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    • October 21, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • December 31, 2022
    • 1:00 PM
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    This webinar will cover a variety of topics including OCR’s Covid-19 telemedicine and other guidance, trends in the breaches reported to OCR, recent enforcement actions, HIPAA best practices, and common compliance challenges, and an overview OCR’s HIPAA compliance resources. 

    October 21, 2020

    12:00 p.m. CST - 1:00 p.m. CST

    Presenter: Sarah West

    Sarah West is an investigator with US Department of Health and Human Services in the Office for Civil Rights in the Southeast Region.  She responds to HIPAA complainants and conducts HIPAA breach investigations and compliance reviews.  She is also responsible for responding to complaints submitted by individuals who feel they have been discriminated against by an individual or entity that receives federal financial assistance from HHS on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age, sex and in limited circumstances religion.  She attended law school at Georgia State University’s College of Law, obtained a masters of arts in bioethics from Case Western Reserve University, and completed a bachelor’s in arts at Furman University, in Greenville, South Carolina. 



    • January 27, 2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • December 31, 2023
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    Webinar: Reviewing the Recent RHC Reimbursement Changes from CMS


    This webinar will feature Brock Slabach, senior vice president for members services of the National Rural Health Association, who will detail the recent changes to rural health clinic reimbursement as part of the COVID-19 relief package passed by Congress in late December.  This bill included major changes regarding CMS reimbursement amounts for both independent and provider-based rural health clinics, and it is important that RHC administrators and pertinent staff attend to fully understand how these changes will affect them and their practice.  This webinar will also discuss the steps being taken to correct the negative elements of this bill in order to benefit all RHC types.

      

    No cost for members - $25 for non-members


    • February 18, 2021
    • 1:00 PM
    • December 01, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • Virtual
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    Sign-Up Today for Our Special In-Service Training on Tobacco and Vaping Prevention


    1.0 hours of nursing CE available

    The Mississippi Rural Health Association, in partnership with the Mississippi State Department of Health, Office of Tobacco Control, is offering a special one (1) hour in-service training for rural health clinic staff. 

    We will offer this as an in-service training for your clinic, and it will provide information to clinicians and staff on how to better identify and treat patients using tobacco and vaping products.  The class will also detail billing codes and reimbursement opportunities for such services as well as resources to support you with treating your patients.  The course will be taught by MRHA staff member Lorrie Davis.

     

    • June 01, 2021
    • June 01, 2023
    • Online
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    The Mississippi Office of Rural Health and Mississippi Rural Health Association are jointly hosted a 60-minute kickoff webinar. Jonathan Pantenburg, Principal at Stroudwater Associates presents on the provider-based RHC ramifications of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 and Gregory Wolf, co-Founder and President of Lilypad provides an overview of the Practice Operations National Database (POND). POND is part of a national initiative to focus on the sustainability of the rural primary care delivery system. 

    They outline the new statewide RHC Performance Improvement Network initiative

    • July 30, 2021
    • December 31, 2023
    • Online
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    This webinar will introduce association members to the preferred group purchasing organization (GPO) Alliant as well as a top vendor and manufacturer of healthcare products, Medline.  This session will detail the enrollment process and sample products and services available through group purchasing. The webinar is approximately 30 minutes in length.

    • November 18, 2021
    • November 19, 2021
    • Hilton Jackson:1001 E County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39211
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    The Mississippi Rural Health Annual Conference is the state’s largest rural health conference. We are pleased to announce this hybrid conference taking place on November 18-19, 2021 at the Hilton Jackson. Participants may choose to attend in-person or online.

    Not only will we have the best education that you can find and a large number of CEUs offered, but we will also have multiple elected officials in attendance, awards presented for hospital quality and leadership, a recognition banquet for our rural health fellows, and the Mississippi Rural Physician Scholars’ poster contest. You'll find great food, networking, education, leadership, and so much more.

    The agenda and CEU offerings below, and be sure to register today before it’s too late!

    If you're interested in being an online/in-person exhibitor, please click here.

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    Anticipated Continuing Education 

    • Nursing
    • Nursing Home Administration
    • Accounting
    • ACHE
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    Agenda

    Agenda will be released in the near future. 

    • November 18, 2021
    • November 19, 2021
    • Hilton Jackson:1001 E County Line Rd, Jackson, MS 39211
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    The Mississippi Rural Health Annual Conference is the state’s largest rural health conference. We are pleased to announce this hybrid conference taking place on November 18-19, 2021 at the Hilton Jackson, with our pre-conference rural health clinic workshop on November 17, 2021 (details coming soon). Participants may choose to attend in-person or online.

