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 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
Among this week's people on the move, the ONC named Jacob Reider, MD, as acting national coordinator following the departure of Farzad Mostashari, MD, and David Muntz, MD.
September 27, 2013
Among this week's people on the move, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives elected three new members to its board of trustees; Mass Technology Leadership Council names CEO of the year, and Voalte gets a new chief operating officer.
September 20, 2013
PatientPoint announced the appointment of Geeta Nayyar, MD, as CMIO. Nayyar was most recently the CMIO at AT&T. She also served as the principal medical officer at Vangent and as the CMO of APCO Worldwide.
September 13, 2013
While U.S. job growth was less than economists expected in August -- increasing by 169,000 -- the healthcare sector remained a bright spot, adding 32,700 jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' jobs report issued Friday.
September 6, 2013
The majority of all physician practices agree their billing and collections systems need upgrading, according to a new survey, with most favoring the move to a fully integrated practice management, EHR and medical software product, accessible through the cloud on any browser or device.
September 4, 2013
Jeff McGeath, vice president of patient care device integration at Iatric Systems, has been appointed co-chair of Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise's patient care device domain technical committee. Read about more appointments and hirings in the industry.
August 30, 2013
As the healthcare CIOs responsibilities multiply, the CIO pay -- typically six figures -- lags, according to new survey data. However, for healthcare CIOs, it's not just about the money; it's about the pressure and the help they need -- help that is often hard to find.
August 29, 2013
Nearly 350 employees are now working at the new information technology center opened by Kaiser Permanente in Colorado on Aug. 22. Kaiser officials say they want to fill an additional 95 positions there by year's end.
August 23, 2013
American healthcare workers' confidence levels remained fairly consistent in the second quarter of 2013, according to the Q2 Randstad Healthcare Employee Confidence Index. Healthcare IT jobs are the most in demand.
August 21, 2013
Lean may be the biggest craze these days in creating efficiencies in hospitals and health systems, but some facilities are having success with a process that got its start at NASA. The approach is still fairly new in the clinical setting.
August 19, 2013
The global healthcare IT outsourcing market is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.6 percent, to reach $50.4 billion by 2018 from $35 billion in 2013, according to a new RnR Market Research report.
August 6, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
HIMSS has a very diverse membership with members of varying skills and backgrounds all contributing to the health IT landscape.
March 5, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
Are you ready to make the leap into executive leadership? What qualities does one have to possess to be not just a CIO, but a great CIO?
February 10, 2012