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, 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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Healthcare organizations are seeing their top talent poached, even after offering big bucks. Many hospitals are "robbing Peter to pay Paul" just to keep their projects staffed up. At a pivotal moment in healthcare, that's putting a damper on progress.
August 5, 2013
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A new MGMA compensation survey shows that CIOs and information systems directors received median pay increases of more than 7 percent since 2011, as demand for health IT services continue to rise.
July 23, 2013
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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