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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A system-wide EHR rollout is no walk in the park. With poor management and implementation plans, it can sap worker morale and deter long-term success. This appears to be what has transpired this week at the Athens Regional Health System in Georgia after staff unanimously voted "no confidence" for the system's CEO, who has effectively announced his resignation.
May 30, 2014
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National Nurses United, which bills itself as the largest organization of nurses in the country, is in the midst of a campaign to spotlight the potential risks of patient harm spurred by what the group calls, "an unchecked proliferation of unproven medical technology and sharp erosion of care standards."
May 27, 2014
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Returning service members are looking for jobs. Healthcare IT departments are desperate for qualified candidates. What special skill sets can veterans bring to the table?
May 26, 2014
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A new report from the Institute for Healthcare Information Technology finds ample opportunity for job-seekers in Georgia, with thousands of IT roles waiting to be filled between providers and vendors.
May 23, 2014
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If you plan to nominate your IT team for the 4th annual Healthcare IT News Where to Work: BEST Hospital IT Departments program, you'd better hurry up. Nominations close at midnight on Tuesday, May 27.
May 22, 2014
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There's a little bit of good news in the healthcare IT arena: CEOs and CIOs are quickly moving to make hiring chief information security officers a top priority.
May 20, 2014
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In search of innovative new information technology that can help hospitals like them improve care, two of California's biggest health systems have teamed up to create an investment fund to help foster new companies.
May 9, 2014
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The New York eHealth Collaborative and the Partnership Fund for New York City are calling for applications for a second round of healthcare startups for its New York Digital Health Accelerator, a program designed to make New York a hub for the emerging digital health technology industry.
May 1, 2014
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A California-based home care and hospice group has undergone a digital overhaul after providing tablet computers for its some 1,300 care providers. And, although far from an inexpensive rollout, the digitization has saved the group big bucks.
April 18, 2014
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After some doctors at University of Utah Health Care noticed scathing online reviews about themselves in 2012, the hospital system decided the best way to respond was by posting its patients' ratings of physicians on the hospital's own website.
April 18, 2014
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Expectations are high and getting higher for today's healthcare CIO, who continues to be deluged with "do-it-now" projects at a time when, more than ever before, he or she is expected to bring top executive skills, the long view and strategy to the table.
April 18, 2014
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The recent federal mandates for healthcare information technology have increased demand on the field, boosting the need for educated and knowledgeable staff for health IT projects.
April 18, 2014
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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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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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