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Spring Update | May 2009

New Logo and Marketing Collateral

It is our goal to continually improve our process in meeting the needs of our clients, and a more thorough understanding of our clients' needs has allowed us to better articulate the value of our services. We recently updated our logo, marketing collateral and website to reflect this goal.

We are excited to share our new look as we continue to meet your ever changing needs.

Click here for a pdf version of our new brochure

Coming Soon!
Leadership Perspectives on Health Care 2009
Results to be Published

In the final steps before publication, Mary Christensen, President completed personal interviews with 25% of the respondents to our 2009 survey, Leadership Perspectives on Health Care. These short and in-depth sessions with many of Minnesota's top health care leaders have provided valuable insight to the original results. With inquiries such as "What are you doing that you've never done before?" we have gathered a list of responses to the current economic circumstances that show creativity and courage in our challenging environment.

The 2009 survey asked participants to rank the top ten issues/trends and the top three priorities were:

  1. Profitability
  2. Declining Reimbursement
  3. Quality

With substantially more survey responses this year, we've been able to collate the data in a myriad of ways reflective of our respondents. Listed below are just a few of the relative statistics and trends.

Generations: 15% of respondents were born between 1965 and 1979, and this small but growing group of Gen X's assigned technology less of a priority than baby boomers and market share as more important than declining reimbursement and profitability.

Type of Organization: Nearly half of the respondents are employed by health care systems. In responding to the question, "Does current consolidation benefit the patient?" the Yes responses range from 13.6% to 70% based on the type of organization in which the leader works.

When asked to rate each of last year's top 10 priorities independently of the other 9, our respondents show two interesting correlations when sorted by geography:

Technology: When viewed independently of other priorities; 49.2% of responses from metro area leaders rated technology as a top 3 priority, nearly 2.3 times more than greater MN leaders.

Consumerism: When viewed independently of other priorities; 42.5% of respondents listed consumerism among the top 3 current priorities and this is the sole area where there is no statistical difference between metro area and greater MN leaders in assigning their priorities.

Look for the complete results of both the survey and our analysis in the coming weeks. More than ever, we believe it is evident that the challenges faced by all health care leaders are substantially the same. The type of organization, geographic location and years of experience are factors in the perspective the current health care challenges present.

The Professional Post on www.mmgma.org

Experienced Resources is utilizing its talent pool to provide a short, career-centered monthly article for health care leaders on the Minnesota Medical Group Manager Association website, www.mmgma.org and is available to all MMGMA members.

Past topics include Beware of Career Limiting Moves and Finding Yourself in Transition. Look for upcoming articles on the value of networking, professional coaching and continuing education for health care leaders.

Meet Our Talent

Judith Beck, RN, BS, joined Experienced Resources in 2008 following tenures at Fairview Health Systems and the University of Minnesota Academic Medical Center. At Fairview, Judy's most recent roles included Vice President of Information Systems and Interim CIO. At the University of Minnesota, she was employed in positions utilizing her RN and patient care leadership skills and served as Information Systems Director of Planning. Judy has experience in tertiary and community health care environments and settings across the continuum of care.

Judy's experience is grounded in information technology and health care industry practices and standards across all business units. She has extensive experience with electronic medical records (EMR) implementation and has created clinical systems groups, implementation teams, and service delivery models with emphasis on EMR. Judy has experience with multiple health care IT systems and all phases of project management: planning, design build, implementation and support. She has a six sigma green belt and brings a focus on customer service and team work to her assignments.

Judy is currently working with a community-based health care system and its hospital and clinics. Her assignment is focused on leading the implementation of the electronic health records and mentoring in the area of information technology.

Judy is an avid traveler, having visited all seven continents. She is a theater fan and volunteer with the Ivey theater awards program that recognizes great theater in the Twin Cities, and her urban life includes living in a historic district.

Asked to describe her experience in her first role with Experienced Resources, Judy states "It is a terrific experience and a great fit. I focus on providing value to the client and enjoy every day there. IT connects to all areas of the organization, which provides a nice entry for mentoring and service."

In the Field

The first and second quarter of 2009 has been a busy time for Experienced Resources and our heath care executives in project and interim assignments. Current and recent assignments include:

Executive Director
Clinic Administrator
EHR Implementation Project Management
Contract Negotiation Strategy
HIMS/Medical Records Coaching
Human Resources Generalist
Professional Coaching

Click here to view our Project Portfolio

This newsletter is intended to be interactive, and we welcome your input.  If you have suggestions for topics or would like to submit an article, please feel free to send us your thoughts to info@FlexGeneration.com.  The goal is to provide content from a wide variety of health care sources including Experienced Resources’ talent and clients.

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