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 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
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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
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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
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Among this week's people on the move, HCI welcomes two new vice presidents, and Alere gains a board member.
December 13, 2013
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Among this week's people on the move, Valence Health welcomes two new hires, and Kareo gains a vice president of sales.
December 6, 2013
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The cloud-based health IT services vendor has been named the Gold Level winner for the Greater Boston region at the Team Massachusetts Economic Impact Awards. The awards are given annually by MassEcon to recognize companies that have made outstanding contributions to the Massachusetts economy.
December 4, 2013
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It's a hard knock life being a CIO in the healthcare sector. Federal regulations have shifted IT teams' priorities away from their typical laundry list of day-to-day tasks. But, as responsibilities pile up and overtime hours accumulate, this year as Thanksgiving nears, even CIOs have something to be grateful for.
November 27, 2013
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Epic Systems Corp. will help Oregon Health & Science University set up two laboratory installations of its EpicCare electronic health record on its servers for medical informatics education and research purposes. On the research side, the school will have access to Epic's source code.
November 25, 2013
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Among this week's people on the move, DaVita HealthCare announces executive transitions, and Wego Health welcomes a new senior vice president of innovation.
November 22, 2013
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If hospital chief information officers and vendor hiring managers think it's tough to find qualified health IT workers now, just wait until technology implementation moves beyond EHR installation, data capture and moderate interoperability to a full-blown effort to transform a broken healthcare industry.
November 21, 2013
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In the wake of health IT advances, the Affordable Care Act and baby boom retirement, jobs such as records technicians, medical assistants, patient navigators and other frontline and nonclinical positions are on the rise, according to a new report.
November 20, 2013
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Working in a hospital IT department is no walk in the park. Teams who were named to our 2013 Best Hospital IT Departments list opened up about how they keep employees motivated, retain top talent and meet a laundry list of deadlines -- all without losing their minds.
November 20, 2013
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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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Last week the hot topic was how some employers are requesting candidate's Facebook log-in information or asking the candidate to open up their Facebook account during the interview.
March 28, 2012
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