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Apr. 20, 2012

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

Here are two case study webinars to definitely learn from.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic: Using Language Services as a Risk Reduction Strategy: A Case Study from Banner Health
Tuesday, May 1
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenters: Liz Swan, RN, Risk Management Consultant, Banner Health
Marisa Hernandez, Interpreter Educator for Corporate Risk Management, Banner Health
Price: Free for ASHHRA members (Become a member of ASHHRA and you can register for FREE!)

In the 1980s, a single misinterpreted word led a hospital into a $71 million malpractice settlement. Because improper communication can lead to significant unnecessary expense and patient endangerment, it is imperative that hospitals implement an efficient and effective language plan for patients and staff. Banner Health presents its successes, setbacks, knowledge, and best practices for managing risk through the implementation of a language services strategy. Learn new ways to improve operations and ensure compliance by promoting proper communication throughout your organization.

Please click here to register

IFD Webinar
Topic: SAVE THE DATE--Keeping it REaL: An Analysis of Health Care Quality Among Priority Patient Populations
Date: Wednesday, May 30
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenters: Juana Slade, Director of Diversity and Language Services, AnMed Health
Karen Wilson, Director of Medical Resource Management, AnMed Health

AnMed Health, a 578-bed acute care hospital system will discuss how it is applying the principles of REaL (race, ethnicity and language) data collection and cultural competence to monitor progress across race, ethnicity, and/or language need, reduce costs, analyze and improve patient outcomes, and enhance health care quality.

Price: Free for IFD members and non-IFD members (Registration open at a later date.)

Institute for Diversity National Conference, June 5-6 — for details and to register, click here.



Health equity can't wait
The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
April is National Minority Health Month, a time to raise awareness about the well-documented health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities, as well as highlight how the Affordable Care Act is reducing those disparities. Despite the progress that we as a nation have made over the past 50 years, racial and ethnic minorities still lag behind their non-Hispanic white counterparts on many health fronts: Minorities are less likely to get the preventive care they need to stay healthy, more likely to suffer from chronic diseases such as diabetes, colon cancer, asthma, and heart disease, and they are less likely to have access to affordable, quality health care. More

Understanding bias is essential to inclusion
Diversity Executive    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It is human nature to be biased. However, we can take measures to raise individual and organizational awareness of bias and limit its effect on inclusion. At a basic level, any diversity and inclusion conversation invites self-reflection. It requires acceptance of the possibility that there is a non-level playing field and something needs to change. For many, this introspection creates guilt and defensiveness. More

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Interpreters in ER may help limit medical errors
Reuters    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Having professional translators in the emergency room for non-English-speaking patients might help limit potentially dangerous miscommunication, a new study suggests. The study, done at two pediatric ERs, found that when Spanish-speaking families had access to a professional interpreter, 12 percent of translation slips — such as adding or omitting certain words and phrases — could have had "clinical consequences," like giving a wrong medication dose. More

Obama administration pushes drug testing in workplace,
but not for everybody

The Huffington Post    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The government wants businesses to drug test their workers to boost productivity and reduce health care costs, according to the recently released 2012 National Drug Control Report. But not everyone in America should have to pee in a cup, according to a spokesman for the Obama administration agency that issued the report. More

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Missouri senate committee endorses measure on workplace discrimination against gun owners, users
The Associated press via The Republic    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
A Missouri Senate panel has endorsed legislation making it illegal for employers to discriminate against current or prospective workers who have concealed weapon permits or have used a legal firearm. The measure would prohibit refusing to hire an applicant solely because the person has used a firearm for a legal purpose, such as self-defense. More

Study shows how broad pay disparities are between sexes
USA Today    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Women of all ages, races, ethnic backgrounds and education levels — and in almost every line of work — earned less than men, according to a report issued by the American Association of University Women. Women in the USA earned 77 percent of what men earned in 2010, says the report from AAUW, which has advocated for pay equity since 1913. More

What's missing from your diversity-recruitment strategy?
Diversity Inc.    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Companies that make diversity a priority are winning the war for talent. Not only are they recruiting people from underrepresented groups at a faster rate, but studies show young people—including straight, white, able-bodied men—want to work at inclusive workplaces. More

An uptick in stimulants at work and obesity's rising costs
Forbes    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Two recent health studies may spell bad news for the health of America's workers: a rise in the number of positive tests for cocaine, amphetamines and other stimulants in the workplace; and, obesity accounts for almost 21 percent of United States healthcare costs – more than twice the previous estimates. More

The gay and transgender wage gap
Center for American Progress    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Many gay and transgender workers receive unequal pay for equal work in the United States today. What's worse, these same workers lack the necessary legal protections currently afforded to other categories of individuals that would help combat and correct pay inequities that exist on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. More

How to solve cubicle conflicts
Minneapolis Star Tribune    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Technology has exacerbated exasperation, as well: jarringly loud talking on cellphones (and unattended phones' ringtones), cheap earbuds bleeding sound into nearby cubicles, or Facebook "friend" requests from casual co-worker acquaintances. Oversharing, either via social media or office chit-chat, is rampant. And as more companies lump together vacation and sick days, anywhere from 40 to 55 percent of us sometimes come to work with a contagious disease, according to a 2010 study by the University of Chicago's National Opinion Research Center. More

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