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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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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McKesson announced Wednesday that it has acquired Sarasota, Fla.-based peerVue, which develops radiology workflow and communication solutions. The move helps broaden McKesson's portfolio of enterprise imaging and information management systems.
February 9, 2012
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A recent brief from eHealth Initiative asserts that more health IT job opportunities are available than qualified people to fill them -- especially on the health data exchange front.
February 9, 2012
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Chief Nursing Information Officer (CNIO) is a fairly new title, but it is growing in popularity and more and more organizations are recruiting for the position, according to Linda Hodges, vice president and leader of information technology search practice at executive search firm Witt/Kieffer.
January 30, 2012
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Workforce management firm Kronos has acquired the assets of OptiLink from The Advisory Board Company in a cash transaction, Kronos announced on Friday.
January 23, 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.
January 18, 2012
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Just a week after its purchase of Medical Data Express, the TriZetto Group announced Thursday it would acquire Kocsis Consulting Group, a Michigan-based firm that provides software training, compliance and change management solutions for payers.
January 12, 2012
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Career Quest Learning Centers, in Lansing, Mich., has introduced a new Health Information Technology program to meet employer demands for new workers to handle federally mandated electronic health records. Classes begin Feb. 1 at Michigan campuses in Lansing, Jackson and Kalamazoo.
January 12, 2012
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The government plans to fork out a total of nearly $70 million in grants to five community colleges assigned with leading a federal healthcare IT training program. But is the Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Technology Professionals delivering?
January 10, 2012
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