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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A new report from Burning Glass Technologies shows that the health informatics sector continues to produce jobs. Since 2007, postings for health informatics jobs have increased 10 times faster than healthcare jobs overall, according to Burning Glass.
June 5, 2013
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Much of healthcare reform involves changing the relationship between providers and patients. But for providers, efforts to deliver more accountable care necessarily involves changing the way they manage their practices and keep abreast of near-constant developments across healthcare.
May 23, 2013
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Healthcare and technology jobs have the most appeal to Generation Y, according to the sixth annual Millennial Career Survey, published May 13 by the National Society of High School Scholars, an international honor society organization based in Atlanta.
May 20, 2013
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With recognition that "the path through accountable care is unknown," IDC Health Insights has launched a new Accountable Care Maturity Model, designed to help healthcare organizations gauge their own status and make strategic decisions for funding business and IT initiatives.
May 16, 2013
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Healthcare and technology jobs have the most appeal to Generation Y, according to the sixth annual Millennial Career Survey, published May 13 by the National Society of High School Scholars, an international honor society organization based in Atlanta.
May 15, 2013
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Heavy patient loads, smaller staffs and higher stress levels may be causing burnout among healthcare workers, according to a new survey by recruiting firm CareerBuilder. Harris Interactive conducted the online survey for CareerBuilder between Feb. 11 and March 6, 2013, among more than 500 U.S. healthcare workers and more than 240 U.S. healthcare employers.
April 30, 2013
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In health IT, it's a man's world. Although women account for more than 47 percent of the U.S. labor force, they hold a paltry 25 percent of senior health IT roles nationwide. Don't get used to this trend, however, say female industry leaders who are working to make the realm of information technology more accessible to women.
April 24, 2013
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This year's HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition was on a whole new plane above previous years. Each year, it seems the size, excitement and sheer volume of information available at the show grows exponentially.
April 15, 2013
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An entire city had been burned to the ground.  It would never be the same.  It would be better. It was 1871.  It was Chicago.  A fire had just destroyed 17,500 buildings and left one out of every three residents homeless. The compelling story behind the Gr
April 15, 2013
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A significant and growing shortage of health information technology workers appears greater than previously estimated, according to new analysis by PwC's Health Research Institute. The report, "Solving the Talent Equation for Health IT," finds the healthcare industry is vying for a limited number of IT professionals - and that many companies are scrambling to fill the talent void by recruiting from other industries.
April 15, 2013
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Cloud-based computing is gaining more influence in healthcare as a growing number of organizations seek new solutions that dovetail with the growth of mobile technology being used by individuals, a new report has found.
April 15, 2013
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U.S. healthcare providers nationwide have continued to experience difficulties with hiring and retaining experienced information technology professionals needed for the evolving healthcare environment, according to new research conducted by global professional services company Towers Watson.
April 11, 2013
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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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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
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Our first Nurse Informatics Institute Day event was held at Sharp HealthCare on Friday January 27, 2012 and it was an overwhelming successful event.
February 6, 2012
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This week started off with a great “water-cooler chat” between me, a temp in the office and our IT guy.
February 3, 2012
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Mobile Health (mHealth) also involves managing the mobile workforce, but I don't often hear this administrative function being discussed.
February 2, 2012
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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
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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
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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
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