ASHHRA Webinars

Webinars are excellent learning opportunities led by ASHHRA members and partners with specific expertise in the health care HR profession.Click below to learn more about each webinar.

ASHHRA Webinar

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Engaging Stakeholders in the Recruitment and Selection Process
Friday, October 17, 2014
12:00 p.m. ET, 11:00 a.m. CT, 10:00 a.m. MT, 9:00 a.m. PT
Sponsored by Arizona Healthcare Human Resources Association (AHHRA), an affiliated chapter of ASHHRA

This presentation assesses the current practices in Healthcare Recruitment, Selection and Development. Through research using Lean Six Sigma and People Sigma we will recommend a New Recruitment Model where technology and financial knowledge are necessary metrics for critical performance (quality care) and financial success. There are gaps where roles require interloping with departments and the technical understanding of health information management. We’ve discovered the Selection process is vetting talent mostly on leadership style, years of experience, education and required certifications. However, often there is little asked or demonstrated by candidates in interviews to provide work product samples to show abilities with reimbursement software, spreadsheets and PM tools to meet bottom-line healthcare business objectives for those in executive Clinical (CNO, CMD, CQO) and executive administrative roles (C-Suite Perspective – CEO’s, CFO’s, CNO’s, CIO’s) in fixing problems to meet standards and CMS-DRG reimbursement reporting standards.

  • Learn how to effectively recruit top talent by including metrics in the interview process,
  • Learn how to recognize leadership styles during the hiring process,
  • Learn how to ask for and access work samples to show ability and demonstrate knowledge needed for a specific position.

AHHRA is honored to have Michael Soler , MS, BPM, SSBBM and Alfredo Ontiveros, Jr., FACHE, as presenters.

Michael is the President and Managing Partner of EWC Healthcare, a division of Executive Workforce Consultants. He is a leader, speaker and author underscoring ways to improve healthcare services and HR methods using Lean Six Sigma and People Sigma. He has also written for Becker Hospital Review. EWC Healthcare provides innovative solutions analysis and services to healthcare organizations, community hospitals and physician groups for Talent Acquisition and Management, C-Suite Coaching, Project Management, Lean Six Sigma / BPM Process Improvement.

Alfredo is the Managing Director of our Health Services Division. He is a healthcare consultant and subject matter expert in Talent Acquisition (Search), hospital cultural transformation, operations, healthcare systems, and physician and board relations. He is board certified in Healthcare Management as a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

To register, click here.

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Health Plans – Plan Sponsor Readiness Check-Up for 2015
Thursday, October 23, 2014
12:00 p.m. ET, 11:00 a.m. CT, 10:00 a.m. MT, 9:00 a.m. PT
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With 2015 enrollment fast approaching, what steps should employers take now?

Please join us for a complimentary webinar focusing on the 2015 Affordable Care Act requirements that employer plan sponsors should consider, including:

  • The transition rules that delay the employer mandate for some employers;
  • Upcoming reporting deadlines;
  • Common issues employers are facing and ways to address them; and
  • Strategies that employers may want to consider in evaluating plan design.



Questions? Please contact the Drinker Biddle Events Team at EventsTeam@dbr.com.

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Health Care Equity and Organizational Change: Training for a Purpose
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT
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This HPOE webinar, held with the Institute for Diversity, highlights Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), which was recognized as a finalist for the AHA's inaugural Equity of Care Award for innovative and strategic methods for providing training to employees on issues of health care equity and culturally-appropriate care. Through HFHS's Healthcare Equity Campaign and subsequent health care equity initiatives, HFHS focuses on building capacity and expertise among health system leaders in order to raise awareness and provide tools to improve organizational cultural competence. By the end of this webinar you will be able to:


  • Describe the importance of linking equity-focused training and education efforts with organizational strategic priorities and values
  • Identify key strategies for implementing equity-focused trainings for your health care organization


  • Kimberlydawn Wisdom, MD, MS, Senior Vice President of Community Health and Equity and Chief Wellness and Diversity Officer, Henry Ford Health System
  • Denise White Perkins, MD, PhD, Director, Institute on Multicultural Health, Family Medicine Senior Staff Physician, Henry Ford Health System

This webinar is available free of charge but advanced registration is required. Register here.

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Profiles in Excellence: Quality Improvement Lessons from the 2014 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize® Recipients Webinar Series

The AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize® annually honors hospitals and health systems that continually work toward the Institute of Medicine's six quality aims—safety, patient-centeredness, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness and equity. These organizations have demonstrated progress in achieving multiple aims and provide replicable models for the health care field.

