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13th Annual Kentucky Rural Health Association Conference

July 21 & 22, 2011


At the end of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the need for community involvement in planning for community needs and improving health

  • Understand issues related to recruiting workforce to rural health

  • Describe team work approaches to better patient care

  • Discuss Lean Management for improving work flow efficiency

  • Understand the progress in HIT implementation for providers

  • Be familiar with compliance hot topics

  • Describe key federal policy issues facing rural providers

  • Be familiar with impending changes to the HPSA and MUA criteria and the implications for Kentucky

  • Understand key activities for the Kentucky Medicaid program

Notice: Presentation and speakers subject to change.

Target Audience

Physicians, Physician Assistants, Dentistry, Respira- tory, Nursing, Nurse Practitioners, Social Workers, County Officials, Certified Health Educators, Public Health and other interested health care professionals

Program Supported by Kentucky Rural Health Association

If you are interested in becoming a member of KRHA, please visit www.kyrha.org or contact Diane Kronemeyer at diane.kronemeyer@uky.edu.


Thursday, July 21, 2011

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (CT) Registration

11:00 – 11:45 (CT) Lunch and Welcome Elizabeth Cobb, KRHA President Vice President/Health Policy Kentucky Hospital Association

11:45 – 12:30 Back to the Roots of Rural Health: One Provider Making Housecalls Amy Spader, NP MD2U Bowling Green, KY

Amy Spader, a nurse practitioner serving the Bowling Green area, is putting a new twist on old-time housecalls. Spader visits patients who have a difficult time visiting their providers for regular check-ups and testing. She takes today’s technology door-to-door to make sure that her patients get the care they need.

12:30 – 1:00 Annual Meeting of the Membership

Presentation of the 2011 Dan Martin Award President’s Report

1:00 – 2:00 Concurrent Sessions

Session 1

Performing Community Needs Assessments – Community Collaboration Nancy Galvagni Senior Vice President Kentucky Hospital Association

Concurrent Sessions

As a requirement of the Accountable Care Act of 2010, all not-for-profit hospitals are required to conduct a community needs assessment every three years and report the findings to the IRS through the 990 form. In order to get a full picture of the needs of the commu- nity, hospitals must collaborate with all providers in the community to identify gaps and understand the needs of the community. Learn about the require- ment and how providers can work together to improve the access to quality care in your community.

Session 2

Medication Reconciliation: A Community Ap- proach Nancy Meadows, RN Project Director Health Care Excel

Medication management is a real challenge for pa- tients, providers and pharmacists. If not maintained rigorously, patients could have unintended reactions to medications prescribed by providers. Hear about a unique approach to bringing community partners

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