The first two days of Talent Symposium have been amazing. The energy — you can feel that we are doing something great. We are changing how we think about and approach healthcare talent management, and we are doing it together.

We kicked things off on Sunday with sessions focused on really getting the most out of HealthcareSource solutions, and then ended the day with the official Welcome Reception. I really love this event, because it is all about the connections, both between HealthcareSource employees and clients, and clients with their peers from across the country.

On Monday, we began with my keynote, where we really explored the journey so many of you are on to strategic talent management with HealthcareSource. I invited Sharon Russell from Children’s Hospital of King’s Daughters Health System, Dawn Ingalls from Avera Health, Cheryl Prall from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, and Beverly Fein from Holyoke Medical Center up on stage to share their stories. It is important to focus on achieving positive outcomes. We discussed how through collaboration, powerful technology, and efficient processes it is possible to:

  1. Hire the right people faster
  2. Keep your people longer
  3. And grow your people for the future

I truly believe that with this three-pronged approach we can make a difference to our organizations, our employees, and our patients.

After this interactive keynote, Chief Strategy Officer David Wilkins and Vice President of Product Delivery Patrick McDonough took to the stage to share the future product enhancements and overarching vision that is guiding HealthcareSource into 2019 and beyond.

Then it was time for learning sessions, and who better to learn from than clients just like you? We had amazing presentations from Shriners Hospital for Children, WVU Hospitals, Alto Health Care Staffing, and Great Plains Health, as well as some got to hear even more from the people who had joined me on stage in the morning. Plus, some of our clients, like CentraCare Health, Adventist Health System, Owensboro Health, Phelps County Regional Medical Center, and Huntsville Hospital led longer, hands-on workshops.

Monday was also the start of the Executive Summit. Tracy Braman from Lakeland Health spoke about the importance of extending grace to your team members, and then the American Hospital Association (AHA) moderated an executive dialogue on strategic workforce planning and development across the entire continuum of care.

The first half of the conference has already provided so much learning, sharing, and networking. I am pleased beyond words that HealthcareSource is a central part of this with our technology and services, while also being a facilitator and a connector at events like this. I know the remaining days of the conference will offer more of the same.

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About J.P. Fingado

J.P. Fingado has more than 25 years of senior-level healthcare information technology experience. Previously, J.P. served as President and Chief Executive Officer of HealthcareSource, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of API Healthcare, a healthcare-focused workforce management technology company. Before API Healthcare, J.P. was Vice President and General Manager of Cerner Corporation where he held several executive-level positions accountable for sales, operations, research, and development. Prior to joining Cerner, J.P. was President and Chief Operating Officer of Dynamic Healthcare Technologies, a publicly held clinical software provider. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.