Accelerating Change in Healthcare to Benefit Frontline Workers

WEDNESDAY 10:00 AM – 11:15PM | Healthcare – Far East Room

Change is hard, but peer learning makes it easier and faster! Healthcare employers engaged in CareerSTAT’s Healthcare Workforce Development Academy accelerated changes to their business practices and rolled out new frontline worker programs with the support of an engaged peer learning network. Employer engagement is fundamental to creating sustainable systems change and peer-to-peer exchange presents an opportunity to strengthen employer engagement from a learning perspective. This panel discussion will explore how participants in the Academy leveraged the peer learning experience to create an accountability structure to accelerate the adoption of best practices for frontline worker investment.


  • Joanne Pokaski, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Moderator)
  • Gerard Camacho, Atrium Health
  • Michelle DeTota, Loretto
  • Kristin Driscoll, Boston Children’s Hospital