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Sep. 21, 2012

Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

Do you need to know how to build a global vocabulary for health IT employment processes? Do you know about the Affordable Health Care for America Act and the impact it has on Hispanic health? ASHHRA and IFD provide you with the following webinars on these two topics.

ASHHRA Webinar
Topic: How to Build a Global Vocabulary for Health IT Employment Processes: From a CIO and CHRO Perspective HIMSS Presents the Emerging Professionals Masters Class Series
Date: Friday, Oct. 12
Time: 10 a.m. PT, 11 a.m. MT, 12 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. ET
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenters: Nancy Dinon, vice president, human resources, Orlando Health, chair of the ASHHRA Annual Conference Committee
Rick Schooler, FHIMSS, FCHIME, FACHE, MBA, vice president/chief information officer, Orlando Health, 2011 John E. Gall, Jr. CIO of the Year
Price: Free for all HIMSS and ASHHRA members

The Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) will be co-sponsoring this emerging professionals' webinar.

Learning Objectives:
• Better understand the hiring practices encountered in today's health care reform era
• Identify the skills valuable in the hiring process
• Learn what skills and credentials are in demand from a CIO and Human Resource perspective

This event is free for all HIMSS and ASHHRA members.

Register Now

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 — exclusively for Institute 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.

Click here to learn more about this Diversity Dialogue and register to participate.



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