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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With the conversion to ICD-10 disease and treatment coding expected by the government-set deadline of Oct. 1 2013, and all that entails, a new career path is emerging in healthcare – the chief knowledge officer, or CKO.
November 2, 2011
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Rising demand for electronic patient records management has spurred Peirce College in Philadelphia to introduce a bachelor's degree in Health Information Administration (HIA). The HIA credential will help equip those aspiring to management and leadership positions in the healthcare field, college officials said.
November 2, 2011
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Steven Bennett, vice president of recruitment firm Kirby Partners, got right to the point. "I do love your unhappy employees," he told an audience of about 100 CIOs Thursday at the annual fall forum of the College of Health Information Management Executives. "If it’s not me who calls, it’ll be some other recruiter."
October 28, 2011
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Pay-for-performance (P4P) does not result in providers cherry-picking patients, nor does it cause a negative impact on patient outcomes, according to a new study.
October 28, 2011
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Implementing the latest health IT is a challenge in and of itself, but having a competent team makes it that much easier. Fred Pennic, senior advisor with Aspen Advisors and author of the blog Healthcare IT Consultant, suggests five ways to attract the best health IT employees.
October 27, 2011
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In the midst of economic uncertainty, IT decision-makers in the healthcare industry report expected growth in overall IT budgets and hiring, according to the latest CDW IT Monitor.
October 20, 2011
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Mercy, the eighth largest Catholic healthcare system in the U.S., announced plans this week to build a virtual care center in Chesterfield, Mo., billed as "the first of its kind in the country."
October 13, 2011
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Things have been on the upswing in Detroit this fall. The Red Wings are undefeated and the long-hapless Lions are 5-1. With its new "Center of Excellence," Anthelio Healthcare Solutions is hoping to keep the good times rolling in the Motor City with hundreds of new jobs.
October 12, 2011
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Cerner Corp. will expand its technology offerings with the acquisition of Clairvia, a maker of workforce management software for the healthcare sector.
October 10, 2011
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Missouri has launched a statewide effort to educate 4,600 Missourians for healthcare jobs and careers, supported by a $20 million competitive grant from the Department of Labor. The grant specifically targets unemployed adult learners who are seeking new career opportunities.
October 3, 2011
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The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) has launched its HIM Jobs for America initiative, and announced a public-private partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services. The announcement Monday came at the association's 83rd annual convention in Salt Lake City.
October 3, 2011
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Just two days after announcing its acquisition of assets from Southlake, Texas-based CySolutions, Greenway Medical Technologies is making more news: the expansion of its Georgia headquarters and the addition of some 400 jobs.
September 30, 2011
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