HealthcareSource Annual User Conference Presents Major Forces of Change in Healthcare Industry

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Clients and partners gather for education on industry trends, hands-on product training, and networking opportunities

HealthcareSource, the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, hosted its annual user conference November 2-5, 2014 at the Encore at Wynn in Las Vegas, NV. The Talent Symposium event, attended by more than 250 healthcare human resources, learning, and organizational development professionals, featured four days of education, product updates, and networking events.

The conference kicked-off with a keynote address from Peter Segall, president and CEO of HealthcareSource, on the future of the healthcare market. Segall discussed the major forces of change impacting healthcare such as the consumerization of medicine, technology evolution, and the shift from a transactional to wellness model of care. He addressed the challenges healthcare organizations face caring for an aging population and the impact these changes are having on healthcare providers, payers, and consumers. He identified the need for strong leadership development programs and the importance of leadership effectiveness across all functions within a healthcare organization. View the presentation on the HealthcareSource YouTube channel.

Talent Symposium attendees remarked that Segall's keynote delivered "a wealth of information," and "I loved the ideas and information exchanged, it all flowed!"

Featured speakers included HealthcareSource scientific advisor Frederick Morgeson, Ph.D., of Michigan State University, author Vicki Hess, RN, MS, CSP; and humorist and motivational speaker Linda Edgecombe. Additionally, the conference featured client presentations by HR and staff development leaders from Mary Washington Healthcare, Conemaugh Health System, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Seton Medical Center, University of Minnesota Physicians, Huntsville Hospital Health System and many more.

Attendee feedback was extremely positive on the featured speakers with comments including, "amazing speakers," "very engaging," and "invaluable," as well as on the client presentations, "engaging and informative," "awesome and informational; highly valuable for our group," and "thanks for sharing your experience and expertise."

Attendees participated in hands-on training sessions with HealthcareSource staff, earned continuing education credits, networked with peers, and explored the exhibit hall to learn more about complementary talent management solutions and services from industry partners Universal Background Screening, First Advantage, Kronos, AppCast, experiencedRN, American Heart Association, Fusion Marketing Group, TweetMyJobs, JobTarget, Career Builder, Lippincott's Nursing Solutions, Lean Human Capital, Certiphi, AHIMA, Children's Hospital Association, the National Association for Health Care Recruiters (NAHCR), and HCPro.

HealthcareSource clients were recognized at Talent Symposium as part of the Talent-in-Talent(TM) program. Talent-in-Talent is an annual award given to healthcare professionals who demonstrate the highest level of talent, proficiency, and competency in healthcare recruitment and retention. Nominees were submitted by their peers and selected by HealthcareSource staff.

The 2014 Talent-in-Talent Award winners are:

  • Kelly Huffman, Recruiter, The Nebraska Medical Center
  • Tina Daigle, Learning Management System Administrator, St. Mary's Health System
  • Devon Fink, HR Director of Recruitment & HRIS, HopeWest

"I'm thrilled with this year's Talent Symposium event," said HealthcareSource president and CEO Peter Segall. "The level of attendee engagement reaffirms the value that this conference provides our clients and demonstrates the importance of collaboration between HR, learning, and development in healthcare. I'm proud of our ability to bring together some of the best minds in the talent management industry and the insights they gain from one another."

Registration is currently open for Talent Symposium in Orlando, FL occurring October 25-28, 2015. Visit the conference website for more details at http://www.talentsymposium.com.

About HealthcareSource
With more than 2,300 healthcare clients, HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry. The HealthcareSource Quality Talent Suite℠ helps healthcare organizations recruit, develop, and retain the best workforce possible in order to improve the patient and resident experience. The company's cloud-based talent management solutions include applicant tracking, behavioral assessments, reference checking, employee performance, compensation, competency and learning management, and eLearning courseware. A private company focused exclusively on the healthcare industry, HealthcareSource consistently earns high marks for client satisfaction and retention. KLAS Research recently named HealthcareSource a category leader for Talent Management for the third consecutive year, in addition to recognition in Healthcare Informatics 100, Modern Healthcare's "Healthcare's Hottest," Inc. 500|5000, Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and Becker's "150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare" list. To learn more about HealthcareSource visit: http://www.healthcaresource.com.

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