Conference

Speaker Spotlight: Emily Pitts, Principal, Inclusion & Diversity, Edward Jones

Speaker Spotlight: Emily Pitts, Principal, Inclusion & Diversity, Edward Jones

This week's HR Management Institute Canada’s Speaker Spotlight features Emily Pitts, Principal, Inclusion & Diversity at Edward Jones, who will be one of the HR Leaders on a panel discussing “Leveraging Inclusion & Diversity to Drive Business Success”.

We had the chance to catch up with Emily this week to ask her a few questions about her role, her career and her advice for aspiring HR Leaders.  This is what she shared with us:

 

Speaker Spotlight: Dean Sockett, VP, People & Culture, Keg Restaurants

Speaker Spotlight: Dean Sockett, VP, People & Culture, Keg Restaurants

This week's HR Management Institute Canada’s Speaker Spotlight features Dean Sockett, VP, People & Culture at Keg Restaurants, who will be leading a session on “Sizzling, Storytelling, Serving: Focusing on the Employee Experience to Stretngthen your EVP and Drive Engagement”.

We had the chance to catch up with Dean this week to ask her a few questions about his role, his career and his advice for aspiring HR Leaders.  This is what he shared with us:

Speaker Spotlight: Jo Anne Hill, Director, Diversity & Employee Engagement, Aflac

Speaker Spotlight: Jo Anne Hill, Director, Diversity & Employee Engagement, Aflac

This week, the HR Management Institute Speaker Spotlight is highlighting Jo Anne Hill, Director of Diversity and Employee Engagement from Aflac, and presenter at this year’s HR Management Institute, speaking on our “Diversity and Inclusion Panel Discussion”.  We had a chance to catch up with Jo Anne this week and ask her a few more personal questions about her work at Aflac and the role of a leading HR Leader today.

This is what she shared with us:

Speaker Spotlight: Amy Stern, Chief People & Culture Officer, Aldo Group

 Speaker Spotlight: Amy Stern, Chief People & Culture Officer, Aldo Group

This week's HR Management Institute Canada’s Speaker Spotlight features Amy Stern, Chief People & Culture Officer at Aldo Group, who will be one of the HR Leaders on a panel discussing “Strategies and Solutions to Meet the Challenges and Concerns of Today’s HR Leaders”.

We had the chance to catch up with Amy this week to ask her a few questions about her role, her career and her advice for aspiring HR Leaders.  This is what she shared with us:

Recap of the 2017 Healthcare Finance Institute

The Healthcare Finance Institute wrapped up a couple of weeks ago and was a resounding success with comments including:

“I had a great experience. The event was extremely informational and fun at the same time. I was able to network with a great group of people.”

“The quality of the speaking faculty was excellent…with great knowledge of the topics and able to present with real life scenarios so the audience can relate.”

“The topics discussed touched on the core of the issues faced in healthcare today. The event offered a more intimate venue which provided a positive networking opportunity.”

Whether the executives were discussing patient safety and quality, the varying impacts of technology, HR Strategy, bridging the gap between fee for service and value based payments, best practices for optimizing revenue cycle or the rise of consumerism, it was clear that they relished the opportunity to be able to share ideas with one another, learn from each other’s experiences and maximize their time at the meeting through attending sessions, meeting with vendors and networking.

With responsibilities for a range of strategic, operational and technical activities, the CFO role is often likened to that of a conductor and in this dynamic healthcare landscape, CFOs and other executives need to develop and continually nurture resilience.

As stated by one of the Institute’s speakers, Dr. Samson Jesudass of Ascension Health, “As far as resilience is concerned, we in healthcare, are blessed to realize that every interaction we make, we have a God given opportunity to touch, heal and influence someone at the most vulnerable times in their lives. Every healthcare worker has this opportunity, be they the janitor or the person at the check in desk to the neurosurgeon/CV surgeon who operates. Helping them find meaning in what they do is key and recognizing what they do is imperative to keeping them engaged. People do not burn out because of hard work, they burn out because of meaningless work which does not contribute to the progress they expect.”

