Update from the CEO

The month of March brings springtime to Colorado which means some much needed snow. Springtime also signifies a sense of renewal, growth and opportunities for education. And with the healthcare pendulum continually swinging, our communities need to unite their knowledge for the benefit of those served through the safety-net.

This is the 13th year the Forum has been offered by CRHC and the fourth year that ClinicNET has co-hosted. The Forum offers a forward-looking and relevant agenda designed to engage participants in discussions and inspire attendees to continue and improve the excellent healthcare services they provide in their communities. Below are the top 13 reasons to attend the 2013 Forum:

13. Dr. Winston Wong, the Medical Director of Community Benefit, for Kaiser Permanente will discuss his views on the direction for healthcare systems in our country.

12. Federal and state policy issues will be presented by speakers from the National Association of Rural Health Clinics, RT Welter & Associates, CRHC, ClinicNET, the Center for Improving Value in Health Care, and the Department of Healthcare Policy and Financing.

11. Exciting prizes from our exhibitors and brought to you by CRHC will be given to many lucky attendees.

10. Sessions including information on how to improve your emergency preparedness solutions through interoperable communication and inclement weather solutions.

9. Learn how and when to increase your funding through grant writing.

8. Become knowledgeable about how leaders across the globe are solving healthcare workforce issues and participate in a conversation about national and local efforts.

7. Be able to identify new payer procedures including contracting, billing, value based payment, and navigating the benefit exchange.

6. Participate in the activities dispersed throughout the agenda designed to increase your peer network and introduce you to new innovations.

5. Find out the latest with electronic medical records and Meaningful Use, Stage II. Assure that your organization is prepared for 2013 and the future.

4. Identify how culture plays into the success of your organization including workflow and general operations. Learn how culture change can improve the efficiency of your operations, workforce, and the overall effort of healthcare requirements.

3. Obtain a summation of the ICD-10 roll out and be able to avoid potential potholes.

2. Review innovative strategies attacking some of our most serious healthcare issues including diabetes, clinic case studies and patient navigation.

1. Finally, learn how Prowers county used the government requirements of the community health needs assessment to join the hospital, FQHC, public health department and behavioral health facility as an opportunity to invite their community into a conversation about health outcomes and to create a united plan to improve the health of their residents using the expertise of each organization. Use the opportunity to develop collaborative ideas for your own community.

Click here for further details. For event updates, follow our events blog. We invite your organization to be a sponsor or exhibitor at this year’s conference. Click here for further details or to access a registration form.

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