Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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Learning Sessions: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

T1 - The Business Case for Employee Investment
T2 - Inspring Others During Times of Change
T3 - Assessing your Accessibility: Engaging and Hiring Employees with Disabilities
T5 - HR’s Impact on Business Imperatives

T7 - Creating Sustainable Impact Through Engagement Data
T8 - Immigration Compliance Plan - Do You Have One?
T9 - Game Changers: Vital HR Cost Management Strategies Across the Care Continuum
T10 - The Vuja De Moment - Shift from Average to Brilliant
T11 - ASHHRA HR Metrics Tool




T1 - The Business Case for Employee Investment
LT HBK

Rhonda Larimore, Vice President of Human Resources and Support Services, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
Ted Kinney, Ph.D., Consulting Manager, Lead Consultant - Health Care, Select International

This case study will follow Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC through its journey to improve HR and work-culture metrics. This session will examine HR’s role in driving organizational culture, how metrics are used to demonstrate change, how the organizational strategic plan facilitates HR’s annual goals and achievements, strategies to hard wire values into the culture, and how to effectively incorporate selection tools in the hiring and promotion process to ensure that decisions are based on behaviors that support the culture.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify HR’s role in driving organizational culture
  • Use the organizational strategic plan to facilitate HR's goals and achievements
  • Effectively incorporate selection tools into the hiring and promotion process to ensure the spread of desired behavioral competencies
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T2 - Inspring Others During Times of Change
MLP / PL

Rosanna Durruthy, Chief Diversity Officer, Cigna

Do you have what it takes to be a transformational leader who brings out the best in others, setting the pace, and making things happen that wouldn't have happened otherwise?  Your winning formula got you here, but will it be enough to successfully inspire and lead you during changing times?

Learning Objectives
  • Provides the tools to manage challenge and succeed through failure
  • Learn how to be relevant in times of change and engender the trust and commitment of decision makers in your organization
  • Empower yourself with political savvy, trust, and commitment to get you through the challenges that lie ahead

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T3 - Assessing your Accessibility: Engaging and Hiring Employees with Disabilities
MLP / CC

Cathy Henesey, SPHR, Manager, Career Services, Children's Medical Center

Many employers mistakenly think hiring people with disabilities means increased cost in accommodations, insurance, and legal issues. Learn how four large companies adopted programs to truly engaged, untapped resources of candidate pools for difficult to fill/high turnover jobs.

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T5 - HR’s Impact on Business Imperatives

LT / HBK

Ashley Gouge, Vice President, Pinstripe Healthcare
Shelly Olejniczak, Vice President, Pinstripe Healthcare

As HR leaders, we understand the quantifiable impact that having the best talent available has on our organization’s strategic success. Whether tackling HCAHPS scores and improving patient satisfaction or finding opportunities to gain greater efficiencies in reaction to health care reform, at the most all success depends on HR’s ability to hire and retain an engaged workforce with the agility to adapt to internal and environmental change.

During this interactive session, participants will share examples and learn from peers who have successfully defined HR’s role in the success of strategic initiatives and how they have made their talent strategies and practices a true competitive advantage for their organizations.

Learning Objectives

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T7 - Creating Sustainable Impact Through Engagement Data
LT / ABC

Joseph McCaffrey, MBA, Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company

HR leaders must intelligently utilize engagement data to systematically drive continuous performance improvement.

Learning Objectives
  • Leverage engagement data to optimize clinical and financial performance
  • Pinpoint the critical drivers of engagement for health care organizations and how they are likely to change
  • Consistently drive frontline accountability through best-in-class action
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T8 - Immigration Compliance Plan - Do You Have One?
NP / HRD NH

Avalyn Langemeier, Partner, FosterQuan, LLP

This interactive session will help you be proactive and develop an immigration plan to comply with various immigration laws, such as with employment visas, H-1B wages and public access files, Forms I-9, and independent contractors.

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T9 - Game Changers: Vital HR Cost Management Strategies Across the Care Continuum
ALL

Gregory R. Maras, MLRHR, Vice President of Human Resources, Meadville Medical Center

Every health care organization is looking to sustain high levels of outcomes with fewer resources. In this session you will hear about three innovative technology solutions, endorsed by the American Hospital Association, which are reducing expenses and improving overall organizational efficiencies.

With health care costs still in the national spotlight, outcomes-based employee health programs are receiving more attention than ever before. Learn how Meadville Medical Center implemented a personalized outcomes-based wellness program that drove behavior change by creating personal accountability and empowering employees to achieve their personal wellness goals. The result was a program that improved employee health while significantly lowering employer costs and increasing employee productivity.

2. Using IT for Real-time Visibility to Staff Activity and Assignments, Optimizing Patient Care and Safety
Patient flow technology systems can provide useful insight into the resources that support patient care. Managers can use real-time and historical data revealing patient and staff interactions to adjust staffing resources appropriately, either in the moment or for the future.  Learn how Northwest Michigan Surgery Center and PeaceHealth in Eugene and Springfield, Ore. use RTLS to optimize staffing and increase staff satisfaction.  
Jim Stilley, Director, Clinical Workflow, Versus Technology

3. Using Simulation to Improve Sepsis Patient Outcomes: Saving Lives and Reducing Costs
Nine facilities within the California-based Dignity Health system used an innovative, simulation-based education program to meet clinical and financial objectives associated with reducing mortality and cost associated with sepsis. As the leading cause of death for critically ill hospital patients in the U.S., and the 10th most common cause of death, each year Sepsis strikes 750,000 people in the U.S. alone and is associated with an up to a 50 percent mortality rate according to the Surviving Sepsis Campaign. Care of septic patients is complex, time sensitive, and requires excellent communication and collaboration between health care disciplines and departments. You will understand the sepsis-related challenges faced by the system, the improvement program and the continuing investment being made to perpetuate progressive results, and, the clinical and financial results achieved by the facility as well as the overall results achieved by Dignity Health System as a result of the program.

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T10 - Innovation Panel: The Vuja De Moment - Shift from Average to Brilliant

ALL / PL

Simon T. Bailey, President & Chief Brillionaire, Brilliance Institute, Inc.

As the state of business continues to shift it is critically important for you to re-examine, reset, reignite, and adjust the way you have always done things. It is time to embrace disruptive shifts in order to create a more brilliant future for yourself and your work. The Vujá dé Moment is a call to action inviting you to shift YOUR thinking in order to ignite innovation, disrupt the status quo, and celebrate both failure and risk.

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T11 - ASHHRA HR Metrics Tool
NP / HRD

Chris Dustin, Director, PWC Saratoga
Nik Shah, Principal, PWC Saratoga

Attend this learning session to understand why your organizational metrics must be captured to ensure proper allocation of resources for future growth. The role of HR in quality care is vital, and measuring your metrics will have a significant impact in driving organizational success.

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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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