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Jul. 27, 2012

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

We hope you will take advantage of both of these webinars—they are complimentary for all.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic: Health Care Reform Webinar: How PPACA Will Impact Your Organization
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 7
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 75 minutes
Sponsored and produced by Verisight
Price: Complimentary for all

ASHHRA and Verisight invite you to attend the Health Care Reform webinar to prepare for upcoming changes that will impact hospitals and health care systems. The speakers will provide the tools you need as a health care HR leader in order to determine the financial ramifications as a result of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). You will be provided with actionable information to take back to your organization's C-Suite. PPACA's mandatory coverage laws and taxes are imminent, so register now to take advantage of this opportunity!

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn how Verisight's credentialed health actuaries have created an easy to use PPACA calculator to determine the bottom line for your organization as a large employer
  • Arm yourself with knowledge to successfully prepare for the impact at your organization
  • Review strategies to help your CEO understand the financial ramifications that are impending
Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat now at:
After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer

ASHHRA 48th Annual Conference & Exposition, Sept. 22-25 — for details and to register, click here.

IFD Webinar
Topic: Diversity and Disparities: A Benchmarking Study of U.S. Hospitals
Date: Wednesday, Aug. 29
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenters: Steven Jones, Executive Director for Talent Management and Diversity, Indiana University Health and Bradley G. Hinrichs, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Systems Management and Director, Facilities Planning at Rush University Medical Center
Price: Complimentary for all

This webinar will promote best practices from some of the high performing hospitals featured in the Benchmarking Study. Participants will receive useful and relevant information about diversity management, cultural competency and its implication for addressing disparities and providing high-quality care to all. The speakers will provide their perspective on what worked for them and offer guidance on how others can embrace this effort.

Note: This is a collaborative webinar with Health Research & Trust and the Institute for Diversity in Health Management. For more information and how to register, please contact Pamela Janniere at



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