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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When CHRISTUS Health decided to spin out two separate IT and healthcare informatics departments, there were plenty of challenges to grapple with. But so far the decision has been well worth it, with both clinical and financial ROI.
June 10, 2014
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The University of Cincinnati Medical Center is at the center of a legal battle that is the nightmare of every healthcare organization corporate counsel. The allegation is that a financial services employee of the hospital accessed the detailed billing records of a patient with a sexually transmitted disease and deliberately and maliciously published those records on Facebook, taunting and ridiculing the patient.
June 10, 2014
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A Pennsylvania-based hospital is notifying nearly 2,000 patients of a HIPAA breach after an employee accessed and transmitted patients' protected health data outside of the hospital's secure network.
June 9, 2014
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More than twice as many people as first suspected have been put at risk by a massive data breach at UPMC health system.
June 2, 2014
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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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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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The HIMSS Nursing Informatics Community of Profession has seen tremendous success in understanding and exploring the impact of the informatics nurse professional.
April 16, 2012
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The first ever HIMSS Virtual Career Fair, being held in the HIMSS virtual world, has now secured its lineup of speakers. And the event promises to be like none other for virtual event career networking education and opportunities.
April 9, 2012
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The monthly jobs report released by the U.S. Department of Labor today is tepid at best, but there are some positive nuggets. The original estimation of over 200,000 jobs being added in March got a lot of hopes up, so the final statistic of 120,000 pales in comparison.
April 6, 2012
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HIMSS prides itself on supporting the efforts of our members and helping to support the positioning of our member’s career paths through various support mechanisms, the fundamentals of which is a solid educational platform.
April 2, 2012
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