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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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and the University of Rochester are partnering to offer a joint master's degree in medical informatics. It is the first time that the universities have collaborated to offer a joint degree program.
March 19, 2012
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Lack of staffing resources was cited as the most significant barrier to implementing IT, according to the 2012 HIMSS Leadership Survey, which was released last month at HIMSS12.
March 19, 2012
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Joyce Sensmeier, HIMSS vice president for informatics, started her career ay Palos Community Hospital in Shaker Heights, Ill. It was not long before she was charged with computer training for the hospital.
March 12, 2012
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What is a chief nursing informatics officer (CNIO), some people ask, and how important is one? In this era of healthcare payment realignment and evidence-based medicine, key stakeholders say the CNIO position is critical.
March 12, 2012
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Passport Health Communications, which develops revenue cycle and patient access software, has purchased Hazlet, N.J.-based STAT Technologies. The deal, which brings enterprise scheduling to the firm's IT portfolio, helps improve its Passport eCare suite, officials say.
March 12, 2012
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It's no secret CIOs are busy as ever, dealing with everything from ICD-10 to meaningful use to staff burnout. With a flood of new IT initiatives and the future in flux, it's no wonder many are unsure what to do next. John Halamka identifies four potential roadblocks to a healthy hospital IT culture, and suggests how to overcome them.
March 7, 2012
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Indiana Tech has developed a new health information technology program to meet a need in the healthcare industry. The online associate degree begins in July, 2012.
March 7, 2012
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Given the hectic state of the industry and the growing demands placed on IT staff, we asked Guillermo Moreno, vice president of Experis Healthcare, to outline six tips for avoiding staff burnout.
February 22, 2012
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Lack of staffing resources was cited as the most significant barrier to implementing IT, according to the 2012 HIMSS Leadership Survey, which was released Tuesday morning at HIMSS12.
February 21, 2012
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With healthcare evolving faster than ever, workforce limitations -- including, but not limited to, a dearth of trained IT professionals -- could pose problems for the future. But there are bright spots, too. One expert outlines eight workforce trends to keep an eye on.
February 17, 2012
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The number of hospitals using health information technology has more than doubled in the last two years, said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Friday.
February 17, 2012
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IT workers hoping to improve their standard of living in 2012 will not likely find relief through annual salary raises, according to a new report from Computer Economics. But, it might be a different story for IT professionals in the healthcare space, where demand is high.
February 17, 2012
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