And with that thought, the Institute concluded and the CFOs returned to their respective organizations, fresh with ideas for starting or improving various initiatives having forged many new relationships and renewed their sense of purpose whilst at the Institute. 

We look forward to hosting next year’s Healthcare Finance Institute, April 22nd – 24th, 2018. For further information about joining the speaker faculty, please contact Nas Panwar at 

Are You Conspicuous By Your Absence?

The Healthcare IT Institute is taking place June 5th to 7th 2016 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Hotel in Tucson Arizona. Here, hospital CIOs, CMIOs, CNIOs, CTOs and CISOs from America's leading hospitals and health systems, including St. Luke's Health System, Kaiser Permanente, UCLA Health, Penn Medicine, Advocate Health Care and more, will join forces to collaborate on timely topics such as enhancing patient engagement, leveraging analytics to boost the patient experience, improving financial outcomes through population health management, and handling the evolving role of the HIT leader as a decision maker and patient advocate.

Why Should You Attend?

1) Exclusive and Intimate

Unlike traditional tradeshow conferences the Healthcare IT Institute is invitation only, ensuring you will only be meeting with executives whose goals and objectives align with yours and who are focused the utilization of technology to improve the quality and delivery of care within the healthcare space. Further, the initiative is capped at 60 healthcare IT executives and potential delegates must be approved.

This program is intimate in nature. Instead of booths set up for people to walk around and pick up/drop off business cards in the hopes of forming a connection, attendees are given customized itineraries to ensure they are networking with exactly who they want to. Throughout the 2 ½ days, executives will have the opportunity to sit in on insightful speaker sessions, take part in innovative roundtable discussions and think tanks, and form connections through one-on-one business meetings born through mutual interest.

2) Who You Can Be Sitting at the Table With

As the program is taking place in June, spots to attend are filling up fast. Here is a list of some executives who have already secured their seats at the table.

  • Richard Hutsell, CIO at Verity Health System (CA)
  • Phil Alexander, CISO at University Medical Center (TX)
  • Randy McCleese, CIO and VP IS at St. Claire Regional Medical Center (KY)
  • Jake Dorst, Chief Information & Innovation Officer at Tahoe Forest Hospital District (CA)
  • Terhilda Garrido, VP HIT, Transformation & Analytics at Kaiser Permanente (CA)
  • Charles Podesta, CIO at UC Irvine Health (CA)
  • Dr. Neil Kudler, VP & CMIO at Baystate Health (MA)
  • Thomas Riesenberg, Associate CIO of Operations at Penn Medicine (PA)
  • Melissa Dill, VP Shared System Services at Ascension Health (MO)
  • Tina Esposito, VP Center for Health Information Services at Advocate Health Care (IL)

3) Insightful Speaker Sessions

You'll definitely want to attend the speaker sessions at the Healthcare IT Institute. With over 20 speakers ready to share their knowledge on the latest topics in healthcare IT, you will leave confident and well-prepared to make ground-breaking changes to your hospital. Take a look at some of the keynote speakers that will be taking the stage.

  • Shafiq Rab, VP IT & CIO at Hackensack UMC (NJ) - Total Connectivity and Strategies to Enhance the Patient Experience
  • Michael Pfeffer, CIO at UCLA Health System (CA) - Achieving Patient Engagement through the Strategic Use of IT Platforms and Patient-Facing Technologies
  • Bruce Metz, SVP & CIO at Lahey Clinic - How Award-Winning hospitals Stay Ahead of the Curve

4) Fun Networking Activities

The Healthcare IT Institute isn't all business - it's important to have fun too! On one of the evenings of the program the Healthcare IT team puts together a night of food, games and music. This night is the perfect chance to take a break from work and network with your executive peers in a more casual setting. Secure your spot here and join the inner circle of CIOs, CMIOs, CNIOs, CISOs and CTOs ready to enhance and improve the healthcare industry in 2016.