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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Among this week's people on the move, Navicure appoints a new chief compliance officer, and Boston Children's Hospital names a new chief executive officer.
October 25, 2013
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A lot has changed since Calvin Coolidge was president. The number of patients has increased exponentially, and the volume and variety of health data has, too. The technologies used to manage it all could only have been dreamed of in 1928. AHIMA has been there all along.
October 22, 2013
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The healthcare IT job market has been on upswing since the adoption of the federal stimulus bill in 2009 and its accompanying HITECH Act. Today, people seeking jobs in the field continue to find a welcoming market.
October 21, 2013
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For those of us involved in healthcare technology, the last few years have meant job security and plenty of opportunities for growth.
October 20, 2013
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Among this week's people on the move, CareCloud appoints a new chief financial officer, and Stanford Hospital and Clinics names a new chief information officer.
October 18, 2013
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Even as new technologies such as SaaS and the cloud offer the potential for promising advances, many state-level chief information officers feel stymied by tight budgets, hidebound laws and burdensome processes, according to a survey by the National Association of State CIOs.
October 17, 2013
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Before you know it, the ICD-10 go-live date of October 2014 will be here, and for those 55 percent of physicians who have yet to begin implementation, it's looking like a rocky road ahead.
October 11, 2013
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Among this week's people on the move, David Muntz joined GetWellNetwork as CIO.
October 11, 2013
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It's a safe bet that this fall's crop of new medical students is the most tech-savvy cohort yet. These are young adults, after all, who've been tapping on smartphones since they were 16, surfing the Web pretty much since they could read. But how much information technology are they actually getting their hands on in school?
October 7, 2013
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Among this week's people on the move, Emdeon appointed Neil E. de Crescenzo as president and CEO.
October 4, 2013
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Among the themes at the Medical Group Management Association's annual conference in San Diego next week is the impact of personality -- from using personality for branding to understanding why people do what they do. Several sessions are dedicated to the topic.
October 2, 2013
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The recently released HIMSS Workforce Survey came with an infographic showing growth in hiring among healthcare provider organizations even as outsourcing continues to rise.
October 2, 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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