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Jun. 28, 2013

 



Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

ASHHRA Webinar

Why Employee Engagement is Overrated - Use Your Employee Survey to Improve HCAHPS and Quality of Care
Date: Thursday, July 25th
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Sponsored by: Strategic Management Decisions (SMD)
Duration: 60 minutes
Faculty: Shane Douthitt, Ph.D., Managing Partner and Scott Mondore, Ph.D., Managing Partner
Price: ASHHRA Members: FREE | Non Members: $69.00

Register Now

With the implementation of value-based purchasing and conditional reimbursement rates, health care organizations are universally focused on HCAHPS and Quality of Care Measures. Unfortunately, employee engagement is often NOT a key driver of HCAHPS and quality. Health care HR professionals have a unique opportunity to uncover what drives these important outcomes using employee surveys. During this one-hour webinar, we will share a case study on how to create the right employee opinion survey, use analytics to connect employee attitudes with HCAHPS and quality measures — and help front-line managers create outcome-focused action plans.

By attending, you will learn an approach to employee surveys that:
  • Aligns your survey data with your patient-focused metrics
  • Identifies the critical few HR drivers of HCAHPS and quality
  • Creates reports for all leaders focused on the drivers of HCAHPS and/or quality
  • Creates outcome-focused action plans for all leaders.
Register Now





IFD Webinar

The New and Enhanced National CLAS Standards: A Reintroduction
Date: Wednesday, July 31
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90-minute webinar
Presenters: C. Godfrey Jacobs, Health Determinants and Disparities Practice, SRA International, Inc., and Darci Graves, Senior Health Education and Policy Specialist, Health Determinants and Disparities Practice, SRA International, Inc.

*Price: * Free for Institute members | $99 for non-Institute for Diversity members

*Note: Many ASHHRA members are also IFD members. Feel free to contact Pamela Janniere, manager of membership and education, to see if your organization is a member at 312-422-2691 or email: pjanniere@aha.org.

This 90-minute webinar will discuss the National CLAS Standards as a tool for health care organizations seeking to address health disparities, as well as to meet requirements established by accrediting organizations such as The Joint Commission and the National Committee for Quality Assurance. To register, please click HERE. You may contact Pamela Janniere at pjanniere@aha.org or visit our website at www.diversityconnection.org for more details.

ASHHRA
312-422-3720
ashhra@aha.org

IFD
312-422-2690
institute@aha.org






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