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, Kaiser Permanente welcomes a new chairman of the board and Cover Oregon's director resigns.
January 3, 2014
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Among this week's people on the move, Cerner adds a former governor to its board of directors, and Cambridge Healh Alliance welcomes a new chief medical officer.
December 27, 2013
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Bringing the total cost to $200 million, the parent company of Maine Medical Center will be spending tens of millions more on training for its problematic Epic electronic health record implementation.
December 27, 2013
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No matter what the job setting, at some point, every health information technology professional ponders, "Am I really being paid what I am worth?" The 2013 HIMSS Compensation Survey makes it easier to answer that question.
December 26, 2013
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Among this week's people on the move, ONC welcomes a new national coordinator, and ClearDATA gains a senior vice president.
December 20, 2013
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Physicians in the first subspecialty of clinical informatics, spearheaded by the American Medical Informatics Association, got their board certifications this month -- a pivotal moment in healthcare's "systemic overhaul," according to AMIA.
December 20, 2013
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HHS appointed a new chief to head the Office of the National Coordinator Dec. 19, and so far the decision has been lauded by industry leaders.
December 20, 2013
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The health information technology job market over the past 10 years has been complicated, to say the least.
December 20, 2013
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By the way things look now, the healthcare industry is not on track to meet the ICD-10 compliance deadline of October 2014. In fact, providers have fallen even further behind with timeline milestones than they did back in February, according to new report findings. But it's not just providers. Vendors also have a long way to go.
December 19, 2013
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The Department of Health and Human Services has a few glaring management and performance issues it needs to work out in the coming year -- at least according to a new report put out by the Office of Inspector General.
December 19, 2013
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While lots of factors have to come together to make a successful health information exchange initiative, none can work well without the proper level of skilled staffing and support -- regardless of how sound its technology infrastructure might be, according to the American Health Information Management Association.
December 18, 2013
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A Black Book Rankings poll of 1,404 human resources officers and board members at healthcare provider organizations revealed estimates that two-thirds of CEOs hired in 2014 will have little to no healthcare sector experience, in favor of other experience and skills in business development and financial management and with heavy technological expertise.
December 17, 2013
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The list of pain points for many healthcare organizations today is a long one. Lingering economic woes and uncertainty about the future has many a hospital administrator looking for new ways reduce costs, increase revenue, and improve staff efficiency, among other necessary strategies.
January 15, 2013
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Happy 2013! We survived another year of career ups, downs and reflections. But make no mistake, this will be your year of personal career success because the only rate limiting step is your inability to see where you want your career to be, go and grow in 2013.
January 14, 2013
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Social media efforts in the world have changed the way we communicate and often times are accessed before we even or ever meet. We are often asked what employers look at with respect to searching a candidate and seeking the “best fit” for a given role.
December 26, 2012
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The holidays are fast approaching and oftentimes those seeking employment generally get less enthusiastic in seeking out positions. The career hunt energy sometimes diminishes during this time, or at least the enthusiasm does.
December 17, 2012
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Education is the cornerstone of advancing a career and recognized to be very important for individuals as an ongoing process for skill development, advancement and expertise. The HIMSS Annual Conference is a HIMSS event in support of the various educational initiatives being implemented in healthcare today.
December 10, 2012
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HIMSS Professional Development continues to provide our emerging professional community with the necessary tools and resources to further a successful career path. CAHIMS is a new HIMSS health IT certification program designed for emerging professionals within the industry.
December 3, 2012
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Another first for HIMSS Professional Development, Career Services! HIMSS Career Services and the BioDistrict of New Orleans will formally collaborate and create career training opportunities that will support the BioDistrict’s quest to create approximately 22,000 jobs during the next eight to 10 years.
November 26, 2012
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We often find ourselves wondering what else we need to do to manage a successful career. Besides a degree, certification or experience what are the “other” pieces?
November 19, 2012
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HIMSS has placed great emphasis on nurturing “Emerging Professionals” in health IT as defined as those with five years or less work experience in health IT. Hence the HIMSS Emerging Professionals community, now greater than 12,000 strong.
November 12, 2012
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The HIMSS CPHIMS credential continues to become widely accepted as the premier certification for health IT career paths. The HIMSS Annual Conference in New Orleans in 2013 will provide an opportunity for attendees to take a CPHIMS review course as well as sit for the certification exam.
November 5, 2012
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Healthcare and IT jobs supporting these advancements will continue to be the fastest growing career paths. HIMSS realizes the need to support those entering these positions and the Emerging Professionals community has been designed to do just that!
October 29, 2012
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As our HIMSS Annual Conference agenda starts to build out, the HIMSS Career Services Center will be once again in full swing to support our membership.
October 22, 2012
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