Dear GNHAMA members,
I don’t know about you, but change is currently a major part in my
organization. We have a new CEO, CFO, Jr Accountant,
DNS, HIM Director and a new Director of HR and we are
only a small CAH hospital. I would say that is a lot of
change. Now to top all of this off we recently went
with a new multimillion dollar computer system that is
not working for us. So we are in the process of looking
for a new system. So why do I tell you about all these
changes, well because change is good. Change brings us
all a new start and fresh look on things. This is what
happens every year with GNHAMA when we get a new
President and a new President Elect.
It is my desire as your 2013-2014 President to be transparent with
you regarding the future of GNHAMA as much as possible.
Since I am rather new to the organization, compared to
some of your other Past Presidents I will rely on the
help of others as much as possible. GNHAMA began in
1967 and was established to look at changes and trends
in healthcare that affect admitting/registration/patient
access functions. However, long gone are the days where
you could travel several times a year to receive
continued education on your employer’s dime. As it
stands today, many of you had to fund your attendance to
this very conference.
Now let’s talk about the future of GNHAMA. GNHAMA has 3 Friday
workshops and a two day conference each year. Over the
years, many of us have traveled to other towns, stayed
in a hotel overnight and our employer wrote the check.
Sound familiar? Well, as travel and education budgets
are either being cut or shaved very thin, I think it’s
only fair that we take a look at how we can evolve
GNHAMA to meet the educational needs of our members.
It is my desire to offer you education opportunities that are not only
on target for what you need, but to have them be done in
a way that you can afford. I plan to do this with
offering you as many FREE webinars as I can and the use
of our FORUM that is currently on our website. I
invite all of you to contribute as much as you can to
this great organization. We all need to participate and
provide as much useful information to each other as
possible. These days networking is the best way to
learn new things. I would also like to explore ways of
bringing down the cost of our yearly conferences as
well. This is a very hard thing to do with the cost of
everything rising, but it will be explored.
I get very excited about change, therefore I am really excited for all
of the possibilities that are now at our fingertips for
this next year. I look forward to working with you.
President of GNHAMA