The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation’s® (MHIF) population health team and Allina Health’s New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) have partnered with the National Rural Health Association to present a three-part webinar series on rural health care transformation. The series shares lessons learned from MHIF and NUMC’s collaborative work on the award-winning, 10-year population health research project called Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project in rural New Ulm, Minn.

The webinars help empower health care leaders to embrace health care solutions designed to achieve the Triple Aim of improving the care experience (quality and access), increasing value, and improving population health outcomes.

In the first webinar held June 15, 2017, Toby Freier, president of New Ulm Medical Center shared the rural critical access hospital’s own progress. Freier said, “Transforming rural health to realize the full health potential of rural communities requires a multi-layered strategy. Leadership and innovation in access, value, health improvements, outcomes monitoring and data analytics are all critical ingredients for success in achieving the Triple Aim.”

To listen to a recording of the first webinar and find details for the next two upcoming webinars presented by MHIF staff and research physicians, click here.