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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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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Just one in five full-time health information technology employees say they're "very satisfied" with their current job, a recent survey finds; a substantial 12 percent, meanwhile, say they're "very dissatisfied." But this is in marked contrast with IT consultants.
July 31, 2014
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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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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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Career advancement comes in all forms, not only through formal credentials but also through recognition of service to organizations and their missions.
June 4, 2012
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HIMSS Professional Development, Career Services continues to strive towards touching our diverse membership from various corners of their career paths.
May 29, 2012
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The nursing profession continues to gain much momentum within the HIMSS community. Our membership of nurses continues to grow under the auspices of Joyce Sensmeier, Vice President, HIMSS Informatics.
May 21, 2012
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I’ve touched on the importance of networking in the past, but after participating in the HIMSS Virtual Career Fair earlier this week, where I witnessed the power of networking firsthand, I’m a firm believer.
May 18, 2012
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