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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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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Eighty-three IT teams were in the running to be named a top hospital in the Healthcare IT News 2013 "Where to Work: BEST Hospital IT Departments" program.
July 16, 2013
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With hospitals rushing to meet federal mandates and IT developers struggling to stay competitive, healthcare providers and technology vendors alike are on a hiring spree, according to HIMSS Analytics' first-ever health IT workforce survey.
July 12, 2013
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Nearly 90 percent of medical transcriptionists say that transitioning to documentation roles with electronic health records means that gaps in skills need to be identified and new career paths charted, according to new a study.
July 10, 2013
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Over the past decade, the healthcare industry has added 2.6 million jobs nationwide, according to a new report from the Brookings Institution, accounting for a 22.7 percent employment growth rate over 10 years, compared with 2.1 percent in all other industries.
July 8, 2013
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A new report from the American Health Information Management Association shows how computer-assisted coding -- when used in tandem with a credentialed coder -- can help with faster coding of inpatient records without a reduction in accuracy.
July 3, 2013
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Many hospitals and health systems are increasingly frustrated with the inaccurate contact information that turns up in Google searches for their facilities. But they're even more annoyed with the unwieldy and often ineffective process required to correct it.
July 1, 2013
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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and athenahealth CEO Jonathan Bush have confirmed the cloud-based EHR company's plans to expand in Atlanta, an idea that has been talked about for months. The fast-growing cloud-based health IT company, headquartered in Watertown, Mass., will invest $10.8 million in the expansion at the Ponce City Market development.
June 27, 2013
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With all the changes buffeting the healthcare sector, these days, it's easy to overlook what's happening to the nation's supply of doctors. According to a 2012 report, "the United States is projected to confront a shortage of 91,500 doctors by 2020." One potential solution to that shortage is being built as we speak.
June 19, 2013
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The American Medical Association announced June 14 that it will donate $11 million to 11 U.S. medical schools as part of its Accelerating Change in Medical Education initiative.
June 17, 2013
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The American Health Information Management Association's National Guidelines for Apprenticeship Standards -- recently certified by the Department of Labor -- will help the industry meet urgent demands for highly-trained health information management and technology professionals, says AHIMA CEO Lynne Thomas Gordon.
June 11, 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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