    Vendors have the option to attend in-person or online. Both of these options allow the vendor to submit a 2-4 minute video to be featured during the conference. In addition, MRHA will verbally recognize each vendor and feature them in the conference booklet. 

    Not only will we have the best education that you can find and a large number of CEUs offered, but we will also have multiple elected officials in attendance, awards presented for hospital quality and leadership, a recognition banquet for our rural health fellows, and the Mississippi Rural Physician Scholars’ poster contest. Great food, networking, education, leadership — there is so much to offer, it’s hard to put it all into an e-mail!

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    Anticipated Continuing Education 

    • Nursing
    • Nursing Home Administration
    • Accounting
    • ACHE
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    Agenda

    Agenda to come.


    • December 21, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
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    Sickle Cell/Best Practices: 


    Speaker: Melissa M. McNaull, MD

    Pediatric Hematologist-Oncologist

    University Mississippi Medical Center 


    This webinar will give a broad scope update about care of patients with sickle cell disease. It will cover the 2014 NHLBI Guidelines, which are the most recent national guidelines, and discuss other organ systems affected by the disease, treatments used to prevent and treat complications, as well as touch on the latest in bone marrow transplant and gene therapy to cure the disease. Other topics include amenia and pain control. 

    • December 31, 2021
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    This webinar will discuss the Centers of Medicare and Medicaid’s Emergency Preparedness Rule and what it takes for your organization to become compliant, through planning, training, and exercising. Additionally, we will discuss how your organization can sustain this new regulation going forward after the deadline.

     

    The window for compliancy is quickly closing and we want to ensure your organization is ready for a more resilient future.


    • December 31, 2021
    • Webinar
    Registration is closed



    The Power of Trust for the Healthcare Professional


    Speaker: Bruce Lee of Bruce Lee Retention and Productivity Training 


    Discover the real power behind Trust that accelerates engagement, fosters productivity and supports
    your hospitals community reputation. Trust is everything in the business world today. It is all about
    character and integrity and is the intangible asset that is critical to your short and long term success
    with your workforce and to the patient and their family. This is how to build up and maintain the
    power behind an engaged and empowered workforce. Everyone will receive a complimentary e-book
    copy of Bruce’s book: Why Trust Me? Making Trust Your Competitive Edge.

     

    You Will Learn:

    -   Identify the most significant reasons employees leave & the impact that has on the rest
    -   Understand the impact that trust or the lack of trust, has on people & the organizations success.
    -   Embrace the three keys ideas to improving productivity, retention and morale known as: S.A.M.
    -   Discover the real power of TRUST that drives profitability

    -   Understand what great managers know that average managers do not when it comes

        to employee development
    -   Identify how to implement the Situational Leadership Model with new employees to
        move them to confidence and empowerment

    -  Utilize the three self-tests that drive up and support trust, retention, and loyalty.

     


    • December 31, 2021
    • Online
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    On-Demand Webinar:

    Creating Enhanced RHC Quality Care | MACRA and CCM


    CEU: 1 hour MRHF, ACHE


    Agenda


    Education on CMS strategic vision for transitioning from FFS to PFP

    • MACRA The Medicare Access Chip Reauthorization Act
    • CMS center piece towards Medicare beneficiary quality care – Chronic Care Management and the Incentive to deliver

    Presented by:

    Shawntea (Taya) Moheiser, CMPE, CMOM

    Director of Client Services and Health Policy

    H3C LLC Chronic Care Coordination


    How can a Mississippi Rural Health Clinic partner with 3rd Party to achieve the direction described in CMS MACRA policy

     

    H3C capabilities:  

    • Secure FDA-approved cloud-based communications and data storage through a HIPAA-compliant process, with no on-site data
    • Trained nurses and certified medical assistants, organized in dedicated care teams to provide continuity for patients and practices
    • Care coordination software to manage requirements for CCM and TCM
    • Contact center integration of existing and emerging technologies to manage communication flow and secure data capture
    • State-of-the-art H3C contact center facility in a securely managed environment


    Presented by

    Rik Smith

    Chief Operating Officer

    H3C LLC


    Steps to working with H3C, LLC if interested 

    Herb Krumbein, Business Development H3C


    Q&A


    • December 31, 2021
    • Webinar
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    Speaker: Chris Cooley, MyHRConcierge


    The primary focus of the webinar is to educate participants on the monetary risks associated with not having good HR strategies, as well as to present strategies for mitigating financial risk.

