The Health Professions Network is a unification of professionals, representing diverse aspects of allied health including primarily provider organizations, but also educators, accreditors and administrators. The group works together in a cooperative and interactive manner on issues relevant to health care.
Current Happenings: HPN lists "Whats New" on their homepage at http://www.healthpronet.org/.
Update: February 2013
The Health Professions Network (HPN) is a nationwide collaborative group of organizations representing leading health professions associations, accrediting agencies, and educational institutions, as well as federal and state workforce analysts and licensing and certification bodies.
A wide range of health professions make up the HPN and encompass the majority of approximately 200 different positions in health care, including athletic trainers, clinical laboratory scientists, diagnostic medical sonographers, medical assistants, music therapists, physician assistants, radiologic technologists, respiratory therapists, and more. The group works together in a cooperative manner on issues relevant to health care workforce development and delivery in the United States.
The Fall 2012 meeting of the Health Professions Network (HPN) was held in Oklahoma City, OK on September 12-15, 2012. The 40 attendees, representing a wide range of health professions associations, education programs, certifying and accrediting bodies, and for-profit partners networked and shared their views of the various challenges (and oppurtunities) within their respective professions.
The theme of the meeting was "Health Care in Transition: A Look at Coming Trends in the New Delivery Systems." All presentations are on-line at www.healthpronet.org, included:
- From Research to Reality: New Directions in Health Care; Paul Kincade, PhD, Vice President, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation
- Physicians and Non-physicians in the New World of Practice; Clese Erickson, PhD, Director of the Center for Workforce Studies, Association of American Medical Colleges
- Brave New World: Robotics, Prosthtics, and Other "ics"; David Adams, General Manger, Orthocare Innovations
- The Furture of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health - The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report; Tina Filoromo, RN, Vice president, Home Office Ortanization and Talent effectiveness (Human Resources), Trinity Health
- Evidence-Based Skill Credentialing; Bill Guest, Chief Solutions Architect, ACT Bridge, Inc.