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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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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The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday awarded $40 million in grants to public health departments across the country to help them strengthen their performance, efficiency and infrastructure, including health IT systems. The grants are also aimed at creating jobs.
September 30, 2011
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The largest urban health simulation and training facility of its kind opened last month at Manhattan’s Bellevue Hospital Center.
September 29, 2011
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The Georgia Institute of Technology and Gwinnett Technical College, part of the Atlanta Health Information Technology cluster, have been awarded a $1.65 million grant to boost job creation in that sector.
September 28, 2011
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The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has now recognized clinical informatics as a subspecialty, according to the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).
September 23, 2011
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From unproven mobile platforms to legacy EHRs, some healthcare IT should just be avoided. Shahid Shah follows his list of <a href="http://www.healthcareitnews.com/news/5-technologies-every-hospital-should-be-using">"5 technologies every hospital should be using"</a> with five IT practices to avoid at all costs.
September 21, 2011
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Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States has awarded more than $1.5 million in workforce grants to eight institutions of higher education, including five community colleges, in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. The grants will provide scholarships for health technology, nursing and allied health education.
September 16, 2011
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Constant changes are needed to keep IT systems up to speed, but luckily not every update requires hours to complete. Edna Boone gives us four quick IT tweaks to improve hospital efficiency.
September 16, 2011
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New healthcare IT jobs are part of the Jobs Initiatives for Rural America, which was announced by President Obama on Aug. 16 at the White House Rural Economic Forum. The plan includes making Department Health and Human Services (HHS) loans available to help more than 1,300 critical access hospitals recruit additional staff, and helping rural hospitals purchase software and hardware to implement health IT.
September 9, 2011
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While stubbornly high unemployment continues to drag on the rest of the economy, the healthcare industry can’t seem to find enough qualified people to fill its information technology needs. Unlike other sectors where hiring remains muted, health systems are crying out for talent in IT, information management and coding, employment specialists say.
September 9, 2011
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