     

    The areas discussed are:

    • History on the rise of EEOC claims
    • Penalties associated with not properly performing I-9s
    • The federal government’s increased enforcement of I-9s
    • E-Verify requirements and the penalties for not performing E-Verify
    • Why Employee Handbooks are needed
    • Ways to reduce risk associated with hiring practices
    • How to handle harassment and other types of complaints
    • How to properly handle terminations

     

    The webinar is approximately 1 hour in length.

    • December 31, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
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    Tiffany Graves, Executive Director of the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission, will discuss how the Commission is working to improve and expand access to civil justice to low-income Mississippians in partnership with the state's nonprofit legal community.  She will also introduce the "medical-legal partnership" concept and explain how the Commission is reaching out to the health care community to more holistically address the needs of legal aid clients.


    • December 31, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
    Registration is closed



    The team will provide an overview of the Quality Payment Program (QPP) and offer information on how to best seek assistance regarding successful MIPS participation and reporting.


    • December 31, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
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    Learn more about BH Works from Information and Quality Healthcare.  


    Learn how to take advantage of CMS’s proposal to establish requirements and payments for RHCs and FQHCs providing general behavioral health services.  According to CMS, effective January 1, 2018, RHCs and FQHCs will be paid for behavioral health integration and new Psychiatric Collaborative Care Services in addition to an office visit. 


    • December 31, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
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    It is becoming more essential that medical and behavioral health providers create integrated systems of care. However, there is no singular path to follow. Over the last 5 years, The Mississippi Integrated Health and Disaster Program (MIHDP) has successfully implemented an integrated health program by introducing social workers into primary care clinics in multiple counties. 


    This webinar will discuss the lessons learned in the development of the program and share with participants some of the key components that helped make the MIHDP program a success.


    Major points:

    • Hiring (goodness of fit)
    • Buy-in
    • PR
    • Sustainability
    • Training BH (meeting workflow needs)
    • Training medical
    • Supporting UDS and PCMH
    • EHR workarounds (Dagger)
    • December 31, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
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    Sexual harassment, gossip, jealousy, bad attitudes and indifference sabotage organization, destroy reputations, lower moral, kills self-esteem, and reduces teamwork and productivity.  When any form of toxic behavior infects even one person, it can affect the entire team or the department, and it can be tempting to ignore it or give in.  Don’t – as silence about it means consent or approval.  While you may feel powerless in confronting and eliminating persistent in appropriate and dangerous behavior, tolerating them will lead to organizational downfall.


    But how do you rid your team of these bad behaviors, without disrupting employee productivity, collaboration and communication that’s already lacking?


    Join us for a powerful program as we delve into this challenging leadership dilemma that can destroy both your own, as well as your organization’s success.  You’ll discover how to neutralize gossip and put a system in place to ensure it does not re-occur, starting with that of Zero Tolerance and workplace reprimands.  You will also learn the how to reduce and prevent sexual harassment, including the destructive behavior that often causes it. You’ll learn how to keep emotional control, while harnessing this disruptive and destructive behavior.


    Speaker: Bruce Lee of Bruce Lee Retention and Productivity Training 



    You’ll learn:

    • To identify all the forms of harassment and bullying there are that you must control.
    • How managers inadvertently reward negative and destructive behaviors.
    • How to control the unwritten rules of the office that becomes the negative culture you have to discipline.
    • The steps you need to act on in order to keep total control of the situation.
    • How to turn around the gossip, gab and the grapevine to create more empowered employees.
    • How to tell when someone is lying to you and how to confront them on it.
    • When to focus on the behavior you see and not the attitude behind it.
    • How to stop the rumor mill before it gets started with a policy of transparency.
    • Why people want to ‘push your buttons’ by their off-side or inappropriate comments.
    • Great techniques to use when employees blame others or deny responsibility.
    • December 31, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
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    This webinar will focus on the Mississippi State Department of Health’s Ryan White Part B Program, allowable services that can be funded, and how to become a sub-recipient.


    The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program provides a comprehensive system of care that includes primary medical care and essential support services for people living with HIV who are uninsured or underinsured. The Program works with cities, states, and local community-based organizations to provide HIV care and treatment services to more than half a million people each year. The Program reaches approximately 52% of all people diagnosed with HIV in the United States.


    Presenter: Eva Thomas (Ryan White Part B Director) - Received a BA from Jackson State University in Business Administration, specializing in Office Administration. She began working for the State of Mississippi in 1992, working within the Ryan White Program since 1994.  She presently holds the title of Bureau Director overseeing the Ryan White Part B/ADAP Program since April 2017.

