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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As the U.S. population grows, the physician workforce shrinks, and information technology fundamentally changes the way care is delivered, the Institute of Medicine says graduate medical education needs an overhaul.
July 30, 2014
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The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, with more than 1,400 CIO and IT team members, has released a case study that delves into the workings of a Rush University Medical Center initiative that gives veterans opportunities to become part of a healthcare IT workforce.
July 24, 2014
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The College of American Pathologists, along with the Association of Pathology Chairs and the Association for Pathology Informatics, has launched a new graduate medical education curriculum for clinical informatics.
July 11, 2014
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The challenge of finding, hiring and keeping qualified and experienced staff members remains one of the biggest barriers to CIOs and other health IT professionals achieving their project goals.
July 7, 2014
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Rush University Medical Center in Chicago has created a public community to support its EN-Abled Veteran Program, which helps military veterans transition to successful healthcare IT careers.
July 5, 2014
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Joanne Sunquist knows Epic. As the chief information officer at the four-hospital HealthEast Care System in Minnesota, she's successfully spearheaded the new $135 million Epic electronic medical record implementation within an aggressive 14-month timeline across the hospitals, which went live June 1. The health system's 14 clinics will follow suit by December.
July 1, 2014
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Lygeia Ricciardi, the first director of the Office of Consumer eHealth at ONC, will step down on July 25, National Coordinator KarenDeSalvo, MD, announced in an email to ONC staff.
June 27, 2014
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With sights set on spurring healthcare innovation and interoperability, Royal Philips has teamed up with customer relationship management company salesforce.com to bring a new open, cloud-based platform to the market.
June 26, 2014
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As myriad healthcare organizations have attested, the aftermath of a HIPAA violation generally isn't a pretty sight, especially when it comes to one's bank account. One Indiana-based health system has witnessed this reality after being slapped with an $800,000 settlement for violating the HIPAA Privacy Rule.
June 24, 2014
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Some 90 percent of healthcare organizations have reported at least one data breach in the past two years, with more than a third seeing more than five breaches. Gerry Hinkley, partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's healthcare practice, says breach response is where many make major missteps, mistakes that can easily be avoided.
June 20, 2014
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It's not just the thought of having a data security breach that concerns Kaiser Permanente's Jim Doggett. It's the far-reaching damage such an event could wreak that really keeps him up at night.
June 17, 2014
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Who's to blame when EHR implementations go south? There's often enough fault to go around. But when the fallout is bad enough, sometimes self-interested parties are all too ready to point fingers.
June 17, 2014
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We continue to see the value of health IT certifications; certifications provide an insight into possible skills not otherwise demonstrated in career positions or roles. HIMSS distinguishes its certification by offering the CPHIMS mark of excellence.
September 17, 2012
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The countdown begins for our Nursing Informatics Institute (NII) Day at Baylor Health Care Systems scheduled for Friday, September 28, 2012.
September 10, 2012
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Professional Development, Career Services has had great success with our eMentoring programs: eExecutive and eNurse which provide monthly answers to questions posed to nationally recognized health IT thought leaders today.
September 3, 2012
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HIMSS membership is very diverse and prides itself on being able to provide guidance for the various governmental initiatives in healthcare today. Additionally, we support the various groups and clinical entities that work towards supporting these initiatives.
August 27, 2012
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The HIMSS Annual Conference 2013 (AC13) will be held in New Orleans from March 3 to March 7, 2013 and the HIMSS community is gearing up for some exciting career supporting efforts.
August 20, 2012
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HIMSS Professional Development, Career Services has a repertoire of offerings to help our members continue to identify various opportunities for career growth. The HIMSS Advancement program is just one of those offerings.
August 13, 2012
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The HIMSS staff and our many HIMSS volunteers are preparing for yet another great HIMSS Annual Conference to be held in New Orleans March 3 through 7, 2013 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.
August 6, 2012
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As we continue to grow HIMSS Professional Development, Career Services so too does the reach to our Professional Development, Career Services staff.
July 30, 2012
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HIMSS Professional Development and Informatics continues to move forward with creating and facilitating programs in support of the nursing community.
July 23, 2012
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Typically the pace slows down during the summer. People leave the office early, come in late and the normal lag time of the application/interviewing/follow-up process is doubled. This can be very frustrating for anxious job seekers and for understaffed departments waiting for a new hire.
July 16, 2012
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The hiring of key personnel in healthcare IT is critical for the successful execution of quality healthcare; and never before has technology been infused into healthcare in an attempt to streamline its delivery.
July 16, 2012
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A career is all about longevity, taking into account an ability to adapt to various environmental confines and acquiring a tolerance for differing views, opinions and execution strategies in the work environment.
July 9, 2012
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