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.

RELATED STORIES:
CIO survey forecasts IT staffing troubles ahead
Healthcare workforce training receives $130M boost
 

 
Among this week's people on the move, Cerner adds a former governor to its board of directors, and Cambridge Healh Alliance welcomes a new chief medical officer.
December 27, 2013
News
Bringing the total cost to $200 million, the parent company of Maine Medical Center will be spending tens of millions more on training for its problematic Epic electronic health record implementation.
December 27, 2013
News
No matter what the job setting, at some point, every health information technology professional ponders, "Am I really being paid what I am worth?" The 2013 HIMSS Compensation Survey makes it easier to answer that question.
December 26, 2013
News
Among this week's people on the move, ONC welcomes a new national coordinator, and ClearDATA gains a senior vice president.
December 20, 2013
News
Physicians in the first subspecialty of clinical informatics, spearheaded by the American Medical Informatics Association, got their board certifications this month -- a pivotal moment in healthcare's "systemic overhaul," according to AMIA.
December 20, 2013
News
HHS appointed a new chief to head the Office of the National Coordinator Dec. 19, and so far the decision has been lauded by industry leaders.
December 20, 2013
News
The health information technology job market over the past 10 years has been complicated, to say the least.
December 20, 2013
News
By the way things look now, the healthcare industry is not on track to meet the ICD-10 compliance deadline of October 2014. In fact, providers have fallen even further behind with timeline milestones than they did back in February, according to new report findings. But it's not just providers. Vendors also have a long way to go.
December 19, 2013
News
The Department of Health and Human Services has a few glaring management and performance issues it needs to work out in the coming year -- at least according to a new report put out by the Office of Inspector General.
December 19, 2013
News
While lots of factors have to come together to make a successful health information exchange initiative, none can work well without the proper level of skilled staffing and support -- regardless of how sound its technology infrastructure might be, according to the American Health Information Management Association.
December 18, 2013
News
A Black Book Rankings poll of 1,404 human resources officers and board members at healthcare provider organizations revealed estimates that two-thirds of CEOs hired in 2014 will have little to no healthcare sector experience, in favor of other experience and skills in business development and financial management and with heavy technological expertise.
December 17, 2013
News
Among this week's people on the move, HCI welcomes two new vice presidents, and Alere gains a board member.
December 13, 2013
News
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
Blog
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
Blog
“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
Blog
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
Blog
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
Blog
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
Blog
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
Blog
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
Blog
HIMSS Professional Development, Career Services continues to strive towards touching our diverse membership from various corners of their career paths.
May 29, 2012
Blog
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
Blog
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
Blog
Here at Professional Development, Career Services we always support the need for our members to distinguish themselves when attempting to position their career tracks.
May 14, 2012
Blog