Forum 2017 Agenda


Wednesday, April 12

7:30 am Breakfast & Registration

8:00 am to 9:00 am General Session: MIPs/MACRA: What You Need to Know as a Rural Facility

9:15 am to 11:15 am Workshop Session I

  1. Imagine Change: An Introduction to the Why and How of Patient-Centered Communcation
  2. QI Methodology
  3. Patient Navigation
  4. New CMS Emergency Preparedness

11:30 am Lunch

12:45 pm to 2:45 pm Workshop Session II (Sessions 1-3 are repeated; Session 4 is different)

  1. Communicating About Change: From Engagement Through Planning
  2. QI Methodology
  3. Patient Navigation
  4. 3 New Healthcare Developments

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm General Session: A New Approach to Spreading Knowledge

Thursday, April 13

7:15 am Breakfast & Registration

8:15 am to 8:30 am Welcome from Michelle Mills 

8:30 am to 10:30 am Keynote Address: Overcoming Life’s Challenges & Becoming Difference Makers, Chad Porter

10:45 am to 11:45 am Breakout Session I

  1. Rural Health Policy Updates
  2. Patient Navigation: Paying for It and Keeping It Going
  3. Disaster!  The Incident Command Structure in Action; The March 6-9, 2017 Logan/Phillips County Fire
  4. HIT Track: Gaining a Clear “Line of Site” Across Your Data Silos; A Software Approach

12:00 pm Networking Lunch

1:15 pm to 2:15 pm Breakout Session II

  1. Linking Money to Mission: Connecting Full COst to Your Business Model & Capital Structure
  2. The Benefits of SIM
  3. Soft Skills Hard Benefits
  4. HIT Track: MACRA & MIPS; What You Need to Know as a Rural Facility

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm Breakout Session III

  1. Growing Your Future Workforce by Engaging Health Professional Students
  2. Telligen’s Outpatient Antibiotic Stewarship Initiative
  3. Accountable Care Collaborative: Updates and Opportunities
  4. HIT Track: Rural Health Compliance

3:45 pm to 4:45 pm General Session: Facing Alcohol and Drug Use in Rural Colorado: New Opportunities for Prevention

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Networking Happy Hour & Line Dancing with Shell

Friday, April 14

7:30 am Breakfast

8:15 am to 9:30 am General Session: Federal Legislation & Washington Updates

9:45 am to 10:45 am Breakout Session IV

  1. After Cancer Care in Colorado: Bridging Back to Primary Care
  2. Oral Health Integration in Colorado
  3. New Capabilities of Colorado APCD & Status Update
  4. Mental Health and Substance Use in Rural Colorado: A Conversation

11:00 am to 12:00 pm General Session: Moving from Compliant to Commitmen