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ASPR Weekly - October 7, 2014

ASPR Weekly

October 7, 2014

2015 Call for Proposals are Due This Friday!

Congratulations to ASPR's Newest Fellows!

Have You Seen the New Vendor Discount Guide?

Resource Library Featured Content: What is Onboarding?

October Webinar: Incorporating Telemedicine into Your Recruitment Plan

2015 Call for Proposals are Due This Friday!

Call for ProposalsTime is running out to submit your session proposal for the 2015 ASPR Annual Conference - all proposals are due this Friday, Oct. 10!

Annual Conference breakout sessions are designed to provide strategies, practical tips, and tools for improving processes and operations within the physician recruitment and retention profession. In order to ensure a balanced conference program, all submissions are reviewed, evaluated, and selected by the ASPR Education Committee. ASPR Members who present will receive a FREE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION and a $500 stipend. (Note: Only one registration and stipend will be offered per session. Travel expenses are not reimbursable.)

Topics for presentations are listed in the Call for Proposals and fall into three Learning Tracks (Marketing and Sourcing, Trends in Healthcare/Health Policy, and Adding Value…Other Duties as Assigned).

New for 2015, ASPR will also be offering two in-depth sessions. Presenters will be allotted approximately one hour and 45 minutes per session, inclusive of speaker introduction and Q&A. The topics of interest for these sessions are: Effective Marketing Campaigns, Effective Sourcing for the New Recruiter and Medical Staff Development Planning.

Share your expertise with your colleagues or recommend someone to submit a presentation. Proposals must be submitted online via the ASPR website by the close of business (5 p.m. Eastern) Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.

Congratulations to ASPR's Newest Fellows!

Congratulations to the following ASPR members for recently becoming certified as Fellows of ASPR (FASPRs)!

  • Jill Albach, UM Baltimore Washington Medical Center, Glen Burnie, Maryland
  • Candace Ash, Dignity Health Medical Foundation, Rancho Cordova, California
  • Jenny Bredeson, Park Nicollet Health Services, St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • Beth Calabira, Reading Health System, West Reading, Pennsylvania
  • Autum Ellis, Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pennsylvania
  • Audrey Harper, Kettering Health Network, Kettering, Ohio
  • Heidi Henry, Indigo Health Partners, Traverse City, Michigan
  • Frances Johnson, Bayhealth Medical Center, Dover, Delaware
  • Jennifer Kwasny, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Lee Moran, Erlanger Health System, Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Kate Rader, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Jennifer Semling, Altru Health System, Grand Forks, North Dakota
  • Kathleen Souza, Pali Momi Medical Center, Aiea, Hawaii

As a certified Fellow of ASPR (FASPR), you demonstrate to peers, employers and physicians your commitment to continuing education and excellence in the discipline of physician recruitment.

Are you interested in becoming certified as a FASPR? ASPR’s Fellowship Program is the most comprehensive, authoritative resource for individuals seeking to develop and test their skills and knowledge within a broad spectrum of topics including physician/provider recruitment, onboarding and retention, human resources and relevant legal issues.

Whether you are new to in-house physician recruitment or a seasoned veteran, there’s tremendous value in attaining Fellowship certification. We’ll provide an in-depth view of recruiting basics such as sourcing, screening and interviewing, as well as delve deeply into more advanced topics such as interpreting benchmarking metrics and understanding/ implementing medical staff development plans. This cost effective and affordable program provides invaluable firsthand information taught by experienced experts and provides you with resources, best practices, and cutting edge training specific to in-house physician recruitment professionals.

Learn more.

Have You Seen the New Vendor Discount Guide?

ASPR is pleased to announce we now have a Vendor Discount Guide on our website. To view the guide, log in to your Member Profile and select Members Only --> Resources --> Vendor Discount Guide.

The vendors listed in the Vendor Discount Guide offer a discount to ASPR members. To receive your discount, contact the company representative and introduce yourself as an ASPR member. Vendors may offer any of the following discounts:

Examples of discounts might be:

  • A fixed % off your normal price
  • A fixed $ amount off your normal price
  • A free product or service with purchase

Check the Vendor Discount Guide first when you are looking for a new product or service to help you in your recruiting efforts!

Resource Library Featured Content: What is Onboarding?

Physician onboarding is a comprehensive system by which newly hired physicians are fully integrated into both the hiring organization’s workforce community and the community at large. It provides a streamlined process that organizes paperwork, data and education in a customer service driven program. It is a very important part of the hiring process and a good onboarding process often leads to higher retention rates. Yet, many organizations lack a formal onboarding process or rely on a haphazard set of steps, often missing key elements and leaving a new provider feeling somewhat disjointed.

The Resource Library has an entire section devoted to onboarding, including the document “What is Onboarding?” This document describes exactly what onboarding is and how a successful onboarding program may help increase retention rates. The Resource Library also has a number of sample documents to help you develop an onboarding process or improve your program if it is lacking certain key elements. Don’t let your efforts in recruiting a provider go to waste…make sure your onboarding process provides them with a warm, welcoming start and they are sure to stay with your organization for many years!

Do you have a resource you’d like to share? Please send documents you feel may be helpful to your colleagues to

October Webinar: Incorporating Telemedicine into Your Recruitment Plan

Date: Oct. 22, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. PT / Noon CT / 1 p.m. ET
Presenter: Crystal Peterson, Director, Physician Recruitment, Specialists On Call, Inc.
Sponsored by:

Telemedicine is fast becoming an important part of patient care in healthcare organizations across the country. It’s not limited to radiology coverage anymore! There are a variety of settings and physician specialties in which telemedicine may be utilized, all of which can have a critical impact on an organization’s medical staff development plan. This webinar will review how telemedicine can be integrated into your recruitment plan to address physician shortages, improve physician satisfaction among your current medical staff, and potentially provide additional income to your organization.

The presenter will review various telemedicine options including utilizing physicians within your own organization to provide services to outlying clinics as well as working with outside partners to provide needed services. Attendees will learn how to address malpractice insurance, credentialing/licensing, technology issues, and other critical items needed to implement telemedicine services within their organizations. The session will also provide tips on getting current medical staff buy in and acceptance of telemedicine. Whether you are at the provider or receiving end of telemedicine, this webinar will provide valuable information to prepare you to integrate this technology into your recruitment plan.

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