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Sep. 7, 2012

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

ASHHRA and IFD provide you with more important webinars. We hope you try to schedule the time to hear about Employee Performance Management and The Affordable Care Act and Hispanic Health.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic: Employee Performance Management: Breaking Down the Silos – an organizational success story with Christiana Care
Date: Tuesday, Sept. 18
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenters: Chris Cowan, Corporate Director of HR Service Delivery, Christiana Care Health System
Price: Complimentary

Employee performance management tools and processes often fall within the mandate of HR. Improvements driven by HR with IT's assistance start with process automation to eliminate paper.

Christiana Care Health System has developed its performance management technology beyond HR and IT. Leaders throughout the organization have leveraged the tools to drive the talent initiatives of their business units to save time and money, as well as collaborate with HR and IT.

You will learn how Christiana Care:
• Successfully implemented one common performance management system that met the diverse needs of individual departments, including HR, nursing, and the labs
• Approached performance management and the lessons learned
• Achieved results, including improved alignment and greater collaboration across business units
• Gave key departments the flexibility and autonomy to manage their own review processes — like clinical competency assessments — in their own way.

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ASHHRA 48th Annual Conference & Exposition, Sept. 22-25
Have you registered yet? There is still time. Get the best learning, networking, and exposition that the health care HR industry has to offer. For details and to register, click here.

IFD Webinar
Topic: The Affordable Care Act and Hispanic Health
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenters: Dr. Elena V. Rios, President and CEO of the National Hispanic Medical Association
Price: Complimentary — webinar is for Institute for Diversity members only

This presentation will discuss the Affordable Health Care for America Act and the impact it has on Hispanic Health.

Note: Contact Pamela Janniere, Manager of Membership and Education to see if your organization is a member or for more details at 312-422-2691, email: (Although the webinar is only for Institute for Diversity members, many ASHHRA members are also IFD members. Some may not realize that they are a member, especially if they are a part of a large system.)

Save the Date! Registration available very soon.



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