Thursday, March 9, 2017

Life as a Doctor in Rural Kansas brings life experiences and tips on practicing in rural areas

Since 2010, Rural Health Education and Services (RHES) has sponsored the Life as a Doctor in Rural Kansas guest speaker presentation. On March 28, internal medicine physician, Richard Whitlow, M.D., will be sharing his experience with medical students and faculty about his life and practice in Lansing, Kansas.

Two telehealth bills introduced in Kansas House

Two pieces of telehealth legislation were introduced to the Kansas House of Representatives in February, House Bill 2206 and House Bill 2254.

Health Occupations Students of America spring conference returns to Pittsburg

For a second consecutive year, the 2017 Kansas Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Spring Conference will be held at Pittsburg State University. This year’s conference will be held March 27-29, 2017.

Michael Kennedy, M.D., quoted in Scientific American

Michael Kennedy, M.D., professor of family medicine and associate dean of rural health in the University of Kansas School of Medicine, was quoted in a Scientific American article on the need for rural maternal health care.

Strategies to adopt the ECHO model into your practice

The American Medical Association (AMA) outlines 7 things physicians can do to integrate Project ECHO into their practices.

Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs conference spotlights technology

The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs (AMCHP) holds its 2017 National Conference in Kansas City,  Missouri from March 3 - March 7, 2017.  AMCHP is a national resource and advocate for state public health leaders and others who work to improve the health of women, children, youth and families, including those with special health care needs. AMCHP strives to build successful programs by sharing best health care practices and working with community leaders to enhance the health of children and families. The conference will highlight many successful regional programs that achieve these aims.

Dr. Shawna Wright and Carla Deckert from the KU Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth will present "Building Relationships and Leveraging Technology" on March 7, focused on leveraging both clinical telemedicine and ECHO telementoring to improve access to quality care for rural and other underserved children and their families. Lessons will be shared from the Telehealth ROCKS (Rural Outreach to Children in Kansas) project in Southeast Kansas as well as KU Medical Center ECHO's experience with child behavioral health and pediatric epilepsy.

For more information about the conference,visit the AMCHP website

Student Emily Lenherr shares her experience at the National Rural Health Association Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

As the Salina co-president of the Rural Medicine Interest Group, I was fortunate enough to attend the National Policy Institute hosted by the National Rural Health Association. This was a very rewarding experience, as I got to learn about policy decisions and current issues facing rural health in America.