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.
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 email@example.com.
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
Performing Community Needs Assessments – Community Collaboration Nancy Galvagni Senior Vice President Kentucky Hospital Association
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.
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