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August 21, 2015


Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

ASHHRA Webinar and HR Metrics Tool

Better Collaboration, Better Care: Improving the Value of CME in the Health Care Setting
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Time: 2:00 p.m. ET, 1:00 p.m. CT, 12:00 p.m. MT, 11:00 a.m. PT
Duration: 60 minutes (with live Q&A)
John R. Combes, MD, chief medical officer & senior vice president, American Hospital Association
Dave Davis, MD, senior director of continuing education & performance improvement, Association of American Medical Colleges
Forest Plourde-Cole, program research & development specialist II, Association of American Medical Colleges
Price: FREE (Advanced registration is required.) Register Now

Please join the America Hospital Association’s Physician Leadership Forum and the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) for a webinar to identify key steps in positioning CME and continuing professional development as a strategic resource to strengthen collaboration between physicians and hospitals and help transform the delivery system. The webinar will help participants understand and overcome the challenges in providing CME.

For more information and to register, click here.

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IFD Webinar, Certificate in Diversity Management in Health Care (CDM) Fellowship and the #123forEquity Pledge

August Diversity Dialogue: Care Transitions in Population Health
Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT
Duration: 60 minutes
Susan McAlister, director, Enterprise Care Management, Population Health, Parkview Health Christine Howell, nurse, Community Navigation, Parkview Health
Price: FREE (Advanced registration is required.) Register here.

This webinar will describe the multiple approaches taken to identify high-risk populations and how to build a physician-led care management program to support the patient in personal self-care. After the webinar, participants will have learned how to:
  • Identify high-risk populations
  • Describe the correlation between chronic disease and community-based care
  • Evaluate care strategies
  • Describe measureable outcomes.
For more information and to register, click here.

Develop Leadership Competencies Needed to Facilitate Change in Your Organization and Community
The Institute is currently accepting applications for the fifth cohort of students in its Certificate in Diversity Management in Health Care (CDM) fellowship, designed to help diversity practitioners develop leadership competencies needed to bring about change in their organizations and communities. This 12-month fellowship includes online classes and on-site learning forums taught by some of the nation’s leading hospital-based diversity practitioners. Among other areas, the CDM provides strategies to promote a culturally competent workforce, enhance language services, decrease disparities and increase supplier diversity. The CDM is a recognized credential by the American Hospital Association, American Leadership Council for Diversity in Healthcare and the Health Research & Educational Trust.

For more information on the fellowship, click here or contact Craig Blassingame, Institute programs & operations specialist, at (312) 422-2693 or

Take the #123forEquity Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities
As our nation makes the demographic shift toward a minority-majority balance, the need to identify, address and eliminate disparities in health care is increasing. That’s why the American Hospital Association (AHA) is a partner in the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health Care Disparities, along with the American College of Healthcare Executives, America’s Essential Hospitals, Association of American Medical Colleges and the Catholic Health Association of the United States. Critical to this endeavor’s success is the support of hospitals and health care systems dedicated to achieving the three areas of the Call to Action: Increasing the collection and use of race, ethnicity and language preference data; increasing cultural competency training and increasing diversity in governance and leadership. To learn more, visit

5 ways to improve your hospital's culture and employee engagement
Becker's Hospital Review
Culture can mean different things to different businesses, but essentially, it's the way things are done and the attitude people have about the way things are done. It's the values and practices shared by the entire group. Hospitals with adaptable culture outperform those without it – as much as 200 percent according to some estimates. But in health care, it's not just about business performance. Culture can have a direct impact on patient care and patient satisfaction.
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How credible are your diversity assessments?
Diversity Executive
Evaluation is a task that every diversity practitioner will face at one time or another. No matter what your role in the field, conducting an evaluation to assess key aspects of your diversity and inclusion initiatives is inevitable.
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  Make Your Hospital's Benefit Plan Work for You

The right benefits plan makes all the difference.
• Energize employee engagement
• Create a culture of health & wellness
• Attract & retain the best & brightest

Unconscious biases: Why you're losing out on the best employees
By Pamela Wasley
Everybody knows a company's greatest asset is its people. But what happens when employers are predisposed to hiring a certain type of person for their business? Based on personal life experiences, you may inherently prefer to hire a man for this job, a woman for that one — and you may not even realize it's bias that's keeping you from exploring the best candidates for your open roles. Researchers call this phenomenon unconscious bias.
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Developing intellectual diversity
Human Resource Executive Online
In the past, diversity has tended to be defined in racial, sexual, ethnic and/or religious terms; and companies have focused on these types of diversity for at least four reasons. However, there are benefits to expand diversity hiring to include intellectual and experiential diversity.
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What separates great HR leaders from the rest
Harvard Business Review
HR seems to have become every manager's and employee’s favorite corporate punching bag, vying with IT for the dubious title of most-irritating function. We have seen a parade of articles recently calling for HR to be blown up, split in two or, at the very least, redesigned. Perhaps this is a good moment to evaluate what it is we really want from our HR leaders — and what we don’t.
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  Download Rise of HR now!

Take advantage of the experiences and shared knowledge of 73 of the world’s leading HR professionals – and all for free! The new e-book “Rise of HR” offers the guidance to be a successful HR professional for today’s competitive market and the rest of your career.

Model firms say disability inclusion helps business
Bloomberg BNA
Business leaders discussed successful disability inclusion strategies and competitive advantages of employing individuals with disabilities at a July 31 disability employment summit commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. EY Americas Area Managing Partner Stephen Howe, Jr. — the keynote speaker at the event hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the US Business Leadership Network — emphasized the critical importance of “creating an abilities-inclusive culture” and leveraging differences to drive business growth.
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eNewsBrief: Hot Topics in Diversity
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