Rural Health Conference

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Minnesota Rural Health Conference

Smart Health 2006: Focus on Technology
Creating connections and strengthening
Minnesota's rural communities

July 17-18 at the Duluth Entertainment and
Convention Center in Duluth, Minnesota

Keynote Addresses

  • Tom Morris, (PowerPoint 1MB) deputy director, Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Federal Rural Health Information Technology Policy, Program and Funding Updates
  • Maureen Swan (PowerPoint 1MB), president, MedTrend Inc: Top Trends Every Health Care Executive Should Know

General Sessions

  • Electronic Health Records: Rural Community Projects and Success Stories
  • Minnesota e-Health System Development: Current Status, Infrastructure, Funding and Policy
    • Andy Burmeister, Office of Senator Norm Coleman
    • Tom Huntley, Minnesota House of Representatives
    • Bernadine Joselyn, (PowerPoint 1MB) Blandin Foundation
    • Mary Klimp, (PowerPoint 56KB) Queen of Peace Hospital
    • Martin LaVenture, (PowerPoint 836KB) Minnesota Department of Health
    • Greg Linden, (PowerPoint 419KB) Stratis Health

Concurrent Sessions

Focus on Health Workforce

Focus on Access, Quality

Focus on Telemedicine

What’s Going on Online in Minnesota? Online Professional Health Education Models.
Carol Church,
(PowerPoint 543KB) Itasca Community College
Jane Foote, (PowerPoint 72KB) Minneapolis Community and Technical College
Barbara Matthees
, (PowerPoint 80KB) Minnesota State University: Moorhead
Janet Shanedling
, (PowerPoint 3MB) Academic Health Care Center
Marty Witrak, (PowerPoint 16KB) College of St. Scholastica

Lean Application in a Small Rural Health Care Organization
Patricia Wangler, (PowerPoint 2MB) First Care Medical Services and
Crew Resource Management: What Hospitals can Learn from Aviation to Improve Patient Safety (PowerPoint 4MB)
Mary Quinn Crow, Northfield Hospital
John Doherty, Gear UP LLC

Telemedicine in Minnesota: Where we are and Where We’re Going Karen Welle,  (PowerPoint 145KB) Moderator, MDH Office of Rural Health & Primary Care
Maureen Ideker, (PowerPoint 3MB) Tri-County Hospital
Denise Kolb, (PowerPoint 92KB) Minnesota Department of Human Services
John M. Scanlan, (PowerPoint Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota
Sandra Schmunk, (PowerPoint 2MB) Minneapolis Veterans Administration Medical Center
Stuart Speedie, (PowerPoint 4MB) University of Minnesota

One-Click Learning (PowerPoint 3MB)
Cindy Gruwell, University of Minnesota
Gwen Halaas, University of Minnesota
Linda Watson, University of Minnesota

Coordination of Care and the Patient’s Journey: Improving Community Health Care Systems
Maddy Forsberg, (PowerPoint 221KB) Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging
Annette Kritzler, (PowerPoint 1MB) Stratis Health
Matt Will, (PowerPoint 2MB) Gold Cross/Mayo Medical Transportation

Telemental Health for Minnesotans
Harvey Caldwell, (PowerPoint 86MB) New Connections: Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs, Inc.
and Telehomecare: Pursuing, Planning
and Prospering
Joyce Doughty, (PowerPoint 64KB)Good Samaritan Home Health Care

Health Careers/SIM Man for K-12, Post Secondary and Employee Training
Julie Shelton, Mercy Hospital and Health Care Center
Allicen Waxlax, Mercy Hospital and Health Care Center
(PowerPoint to come)

Minnesota Trauma System and Web-based Trauma Registry (PowerPoint 28MB): Providing Optimal Trauma Care through Coordination, Connectivity, and Clinical Quality Improvement
Tim Held, Minnesota Department of Health
Chris Ballard, Minnesota Department of Health

eICU Care: Partnering Critical Care Through Technology (PowerPoint 14MB)
Lois Coudron, Avera Healthcare
Patt Herr, Avera Healthcare
Jean Winter, Avera Healthcare
and Telepharmacy: A Regional Partnership for 24-7 Pharmacy Services
Mike Dudzik, (PowerPoint 2MB) St. Luke's Hospital
Tom Dickson, (PowerPoint 32KB) Community Memorial Hospital


Updated Monday, March 17, 2014 at 12:11PM