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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Among this week's people on the move, Cleveland Clinic named a new executive director, and Interactive Health welcomed a new chief operating officer.
November 8, 2013
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The federal agency that projects the nation's healthcare workforce needs has lagged in publishing updated estimates, leaving the government and industry to base their policies and investments on old data, according to a federal auditor's report.
November 6, 2013
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Among this week's people on the move, CHE Trinity Health appoints a new chief executive officer, and AMC Health names four new team members.
November 1, 2013
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Among this week's people on the move, Navicure appoints a new chief compliance officer, and Boston Children's Hospital names a new chief executive officer.
October 25, 2013
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A lot has changed since Calvin Coolidge was president. The number of patients has increased exponentially, and the volume and variety of health data has, too. The technologies used to manage it all could only have been dreamed of in 1928. AHIMA has been there all along.
October 22, 2013
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The healthcare IT job market has been on upswing since the adoption of the federal stimulus bill in 2009 and its accompanying HITECH Act. Today, people seeking jobs in the field continue to find a welcoming market.
October 21, 2013
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For those of us involved in healthcare technology, the last few years have meant job security and plenty of opportunities for growth.
October 20, 2013
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Among this week's people on the move, CareCloud appoints a new chief financial officer, and Stanford Hospital and Clinics names a new chief information officer.
October 18, 2013
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Even as new technologies such as SaaS and the cloud offer the potential for promising advances, many state-level chief information officers feel stymied by tight budgets, hidebound laws and burdensome processes, according to a survey by the National Association of State CIOs.
October 17, 2013
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Before you know it, the ICD-10 go-live date of October 2014 will be here, and for those 55 percent of physicians who have yet to begin implementation, it's looking like a rocky road ahead.
October 11, 2013
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Among this week's people on the move, David Muntz joined GetWellNetwork as CIO.
October 11, 2013
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It's a safe bet that this fall's crop of new medical students is the most tech-savvy cohort yet. These are young adults, after all, who've been tapping on smartphones since they were 16, surfing the Web pretty much since they could read. But how much information technology are they actually getting their hands on in school?
October 7, 2013
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Healthcare continues to be patient as we continue to shift from paper to paperless activities. And as we have seen through the various stimulus activities, regional extension centers have been given the arduous task to help execute these various initiatives.
November 7, 2011
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Matt Kaiser, Vice President and Talent Strategist for NAS Recruitment Communications, recently presented a webinar called “Creating a Captivating Candidate Experience.” He discussed five touch points in the recruitment process which employers need to look at from the candidate’s perspective in order to improve engagement.
November 3, 2011
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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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