Rural Minnesota Health Forum Breakout Sessions 2024

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A partnership of rural healthcare organizations working together to strengthen the delivery of healthcare in rural Minnesota.

  Session Materials are available for download and print

  1. Rural Healthcare Update - Brock Slabach, COO, National Rural Health Association
  2. MN Hospital Association Update - Joe Schindler, Vice President, Finance Policy & Analytics at Minnesota Hospital Association
  3. Leading with Purpose - Erik Therwanger, Founder & Author of Think GREAT 
    • Handout
  4. Preparing Physicians for Leadership - Mary Ellen Wells, MHA, FACHE, Doug Hanson, Chris Thompson, MD & Ben Bache-Wiig, MD
  5. HIPAA Regulatory Changes - Joe Wivoda, HIPAAtrek
  6. Why an ABG when a VBG will do? - Dr. Steven Vanderwerf
    • Handout
  7. Digital Pet/CT & an Introduction to Theronostics - Ellen Ask, Shared Medical Services 
  8. Stay HRSA Audit Ready: Unlocking the HRSA FY24 Data Request - Heidi Larson & Jennifer Hagen, SpendMend
  9. Supply Chain Optimization - Bayley Swan and Dan Riff, Medline 
    • Handout
  10. Tips and Traps for Managing Today’s Workforce - Dan Prokott, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath
  11. Customer Service & Patient Billing Success - Amy Fajardo, MedCycle Solutions 
  12. Improving Financial Performance with Updated Strategies - Meredyth Lacomne, Eide Bailly / Jason Douglas and Kasey Chapin,  HiLine Capital Management
  13. Technology-Enabled Solutions, Al in Healthcare - Mike Wilbert, Nick Westbye, Caroline Buse, Jason Jodlowski, Gallagher 
  14. Life's your Legacy…Live It! - Renee Rongen, Keynote Speaker
    • Handout
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