ASHHRA Webinars

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

ASHHRA Webinar

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Special Briefing: Energizing Health Care Transformation
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT

Free Special Briefing webinar available for all AHA SmartMarket users. Join AHA president and CEO Rich Umbdenstock and Oliver Wyman’s US Market Leader Tom Main for new insights and perspectives on what’s driving change in our hospitals and health care environments. This webinar is a must-attend for health care professionals and vendors serving the field. This webinar is free and exclusively available to registered users of AHA SmartMarket.

Register for AHA SmartMarket to receive the webinar access details. If you’re already registered for AHA SmartMarket and would like to attend this event, please email info@ahasmartmarket.com to request the webinar registration link.

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University Hospitals' Journey to Increase Diversity in Leadership and Reduce Health Care Disparities
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
2:30 p.m. ET, 1:30 p.m. CT, 12:30 p.m. MT, 11:30 a.m. PT

Heidi Gartland, M.H.A.
Vice President of Government and Community Relations
University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH

This Institute for Diversity in Health Management webinar, held in conjunction with the AHA's Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence (HPOE), will feature Institute member University Hospitals, recognized this year as a finalist for the AHA's inaugural Equity of Care award. University Hospitals is renowned for many programs that have helped their health system to increase diversity in its leadership and governance, as well as efforts to reduce disparities in health care.

Heidi Gartland, University Hospitals' vice president of government and community relations, will discuss the numerous initiatives and programs that have been implemented and specific outcomes the health system has achieved.

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Registration Procedure:

The registration process for the Institute's Diversity Dialogues allows you to sign up and receive dial-in instructions in one easy step. To view the registration instructions, please click here.

Note: Your organization's membership number and/or your individual member number are NOT needed for webinar registration, account creation or when you are accessing your account on eweb. Only your email address is required. Refer to the registration procedures by clicking here for additional information.

You may contact Pamela Janniere directly at (312) 422-2691 or pjanniere@aha.org to receive the dial in and web link information, particularly if you would like to invite a large group of employees to the event.

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The Labor and Employment Agenda for 2015 - Important Issues for Health Care Providers
Thursday, December 18, 2014
1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT

Members will learn the latest from Washington (and nationally) about labor relations and employment law during the ASHHRA upcoming Labor Relations webinar. Jim Trivisonno (IRI Consultants) and G. Roger King (HR Policy Association), both At-Large Members of ASHHRA’s Advocacy Committee, will discuss how the impact of the mid-term elections, infectious disease implications, including Ebola developments, expected National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) rule-making and other Board decisions will have on health care employers. Our presenters will review developments from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the courts. The webinar also will address data and labor trends recently published in the ASHHRA Labor Activity in Health Care Report and the latest tactics unions are using to organize health care employers. Finally, our presenters will review best practices to use to mitigate the risk of union activity.

Learning Objectives

  • An increased awareness and understanding of the impact on employers of recent and expected NLRB, EEOC, DOL and court rules and decisions;
  • How the forthcoming NLRB member nomination will impact important decisions coming from the NLRB and what is likely to occur in 2015;
  • The ability to discuss with colleagues the latest union organizing strategies and tactics in health care as featured in the recently published ASHHRA Labor Activity in Health Care Report;
  • Becoming familiar with the latest strategies health care employers are using for infectious diseases and understand the implications with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), NLRB and how employers should prepare.

Additional Resources

G. Roger King, HR Policy Association, ASHHRA At-Large Advocacy Committee Member
Jim Trivisonno, President, IRI Consultants, ASHHRA At-Large Advocacy Committee Member

ASHHRA Members: $39
Non Members: $79

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Integrating Quality Improvement and Graduate Medical Education Into Your Hospital's Strategic Mission
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
3:00 p.m. ET, 2:00 p.m. CT, 1:00 p.m. MT, 12:00 p.m. PT
(60 minutes with live Q&A)

Quality and safety initiatives are national priorities for health care, yet the role of graduate medical education in QI has not always been clear. In academic medical centers, residents and fellows play a critical role in patient care and, as such, their integration into QI presents a unique opportunity to affect change. Presenters Gary S. Kaplan, MD, FACP, FACMPE, FACPE, chairman and CEO of Virginia Mason Health System, and Kimberly Pierce-Boggs, executive director of the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers (AIAMC), will share successful examples of QI-GME integration and the positive results realized.

The session will provide a framework for QI-GME integration based upon the eight-year track record of the AIAMC National Initiative: Improving Patient Care through Medical Education. More than 450 residents and faculty from 55 hospitals and health systems across the United States have participated in the AIAMC's National Initiatives, and key lessons learned from these transformative experiences will be shared. AIAMC members from Virginia Mason Medical Center have participated in all four National Initiatives, and Dr. Kaplan will describe their journey of QI-GME integration, including the Toyota Production System, improvement workshops and systems-based electives.

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

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


  • Gary S. Kaplan, MD, FACP, FACMPE, FACPE - Chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System
  • Kimperly Pierce-Boggs - Executive Director, Alliance of Independent Academic Medial Centers
  • John R. Combes, MD - Senior Vice President, American Hospital Association (AHA)

About Virginia Mason Health System:
Virginia Mason, founded in 1920, is a nonprofit regional health care system in Seattle that serves the Pacific Northwest. Virginia Mason employs 6,000 people and includes a 336-bed acute-care hospital; a primary and specialty care group practice of more than 460 physicians; regional medical centers throughout the Puget Sound area; and Bailey-Boushay House, the first skilled-nursing and outpatient chronic care management program in the U.S. designed and built specifically to meet the needs of people with HIV/AIDS. Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is internationally recognized for its breakthrough autoimmune disease research. Virginia Mason was the first health system to apply lean manufacturing principles to health care delivery to eliminate waste, lower cost, and improve quality and patient safety. Virginia Mason website: www.VirginiaMason.org.

About the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers:
The Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Centers is a national membership organization made up of more than 80 major academic medical centers and health systems committed to quality patient care, medical education and research. AIAMC members regard medical education and research as strategic assets in providing patient-centered care; operate independently of medical school ownership or governance while maintaining major medical school affiliations; care for a patient population that mirrors their local communities; and provide teaching and research that is innovative, applicable to practice and community responsive. For more information on the AIAMC and its membership, visit www.aiamc.org.

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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