    • December 31, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
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    This telehealth webinar will provide attendees with a walkthrough of the federal USAC program, how to apply for funds, things to consider with the program, and the benefits that the USAC program can offer for increasing broadband access to proper telehealth implementation.


    Presenter
    Natalie Verette, TeleQuality



    • December 31, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    Transforming Your Practice From Reactive to Proactive Medicine

    Presented by 

    Chris Tomlin, Sales Specialist Rural Health 

    &

    Jonathon Walters, RRT // Danny Boyd, RRT 

    Clinical Development EBM Protocols

    With increasing demands for cost savings and clinical improvements on Primary Care Nationwide, EBM is recommended one of the best add-ons for Rural Health and Nurse Practitioners.  This webinar is intended for Administrators and Practitioners who bare the burden of maintaining best practice solutions.

    In this webinar :

    -Learn how and why EBM’s Add-on clinical solution is a must for Primary Care and most all Rural Health Clinics

    -How EBM will assist the clinic in Proactive versus Reactive clinical approach 

    -Learn how to decrease the overall cost of a patient’s healthcare for those with diagnosis commonly seen each day 

    -Learn the positive effect on the clinic’s revenue

    -Learn how EBM’s program absorbs all the burden and financial barriers from the clinic

    (Duration 20 minutes // Plus Question and Answers) 

    • December 31, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    Azalea Health completed their third Rural Health IT Survey in 2018. With over 100 respondents including C-Suite,  physicians, mid-levels, front/back office staff from rural hospitals, practices and clinics. Find out the complete survey results and get a complimentary copy of the in-depth survey findings!

    Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

    Speaker: Robin Hackney, Executive Vice President of Marketing

    Robin Hackney brings over 20 years of marketing experience in brand strategy, demand generation and communications. She has served as Chief Marketing Officer of two previous Health IT companies. Hackney earned an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Washington University.


    • December 31, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    On April 17 from 12:00-1:00 PM CT, MediQuire’s Business Development expert, Naomi Movshovich, will lead an in-depth discussion on how to be successful in value-based contracts for the Medicaid population. What are the main drivers in the shift to value-based care? What are the most common challenges that prevent payers and providers from succeeding in value-based contracts for this population? She will explore what leads to effective payer-provider partnerships and the technological needs that are crucial to facilitating these relationships to ensure success.


    • December 31, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
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    Presenter: Anne Merewood, PhD, MPH, IBCLC

    CHAMPS Project Director, Associate Professor of Pediatrics

    Boston Medical Center (Boston, MA) and Betsy Dawson and Dr. Katherine Patterson from South Sunflower County Hospital


    Dr. Merewood directs the CHAMPS initiative. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Boston University School of Medicine, Associate Professor of Community Health Sciences at the BU School of Public Health, and served as the Baby‐Friendly Hospital Initiative Consultant to the Indian Health Service for four years. She is currently a consultant to the Rocky Mountain Tribal Epidemiology Center and to the Blackfeet tribe. Anne gained her undergraduate and PhD degrees at Cambridge University, England, and her master’s degree in Public Health at the Boston University School of Public Health. She has published over 50 papers in the medical peer‐reviewed literature.

     

    • December 31, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online
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    Presenter: Dan Okonak, Director, National Network Development and Contracting


    Molina Healthcare has cared for families, seniors, and people with disabilities for over 35 years. Their company was founded by a physician, C. David Molina, MD, to address the unique needs of the Medicaid population. Today, they fulfill Dr. Molina’s vision by bringing quality health care to low-income members of government-sponsored programs across the nation.


    But now, to continue this mission, they need caring, quality providers like you.

     

    Molina Healthcare is building a provider network to serve the Mississippi Coordinated Access Network (MississippiCAN) program being administered by the Mississippi Division of Medicaid. They are committed to forming strong partnerships with dedicated, caring, quality providers across Mississippi. Their demonstrated success improving the health of the populations they serve across the country has been made possible by working closely with valued providers such as you. They see their relationships with network providers as an ongoing partnership dedicated to obtaining the best clinical outcomes for the patients we commonly serve.

     

    Please join us to learn more about Molina, and how to join their MississippiCAN provider network.

    • December 31, 2021
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online
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    On Demand Webinar:

    Turning New Supervisors into Powerful Leaders: 

    How to Provide Inexperienced Managers the Skills to Lead Their Teams


    In this 60-minute webinar, productivity coach Bruce Lee maps the strategies you can start using immediately to turn

    even the newest, most inexperienced supervisors into effective leaders. For starters, you'll learn how to help supervisors

    strengthen the five crucial leadership qualities that will enable them to reduce conflicts, stress and morale. You'll also 

    discover practical ways to help supervisors demonstrate management skills and knowledge that will win their team's trust 

    and respect. You will be able to promote employees into new roles with the confidence that they will take charge and drive

    up the results you need with their direct report and their key numbers. The right attitude and an effective motivation skill 

    set will shorten the learning curve that generates the know-how to drive creativity, accountability and productivity. 


