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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The Way-to-Go, or WTG, book, a compendium of compliments directed toward the IT department, keeps getting bigger and bigger at Washington Regional Medical Center.
September 18, 2014
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"The neat thing about our IT department at Blessing is that we truly work with a sense of teamwork. We all work together to do what is right for our customers -- whether it is the patients or the clinicians," says Jessica Dalheim, information systems supervisor.
September 18, 2014
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Union Hospital IT staff members don't just help clinicians and others use technology, they show them how to make the most of it.
September 18, 2014
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Every single IT professional at Children's Hospital & Medical Center makes rounds in a clinical or operational area. That's right, rounds, much like the type clinicians typically conduct.
September 18, 2014
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The Sarah Bush Lincoln Health System serves the greater Coles County population with a 128-bed regional hospital and numerous clinics and outpatient facilities -- a wide service base that has compelled the 30-person IT staff to make sure they visit clinicians outside the hospital to best meet their needs.
September 18, 2014
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"These folks really embrace technology, and they see the value in it and how it can help improve patient outcomes, and the bottom line, as well," said Mark Kilborn, CIO at Springhill Medical Center. As he sees it, Springhill IT staffers are always ready to exceed expectations.
September 18, 2014
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One thing AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center makes clear to its IT team: They're serious about investing in their employees.
September 18, 2014
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"Freshness" is a word you often hear in the food business. But given the amount of change underway in healthcare, and given how pressure can take a toll on staff members, you could say it's a concern for health IT managers, too.
September 18, 2014
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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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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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