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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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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Over the past decade, nursing informaticists have moved from a supporting role at hospitals to one that is mission-critical, said three of the profession's leaders on Sunday at HIMSS14.
February 23, 2014
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If the growth of both the CAHIMS and CPHIMS programs in the U.S. and across the globe is any indication, health IT professionals are increasingly understanding the importance -- and necessity -- of certification in today's complicated standards environment.
February 17, 2014
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Cloud-based EHR company athenahealth is expanding again. This time the growth will be in research and development, and it's all happening in Austin, where there is already a core of 36 software developers at work, along with 20 more in other parts of Texas.
February 17, 2014
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They may not be as advanced as the androids from Star Wars, but robots are roaming the corridors in about 450 hospitals today.
February 15, 2014
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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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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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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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