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Healthcare Technology Innovations - A Panel Discussion

On September 19th, an informative meeting was held to discuss healthcare technology innovation. Panelist included  Keith Blankenship, VP, Lumeris, Inc., Don Imholz, executive VP and CIO, Centene, and Katie Nowak, regional information systems director, ambulatory and clinical applications SSM Health Care. 

Click here for a video of the program.

Join the HBA RTP chapter for end of the year celebration with auction and raffle to benefit the National MS Society

Join us for our celebration and benefit on Dec. 4th from 6-8 PM at the Marriot at RTP. We will be having a silent auction and raffle to benefit the Greater Carolinas Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

On December 4th, the HBA RTP chapter is hosting an end of the year celebration at the Marriott at Research Triangle Park.

HBA GP chapter hosts sold out program on strategies to develop your executive presence

The HBA Greater Philadelphia chapter had a very engaging evening on October 16, when Stephanie McCray, president, Executive Material, shared her expertise and experience on developing your executive presence (inner confidence/outer credibility). As an executive coach and consultant, Stephanie had plenty of expert advice to share with a room filled to capacity with chapter members and guests. 

The HBA Greater Philadelphia chapter had a very engaging evening on October 16, when Stephanie McCray, president, Executive Material, shared her expertise and experience on developing your executive presence (inner confidence/outer credibility). As an executive coach and consultant, Stephanie had plenty of expert advice to share with a room filled to capacity with chapter members and guests.

Join the HBA - Make your next new connection

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association is in its fourth decade as a global organization dedicated to further the advancement of women in healthcare. With over 6,000 individual members and over 120 corporate partners, it is widely recognized as the catalyst for leadership development of women in healthcare. The HBA provides educational opportunities for women and men to develop cutting-edge healthcare industry knowledge and leadership skills.

By Bhavani Moodabagil, director-at-large, membership

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association is in its fourth decade as a global organization dedicated to further the advancement of women in healthcare. With over 6,000 individual members and over 120 corporate partners, it is widely recognized as the catalyst for leadership development of women in healthcare. The HBA provides educational opportunities for women and men to develop cutting-edge healthcare industry knowledge and leadership skills.

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Volunteer engagement: What’s in it for you?

In January 2010, I made a new year’s resolution to expand my personal network. I attended the HBA state of the industry program. Wow was that a great event. I saw the HBA as an organization that could not only add to my understanding of the healthcare industry, but also give me a chance to contribute and give back. I joined the HBA and was encouraged to volunteer with the membership committee. Through the new buddy program I met other women and immediately saw the value of volunteering.

By Natalie Benamou, President-Elect 2013

In January 2010, I made a new year’s resolution to expand my personal network. I attended the HBA state of the industry program. Wow was that a great event. I saw the HBA as an organization that could not only add to my understanding of the healthcare industry, but also give me a chance to contribute and give back. I joined the HBA and was encouraged to volunteer with the membership committee. Through the new buddy program I met other women and immediately saw the value of volunteering.

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HBA mentoring - pay back time

Behind every successful executive has been a supportive family, many great friends and also at least one mentor. In all industries it is well known that learning directly from someone who has been successful is the easiest, and, I might add, a fun way to learn. Many years ago young people learned through apprenticeships. Although apprenticeship was probably intense on the job training, mentoring today is still on the job training. It just happens to be done either one on one or in small group settings. Being women of the HBA, we know how physicians learn by the saying  “see one, do one, teach one.” Is that not mentoring? It is. Who wants to make mistakes with their career or on the job if they don’t have to? I know I certainly made my share of mistakes but all part of the lessons learned that I look forward to sharing with others so they don’t have to make the same mistake. Do you want to explore tough topics like working for a difficult boss or having a difficult colleague you have to deal with? Want to ask for a raise but don’t know how? Want to leave a company and switch careers and need help getting started? Mentoring can help you find your path forward, confidence and your inner voice to take the next step. Besides, who wants to try to figure out career problems solely on your own? So that is WIIFU (what’s in it for you). What’s in it for the mentor?

By Sheri Staak and Lydia Rohn

“We exist temporally through what we take, but we live forever through what we give.” Doug M. Lawson

Consumers continue to assume control: Part two

We are the midst of transformational changes in healthcare as a result of the Affordable Care Act and convergence of a more transparent marketplace due to the Internet, social media and increased communications tools. The convergence of the Internet, social media and smart phones will allow consumers to further take control of their healthcare.

By Kathleen Relias
Vice President and General Manager, Radius-Global Market Research
President Elect, HBA Chicago chapter
krelias@radius-global.com

Kathleen Relias

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Natalie Benamou named HBA Chicago chapter HBA LEAD award recipient

Each year we elect one special chapter volunteer for the LEAD award. This year the HBA Chicago chapter has awarded that honor to Natalie Benamou.

By Diane Karija

At the HBA, we truly value our volunteers. They are the foundation of our organization. We are 100% supported by volunteers; without them we surely would not have an organization. As a result, we try to recognize these invaluable people at every turn.

Each year we elect one special chapter volunteer for the LEAD award. This year the HBA Chicago chapter has awarded that honor to Natalie Benamou.

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Outgoing HBA Chicago chapter board President Laurie Wessels reflects on 2012

It is hard to believe we are closing out 2012. This time of year is a great opportunity to reflect on the year and appreciate what you accomplished, experienced and learned. Well, if you are like the majority of people, we are too busy getting stuff done to add reflecting to our to-do list.

By Laurie Wessels
HBA 2012 Chicago chapter President

Hello HBA Chicago chapter,

It is hard to believe we are closing out 2012. This time of year is a great opportunity to reflect on the year and appreciate what you accomplished, experienced and learned. Well, if you are like the majority of people, we are too busy getting stuff done to add reflecting to our to-do list.

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Recap of HBA Chicago chapter event From Values to Action

On November 15, Harry Kraemer, former CEO of Baxter Healthcare, wowed the HBA Chicago chapter audience with insights from his book The Four Principles of Value Based Leadership.

On November 15, Harry Kraemer, former CEO of Baxter Healthcare, wowed the HBA Chicago chapter audience with insights from his book The Four Principles of Value Based Leadership.