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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Cogent HMG, a private hospitalist company, has launched the Greeno-Hawley Hospital Medicine Index, which the company claims is the first objective tool designed to measure the capabilities of a hospitalist program.
April 2, 2012
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Healthcare professionals have increased their use of social media to look for jobs compared to last year, according to a new survey by recruitment firm AMN Healthcare.
April 2, 2012
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A strategic plan is crucial to the success of an organization's IT, but today's healthcare landscape is calling for a more patient-centered approach to planning for information technology. Sue Sutton, president and CEO of Tower Strategies, breaks down five tips for creating a strategic plan for IT.
March 29, 2012
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The demands placed on CIOs have grown within the past decade, but since the HITECH Act, these responsibilities have exploded -- making the role that much more crucial to the success not only of IT, but also the organization as a whole. Pamela Dixon outlines the top 10 qualities today's healthcare CIOs need to have.
March 27, 2012
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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives has designated 21 CHIME members and one CHIME Affiliate program participant Certified Healthcare CIO (CHCIO) and CHCIO-Eligible.
March 27, 2012
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Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta, Ga. has hired Charles Enicks as chief information officer, a seasoned healthcare information technology executive with more than 35 years of senior leadership experience.
March 26, 2012
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The timing of ICD-10 may still be up in the air, but eventually, the transition will call for myriad changes, some of which organizations should consider outsourcing, and some they should not.
March 22, 2012
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The current healthcare landscape is calling for more collaboration, and possibly the most important partnership is that of the CIO and CFO. With new IT becoming a pressing necessity, it's crucial both professionals understand the ins and outs of IT spending.
March 21, 2012
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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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