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 recently released HIMSS Workforce Survey came with an infographic showing growth in hiring among healthcare provider organizations even as outsourcing continues to rise.
October 2, 2013
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Among this week's people on the move, the ONC named Jacob Reider, MD, as acting national coordinator following the departure of Farzad Mostashari, MD, and David Muntz, MD.
September 27, 2013
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Among this week's people on the move, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives elected three new members to its board of trustees; Mass Technology Leadership Council names CEO of the year, and Voalte gets a new chief operating officer.
September 20, 2013
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PatientPoint announced the appointment of Geeta Nayyar, MD, as CMIO. Nayyar was most recently the CMIO at AT&T. She also served as the principal medical officer at Vangent and as the CMO of APCO Worldwide.
September 13, 2013
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While U.S. job growth was less than economists expected in August -- increasing by 169,000 -- the healthcare sector remained a bright spot, adding 32,700 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' jobs report issued Friday.
September 6, 2013
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The majority of all physician practices agree their billing and collections systems need upgrading, according to a new survey, with most favoring the move to a fully integrated practice management, EHR and medical software product, accessible through the cloud on any browser or device.
September 4, 2013
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Jeff McGeath, vice president of patient care device integration at Iatric Systems, has been appointed co-chair of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise's patient care device domain technical committee. Read about more appointments and hirings in the industry.
August 30, 2013
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As the healthcare CIOs responsibilities multiply, the CIO pay -- typically six figures -- lags, according to new survey data. However, for healthcare CIOs, it's not just about the money; it's about the pressure and the help they need -- help that is often hard to find.
August 29, 2013
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Nearly 350 employees are now working at the new information technology center opened by Kaiser Permanente in Colorado on Aug. 22. Kaiser officials say they want to fill an additional 95 positions there by year's end.
August 23, 2013
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American healthcare workers' confidence levels remained fairly consistent in the second quarter of 2013, according to the Q2 Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index. Healthcare IT jobs are the most in demand.
August 21, 2013
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Lean may be the biggest craze these days in creating efficiencies in hospitals and health systems, but some facilities are having success with a process that got its start at NASA. The approach is still fairly new in the clinical setting.
August 19, 2013
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The global healthcare IT outsourcing market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.6 percent, to reach $50.4 billion by 2018 from $35 billion in 2013, according to a new RnR Market Research report.
August 6, 2013
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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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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
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Recently the CEO of LinkedIn vlogged about how we need to live in constant beta. This applies to both our professional and personal lives.
May 11, 2012
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HIMSS Professional Development is helping to orchestrate the 8th Annual Government Health IT Conference & Exhibition at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC from June 11-12, 2012.
May 7, 2012
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I’ve been noticing a trend with positions being posted to HIMSS JobMine. Relocation assistance and hiring bonuses seem to be making a comeback.
May 4, 2012
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Here’s just another way HIMSS can support your career growth...by using HIMSS social media touch points. Social media touch points can help facilitate career searches and can also be used in support of inner reflection of your current career state goals.
April 30, 2012
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In earlier blog posts I've touched on the importance for both employers and job seekers to maintain their online reputation because the internet and social media offers a whole level of transparency when it comes to the recruitment process.
April 27, 2012
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I remember in the past finding a job just looking in the various journals or just simply in my local newspaper. Well, those days are long gone – thanks in part to the nuances of social media and the job boards that are available to us today.
April 23, 2012
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Depending on the size of the organization, a hospital’s IT department can be massive with multiple departmental directors. Technology is evolving quickly, so it isn’t surprising that IT roles are too.
April 19, 2012
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