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Welcome - Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals

Registration is now open for this year's HITCON Conference, the only conference in Texas dedicated solely to Hospital Information Technology.

With the accelerated use of information technology systems and the growing number of devices and applications working within a complex, multi-layered network environment, the same forces that enable new efficiencies are also opening doors to new and emerging vulnerabilities like never before! The IT threat landscape is today's newest healthcare battleground.

HITCON is a premiere education and networking event and solutions marketplace designed specifically for rural and community hospitals. This year's conference theme - "Threat Landscape: Healthcare's New Battleground" - focuses on what it takes to protect your information and assets against costly attacks and data breaches. These session topics are of critical financial, operational and clinical relevance to hospitals and providers. We are currently offering a “Buy 1, Get 1 Free” registration promotion for HITCON. We hope you will use this as an opportunity to send several folks from your facilities. You can register for HITCON by clicking here.

Please click here to download and print the agenda. Please note, the deadline to reserve your room at the conference rate is October 5, 2016. You can get the special rate ($149) by clicking here

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2016 HIT Awards!

These awards will be presented during the HITCON Awards Luncheon on Thursday, October 20, 2016. Please send all award nominations to Carrie Ruiz

2016 Rural Hospital IT Award of Excellence: This award recognizes facilities that have demonstrated successful adoption and meaningful use of a certified electronic health record (EHR) technology in healthcare. click here for the application.

2016 Outstanding HIT Partnership Award: This award recognizes a consortium or network that has worked collaboratively and progressively to expand its HIT infrastructure and/or services that has resulted in improved patient care for the local communities or region. click here for the application.

2016 Rural Health IT Leadership Award: This award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership and dedication to the advancement and adoption of health information technology. click here for the application.

Interested in Exhibiting or Sponsoring for HITCON?

Click here to view the complete list of exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities at HITCON.

TORCH Leadership & Management (TLMI) Conference & Retreat Presentations

We had a great time at this year’s TORCH Leadership & Management (TLMI) Conference & Retreat! We Hope you did too! Thank you to all of the speakers and attendees.

Melody Chantelle - Journeys of Heartache and Grace

Journeys of Heartache and Grace Selected Stories and Lessons Learned

CEO Panel - Past Present and Future

Geoff Tumlin - Getting the Best From Yourself and Others

Dr. Mike Henderson - Leadership Lessons from a Medical Missionary

Geoff Tumlin - Reliably Resolving Conflict at Work

Conflict Resolution template

Self-Monitoring Scale

NWTHA Convention Presentations

Thank you to all those who attended the 2016 Northwest Texas Hospital Association Convention in Abilene. We hope you had an enjoyable time and here are all the presentations from our speakers for this year.

Thursday, August 11

Telehealth Policy in 2016: Big Changes Ahead

Population Health Soup: Where Do We Go Next

Legally Speaking with a Texas Accent

How to pull the Cyber Liability, Equipment Maintenance switcheroo

A Fist Full of Dollars Financial Update

Taking Pharmacy to the Next Level

Friday, August 12

The Advocacy Express News From Under the Dome

An I.T. Security Showdown

The New Hacking Frontier

Texas Rural Hospital Map

Click here to see a map of the rural hospitals throughout the state.



Happy National Rural Health Day from TORCH!
Rob Thomas Named the 2015 Gordon Russell Merit Award Recipient
Quorum Report: Against Backdrop of Proposed Tax Cuts; Rural Hospital Closures Accelerate
RCMH Advises TORCH-Member Hospitals on Controlled Substances Registration
Texas Rural Hospitals Standing By To Serve Our Veterans
Increasing Value in Health Care from a Rural Perspective
Its Time for DSH Audits in Texas
Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) Grants DUE MARCH 6


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