Trends Facing Rural Healthcare Boards

Host: Michael Lieb – Regional Vice President & Director, Practice Management, HealthTechS3
Date and Time: September 13, 2019 at 12:00 pm CT

We are in an era of dramatic change in rural healthcare; volumes are flat or declining; local populations are getting older; physicians are burning out; margins are thinning, and disruptive forces are changing the way people are accessing care (think Apple Watches, remote apps or telemedicine).  How then do you protect the viability of your local institution?  As a cornerstone of your community, what do you need to be aware of, and what should you be planning for in the coming few years?  This webinar will outline some of the threats faced by rural hospitals, and lay the groundwork for preparation for strategic initiatives and budgets.

Upon completion of the webinar, the participant will:

  1. Be able to understand some of the significant issues facing their hospital(s) and communities
  2. Identify targets for strategic planning
  3. Prepare their hospital(s) to meet the needs of the coming years

Interesting fact:
Did you know that 80% of the world’s prescribed opioids are prescribed in the United States? And more Americans die each year of drug overdose than motor vehicle accidents? It’s no secret that the United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Primary care practices can and must be part of the solution.