We invite you to join us for a pair of webinars this fall to learn more about the innovative strategies and initiatives of our 2014 Quest for Quality Prize recipients.

Part 1 — Thursday, October 30, 2014
4:00-5:00 pm ET (3:00-4:00 pm CT)

  • Moderator: Gary Yates, MD, President of Healthcare Performance Improvement, President of Sentara Healthcare Quality Care Network and Chairman of the AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize® committee
  • 2014 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize® finalist Carolinas Medical Center – NorthEast in Concord, N.C.
  • 2014 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize® winner VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Va.

To register for this webinar, click here.

Part 2 — Monday, November 24, 2014
4:00-5:00 pm ET (3:00-4:00 pm CT)

  • Moderator: Gary Yates, MD, President of Healthcare Performance Improvement, President of Sentara Healthcare Quality Care Network, and Chairman of the AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize® committee
  • 2014 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize® citation of merit recipient University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wis.
  • Citation of merit recipient Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C.
  • Citation of merit recipient Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis

To register for this webinar, click here.

Each program will include a presentation about the organization's award-winning initiatives from key executives and leaders, as well as a question-and-answer session. More information on these organizations can be found here.

These webinars are available free of charge, but advance registration is required. If you have any questions, please contact us at hpoe@aha.org.

HPOE Live! is an American Hospital Association webinar series that highlights leading strategies and innovations in performance improvement that are being championed today in America's hospitals and health systems. It is produced by Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence, the AHA's strategic platform that provides field-tested practices, tools, education and other networking resources to accelerate performance improvement and delivery system transformation in the nation's hospitals and health systems. Keep an eye out for future emails announcing upcoming webinars in the series.

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Creating Exceptional Physician-Nurse Dyads: Using Collaborative Partnerships to Raise the Standard of Care and Improve the Overall Patient Experience
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
2:00 p.m. ET, 1:00 p.m. CT, 12:00 p.m. MT, 11:00 a.m. PT
(60 minutes with live Q&A)

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Team-based health care delivery is the foundation where health care transformation is based. Successful physician-nurse dyads are an effective method for ensuring the delivery of integrated and coordinated care. Presenters Alan J. Conrad, MD, a practicing primary care physician and medical director at Palomar Health in San Diego County, and Tracy Duberman, PhD, CEO and founder, The Leadership Development Group, Inc., will share the story of one health system's journey to creating collaborative partnerships through a dyad activation process that raised the standard of care and improved the overall patient experience.

The session will offer a case study focusing on Palomar Health's journey through an applied physician leadership academy that included physicians, nurse leaders, and administrators to drive alignment and facilitate a team-based care approach. The session will highlight one of the dyad activation projects titled "No Physician Rounds Alone," which was designed for one unit and later leveraged across the organization. Results of the partnership activation project included enhanced physician/nursing collaboration and improved patient, physician and employee engagement.

Click here to register. There is no charge for participation.

Contact Dan Paloski at (312) 422-2914 or physicianforum@aha.org.

About Palomar Health
Palomar Health, a California Health Care District health system covers an 850-square mile area and is the largest hospital district in California. It includes the 288-bed Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, 319-bed Palomar Health Downtown Campus in Escondido and 107-bed Pomerado Hospital in Poway. Palomar Health provides a full spectrum of health services, with state-of-the-art hospitals, birth centers, rehabilitation, sub-acute and long-term care centers, plus home health care and hospice services. The mission of Palomar Health is to heal, comfort and promote health in the communities we serve. For more information, visit www.palomarhealth.org.

About the The Leadership Development Group
The Leadership Development Group (TLD Group) is a nationally recognized healthcare leadership development firm specializing in executive and physician leadership assessment & coaching, group leadership development and organizational development consulting. TLD Group offers ground-breaking executive and physician leadership programs to prepare leaders to become change agents in their organizations. To learn more about The Leadership Development Group's Physician Leadership programs visit www.tldgroupinc.com.

About the Physician Leadership Forum:
As part of the American Hospital Association's (AHA) ongoing mission to improve the health of patients and communities, AHA introduced the Physician Leadership Forum to engage and partner with physicians to collaboratively advance excellence in patient care. AHA's Physician Leadership Forum also seeks to gather input from physicians to inform AHA policy and advocacy efforts while advancing physician leadership within the health care delivery system. For more information, visit www.ahaphysicianforum.org.

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