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2017 Rural Health Care Transformation Webinars


Transforming rural health to realize the full health potential of rural communities requires a multi-layered strategy. Leadership and innovation in access, value, health improvements, outcomes monitoring and data analytics are all critical ingredients for success. 

The National Rural Health Association is partnering with the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation and New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm, Minn., to present a three-part webinar series on rural health care transformation. The webinars will help empower health care leaders to embrace health care solutions designed to improve the Triple Aim of improving the care experience (quality and access), increasing value, and improving population health outcomes. 
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Webinar #1: Advancing the Triple Aim at a Rural Critical Access Hospital: Lessons Learned

Thursday, June 15, 2017
2 p.m. CT


As a rural hospital, how do you get the most value out of your regional health care system relationship? In the first webinar in our Rural Health Care Transformation series, learn how rural hospital administrators can manage financial pressures, spot opportunities, build local services, and leverage regional systems to add services and build revenue.

Presenter:
Toby Freier, MBA, FACHE
Toby Freier is president of New Ulm Medical Center, located in the rural southern Minnesota community of New Ulm. Part of Allina Health, the medical center is home to the award-winning population health initiative called Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project, a collaborative partnership with the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. 
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Webinar #2: Driving Individual and Population Health Improvements Using Data Analytics

Thursday, August 10, 2017
2 p.m. CT


How do you ask the right questions and use your hospital’s data to drive strategy, systems change, risk assessment, and improved healthcare outcomes in rural communities? Join us for the second webinar in our Rural Health Care Transformation series.

Presenters:
Michael Miedema, MD, MPH
Dr. Miedema is a preventive cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn., and a researcher at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. 

Steven M. Bradley, MD, MPH, FACC
Dr. Bradley is an associate cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, Minn., the associate medical director of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Center for Healthcare Delivery Innovation, and a researcher at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation. 
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Webinar #3: Empowering a Rural Community to Create a Culture of Health: The Integrated Model of Hearts Beat Back

September 7, 2017
2 p.m. CT


Creating a culture of health requires multiple sectors to partner and align core values and strategy. In the third webinar in our series, hear about the accomplishments, lessons, measurable outcomes and integrated model of Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project, a 10-year rural population health research demonstration project started in 2009.

Presenters:
Rebecca Lindberg MPH, RD
Rebecca Lindberg is director of population health and professional education for the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, where she oversees the overall strategic direction and operational leadership for Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project in rural New Ulm, Minn.

Cindy Winters, BA
Cindy Winters is manager of Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project in rural New Ulm, Minn.