May 2011

Leaders Represent CHI at Conferences, in Publications

Some CHI leaders have recently been featured at national conferences and in industry publications.

Lou Forbringer, vice president of strategic talent management for CHI, co-authored an article, "Making a Case for Coaching," in the November/December 2010 issue of The Physician Executive Journal. The article details the benefits of coaching for physicians and physician executives. He also authored a chapter of a book, The New HR Analytics, on "Using HR Metrics to Make a Difference." Forbringer also served as a panel member during a webinar on "The Impact of the Healthcare Reform Act on Talent Management," sponsored by Lee Hecht Harrison; and made a presentation on Talent Management to the Healthcare Institute at a recent meeting in Memphis, TN.

Evon Holladay, vice president of business intelligence for CHI, co-authored a Leading Practice Brief published as part of a research study on analytics in health care and life sciences conducted by the International Institute for Analytics. The brief shares CHI's approach to transforming data into business intelligence.

John Kocon, vice president of CHI's Enterprise Program Management Office, spoke at the World Congress Leadership Summit on Project Management for Health Care Executives, May 19-20, on the topic of "Implementing Effective Project Management Offices in Health Care and Across Industries."

Kathy Sanford, chief nursing officer for CHI, is featured in a new special report issue of Leadership magazine, published by the Healthcare Financial Management Association. In the Spring/Summer 2011 issue, which is focused on "Creating Value for Patients for Business Success," Sanford is quoted in two articles. In "Getting the Logistics Right," Sanford discusses CHI's Care Value System for assigning the right nurse to the right patient, at the right time. In "Using Technology to Connect Patients to Care," Sanford and Steve Moore, MD, chief medical officer for CHI, discuss CHI's $1.5 billion investment in clinical IT and how it will improve patient care at the bedside.

Anita Turpin, director of payroll operations for CHI, authored an article, "Health Care Pay Practices - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly," which appeared in the April issue of Paytech magazine, published by the American Payroll Association.