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 and technology jobs have the most appeal to Generation Y, according to the sixth annual Millennial Career Survey, published May 13 by the National Society of High School Scholars, an international honor society organization based in Atlanta.
May 20, 2013
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With recognition that "the path through accountable care is unknown," IDC Health Insights has launched a new Accountable Care Maturity Model, designed to help healthcare organizations gauge their own status and make strategic decisions for funding business and IT initiatives.
May 16, 2013
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Healthcare and technology jobs have the most appeal to Generation Y, according to the sixth annual Millennial Career Survey, published May 13 by the National Society of High School Scholars, an international honor society organization based in Atlanta.
May 15, 2013
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Heavy patient loads, smaller staffs and higher stress levels may be causing burnout among healthcare workers, according to a new survey by recruiting firm CareerBuilder. Harris Interactive conducted the online survey for CareerBuilder between Feb. 11 and March 6, 2013, among more than 500 U.S. healthcare workers and more than 240 U.S. healthcare employers.
April 30, 2013
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In health IT, it's a man's world. Although women account for more than 47 percent of the U.S. labor force, they hold a paltry 25 percent of senior health IT roles nationwide. Don't get used to this trend, however, say female industry leaders who are working to make the realm of information technology more accessible to women.
April 24, 2013
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This year's HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition was on a whole new plane above previous years. Each year, it seems the size, excitement and sheer volume of information available at the show grows exponentially.
April 15, 2013
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An entire city had been burned to the ground.  It would never be the same.  It would be better. It was 1871.  It was Chicago.  A fire had just destroyed 17,500 buildings and left one out of every three residents homeless. The compelling story behind the Gr
April 15, 2013
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A significant and growing shortage of health information technology workers appears greater than previously estimated, according to new analysis by PwC's Health Research Institute. The report, "Solving the Talent Equation for Health IT," finds the healthcare industry is vying for a limited number of IT professionals - and that many companies are scrambling to fill the talent void by recruiting from other industries.
April 15, 2013
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Cloud-based computing is gaining more influence in healthcare as a growing number of organizations seek new solutions that dovetail with the growth of mobile technology being used by individuals, a new report has found.
April 15, 2013
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U.S. healthcare providers nationwide have continued to experience difficulties with hiring and retaining experienced information technology professionals needed for the evolving healthcare environment, according to new research conducted by global professional services company Towers Watson.
April 11, 2013
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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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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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