Dear ASHHRA and IFD Members,
The IFD is offering two valuable programs that you and the beneficiaries of your organizations may find extremely valuable.
I) Diversity Dialogue
Topic: High-Tech, Cost-Effective Solutions for LEP Patients
When: Tuesday, March 17
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m., Central Time
Join us in our Diversity Dialogue as special guest, Jeff Muto, vice president of Polyglot Systems, reviews an innovative technology solution that enables hospitals to expand the scope and coverage of language services while also enabling control of cost growth.
The number of limited English proficient (LEP) patients passing through the U.S. health care system is at an all-time high. The language barrier between these patients and health care providers has created one of the most critical challenges facing our industry today. Studies have shown that LEP patients have more difficulty accessing services, are at greater risk of a negative medical outcome, and generally have a lower perceived quality of care than their English-speaking counterparts. For hospitals, communication barriers create operational inefficiencies, increase the cost of service, and put facilities at risk of legal liability and non-compliance with regulatory mandates.
IFD Members: FREE
Non IFD Members: $80
Click HERE to register.
Please contact us at (312) 422-2630 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, and we look forward to your participation in this event.
II) Summer Enrichment Program Host Site
The arrival of the New Year provides an exciting and rewarding opportunity to host an administrative intern through the Institute's Summer Enrichment Program. Our field's future depends upon your facility's ability to competently serve increasingly diverse populations with complex health care needs. That future depends upon your ability to attract, retain, and develop high quality, diverse professionals who will have the ability to serve and fulfill your community's needs.
Hosting an intern is an excellent way to help fill the health care leadership pipeline with diverse talent. Our Web site, www.diversityconnection.org, will provide you with information on the SEP program and will allow you to register as a host site.
Click HERE for more information and to register today. The sooner you become a host site, the sooner you will gain access to our pool of highly qualified graduate student applicants.
Please contact Pam Janniere, Education Programs Consultant, at email@example.com or at (312) 422-2658 with any questions. We look forward to your participation in this important program.
President, Institute for Diversity (IFD)
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