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October 02, 2015


Hello ASHHRA and IFD Members:

ASHHRA Webinar and HR Metrics Tool
Physician Compensation Plans
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 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
Frank H. Ford, MBA, MHS, FACMPE, consultant, MGMA Healthcare Consulting Group
Jeffrey B. Milburn, MBA, CMPE, consultant, MGMA Healthcare Consulting Group
Hosted by: John R. Combes, MD, chief medical officer & senior vice president, American Hospital Association
Price: FREE but advanced registration is required. Register Now.

Join us for the next webinar from the AHA's Physician Leadership Forum and the Medical Group Management Association to learn about the process to create and implement an effective compensation plan.

Presenters Frank H. Ford, MBA, MHS, FACMPE and Jeffrey B. Milburn, MBA, CMPE will describe in detail a four-step process of starting the work, designing the plan and gaining buy-in and approval for the plan as well as plan implementation. Trends reviewed include balancing fee-for-service with value-based payments, quality and service incentives balanced with production models, base salary with realistic incentives and ensuring equity within the group.

Learning Objectives:
  • Describe the process of developing and evaluating a physician compensation plan
  • Identify the various value-based incentive options and the selection and implementation processes
  • List the steps necessary for approving and implementing a new compensation plan
  • Provide tools for use in developing a model for your organization
For further details, click here.

So you missed the registration period for the HR Metrics Tool?
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The registration period for the HR Metrics Tool has officially passed. However, if you're interested in learning more about how to become a late participant or register to purchase the results from the survey, please contact Shebani Patel at

IFD Webinar, Summer Enrichment Program (SEP), #123forEquity Pledge and the 2016 National Leadership and Education Conference
SAVE THE DATE - October Diversity Dialogue: The Impact of Socio-demographic Disparities in 30-Day Readmissions
Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET, 12:00 p.m. CT, 11:00 a.m. MT, 10:00 a.m. PT
Duration: 90 minutes
Presenter: David Foster, PhD, MPH, Truven Health Analytics
Price: Institute members, FREE; Non-members, $99

The quality of health care in the United States is often variable, particularly in communities with higher populations of racial and ethnic minorities. Dr. Foster will discuss the correlation between racial disparities and 30-day readmissions as well as some of the strategies hospitals and health care systems have implemented to improve quality and reduce costs.

For more information, please contact Pamela Janniere at or view our website at

The Summer Enrichment Program is your pipeline for the health care leaders of tomorrow!
Registration is open for the 2016 Summer Enrichment Program (SEP). The SEP is the Institute’s 10-week summer-long immersive internship program for academically-strong underrepresented graduate students in U.S. hospitals and health systems. Your hospital or medical center could be a host to an SEP student in your area!

The SEP is reasonably priced for participating hospitals: $7,500 covers the placement fee and the student stipend. Institute members enjoy a $500 reduction in the placement fee. Non-members receive a complimentary Institute membership for taking an SEP intern.

Registration has begun! Matching will begin in January 2016. Internships run June - August 2016. You can meet the future leaders in health care today! Click here or contact Membership & Education Specialist Chris O. Biddle at for more information.

Take the #123forEquity Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities
As our nation becomes increasingly diverse, 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

Save the Date: 2016 National Leadership and Education Conference
Mark your calendars for the Institute’s 2016 National Leadership and Education Conference, June 21 - 22, 2016, in Philadelphia. The Institute’s biennial conference, the premier health services conference on managing diversity, features the latest information and trends in health care diversity and leadership as well as strategies for implementing diversity and inclusion practices to eliminate health care disparities. The Institute's conference provides unique opportunities for you to network with national diversity practitioners and health care executives, advance your leadership capabilities, gain access to valuable resources and tools for health care organizations and more.

For more information, including opportunities for sponsorship, please contact Jetaun Mallett, manager of operations and business development, at (312) 422-2692 or

Building a diverse workforce for a healthier future
Psychiatric Times
Diversity across the health care spectrum is critically important to ensuring we can better represent and better serve the needs of our patients. The American Medical Student Association (AMSA) reports that while 26 percent of the American population is Black or African American, Native American or Latino, only 6 percent of practicing physicians are of the same racial or ethnic background.
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  Make Your Hospital's Benefit Plan Work for You

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Why diversity programs fail
Diversity Executive
In the past two decades, diversity and inclusion programs have become a mainstream piece of the corporate structure. Companies today proudly tout diversity metrics on their websites and highlight their commitment to inclusion in job postings and media stories. Still, despite all of these efforts, the number of racial and sexual harassment complaints filed to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission continues to rise.
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3 key steps to health care workforce planning
Becker's Hospital Review
The expertise and technology exists to determine future health care workforce needs and to provide recommendations and insight on the best ways to fill those needs. The outcomes realized from this breakthrough can include overall savings in labor spending, improved quality of care, better alignment of staffing with patient need and improved staff morale.
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Want to move the needle on gender diversity? Think like a disruptor
LinkedIn Pulse
It feels like every day existing markets, industries, technologies and process are being replaced with something new, better, more efficient. What if that type of disruptive thinking was applied to a critical issue like building gender equality and diversity in the workplace? What would that look like? It certainly doesn’t make sense to use the same thinking and the same opportunities that got us to a position of gender imbalance in the first place to get out of it!
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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.

Female CEOs are less common because women in general are less likely to seek a promotion
Medical Daily
Although there may be many social injustices and discriminations that keep women from moving up in the workplace, a recent study conducted by a team of female researchers from Harvard University suggests that part of the reason we don’t see as many female CEOs is because women aren’t all that interested in taking on high-power work roles.
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NIH addresses the science of diversity
National Institutes of Health
In a new co-authored perspective, NIH Chief Officer for Scientific Workforce Diversity Hannah Valantine, M.D., and NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., offer a fresh take on scientific workforce diversity, approaching it as a scientific opportunity rather than as an intractable problem. They posit that diversity is a research challenge that can be pursued through the scientific method.
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    New institute aims to answer health care workforce questions
    Healthcare DIVE
    George Washington University is opening its new GW Health Workforce Institute to look at questions surrounding the U.S. health care workforce and its ability to meet the needs of health reform.
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