Wednesday March 2, 2022

Healthcare HR Week Exclusive!

HR Management and Analytics: Unlock the Value of Human Capital

Most healthcare organizations will express that people are their most important asset. Therefore, how can HR professionals continue to make gains as strategic business partners by both managing people more effectively and by leveraging data analytics? Join Dr. Matthew Bidwell, associate professor in Wharton’s Management Department, and Emeritus’ Vice President of Academics-Healthcare, Dr. Kathryn Kay, as they discuss using HR data and healthcare workforce best practices to improve recruitment, retention and collaboration.


  1. Understand the basic principles of using HR analytics to improve workforce outcomes and collaboration between employees and departments.
  2. Improve retention of employees.
  3. Drive HR innovation in the current healthcare environment.

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ASHHRA Non-member: FREE




Dr. Matthew Bidwell

Dr. Matthew Bidwell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Wharton Executive Education

Matthew Bidwell is an associate professor in Wharton’s Management Department. His research uses people analytics to study career patterns and staffing in the new economy. He has conducted detailed research on how firms balance internal mobility and hiring in staffing jobs and what the effects of those different strategies are. He has also studied how highly skilled contractors are used within firms, the effects of their relationships with staffing firms, and who goes into such contracting. His work has been published in academic journals and featured in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. It has also been recognized with Scholarly Achievement Awards from the Academy of Management Human Resources Division and Administrative Science Quarterly journal, and the John T. Dunlop Outstanding Scholar Award from the Labor and Employment Relations Association. He currently serves as a senior editor at Organization Science and is a faculty co-director of the Wharton People Analytics Initiative. Matthew holds a Ph.D. from the MIT Sloan School, an S.M. in Political Science from MIT, and an M.Chem from Oxford. He is currently a Sloan Industry Studies Fellow. He serves on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Review and Organization Science

Dr. Katie Kay

Dr. Kathryn Kay, DNP, RN, PCCN-K
Vice President, Academics – Healthcare
Emeritus Healthcare

Dr. Katie Kay is the Vice President of Healthcare Academics at Emeritus and serves as the inhouse expert for healthcare education. She is a nurse, healthcare leader, academic leader and has built and scaled degree programs and clinical placement operations at the largest nursing school in the US. In her time at Emeritus, she has partnered with leading academic institutions to create high-quality, accessible, and affordable upskilling and reskilling programs to address gaps in healthcare delivery and healthcare leadership.

Dr. Kay joined Emeritus in July of 2021 after her previous role as senior director of national academic operations at Chamberlain University. There she was responsible for providing leadership to university-wide academic, quality, and experiential learning initiatives. In her tenure at Chamberlain University, she also held the role of Associate Dean of Faculty in the Master of Science in Nursing Family Nurse Practitioner track.

Prior to joining Chamberlain, Dr. Kay was a nurse administrator at a county hospital where her primary areas of leadership included patient safety, acuity management, throughput, accreditation, advocacy for professional nursing practice, and re-attainment of Magnet distinction. She has also worked as critical care and emergency room nurse.