Data-Driven Healthcare Education Roundtable Invitation

Data-Driven Healthcare Education Roundtable Discussion, May 18, 12:30p to 1:30p (lunch provided)

Dear Chamber Member,

The climate of healthcare is continually changing and having an impact right here in Tampa Bay.  Trends for 2017 include keeping an eye out on topics such as our nation’s healthcare delivery systems, insurance policy changes, data-driven healthcare education programs and healthcare industry needs. In a recent article, Liz Alton states employment opportunities in the health care industry are on the rise and estimated to grow over the next several years (Alton, 2017). The ADP Workforce Vitality Report Q4 2016 shows “healthcare industries exhibited a strong reading on the Workforce Vitality Index, a composite reading that takes into account wage growth, employment growth and other factors, increasing 5.6 percent year over year. This is ahead of a 4 percent growth trend of all industries combined.” (Alton, 2017).

Based on these findings, how do we fill the gaps and gain a better understanding of all of the changes that are affecting us locally and on a national level? Do local employers offer positions that are attractive and competitive compared to other cities within Florida? What trends do local employers, educators and healthcare experts see and estimate over the next several years? The need for these groups to collaborate is vital for our community. The question we need to address is, are our local graduates and those relocating to the Greater Tampa Bay area acquiring the skill-set to meet the demands in direct patient care, insurance and policy, and healthcare trends for 2017?

Please join the Greater Tampa Chamber’s Education Connection interactive and informal Healthcare Education discussion between healthcare and academic professionals.

The discussions will focus on:

  • Exploring workforce skill gaps health employers are facing
  • Expected changes and updates in healthcare delivery systems
  • Creating partnerships between educational institutions and healthcare providers to provide job-ready candidates
  • Changes in healthcare policy and how this impacts our community
  • Ensuring healthcare providers have skilled employees to meet their needs
  • Student opportunities available in Tampa Bay
  • Resources available to businesses from the academic community

Seats are limited to 10 Chamber member business participants and 10 academic participants, so reservations are on a first come basis.

To reserve your seat, please email


Roundtable details: Wednesday, May 18, 12:30pm to 1:30pm (lunch provided, including vegan)

Location: Greater Tampa Chamber office, 201 N. Franklin Street, Suite 201

Parking: Short-term parking available on the 3rd floor of the Fort Brook parking garage.

From the parking garage, take the 3rd floor crosswalk to the Tampa City Center Building. The Chamber office is the first door on the right after the crosswalk.

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