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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CIO Bernie Clement and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center are on a roll, winning a third consecutive Healthcare IT News "Best Hospital IT Departments" award.
September 18, 2014
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Highlands Regional Medical Center is nestled in a rural area two hours east of Lexington, Ky., the heart of the state's coal belt in Appalachia. Not exactly the first place one would think to find a first-rate information technology team.
September 18, 2014
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The 19-person IT department, headed by Dwayne McKee, director of clinical informatics and business intelligence, handles implementation of all clinical and financial systems for the 275-bed organization. In fact, most members of the department have some level of clinical experience or exposure.
September 18, 2014
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Upgrades have been top of mind for the 36-member IT staff at Saint Francis Medical Center, a 280-bed hospital in Cape Giradeau, Mo.
September 18, 2014
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Anchored by its flagship, community-owned Calvert Memorial Hospital, the health system is trying to be a pioneer in Maryland, claiming among the lowest mortality and complication rates in the state -- thanks in part to its advancing digital information backbone, said CIO Ed Grogan.
September 18, 2014
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IT workers at Trinitas Regional Medical Center know that anyone coming to the hospital is not happy to be there, and CIO Judy Comitto understands that makes the job harder -- and perhaps more rewarding.
September 18, 2014
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Union Hospital's information technology staffers see themselves as part of something bigger than bytes and bits.
September 18, 2014
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The Way-to-Go, or WTG, book, a compendium of compliments directed toward the IT department, keeps getting bigger and bigger at Washington Regional Medical Center.
September 18, 2014
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"The neat thing about our IT department at Blessing is that we truly work with a sense of teamwork. We all work together to do what is right for our customers -- whether it is the patients or the clinicians," says Jessica Dalheim, information systems supervisor.
September 18, 2014
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Union Hospital IT staff members don't just help clinicians and others use technology, they show them how to make the most of it.
September 18, 2014
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Every single IT professional at Children's Hospital & Medical Center makes rounds in a clinical or operational area. That's right, rounds, much like the type clinicians typically conduct.
September 18, 2014
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The Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System serves the greater Coles County population with a 128-bed regional hospital and numerous clinics and outpatient facilities -- a wide service base that has compelled the 30-person IT staff to make sure they visit clinicians outside the hospital to best meet their needs.
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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