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Building High-Performing Primary Care Through Team-Based Care

Thursday, July 1, 3-4 p.m. EDT
With Dr. Ashok Roy, chief medical officer, Caravan Health

Pressure is steadily increasing for hospitals and providers to move to value-based payment and take risks on cost of care. When making this transition, many organizations rely on physicians to lead primary care initiatives. Already shouldering considerable responsibilities, physicians can find it difficult to understand the value of these efforts when it means more administrative work and less quality time spent with patients. Join Dr. Ashok Roy, Caravan Health’s chief medical officer, to learn how a reimagined team-based care model is the key to adapting your population health strategy to the current health landscape. By deploying a team-based care approach, physicians, nurses, and front-line staff can work together to provide valuable preventive services and improve quality outcomes, while giving physicians more time to spend with patients.

Register here.

SRHA Leadership Conference (virtual event)
July 13-14

The State Rural Health Association (SRHA) Leadership Conference, sponsored by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), provides an opportunity for state rural health association leaders to learn from each other and develop skills for achieving the goals of their own state association. Find more information and register for the conference at the NRHANRHA website.

Leveraging Telemedicine to Fully Staff Rural Hospitals – Models that Work

Wednesday, July 14, 1-2 p.m. EDT
Brought to you by Sound Physicians

Rural telehealth adoption is growing significantly – particularly through the connection of patients in their homes with providers. While the growth is compelling, there is still untapped potential for rural hospitals to use telemedicine to drive down costs and improve the delivery of care within the acute care setting.

In this webinar, you’ll hear from Dr. Brian Carpenter and Dr. Steve Ward about ways to leverage tele-hospitalists to stabilize staffing, reduce recruiting costs, support advanced practice providers, and positively impact sub-specialist care.

Register here.

Maternal and Infant Support

Among the goals of the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) are to reduce and eliminate racial disparities in maternal and infant outcomes and to reduce infant mortality. To that end, ODM is implementing a Maternal and Infant Support Program focused on providing services and strategies designed to advance these goals. Today, Ohio ranks near the bottom of the nation for its rate of infant mortality. Our state also faces significant racial disparities in neonatal outcomes, as supported by the most recent Ohio Department of Health statistics on maternal health and infant births. ODM values health equity and is determined to address and eliminate health disparities. To successfully work toward this goal, ODM is committed to ensuring high-quality, person-centered care is delivered to our moms and babies to improve outcomes and reduce disparities.

Nurse Home Visiting Service

Coming soon, time TBD.

No pre-registration is required. On the date and time of the event, visit the Maternal and Infant Support website and click on the link next to the topic name to join.

Rural Health Conference - The State Office of Rural Health (SORH) hosts an annual Ohio Rural Health Conference each year. Current information can be found on the Rural Health Conference webpage.

Rural Health Listserv - The State Office of Rural Health (SORH) maintains a statewide rural health listserv to distribute a monthly and quarterly e-newsletter and periodic announcements regarding funding opportunities, upcoming events, and other resources. To sign up for email notifications, please send a request to PCRH@odh.ohio.gov.