Workforce Management

The healthcare market is considered resistant to economic recession, but that doesn't mean it's any easier to hire and keep good workers when dollars are in short supply. Hospitals and clinics often outsource business processes such as clinical documentation and billing and revenue cycle, while working to retain care professionals and other core staff. Despite recent economic downturn, healthcare remains one of the fastest-growing job sectors in the United States.

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"When we look back at the end of careers, or when we look back 10 or 15 years from now, we will have been part of the most exciting, transformational change that healthcare has probably ever undergone," Harold Moscho, vice president of information technology for MultiCare Health System.
September 18, 2014
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Meridian Health System, just a stone's throw from the Jersey Shore, is a fun place to work "because there's so much to do in the community and we're very community oriented," says Rebecca Weber, senior vice president of information technology.
September 18, 2014
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Frankfort Regional Medical Center has been serving the citizens of central Kentucky for nearly 40 years. The 175-bed acute care facility goes about its business of putting patients first while keeping up with the latest technological advances.
September 18, 2014
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Healthcare IT departments spend a lot of time synchronizing technology for their peers, but winning a Healthcare IT News "Best Hospital IT Departments" Award means that IT staff are also proficient at synchronizing themselves. The folks at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin, Tenn., take pride in doing just that.
September 18, 2014
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CIO Bernie Clement and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center are on a roll, winning a third consecutive Healthcare IT News "Best Hospital IT Departments" award.
September 18, 2014
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Highlands Regional Medical Center is nestled in a rural area two hours east of Lexington, Ky., the heart of the state's coal belt in Appalachia. Not exactly the first place one would think to find a first-rate information technology team.
September 18, 2014
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The 19-person IT department, headed by Dwayne McKee, director of clinical informatics and business intelligence, handles implementation of all clinical and financial systems for the 275-bed organization. In fact, most members of the department have some level of clinical experience or exposure.
September 18, 2014
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Upgrades have been top of mind for the 36-member IT staff at Saint Francis Medical Center, a 280-bed hospital in Cape Giradeau, Mo.
September 18, 2014
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Anchored by its flagship, community-owned Calvert Memorial Hospital, the health system is trying to be a pioneer in Maryland, claiming among the lowest mortality and complication rates in the state -- thanks in part to its advancing digital information backbone, said CIO Ed Grogan.
September 18, 2014
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IT workers at Trinitas Regional Medical Center know that anyone coming to the hospital is not happy to be there, and CIO Judy Comitto understands that makes the job harder -- and perhaps more rewarding.
September 18, 2014
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Union Hospital's information technology staffers see themselves as part of something bigger than bytes and bits.
September 18, 2014
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The Way-to-Go, or WTG, book, a compendium of compliments directed toward the IT department, keeps getting bigger and bigger at Washington Regional Medical Center.
September 18, 2014
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Electronic locks and latches provide enhanced security where healthcare facilities need it the most – on the carts and cabinets that house valuable medical supplies and patient information. Electronic locks provide secure locking and audit trail capabilities that can help healthcare IT managers comply with industry regulations such as HIPAA and <a href="/directory/health-information-technology-economic-and-clinical-health-hitech-act" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">HITECH</a>. This white paper explores opportunities for improved physical security in the healthcare environment and reviews electronic access solutions available to equipment manufacturers.
October 16, 2012
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As more and more hospitals work to incorporate smartphones into their communication network, they have learned important lessons that can help other facilities make a smooth transition. At the end of the day, the goal is to get the right message, to the right person, on the right device, at the right time.
September 4, 2012
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Specialty medicine practices rarely employ a dedicated information technology resource. Durham Nephrology is no exception. The Durham practice navigated the uncharted waters of attesting to <a href="/directory/meaningful-use" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">Meaningful Use</a> under <a href="/directory/health-information-technology-economic-and-clinical-health-hitech-act" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">the HITECH Act</a> of 2009 without the benefit of an IT expert or outside consultant. They implemented an <a href="/directory/electronic-health-record-ehr" target="_blank" class="directory-item-link">EHR</a> system in 2003 and believed that an EHR was the only long-term, effective way to organize patient charts and clinical notes. Read this story to find out this resourceful team achieved their goals--and more.
