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 compensation survey from HIMSS aims to provide CIOs and other health IT professionals data to compare salaries and compensation packages, average salary increases and salary information using a variety of demographic variables.
January 20, 2014
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HHS will seek a new enforcer of HIPAA rules as Office for Civil Rights Director Leon Rodriguez is expected to step down for a post at the Department of Homeland Security.
January 17, 2014
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Edward W. Marx, senior vice president and chief information officer at Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit healthcare delivery systems in the U.S., has been named the 2013 John E. Gall Jr. CIO of the Year, an award given jointly by CHIME and HIMSS.
January 14, 2014
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Siemens is touting a new methodology that aims to give healthcare organizations a comprehensive, repeatable and scalable approach for successful IT implementation and adoption.
January 9, 2014
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The healthcare industry will continue to command the spotlight in 2014, and healthcare executive search consultants from Witt/Kieffer have some advice for making it a stellar year on the work front, including a recommendation to broaden the role of the CIO.
January 8, 2014
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Among this week's people on the move, Kaiser Permanente welcomes a new chairman of the board and Cover Oregon's director resigns.
January 3, 2014
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Among this week's people on the move, Cerner adds a former governor to its board of directors, and Cambridge Healh Alliance welcomes a new chief medical officer.
December 27, 2013
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Bringing the total cost to $200 million, the parent company of Maine Medical Center will be spending tens of millions more on training for its problematic Epic electronic health record implementation.
December 27, 2013
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No matter what the job setting, at some point, every health information technology professional ponders, "Am I really being paid what I am worth?" The 2013 HIMSS Compensation Survey makes it easier to answer that question.
December 26, 2013
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Among this week's people on the move, ONC welcomes a new national coordinator, and ClearDATA gains a senior vice president.
December 20, 2013
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Physicians in the first subspecialty of clinical informatics, spearheaded by the American Medical Informatics Association, got their board certifications this month -- a pivotal moment in healthcare's "systemic overhaul," according to AMIA.
December 20, 2013
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HHS appointed a new chief to head the Office of the National Coordinator Dec. 19, and so far the decision has been lauded by industry leaders.
December 20, 2013
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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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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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