|News from the Education Committee|
|Lieutenant Commander Robert Rawleigh, Medical Service Corps, United States Navy|
In the March 2013 Hawaii-Pacific Chapter of ACHE Newsletter, I wrote about the exciting opportunities the Education Committee was exploring to help meet your continuing education and FACHE credentialing requirements. As a recap, the following is what the committee agreed to investigate:
1. Assist members with preparing for the ACHE Board of Governors Exam
2. Develop a long-range education plan
3. Explore potential education partnership opportunities with other local professional organizations
4. Secure video teleconferencing to connect with the Guam Program Council during key events
5. Survey chapter members to determine education needs and desired training methods.
Regarding the first initiative listed above, the chapter board graciously approved the inaugural Chapter Education Assistance Program (CEAP). The purpose of CEAP is to encourage members to pursue becoming board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow (FACHE). To assist members with accomplishing this significant milestone event in one’s professional career, $3,000 is set aside to fund the program in 2013 and a solicitation for CEAP applications was sent via email by our chapter president, Ms. Martha Smith, FACHE on April 29, 2013. Members interested in competing for a financial award must complete the Financial Assistance Request Form included in the email and forward the form and requisite attachments to Robert Rawleigh at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than the extended deadline of Friday, June 14, 2013. Applicants are eligible to receive an award to fund the FACHE application fee, exam fee and several other exam preparation related programs and materials.
The committee is also surveying chapter members to solicit feedback on topics our constituents are interested in learning about during education related events. Input was previously solicited via SurveyMonkey, which has since closed, during the May 21, 2013 chapter social at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children, and a third solicitation will occur during the July 17, 2013 Chapter Annual Breakfast at the Hawaii Prince Hotel. The committee will inform the membership of its survey findings and use the data to inform the long-range education plan. Regarding this plan, the committee and board are discussing the feasibility and timing of an ACHE On-Location Program as a future event. More to follow as details evolve.
The chapter and the Hawaii-Alaska Chapter of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) will partner together to provide a collaborative education event to its members. The event is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.; location TBD. Please be on the lookout for additional details. Finally, efforts are ongoing to establish a video teleconferencing (VTC) link with the Guam Program Council. The working group is close to working out a solution to provide the VTC link in time for the Chapter Annual Breakfast.
In closing, please feel free to forward education program related questions and suggestions to email@example.com. Thank you!