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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Healthcare CIOs report their workload is growing in both scope and complexity, and there seems to be no end in sight. This is according to a new report from nationwide healthcare executive search firm SSi-SEARCH.
April 9, 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 7, 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.
April 4, 2014
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In its second analytics buy in the past three months, GE Healthcare will acquire Montreal-based CHCA Computer Systems, which develops operating room management technology.
April 2, 2014
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While more and more doctors are gaining access to and adopting mobile health tools, many nurses are left to deal with legacy systems and are filling the gaps with their own smartphones. That could be changing soon.
March 31, 2014
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Having IT is a necessity for hospitals, but for many, having an IT team to support that technology is a luxury. Here are some tips from experts on creating an IT team on a budget. The most obvious option is to replace some full-time IT employees with contract workers.
March 27, 2014
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Hospitals know they must keep their physicians engaged, but often find themselves at a loss as to how to accomplish this. Daniel Whitlock, MD, consulting physician with Physician Wellness Services, offers five tips on how to keep physicians engaged.
March 14, 2014
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When it comes to nurses, a couple things go without saying. First, they're absolutely essential to good care delivery. Second -- and this follows from the first -- they're "very, very, very busy people," says David Holland.
March 13, 2014
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One thing became clear in 2013: All leaders across the health system have been challenged to keep pace with change, and the best of them have been driving change. In a year of active mergers and acquisitions, many healthcare organizations need leadership that can facilitate change across complex organizations.
March 13, 2014
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One thing became clear in 2013: All leaders across the health system have been challenged to keep pace with change, and the best of them have been driving change. In a year of active mergers and acquisitions, many healthcare organizations need leadership that can facilitate change across complex organizations.
March 13, 2014
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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. But we are seeing an influx of students entering these programs who do not have clinical or information technology backgrounds.
March 3, 2014
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Electronic health record certification has become critical to physician practices, but when it comes to another key piece of software for providers, assurance of of quality and functionality has not been so widely available.
February 28, 2014
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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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