Monday June 7, 2021
Thought Leader Forum
The Thought Leader Forum offers health care HR leaders an opportunity to contribute their knowledge, experience and insights through a formalized process. The participants for the Forum are proven leaders with expertise in specific topics relevant to each Thought Leader Forum agenda.
Findings from each forum are published in the following white papers.
2020 has been a year filled with protests against racial, social and criminal injustice, sparked by the killing of George Floyd. The ongoing pandemic has also amplified the disparities in health care resulting from structural inequities. This confluence of circumstances has made it imperative for health care providers to gain a deeper understanding of our nation’s history of oppression and accelerate their efforts to eliminate the systemic racism that continues to put the lives of so many people of color at risk.
The 2020 Thought Leader Forum was held virtually on August 24, 2020, and was moderated by Alison Bodor, MBA, MS OSTR/L, Program Director for Diversity and Inclusion, Human Resources at Northwestern Memorial Health Care. Special guests for the discussion were Juana S. Slade, CDM, CCF, Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Language Services at AnMed Health, and Donna M. Skurzak, MA, LSW, CDP, Director of Diversity and Inclusion at Cleveland Clinic.
The discussion focused on how HR leaders can proactively be part of the journey to equity, diversity and inclusion for employees, patients and the communities we serve. This executive summary shares expert insights and practical recommendations for understanding the challenges, creating sustained change and measuring progress.
ASHHRA held its 13th Thought Leader Forum on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Chicago. The discussion was moderated by Greg Maras, vice president of human resources at Meadville Medical Center, with guest speakers Kristen Hines, managing director at Accenture, and Andy Shin, chief operating offi cer for the Center for Health Innovation of the American Hospital Association.
Titled, “Preparing the Health Care Workforce for AI,” the discussion focused on how AI will affect the workforce in various ways, and as HR professionals that fact can be a source of concern. Thought leaders discussed and strategized how to train and prepare the workforce to meet that challenge. Human resources professionals can begin tailoring positions that align with AI instead of being replaced with AI.
This executive summary shares expert insights on the strategic challenges and opportunities AI presents, plus practical recommendations on how to best prepare your organizational culture and workforce to capitalize on AI.
- Projected Benefits Landscape: Recommendations for Health Care Leaders (2013)
- Envisioning Tomorrow’s Workforce (2013)
- The Future of the Health Care Workforce (2012)
- Advancing the Hospital and Physician Partnership (2012)
- Health Care Reform Engagement (2011)
- Workplace Intimidation: The Underestimated Threat to Patient Safety (2010)
- The Role of Health Care HR in Advancing Operational Efficiencies and Effectiveness (2009)
- Workforce Issues in Health Care (2008)
- The Role of Health Care HR in Quality and Patient Safety (2008)