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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When it's hard to get good people, you work hard to keep the ones you've got. That's one way of summing up the philosophy of the IT department at the Bridgton, N.J.-based Inspira Health Network.
September 18, 2014
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How quickly can an IT department go from 0 to 60? That's not a question one often encounters in healthcare, but it comes readily to mind after you've heard about Kootenai Health in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
September 18, 2014
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Fewer than 25 percent of physicians say electronic health records have made them more efficient, and not even 33 percent of them say EHRs have improved care quality, according to a new survey.
September 17, 2014
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As the Affordable Care Act shifts the reimbursement landscape, hospitals are adjusting their recruiting practices -- turning and eye toward outpatient services and seeking skilled data analysts.
September 17, 2014
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Outsourcing company Cognizant, which provides healthcare technology services to providers and payers, will buy health IT software company TriZetto for $2.7 billion in cash, with the intent to better position itself in the market and take advantage of changes taking place in the sector.
September 15, 2014
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Healthcare privacy and security experts from around the U.S. will gather in Boston, Sept. 8-9 to share information and strategize over how to combat cybercrime, insider threats and other pressing challenges to patient data.
August 28, 2014
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HHS has tapped an insurance industry veteran who managed one of the few well-functioning state exchanges during the initial enrollment period to lead the federal insurance marketplace.
August 27, 2014
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A new survey and study conducted by HIMSS Analytics shows demand for qualified health IT workers is as high as it's ever been and "projected to continue in the foreseeable future."
August 22, 2014
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Too many eligible providers are waiting for their EHR vendors to take their hands and tell them how to navigate the next stage of meaningful use.
August 20, 2014
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Looking to advance standards for health information management and technology workforce curricula around the world, AHIMA has founded the Global Health Workforce Council, which comprises members from 12 different countries.
August 13, 2014
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Robots have long promised big things for the healthcare industry, but concerns have been expressed over efficacy and limitations. One area, however, has demonstrated the considerable benefits robots bring to the table, according to two recent reports.
August 13, 2014
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Thousands of eligible providers are working diligently toward EHR incentive payments, but some practices are choosing a different route: abandoning meaningful use altogether in favor of their own solutions, and finding ways to make up for the penalties they'll incur down the road.
August 8, 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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