Minnesota Rural Health Conference AT A GLANCE


June 28-29, 2010 in Duluth, Minnesota


MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010
9:15-10:15 a.m.
Opening Keynote: The Challenge of Change
Patricia Moten Marshall, president of SynerChange Chicago
(PDF: 202KB/18pgs)

10:50-11:50 a.m.
Session 1



Supporting Seniors and Patients with Chronic Conditions (PDF: 634KB/30pgs)

Trudi Paulson, L.S.W, and Sheryl Voth, R.N., Fairview Red Wing Health Services
1B Networking Your Way to an Interoperable EHR (PDF: 3MB/45pgs) Jackie Moen, Northern Minnesota Network; Mark Roisen, Lac qui Parle Health Network; and Anne Schloegel, Minnesota Department of Health
1C A New Option for Critical Access Hospitals with Attached Nursing Homes (PDF: 638KB/27pgs) Laura Ackman, J.D., White Community Hospital; James Koppen, Pine Medical Center and Patricia McCullough, M.A., Health Planning & Management Resources, Inc.
1D Opportunities for Retail Clinics in Rural Minnesota (PDF: 97KB/18pgs) Mike Flicker, M.B.A., Lakeview Medical Clinic

1-2 p.m.
Session 2



2A Avera eEmergency and eConsult: A Telehealth Solution for Rural Access to Specialty Care (PDF: 1MB/41pgs) Mandy Bell; Mary Hughs, R.N.; and Jay Weems, M.B.A., Avera Health
2B Making a Difference with Clinical Laboratory Internships (PDF: 3MB/48pgs) Valerie DeFor, M.H.S.A., Healthcare Education - Industry Partnership, Minnesota State University Mankato and Karen Renaud, C.L.S., Kanabec Hospital
2C Operational Assessments: Utilizing Productivity Standards (PDF: 1MB/31pggs) Mary Klimp, M.P.H., Queen of Peace Hospital
Ross Manson, M.H.A. Eide Bailly
2D Leading Community-Based Rural Palliative Care (297KB/24pgs) Julie Benson, M.D., and Cindy Sauber, R.N., Lakewood Health System; Karla Weng, M.P.H., Stratis Health

2:35-3:35 p.m.
Session 3

3A Preparing Critical Access Hospitals for the Minnesota Statewide Quality Reporting and Measurement System (PDF: 437KB/41pgs) Annette Kritzler, R.H.I.T., Stratis Health
3B Proposed Meaningful Use Incentives, Criteria and Quality Measures Affecting CAHs (PDF: 891KB/32pgs) and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services EHR Incentives (PDF: 207KB/19pgs) Liz Cinqueonce, Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Information Technology; Bob Paulsen, Minnesota Department of Human Services; and Karen Welle, Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
3C Using the Hospitalist Model to Improve Physician Coverage in Hospitals and Nursing Homes (PDF: 166KB/22pgs) Mike Delfs, M.B.A., Riverwood Healthcare
3D Instituting a Stop Stroke Initiative (PDF: 1MB/37pgs) Stacy Barstad and Danette Ronnfeldt, M.S.P.A, and Jeri Schons, R.N., Sanford Tracy Medical Center
3E Creating a Community Response to Drug Abuse (PDF: 1MB/31pgs) Kathleen Meier, M.B.A., and Andrew Yurek, Paramedic, Northfield Hospital
3:45-5 p.m. Minnesota Rural Health Association Rural Policy Forum
TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
8:15-9:15 a.m. Keynote: Paul Moore, D. Ph., senior health policy advisor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Rural Health Policy (PDF: 3MB/54pgs)

9:50-10:50 a.m.
Session 4



Reducing Obesity and Tobacco Use in Rural Communities (PDF: 697KB/48pgs) Kristin J. Erickson, R.N, P.H.N. and Marion Kershner, R.N., P.H.N., M.S., Otter Tail County Public Health; Cara McNulty, M.S., Minnesota Department of Health

Finding EHR/HIT Opportunities and Support (PDF: 1MB/43pgs)


Shirley Eichenwald-Maki and Terry Hill, M.P.A. and Susan Severson, Key Health Alliance-REACH
4C Recruiting Physician Specialists to Rural Communities (PDF: 562KB/19pgs) Michael Hagen, M.H.A., Riverwood Healthcare Center; Patricia McCullough, M.A., Health Planning & Managing Resources, Inc.; and Thomas Reek, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
4D Telehealth—It Isn’t Just About Reimbursement (PDF:1MB/54pgs) Mary DeVany, Great Plains Telehealth Resource & Assistance Center
4E Develop, Design, Finance & Build a Campus to Serve Your Senior Community (PDF: 3MB/44pgs) John Curran, Yanik; John Monson, AgStar Financial Services ACA; and Linda Nelson, M.L.T.C.A., Benedictine Living Community of St. Peter

11 a.m.- 12 p.m.
Session 5




5A Health Information Exchange Opportunities (PDF: 341KB/11pgs) Alan Abramson, Ph.D., Health Partners; Anne Dobbins, R.N., Minnesota Health Information Exchange (MN HIE); and Cheryl Stephens, Community Health Information Collaboration (CHIC)

Meeting Physician Workforce Needs in Minnesota (PDF: 3MB/50pgs)

James Boulger, Ph.D., Behavioral Sciences Department, Family Medicine Preceptorship Program, University of Minnesota Medical School Duluth
5C Transforming Primary Care through the Health Care Home Model (PDF: 566KB/24pgs) Cherylee Sherry, M.P.H., C.H.E.S., Minnesota Department of Health, Health Care Homes
5D Right Side Up in Otter Tail County (PDF: 725KB/40pgs) Marie Braaten, A.P.R.N., B.C., G.N.P, Fergus Falls Medical Group; Todd Johnson, Pharm D., Lake Region Healthcare;and Diane Thorson, R.N., P.H.N., M.S., Otter Tail County Public Health
1:15-2 p.m. Closing address: Rural Health: Leading Change (PDF: 750KB/25pgs)
Sanne Magnan, M.D., Ph.D., commissioner, Minnesota Department of Health

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