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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Healthcare insurer UnitedHealth Group has awarded On Lok Lifeways a $897,240 grant to help strengthen its health information technology system and delivery of care to San Francisco Bay area seniors through EMR initiatives. The grant is part of $5.2 million UnitedHealthcare awarded to nine healthcare organizations.
April 10, 2013
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TriZetto Corporation expects to create as many as 750 new jobs over five years, the healthcare technology company announced April 2 during the opening ceremony for its new worldwide company headquarters in Colorado.
April 3, 2013
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A significant and growing shortage of health information technology workers appears greater than previously estimated, according to a new analysis by PwC's Health Research Institute. The report finds that the healthcare industry is vying for a limited number of IT professionals.
March 12, 2013
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The sixth Global Information Security Workforce Study, conducted by (ISC)2 shows that a shortage of information security professionals is having an adverse impact on healthcare and other industries, even as vulnerabilities such as mobile devices and social media are on the rise.
February 25, 2013
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Everyone likes a good competition, particularly with a potential $9 million gold carrot available to the victors. On Jan. 9, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced a challenge for software developers to create a new medical scheduling system for VA's nationwide health system.
February 19, 2013
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Results from a new survey on the state of hiring in the healthcare market confirm what has been reported for years, even in the midst of an economic downturn: The healthcare jobs market is scorching. Trouble is, hiring managers are finding it challenging to get the qualified people they need.
February 6, 2013
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Healthcare continues to be one of the hottest areas for hiring across the country, according to a survey by recruiting firm CareerBuilder, whose survey finds 22 percent of healthcare hiring managers planning to add full-time, permanent healthcare employees in this year.
January 29, 2013
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American HealthTech, a connectivity organization for skilled nursing, has announced the company's MyHealthTech online community has surpassed 10,000 members.
January 14, 2013
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The healthcare industry continued to grow, adding 45,000 jobs to the nation's economy in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported Jan. 4.
January 1, 2013
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Healthcare IT News has selected six up-and-coming health IT gurus who have made a name for themselves in the industry -- all before their 30th birthday. These six best and brightest show that in health IT, wisdom has little to do with age.
January 1, 2013
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HIMSS and BioDistrict New Orleans will work together to advance workforce health IT initiatives anticipated to grow in the next several years in the district.
January 1, 2013
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The market for health IT professional services is on the rise in Europe, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan, driven by providers trying to improve care delivery and lower costs. Still, adoption levels aren't what they could be, thanks to tight budgets.
December 27, 2012
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In last week's blog I focused on the need to embrace change in order to effectively implement healthcare IT solutions, as well as reform healthcare. Perhaps I was remiss in not pointing out that effective and enthusiastic leadership is vital to this effort.
November 1, 2011
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Right now, the HIMSS Annual Conference is in the planning and execution stages; the current list of activities, speakers and technology innovations to be seen at this upcoming conference will be “show stoppers” to stay the least.
October 31, 2011
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For over twenty years my cousin had a successful career in the electronics industry, which she transitioned into after serving in the military. About six years ago she was laid off. Not one to sit around moping, she used her military benefits and went back to school with a focus on healthcare, eventually earning her M.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science.
October 28, 2011
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Well another first for HIMSS Professional Development Career Services – the launch of our Emerging Professionals Community! With well over 13,000 members now in our Emerging Professionals Community (“EP Community”), the time has come to get even more engaged with HIMSS and all that HIMSS has to offer with career growth and development.
October 24, 2011
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Just as networking is important for job seekers, it’s equally as important for employers. Take trade shows and conferences for example; these provide perfect settings to advertise open positions at your organization and conduct onsite interviews.
October 21, 2011
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A study published in the Journal of Rural Health finds that rural hospitals lag behind urban institutions in nearly every measure of meaningful use; and the differences are particularly large and significant for CAHs.
October 20, 2011
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Recall in a past column we discussed a great way to expand a career reach was to network and get involved. Many times positions are identified by word of mouth and might not be advertised through the usual career routes. So, it’s important to identify every possible way to locate a career opportunity and work that venue to ensure if a position is available you have maximized your opportunity to hear about it and apply.
October 18, 2011
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With uncompensated care, low Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements and incredibly large overhead costs, emergency departments (EDs) are one of the costliest sectors of a hospital.
October 17, 2011
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The advocacy group Health Care for America Now has had a loud voice in the healthcare reform debate over the past three years. The company started a Tumblr blog titled "We are the 99 percent," where followers submit photos of themselves holding a sheet of paper, with a message as to why they choose to occupy Wall Street. The site states: "We are forced to choose between groceries and rent. We are denied quality medical care. We are suffering from environmental pollution." The list goes on.
October 14, 2011
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We’ve all heard the saying “it’s not what you know, but who you know”, but is this really the case? Yes, it is.
October 13, 2011
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When I was at ASHHRA 2011, a Human Resources Manager revealed she just learned a member of their management team had suddenly passed away. Not only was she upset because she knew and cared for this person, but she also unexpectedly had a position to fill.
October 10, 2011
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Oftentimes we find ourselves relocating to other positions and changing career paths whether intentionally or unintentionally and it can be very stressful and filled with much uncertainty.
October 10, 2011
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