Rural Health Care

PURPOSE

The Rural Health Care Committee is responsible for providing a forum and communication means to identify the needs of HFMA members in rural Minnesota that may not be currently met by the HFMA chapter and/or other organizations.

OBJECTIVES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Develop a forum and communications means to meet the needs of HFMA members in rural
                     Minnesota.

B. Coordinate efforts with other related healthcare organizations to effectively deal with rural 
                     healthcare issues.

C. Prioritize issues facing rural Minnesota providers through committee forums, membership 
                     questionnaires or other means of communication.

D. Develop a plan to identify how HFMA can more effectively assist the rural healthcare 
                     membership in dealing with these issues.

E. Provide feedback and recommendations to the Minnesota HFMA Board and appropriate
                     committees as to how HFMA can meet national, regulatory and other rural member needs
.

F. Provide a forum for rural healthcare providers to attend educational programs and networking 
                    opportunities within a regional framework that
minimizes travel time.

G. Coordinate any educational programming with the Education Institute Committee to comply with
                     Davis Chapter Management scoring
requirements and to offer a balanced educational
                     opportunity to the membership.

H. Provide detailed registrant information subsequent to any educational programming to the
                     Chapter Secretary to facilitate Davis Chapter Management and Founder's Award scoring.

I. Complete the monitoring and evaluation of any educational programming and communicate the
                    results to the Education Institute Committee.

J. Attract potential members who may be involved with complimentary professional organizations
                    and other facets of the healthcare delivery system.

COMMITTEE CHAIR

Sue Ankeny
ankeny@bevcomm.net