    You will learn to:

    • Help new supervisors understand what motivates employees these days 
    • Get new managers to buy in to an attitude of continuous improvement 
    • Work more effectively with Generation-Y managers and employees 
    • Focus new managers on the most important career-building talents and attributes 
    • Empower new supervisors to increase engagement, accountability, productivity and profitability 
    • Teach new supervisors how to develop trust with their direct reports 
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    • December 31, 2022
    • Online
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    This webinar, presented by G Edward Tucker, Jr. CPA, MBA, discusses opportunities for cash flow improvement during the COVID-19 shutdown and subsequent re-opening.  This webinar is designed for hospital administrators and finance staff. 

    Ed is a certified management consultant and lean six sigma black belt.  He is a Mississippi resident, long-time MRHA member, and university faculty member.

    • December 31, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online
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    Speaker: Bruce Lee of Bruce Lee Retention and Productivity Training 


    Stress is a killer— to you and to employee engagement, empowerment, productivity, morale and a sense of
    accomplishment. When your self-esteem goes down, and your reputation and the work you do is threatened,
    how you handle it can be a serious blow to your career. If you are constantly overwhelmed, you are not as
    productive as you should be. Your performance suffers and the ability to lead people and projects takes a hit.


    As demands on you and your time continue to increase, so does the level of stress, unless you have a plan
    in place to handle it. When you are expected to accomplish more with less, take on increased duties and
    responsibilities, make tough decisions you need confidence – that you can handle it all. Even worse, when
    your stress rubs off on your employees, no one is operating at peak performance, and they will generate a
    toxic environment.


    The sources of stress are endless and it is critical that you learn to recognize, manage and mitigate the
    negative effects of what stresses you. This is being proactive and taking steps to eliminate the stressors
    you can—and dealing with the stress you can’t.


    In this powerful webinar, productivity coach and speaker Bruce Lee is going to show you how to de-stress
    yourself and your environment and grow your career. During this session, he will discuss:

    • Stress: The good, the bad and the downright ugly
    • The issues that are causing you to stress out and stay that way
    • Identifying and managing your biggest stressors at work
    • How to get swagger and grow your reputation
    • Time management tactics to take back control of your day
    • How the right communication at the right time can reduce your stress
    • Creating a stress-less work environment
    • The keys to overcoming stress—and hit your goals
    • And more!
    • December 31, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    Webinar: Rural Hospital Executive Search

    Executive search is a logical option for appropriate representation of C-Suite executives (CEO, CFO, CNO), yet has been traditionally overlooked in rural hospitals. The presentation will offer personal insights and surveys relevant towards the recruitment for open positions as well as the retention of tenured healthcare executives, with emphasis on the alignment of their vital roles and responsibilities to individual career goals. 

    Presentation Goals:

    1. To reflect the challenges of rural healthcare and the opportunities so available.

    2. To reflect the cultural factors that surround recruitment and retention of the rural C-Suite   position. 

    3. To represent the responsibilities of the rural C-Suite executive in compensation models.

    4. To highlight the supportive role of executive search in concept, cultural and coaching factors

    Speakers: Nagle and Associates, LLC (Atlanta, GA)

    Chip Nagle, CHC

    Ron Strieker, Ph.D.

    Mitch Monsour, FACHE 

    • December 31, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    The Mississippi Rural Health Association is partnering with Business Communications, In. (BCI) in presenting a webinar titled: "Under Attack: The Year of the Breach." 


    Dark web overview

    Data Breach and Privacy Law compliance

    External Threat Intelligence

    Healthcare Stats

    Healthcare Costs

    How you can be helped

    • December 31, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    This webinar will include insight into the types of breach reports that OCR receives, a description of how OCR handles breach reports and complaints, and information on best practices for HIPAA compliance.  

    Register Today! 

    • December 31, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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    County Health Rankings 101


    Join us to learn how you can explore your data and move towards action with our resources and new website features!

    County Health Rankings & Roadmaps provides data, evidence, guidance and stories to support communities working to improve health outcomes and to close the health gaps between those with the most and least opportunities for good health. We guide individuals and collaborations on ways to bring people together to look at the many factors that influence health, select strategies that can improve health for all, and make changes that will have a lasting impact.

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