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.
CIO survey forecasts IT staffing troubles ahead
Healthcare workforce training receives $130M boost
In the crippling aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (NH-ISAC) has activated a 24/7 emergency response system to support healthcare-critical infrastructure protection, mitigation and recovery.
November 1, 2012
A new project by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) aims to examine the relationship between health information technology and ambulatory workflows, according to the agency's Oct. 31 Federal Register notice.
October 31, 2012
ONC's Health IT Workforce Development Program is funding community college programs that can train technology professionals in healthcare and train healthcare professionals in IT. Nursing programs, in particular, are on the rise.
October 26, 2012
The federal government may have delayed the start of Stage 2 of meaningful use by a year, to 2014, but that does not mean healthcare providers should relax in their pursuit of the intended goals of the EHR incentive program, namely better, safer healthcare at lower cost.
October 24, 2012
HealthStream, which develops simulation-based education, training and research software, announced its acquisition of Sy.Med, a developer of credentialing technology.
October 23, 2012
Officials at the New York eHealth Collaborative (NYeC) and the Partnership for New York City Fund today announced the creation of the New York Digital Health Accelerator, a program aimed at spurring health IT innovation and job creation across the Empire State.
October 15, 2012
Chief information officers at healthcare organizations nationwide are confronted with growing challenges as they continue to see IT staff shortages, according to the findings of a CHIME survey released Thursday.
September 26, 2012
In August, more than 15,000 jobs were advertised online for healthcare professionals that have experience with electronic medical records in the United States, and the market is growing 31 percent year-over-year, according to market researcher WANTED Analytics.
September 21, 2012
Officials at the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) launched an interactive Web-based career development tool aimed at assisting students and health information professionals find and track relevant career paths.
September 14, 2012
List stories are popular fare for Healthcare IT News readers. There’s nothing like the “7 best jobs in healthcare IT” or “10 ways to work with your vendor” articles to gain the reader’s attention in print or online. The most read and “clicked” articles of that genre are the ones that feature the best hospitals – best in IT, best in safety, best in care.
September 12, 2012
It's confirmed. Electronic medical records can indeed yield marked savings for hospitals, according to a new study by the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University that finds these savings depend on both the IT prowess of hospital staff and the institution's proximity to IT-dense locations.
September 7, 2012
Arcadia Solutions, a health IT consultancy, has partnered with Harvard University and University of Washington for a program in which masters and Ph.D students will work with its clients to research the challenges associated with EHR adoption and meaningful use.
August 29, 2012
This week started off with a great “water-cooler chat” between me, a temp in the office and our IT guy.
February 3, 2012
Mobile Health (mHealth) also involves managing the mobile workforce, but I don't often hear this administrative function being discussed.
February 2, 2012
HIMSS Professional Development Career Services is all encompassing – in support of securing the necessary tools and skills for career growth and expansion. Enter CPHIMS certification.
January 30, 2012
The HIMSS Annual Conference promises to be the must attend event for Health IT in 2012. It is loaded with 300+ education sessions focused on the industry's hottest topics being talked about and experienced today.
January 23, 2012
In about a month, tens of thousands of healthcare IT professionals are going to be gathered in Las Vegas for HIMSS12. With a small city's worth of talent in one place, this is a great opportunity for the 1,000+ exhibitors to recruit.
January 20, 2012
Recently I was hospitalized, and during my stay had an ‘Aha!’ moment. Since I work for Healthcare IT News, I couldn’t help but observe the healthcare IT happenings swirling around me.
January 17, 2012
We all realize that technology is in constant evolution and we are all bringing mobile devices into our everyday existences like never before. Mobile devices and sensors and anything else in support of best practices and quality healthcare practices are in play today.
January 16, 2012
Well, the time is approaching for our Annual Conference and the Career Services Center promises to provide insight, information and networking for those seeking career guidance and opportunity.
January 9, 2012
You’ll be hearing more and more information as it continues to trickle into mainstream conversations about the agenda at HIMSS Annual Conference (Las Vegas, February 20 through February 24, 2012).
January 2, 2012
2011 is winding down fast and many are in the midst of enjoying the holidays. Others are working and catching up on projects and programs that have fallen prey to not enough hours in the day to complete. But in the end, we move forward in our careers.
December 26, 2011
In Healthcare IT News Dec. 19 was an article on 6 new HIT Positions in 2012. They missed one that should be on the list, and that is the "Chief Standards Executive".
December 21, 2011
At times, we see certain professions and trades populated by certain groups than perhaps others. Additionally, we hear about issues of too few women in science, technology and engineering. Women are continuing to make gains in these areas albeit perhaps not as dramatically as we would have hoped.
December 19, 2011