September 4, 2012
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Every HIM initiative - especially clinical documentation - relies on a single common thread for success: the availability and integrity of the right data to drive the correct decisions and follow-on actions. Capturing accurate, complete quality clinical documentation is the most critical and fundamental component in providing quality care, and ultimately has the biggest connection to generating revenue. This white paper describes the risks associated with the lack of a core HIT strategy; identifies HIT strategies that can help manage the complex clinical documentation challenges associated with ICD-10, RAC and ACOs; and provides an overview of existing and emerging technologies that have significant impact on addressing these challenges.
August 2, 2012
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Hospital executives know that traditional cost-cutting methods have reached the point of diminishing return. Reduced reimbursement, increasing regulations, staff reductions, mandatory overtime, and lower capital expenditures have had disastrous effects on care delivery and the overall health of provider institutions. Yet the federal government is asking for more givebacks. You say you can’t squeeze water from a stone, but perhaps you can.
April 17, 2012
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Maximizing the pharmacy's impact through automation and effective medication management.
January 9, 2014
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Challenges are uncomfortable. In fact, that's the defining characteristic of a challenge. Accepting a new challenge means that you have to be willing to face the fear that may be holding you back.
January 6, 2014
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As a CIO I've had to master the political, communication, and interpersonal skills of leading rather than the technical skills of being a strong individual IT contributor. Along the way, I've learned the difference between commanding and leading.
December 4, 2013
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By taking a comprehensive and integrated approach to self-service, hospitals can not only enhance the patient experience and build patient loyalty, but also improve their organization's efficiency and bottom line at the same time.
October 31, 2013
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Trevor Wilson, a human resources strategist, recently shared three great tips healthcare leaders can use to foster a culture in which employees are actively engaged.
September 30, 2013
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Social media is proving to be a cost-effective catapult for multi-channel campaigns that, as in marketing, help recruiters target and nurture candidates based on their individual preferences.
September 23, 2013
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There are obvious pros and cons to both sides of the debate but it's a "win/win" scenario -- you can't go wrong with either choice but one is more expensive than the other (in terms of dollars and opportunity costs).
July 8, 2013
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Many healthcare organizations are discovering that accountable care reimbursed via global captitated risk contracts requires more primary care physicians and a more tightly coupled delivery network including suburban hospitals, home care, and long term care.
June 26, 2013
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Training healthcare providers to be able to respond to any situation they might find themselves in is crucial to their development as healthcare professionals.
May 6, 2013
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While the Annual Conference & Exhibition is HIMSS' signature event, the organization emphasizes the value of health IT in myriad other ways during the year through the framework of education, exhibition, and networking.
April 4, 2013
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At our Annual Conference held in New Orleans this year, a charismatic and energized speaker named Peggy Parks, professional career coach, gave a talk on personal branding and how to determine whether yours is “plugged or unplugged”.
March 25, 2013
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HIMSS Career Services has a plethora of opportunities for career support and growth and is dedicated to provide not only educational resources but also a vast variety of career support offerings to ensure our member’s career paths are supported.
March 18, 2013
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Practice Fusion, the fastest growing Electronic Medical Record (EMR) community in the US, today announced Edwin Miller as the company's first Vice President of Product Management
June 14, 2011
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JAWOOD is currently interviewing Information Technology professionals for their new healthcare training program. The JAWOOD Healthcare Information Technology Training program or J-HITT was developed to help meet the increasing demand for IT professionals with healthcare specific knowledge.
June 13, 2011
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ImageIQ, an imaging contractresearch organization (CRO) specializing in advanced medical image acquisition, analysis and visualization, today announced the company’s spin-out oftechnology and expertise developed at Cleveland Clinic Innovations. Concurrent with the formation of the company, Cleveland Clinic Innovations announces the appointment of Timothy Kulbago as President and CEO of ImageIQ.
May 26, 2011
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MediConnect Global today announced its plan to hire 100 new employees across multiple departments, including software engineers, operations support and management, medical coders, account management, administration and executive assistants. MediConnect's hiring expansion reflects the company's steep growth trajectory, which is being driven by accelerating demand from the company's rapidly expanding client base.
May 17, 2011
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Just Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in patient data integrity solutions for the health information management (HIM), health informatics and health information technology (HIT) markets, today unveiled IDMaster, an innovative software solution designed to optimize workflow when reviewing and validating potential duplicate patient records.
September 28, 2010
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