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National Rural Health Resource Center's Podcasts

The National Rural Health Resource Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustaining and improving health care in rural communities.

As the nation’s leading technical assistance and knowledge center in rural health, The Center focuses on five core areas:

  • Transition to Value and Population Health
  • Collaboration and Partnership
  • Performance Improvement
  • Health Information Technology
  • Workforce 

Apr 26, 2019

The transition from volume-based payment to value-based payment is underway – accountable care organizations, bundled payment plans, and global budgets are coming to rural hospitals. With value-based payment comes an expectation for care-improving and cost-saving performance. Value-based performance will be driven...


Apr 26, 2019

The webinar covers the various components of value-based care and explains how the new alternative payments models will make a positive difference for rural hospitals. Rural accountable care organization (ACO) leaders will share their experiences (successes and challenges) with creating culture change to support the...


Dec 20, 2018

The core mission of public health has consistently been to reduce the leading causes of preventable death and disability. Moreover, health departments are increasing efforts to work with health care systems and other community partners to address the growing incidence of the leading causes of death in many communities,...


Dec 14, 2018

This webinar will highlight the findings from the 2018 Rural Hospital Financial Summit, held in May, 2018, where over 11 subject matter experts gathered together to update the key financial indicators for hospital success in the transition to value-based payment...


Dec 14, 2018

The Opioid Epidemic has been spreading throughout America, including rural America. There is a recognition that healthcare providers and facilities need to step up to combat this epidemic. Our rural Michigan Emergency Department recognized this problem and made up a plan to take action six years ago. We will discuss how...