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 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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