December 5, 2017
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In This Issue
Missouri DHSS Releases Biennial Rural Health Care Report
CMS Announces IQR Webinar
Missouri Preceptor Academies
Preceptor Academies are offered several times a year in central Missouri, St. Louis and Kansas City. Below is the first offering of 2018 in each region.
Central Missouri | Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 | Jefferson City, Mo.
St. Louis Metro Area | Thursday, March 1, 2018 | St. Louis, Mo.
Kansas City Metro Area | Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Blue Springs, Mo.
Staff Contact: Jim Mikes
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Office of Primary Care and Rural Health released the 2017 Health in Rural Missouri Biennial Report. Included in this report are updates on demographic and socioeconomic indicators, health status, the opioid epidemic, and health care resources.
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Quality and Population Health
Staff Contact: Sherry Buschjost
An outreach and education webinar for participants in the Hospital Inpatient Quality Reporting Program is scheduled at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 18. Registration is required for the webinar, “Hospital IQR Program Fiscal Year 2020 Chart-Abstracted Validation Overview for Randomly Selected Hospitals.”
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Forty-one percent of adults hospitalized with the flu during the 2015-2016 flu season had heart disease, and studies have shown that influenza is associated with an increase of heart attacks and stroke.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention