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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Frustration with electronic health records has never been higher among RNs, with vast majorities complaining of poor workflows, bad communication and scant input on implementation decisions, a new survey shows.
October 20, 2014
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Maine's largest city this past week announced plans to put grant money to work developing a business hub centered around health informatics, with hopes of bringing "high-paying jobs to the city and region."
October 15, 2014
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The U.S. government's new $450 million job training program targets 270 community colleges across the country, many of which plan to offer courses in health IT.
October 8, 2014
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GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt announced today the appointment of John Flannery as president and CEO of GE Healthcare. Flannery succeeds John Dineen, who is leaving GE. The appointment is effective immediately.
October 6, 2014
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As health information managers gathered in San Diego this week for the AHIMA annual convention, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that could result in more workers to fulfill the increasing demand for health IT and data analytics professionals.
September 30, 2014
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Money may talk, but when it comes to creating a great workplace, that talk is barely a whisper. In reading the 25 profiles of this year's winners in Healthcare IT News' 4th annual Best Hospital IT Departments program, you'll see only one reference to salary and benefits.
September 29, 2014
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A lot has been said about ICD-10 over the years, along the winding and surprise-packed road toward the looming Oct. 1, 2015, compliance date. But few have said much about the code set's parallels with one of HBO's biggest hit shows.
September 25, 2014
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A new survey from online jobs search firm HealthITJobs.com reveals that work in health IT results in above-average salaries for many positions in the field, depending on experience, location and gender.
September 19, 2014
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The data in electronic health records may be structured, but the usage patterns of the doctors who interact with them is anything but, according to research from Weill Cornell Medical College.
September 19, 2014
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Prime Healthcare Services' roster of small and medium community hospitals is growing fast -- and spreading far and wide.
September 18, 2014
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To become a member of Tampa General Hospital's IT team, one must have a desire to further technology in healthcare, but also a mind towards patient wellbeing.
September 18, 2014
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With more than 900 locations and upwards of 60,000 employees, Carolinas HealthCare System gives new meaning to the phrase "go big or go home."
September 18, 2014
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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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Well, another successful HIMSS Annual Conference just ended and it was record breaking in every sense of the word. The Career Services Center and Career Services Institute audiences were phenomenal and the presentations were full of tips to take back and use in our career efforts.
March 11, 2013
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The week of excitement and learning is now! We realize that some of our members will not have the ability to travel this year to New Orleans so we plan to bring New Orleans educational component to you!
March 4, 2013
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The world of health IT is rapidly changing and healthcare organizations are recognizing the need not just for new health IT professionals, but also the continued development of the existing workforce in place.
February 25, 2013
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Professional growth is an integral part of a successful career path. Having the ability to have data at your fingertips to learn and grow from is also invaluable to the process.
February 18, 2013
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The HIMSS relationship with the BioDistrict of New Orleans continues to move forward with the hopes of supporting a healthcare IT workforce that is collaborative, expansive and recognizes the continued need for career training for available and upcoming health IT jobs in New Orleans.
February 11, 2013
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We are often asked what is a HIMSS “certification”. The most practical answer is that a certification is a formal proof that an individual is recognized for a given skill and expertise.
February 4, 2013
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The 2012 award season has just ended and one of the highest honors to be bestowed upon an executive in healthcare IT is the award named in honor of John E. Gall Jr., who pioneered the implementation of healthcare information systems at El Camino Hospital in the 1960s.
January 28, 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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