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Here’s a list of the latest learning events and technical assistance from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy.

Health IT Playbook

  • Wednesday, March 29 from 2:30 – 4:00 pm ET.
    The new guide from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) includes tools and resources for providers using health information technology. This 90-minute webinar will feature a live demonstration and allow for Q&A.

Virtual Rural Health Symposium

  • Thursday, March 30 from 11:30 am – 12:35 pm ET.
    HRSA’s Office of Regional Operations Region VI will host an hour-long webinar, open to the public, to identify current health trends in rural communities and discuss new approaches to improving health outcomes.
    For more information and to receive instructions for dialing in, contact Joseph Walker at jwalker@hrsa.gov.

Changes to Rule for Patient Confidentiality

  • Friday, March 31 from 2:30 – 4:00 pm ET.
    SAMHSA will hold a webinar to provide more information about changes to the final rule for 42 CFR Part 2, Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records. The rule, originally issued in January, was delayed for 60 days until March 21 by instruction received from the White House. Registration for the session is limited, but a recording of the webinar will be made available.
    Please send questions to HealthITWebinars@abtassoc.com.

For more info info from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, visit www.hrsa.gov/ruralhealth/