dialysis: How to Begin & How to Sustain

Project REVIVE!   (Spring 2014) slides & recording
Lay rescuers who are participating in REVIVE! will receive comprehensive training on recognizing overdose, administering naloxone, and encouraging the individual to seek treatment for their drug use. Individuals will be prepared for the possibility of withdrawal symptoms, and will understand the need to stay with the victim until First Responders arrive. Most importantly, lay rescuers will understand that calling 911 is a vital and necessary part of responding to an individual who is experiencing an opioid overdose.

Advance Directives (Spring 2014) slides & recording
More and more, people are using crisis planning tools to take charge of their own health and well-being.  Few people, though, have completed an Advance Directive as a way to empower themselves and express their desires for treatment.  In Virginia, an Advance Directive can include instructions about medical health care, mental health care, and end-of-life care all in one document.  This webinar will provide an introduction to ADs for mental health care, including: evidence supporting the use of Advance Directives for mental health care, the content and form of ADs in Virginia, and the initiative to implement ADs into routine mental health care across the Commonwealth.

Improving Health Care for Veterans Begins With You (Spring 2014) slides & recording
Veterans live in every community in our country, with many of them returning home to rural areas after their military service. Veterans in rural areas access health care through a variety of providers and agencies. It is important as a health care provider to be knowledgeable about Veterans issues and resources available. Veterans face different health care concerns, such as Agent Orange exposure, Traumatic Brain Injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and many times have a propensity for other illnesses. This webinar will review common concerns that Veterans have and will provide you with screening tools to use when providing care to Veterans. It will also provide basic information about Veterans benefits and review existing resources.
The Rural Social Determinants of Health - (Spring 2014) slides & recording
The health of rural communities is shaped by a multiple factors.  Limited access to medical care and providers in many rural communities is justifiably of significant concern.  But our health starts long before we need to see a doctor, in the places where we live, work, learn, and play.  Behavioral choices play an important role as well, but the choices individuals make are shaped by the choices they have.  This webinar will focus on the social, economic, and environmental factors that influence health outcomes, known as the social determinants of health (SDOH).  SDOH  include income, educational attainment, systems of discrimination,  housing, transportation, and other aspects of the neighborhood environment. Research shows that SDOH are the most important factors in determining the health, but they are often out of the control of individuals, and require collaboration across many sectors to change.  The webinar will highlight best and promising practices for rural communities to effectively address SDOH and create opportunities for all of their residents to be healthy.

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) (Spring 2014) Webinar slides & recording.
This webcast will increase awareness of prescription drug abuse and its relationship to Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) within the healthcare community. We will present data characterizing the prescription drug abuse problem in Virginia, including the rate of death by poisoning, rate of hospitalization due to drugs of abuse, and NAS rate, based on Virginia death certificate and hospital discharge data. We will also discuss effective prevention strategies that can be used to address NAS. 

A Rural Health Approach to the ICD-10 Project (Fall 2013)
This webinar will benefit coders, billers, HIM, CEO’s, etc... Get the most up to date information that you will need to know for a successful transformation/transition. The Association of Rural Health Professional Coders has joined forces with VRHA to bring you one of the best webinar series you will attend. We have listened to your needs and we will leave OUT all the advertisement that you get from other companies and get to the point.
Download the slides.

Food Security in Rural Virginia (June 2013)
Rural Virginians face hunger and low access to healthy foods, though they are often surrounded by agricultural production. The economic, geographic, and social realities of living in rural communities can put individuals and families at higher risk of food insecurity. This webinar offers practical information on assessment and programs to address rural food security. It also draws from research and government reports to provide current evidence that can help with grant-writing and other program development. This presentation is geared to a broad audience of public health officials, community organizations, and community development leaders. Webinar Slides:  download (6/13)  or download (6/18)  Webinar recording: download (6/13) or (6/18)

Minority Health in Rural Virginia (June 2013)
Data reveals poorer health outcomes for rural Virginia populations than for their urban counterparts. Unfortunately, if you are a minority living in rural Virginia, your health outcomes are worse yet. During this webinar presenters will discuss minority health in rural Virginia and how telehealth has been used successfully throughout the nation as one strategic solution for overcoming barriers and improving health outcomes for rural residents.

Telehealth is the use of technology to deliver health care, health information or health education at a distance.  Some common applications of telehealth include the use of video-conferencing for real-time patient-provider consultations such as with tele-psychiatry, telestroke, teledentistry and telepractice (speech therapy); the use of video-streaming to provide patient and provider education such as diabetes education; the use of mobile devices to monitor and transmit patient data to caregivers and health care providers (commonly referred to as remote patient monitoring) for chronic disease management and to facilitate aging in place; and the electronic transmission of pre-recorded videos and digital images (x-rays, mammograms, skin lesions, retinal scans) between health care providers.  Webinar Slides: Triggs  Webinar Slides: Wibberly  Webinar recordings: download (6/17) or (6/27)

ICD-10 Implementation for Community and Critical Access Hospitals (January 2013)
Overview of the process involved in hospital transition to ICD-10 including gathering off all internal resources, understanding of timetable requirement and milestone planning process.  Webinar slides & recording

ICD-10 Implementation and Communication with Physician Practices (January 2013)
Understanding of the external requirements and effects of working with community partners and practices in transition to ICD-10.
Webinar slides & recording

Implementation Tools and Strategies to Achieve ICD-10 Success and Minimizing Financial Impact-Budgets, Productivity Forecasts and Reimbursement   January 2013
Specific strategies for achieving success in implementation will be discussed. Review of the potential financial impact of the transition and how to minimize the negative effects of the change.  Webinar slides & recording


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