I love how Talent Symposium is like a reunion. Even first-year attendees get to meet the HealthcareSource employees who have been working through their implementations, training them, and helping them solve today’s healthcare talent management challenges. Yesterday’s sessions and Welcome Reception were all about new and old friends reconnecting and focusing on how to get the most out of their HealthcareSource solutions.
Today, I kicked off the event with my opening keynote and welcome. Healthcare talent management professionals are facing internal and external forces that are bringing new challenges. You don’t have to face these hurdles alone, because we’re partnering with you through the HealthcareSource Quality Talent SuiteSM, our Lean Human Capital advisory services, and all of our services and support teams to provide configurable solutions that meet your specific organization’s needs.
After my opening speech, Russ Wakelin, Vice President, Product Management, shared his vision for how enhancements and the future of HealthcareSource solutions will help empower you to meet the different challenges that lie ahead.
Many of this year’s learning sessions really show how different talent management functions can work together and support each other. From sourcing, hiring, and performance to engagement, training, and leadership development, these functions cannot grow and have the impact they need to on healthcare organizations if they stay siloed. Human resources, learning and development, and hiring managers need to come together to ensure the selection, alignment, development, and retention of quality talent across the healthcare continuum to ensure quality care for patients.
Some of the best presentations today involved our clients. We got to hear and learn from representatives from Lakeland Health, Hamilton Health Care System, Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, Schneck Medical Center, East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Riverbend Community Health, and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton, among others. I am so thankful that they have shared their experiences and are paying it forward to help their colleagues across the country.
This afternoon, we also began our first ever Executive Summit, put on in partnership with the American Hospital Association. David Szary, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Recruiting Services, discussed real-world examples of Lean transformation in healthcare recruitment and the impact these everyday processes have on patient outcomes. The AHA’s Executive Dialogue on leadership strategies to tackle healthcare talent management challenges followed. It was amazing to hear what this varied group of healthcare leaders had to say – the results will be published in the January 2018 issue of AHA Today.
Tonight, I go to sleep with two days’ worth of learning and experiences, getting to see the impact not just that HealthcareSource has on its clients but that our clients have on each other and ultimately the patients their organizations care for. We are proud to be a trusted partner in these efforts.
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