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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An Electronic Health Record doesn’t accomplish much if providers are reluctant to use it. That’s why there are many new companies helping to spur EHR adoption by providing easy-to-use alternatives to keyboard data entry.
April 11, 2012
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For the last 14 years, I have been working in our hospitals. I have always been in the IS Department, but at least I worked in a revenue center. I didn’t work in one of those places that are considered “corporate overhead.” Well, now I’m about six months into a new role that is distinctly corporate overhead.
April 11, 2012
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The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) plans to assess how health IT affects the quality of care. The agency is asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve the information collection project: “Workflow Assessment for Health IT Toolkit Evaluation.” The project will focus on small- and medium-sized physician practices.
April 11, 2012
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The California Telehealth Network will expand telemedicine training and provide technical support for rural and medically underserved clinics and hospitals in California with a $700,000 grant from UnitedHealthcare, building on the $600,000 it received in 2010.
April 11, 2012
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Despite the recent economic downturn, jobs in healthcare grew while jobs in other sectors declined, according to a new report by the nonprofit Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University at Albany School of Public Health.
April 9, 2012
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In Texas, where everything seems larger than life, the need for health IT workers is big, according to the Department of Health Information Management at the Texas State University-San Marcos.
April 6, 2012
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Start-up health IT companies have made quite a splash this past year, as more and more entrepreneurs see growing value in the health IT space. Lisa Suennen suggests four strategies to help fledgling companies grow.
April 4, 2012
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A consortium of four University of Wisconsin campuses is offering a new online Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management and Technology in an effort to address the state's shortage of four-year degree holders in this field.
April 4, 2012
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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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