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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In a bid to bolster its healthcare data and analytics offerings, GE will acquire Hartford, Wis.-based API Healthcare, which develops tools for healthcare workforce management.
January 22, 2014
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A new compensation survey from HIMSS aims to provide CIOs and other health IT professionals data to compare salaries and compensation packages, average salary increases and salary information using a variety of demographic variables.
January 20, 2014
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HHS will seek a new enforcer of HIPAA rules as Office for Civil Rights Director Leon Rodriguez is expected to step down for a post at the Department of Homeland Security.
January 17, 2014
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Edward W. Marx, senior vice president and chief information officer at Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit healthcare delivery systems in the U.S., has been named the 2013 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year, an award given jointly by CHIME and HIMSS.
January 14, 2014
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Siemens is touting a new methodology that aims to give healthcare organizations a comprehensive, repeatable and scalable approach for successful IT implementation and adoption.
January 9, 2014
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The healthcare industry will continue to command the spotlight in 2014, and healthcare executive search consultants from Witt/Kieffer have some advice for making it a stellar year on the work front, including a recommendation to broaden the role of the CIO.
January 8, 2014
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Among this week's people on the move, Kaiser Permanente welcomes a new chairman of the board and Cover Oregon's director resigns.
January 3, 2014
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Among this week's people on the move, Cerner adds a former governor to its board of directors, and Cambridge Healh Alliance welcomes a new chief medical officer.
December 27, 2013
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Bringing the total cost to $200 million, the parent company of Maine Medical Center will be spending tens of millions more on training for its problematic Epic electronic health record implementation.
December 27, 2013
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No matter what the job setting, at some point, every health information technology professional ponders, "Am I really being paid what I am worth?" The 2013 HIMSS Compensation Survey makes it easier to answer that question.
December 26, 2013
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Among this week's people on the move, ONC welcomes a new national coordinator, and ClearDATA gains a senior vice president.
December 20, 2013
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Physicians in the first subspecialty of clinical informatics, spearheaded by the American Medical Informatics Association, got their board certifications this month -- a pivotal moment in healthcare's "systemic overhaul," according to AMIA.
December 20, 2013
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To add to the career path concept, we are starting to hear that many skills previously not appreciated in a candidate are becoming more important in support of health IT careers.
March 26, 2012
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HIMSS is the leader in virtual events for the healthcare IT industry. So, it is natural to have yet another "first" for Professional Development, Career Services -- a HIMSS Virtual Career Fair.
March 19, 2012
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This week I attended a webinar titled “Recruiting Social: Using Twitter Today”, hosted by Recruiting Trends. This webinar featured several HR and social media experts who revealed what tips worked for them when using Twitter as a channel for recruiting.
March 16, 2012
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Recently, Alex Knapp wrote a brilliant article entitled "Five Leadership Lessons From James T. Kirk" in Forbes. For those of us who have watched every episode and can recite every line of dialog from memory, these 5 lessons are a great distillation of the series.
March 13, 2012
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So much activity from the various government initiatives is at times overwhelming, but HIMSS has the ability to level set the various government efforts through the various educational campaigns.
March 12, 2012
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Healthcare organizations are hiring. Hospitals, vendors, consulting firms and even academia are busy recruiting healthcare IT professionals. I’ve seen a number of newly created positions too.
March 9, 2012
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HIMSS has a very diverse membership with members of varying skills and backgrounds all contributing to the health IT landscape.
March 5, 2012
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I was providing updates on Twitter and Facebook from the HIMSS12 Career Services Center last week, where I was manning the JobMine kiosk. In case you missed them, here's a recap.
March 2, 2012
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A recent survey of British corporate finance officers indicated the chief information officer position would disappear from the business landscape in the next five years.
February 28, 2012
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Well, the most influential meeting in 2012 just ended with a record breaking crowd, record breaking attendance and record breaking speaking engagements that level set every known topic out there in health IT today.
February 27, 2012
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As you read my blog post this week, the best ever event is occurring in healthcare IT in Las Vegas, the HIMSS12 Annual Conference. Today's dynamic healthcare IT industry demands timely knowledge and education to navigate priority issues and that’s what the HIMSS Annual Conference experience is all about.
February 20, 2012
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Career paths take on various components of success. Sometimes a person measures career success based on money that can be accumulated or other times on gainful experiences.
February 13, 2012
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