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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Among this week's people on the move, CHE Trinity Health appoints a new chief executive officer, and AMC Health names four new team members.
November 1, 2013
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Among this week's people on the move, Navicure appoints a new chief compliance officer, and Boston Children's Hospital names a new chief executive officer.
October 25, 2013
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A lot has changed since Calvin Coolidge was president. The number of patients has increased exponentially, and the volume and variety of health data has, too. The technologies used to manage it all could only have been dreamed of in 1928. AHIMA has been there all along.
October 22, 2013
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The healthcare IT job market has been on upswing since the adoption of the federal stimulus bill in 2009 and its accompanying HITECH Act. Today, people seeking jobs in the field continue to find a welcoming market.
October 21, 2013
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For those of us involved in healthcare technology, the last few years have meant job security and plenty of opportunities for growth.
October 20, 2013
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Among this week's people on the move, CareCloud appoints a new chief financial officer, and Stanford Hospital and Clinics names a new chief information officer.
October 18, 2013
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Even as new technologies such as SaaS and the cloud offer the potential for promising advances, many state-level chief information officers feel stymied by tight budgets, hidebound laws and burdensome processes, according to a survey by the National Association of State CIOs.
October 17, 2013
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Before you know it, the ICD-10 go-live date of October 2014 will be here, and for those 55 percent of physicians who have yet to begin implementation, it's looking like a rocky road ahead.
October 11, 2013
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Among this week's people on the move, David Muntz joined GetWellNetwork as CIO.
October 11, 2013
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It's a safe bet that this fall's crop of new medical students is the most tech-savvy cohort yet. These are young adults, after all, who've been tapping on smartphones since they were 16, surfing the Web pretty much since they could read. But how much information technology are they actually getting their hands on in school?
October 7, 2013
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Among this week's people on the move, Emdeon appointed Neil E. de Crescenzo as president and CEO.
October 4, 2013
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Among the themes at the Medical Group Management Association's annual conference in San Diego next week is the impact of personality -- from using personality for branding to understanding why people do what they do. Several sessions are dedicated to the topic.
October 2, 2013
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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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We have all done it; sending out resumes hoping for a new career opportunity but no response back from the “resume black hole”. It gets so quiet during this time that we often wonder if the actual resume was delivered to it final destination for review and screening.
July 2, 2012
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Most people want to work for an organization that offers a good work/life balance. It’s a win-win for the employer and the employee; the employees are happy, which equals less turnover.
June 29, 2012
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If you look across most hospital IT departments, you will typically see professionals who have transitioned into healthcare IT from other areas. In some institutions, the majority of these personnel will be individuals that have a healthcare background along with some type of clinical experience.
June 27, 2012
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“Question of the day: With 20+ years of nursing experience & my HIT certification, why is it still so hard to break into the field?” This question was posed by one of the followers of HIMSS JobMine’s Facebook page. I wish I had the answer.
June 25, 2012
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As we close out our fiscal year here at HIMSS in anticipation of a new and even more energized one, we wanted to reminisce a bit about what we have accomplished to date with the support of you – our members.
June 25, 2012
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Career paths often times change into something that one never expected or dreamed could have been possible. Despite obstacles faced in any career path – there is always a career path out there for you to attain.
June 18, 2012
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Careers evolve and are created from a variety of “jobs” and experiences. To ensure your health IT career path is a nourished one, various resources are needed to keep you informed, prepared and empowered.
June 11, 2012
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If you’ve been on the job market for a while and aren’t having success, it’s time to look at what you’ve been doing and it might be time for a reboot. Go back to the basics.
June 8, 2012
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