Pre-Conference Learning Sessions

P1  Introduction to Health Care Track
What Your CEO Needs You To Know About Trends in Health Care

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Eric Parmenter,  CEBS, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, RHU, REBC, SPHR, Vice President, H&W Consulting, HighRoads
Doug Layman, Executive Vice President, Gilsbar

Kick-start your new health care HR career by attending this Introduction to Health Care Track focused on the top five trends of health care HR that your CEO needs you to know.  ASHHRA and HighRoads recently completed a survey of top health care CEOs to uncover their hot button trends in health care HR.  Parmenter and Layman will highlight the following topics and give you the knowledge to take back to your organization to support your CEO.  

Whether you are new to HR or new to health care, this track will demonstrate how fundamental HR improvements can result in increased efficiency and quality. Join your colleagues and hear results of recent case studies and engage!

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P2 Mid-Level Professional Learning Track
Fundamentals of Finance: A Foundation for Financial Leadership

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
James Veronisi MSN, RN, NEA-BC, CHE, Director of Leadership, The Advisory Board

As health systems across the nation strive to increase operating margins to fund future growth, they must increasingly rely on decisions made by frontline and mid-level managers. In order to make informed, productive decisions, a solid understanding of finance is required. Yet, these managers express unease with their competence in financial matters.

This pre-conference learning track teaches managers core concepts about the financial management of their areas. This is designed to be relevant to a broad base of managers as it is targeted to those who have had some experience with basic financial concepts but have not yet become experts in the day-to-day management of financial issues in their areas.

Learning Objectives

This pre-conference learning track incorporates classroom presentation, multimedia presentation, interactive exercises, and group discussion. The following topics are among those included in this course:

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P3 Strategic Health Care Reform Workshop
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Mark D. Nelson, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Michael Rosenbaum, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Doug Swill, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Jodie Curtis, Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Health reform is here to stay.  While many pieces are relatively certain, other aspects of this comprehensive change are fluid and uncertain.  What is known is that health care reform will affect virtually every aspect of hospital operations.  HR leaders who understand these changes and can develop strategies to leverage health reform to the advantage of their hospitals will be critically important.

This workshop will provide a real-time update on health reform’s impact on labor, employee benefits, health law issues as they affect health care HR matters as well as what is happening in the Capitol on health reform.

Learning Objectives

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P4 Legislative & Labor Panel
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

HR professionals are challenged to keep current with legislative and labor developments affecting their organizations. Join this panel of experts as they outline legislative, legal and labor trends affecting health care and discuss external and internal responses to these trends. They will address the legislative environment and will highlight successful health care organizations.

Learning Objectives

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Special Recognition Reception - by invitation only
4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Register for Pre-conference Learning Sessions and receive an exclusive invitation to the Special Recognition Reception on Saturday, September 10th with special acknowledgement to first time attendees, those who are new to the profession, new ASHHRA members, and ASHHRA Mentoring Program participants.  This promises to be a great networking opportunity!

Sponsored by:
AHA Solutions, Inc.





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Not sure which sessions to attend? Use the Learning Track Selection Guide to determine the level and competency that you want to enhance

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