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In presenting this conference, we are pleased to partner with the Ohio Department of Health - State Office of Rural Health, the Appalachian Rural Health Institute at Ohio University and the Department of Social and Public Health at Ohio University.

2020 Ohio Rural Health Conference Agenda

Agenda is subject to change.

Wednesday, August 12

9:00 – Conference Welcome – Shane Ford, State Office of Rural Health

9:15 – The State of Rural Healthcare – Michael Topchik and Troy Brown, Chartis Group/iVantage

10:15 – ORHA Welcome – Jaime Parsons, ORHA Treasurer, Laura Akgerman, ORHA Secretary, and JoAnn Reilly, ORHA Legislative Committee Chair

 

10:45 – How Is Your Community Doing? COVID in Ohio’s Rural Communities – Michele Morrone, PhD, Appalachian Rural Health Institute, Ohio University

 

11:15 – Break

11:30 – Critical Access Hospital Network Meeting – Troy Brown, Chartis Group/iVantage

 

12:30 PM – Adjourn

Poster Session – all day

Exhibit Hall – all day 


Thursday - Population Health Track

9:00 – Conference Welcome – Michele Morrone, PhD, Ohio University

9:20 – Session 1 – Defining Rurality – Kim Gaffney Corriher and Tom Reid, Southern Ohio Health Care Network

9:40 – Session 2 – Reaching Those in Active Addiction – Colin Jeffries, Brightview

10:00 – Session 3 – We’re In This Together: Collaborating to Build the Physician Workforce in Rural Ohio – Lori Martensen, Wright Rural Medical Scholars, Boonshoft School of Medicine; and Dawn McNaughten, MD, Grand Lake Physician Practices

10:20 – Session 4 – Academic Health Departments – Rick Hodges, Ohio University

10:40 – Break

11:00 – Session 5 – Engaging Communities to Evaluate Access to Care Strategies – Michele Morrone, PhD, Ohio University

11:20 – Session 6 – Establishing Public/Private Partnerships for Public Health Initiatives  Asti Powell, Ross County Health District

11:40 – Session 7 – Revisiting the Success of a Collaborative Approach to Meeting Medicaid Needs in a Rural Population – Mark Bridenbaugh, Hopewell Health; Bambi Huffman, Adena Health System; and Cathy Costello, CliniSync HIE

12:00 PM – Adjourn (optional networking "lunch")

Poster Session – all day

Exhibit Hall – all day


Friday - Rural Health Clinic Track

9:00 – Conference Welcome – Michele Morrone, PhD, Ohio University

9:10 – Session 1 – How Rural Providers Can Mitigate Risk through a Collaborative ACO – David Latzer, Regional Vice President at Caravan Health

9:30 – Session 2 – Hope in Rural Communities – Jessica Ames, Angel Flight East

9:50 – Session 3 – Rural Primary Care Networking, Benchmarks and Performance Improvement – Gregory Wolf, Lilypad

10:10 – Session 4 – INSIDE THE HACK: How Hackers Are Breaking Into Networks and Why a Ransomware Attack Has Been the Lynch Pin in Hospital and Clinic Closures – Bruce McCully, Galactic Advisors

10:50 – Break

11:10 – Session 5 – Staying Compliant in Your RHC – Kate Hill, The Compliance Team

11:30 – Session 6 – Emergency Preparedness for RHCs – Kate Hill, The Compliance Team

11:50 – Session 7 – MIPS Reporting Requirements For 2020, 2021 and Future Years – Scott Mash and Cathy Costello, CliniSync

12:15 PM – Adjourn

Poster Session – all day

Exhibit Hall – all day

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