Region V Update

Renee’s Region 5 Update

Happy New Year!  It’s hard to believe that the HFMA 2016-2017 chapter year is half over. Yet we still have a lot of important work to do including our big regional event – The Dixie Institute with a theme of #ThriveAtRegion5.  This year’s institute is hosted by the Georgia chapter in Savannah from March 21st - 24th, 2017.  For more information please visit the website www.hfmadixie.org.  I look forward to seeing many of you there.   

In November I attended the Regional Executive Counsel meeting in Chicago to represent Region 5.  The primary focus of this meeting was to evaluate the Chapter Balance Score Card (CBSC) and the metrics assigned thereto as well as chapter awards.  The CBSC is designed to assists chapters with goal setting and performance tracking of key chapter activities.

I’m excited to announce the following changes to the 2017-2018 CBSC:

·         The CBSC will no longer include elements for Certification, Membership Satisfaction, Board Composition, Days Cash on Hand, and DCMS On time Reporting.  However these elements will be reported to chapter leaders to ensure stability of chapter operations. 

·         The Membership metric has been significantly changed to measure two factors:

o   1.) Member Retention and

o   2.) Growth of new members from the target market segment of physicians, physician groups and health plans.

·         Technology has been added to the Innovation category by requiring chapters to implement the Group Ahead App.  HFMA National has contracted with Group Ahead to provide a mobile app for all chapters.  The app will include calendar of events, posting communications to members and messaging. 

CBSC elements that remain the same for 2017-2018 include Education, Innovation, and Networking.  The Regional Executive Council feels that these changes reflect the voice of the chapter leaders, and focuses on the HFMA strategic goals.  I am confident that the Region 5 chapters will succeed at meeting these goals. 

The Council also approved the recommendations of the Chapters 2.0 Task Force on The Role of Regional Executive.  The Task Force redefined the Role, Qualifications/Competencies and Responsibilities of the Regional Executive as well as the Selection Process.  The selection process will result in the Regional Executive Elect-Elect to be identified earlier in the chapter year thereby allowing additional mentoring time for the Regional Executives.  Additionally, the selection process will be standardized through an application and interview process for all regions.   

Chapters may only have one member serve at a time in one of the three roles (Regional Executive, Regional Executive Elect, and Regional Executive Elect-Elect) to ensure equitable distribution across the chapters.  Regional 5 will begin the selection process for the 2019-2020 Regional Executive in February by seeking nominations of Past Presidents.  Currently the three roles for 2016-2017 are filled by:

Renee Jordan – Regional Executive (Florida Chapter)

Ray High – Regional Executive Elect (South Carolina Chapter)

Karen Newton – Regional Executive Elect-Elect (Georgia Chapter)

We look forward to speaking to those Chapter Past Presidents interested in the role of Regional Executive.  If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to one of us. 

I hope that 2017 is a wonderful year for all! 

Renee Jordan

2016-2017 Regional Executive