Social media

By EJ Fechenda 11:09 am December 16, 2011
Robert Half International, a leading staffing firm, recently conducted a survey which spanned multiple industries. There are concerns about the candidate pool and that there won't be enough qualified candidates to meet demand. IT is one of the fields reporting difficulties.
By Christina Thielst 08:51 am December 15, 2011
As I've mentioned before in posts, my background includes service as a hospital risk manager. So, I'm an advocate of techniques to minimize risk. However, I've learned of one that really goes a bit too far and actually takes us a few steps back away from the goal of transparency in healthcare.
By Kelly Mehler 01:08 pm December 02, 2011
Two weeks ago it was reported that a think tank founded by GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich accumulated over $37 million in eight years from major healthcare companies and industry groups. According to The Washington Post, these millions came with special access to the former House speaker, as well as other benefits.
By Helen Figge 08:16 am November 28, 2011
We all look for that perfect career – that career that we think is out there or that career we think we deserve. Well, in support of HIMSS members’ career efforts, HIMSS Career Services recently launched an eMentoring program.
By Kelly Mehler 01:41 pm November 17, 2011
Within the past month, the Occupy Wall Street movement has moved to other political regimes. A new website,, with the mission of "Working together for change," has been drawing Americans' attention to the current healthcare system in this country and how together we can address common concerns.
By David Harlow 08:56 am November 17, 2011
I was interviewed for an article on AIS Health that came out last week. The title of this article -- on health care social media and regulatory and legal issues that health care providers may face in using these tools -- struck me as being tinged with hysteria.
By Chad Johnson 08:34 am November 04, 2011
Hospitals and healthcare providers of all sizes are jumping feet first into social media marketing to help engage patients, to improve name recognition and to promote community health activities. Small to mid-sized physician groups often look to outsource their social media and other marketing activities.
By EJ Fechenda 08:06 am November 03, 2011
Matt Kaiser, Vice President and Talent Strategist for NAS Recruitment Communications, recently presented a webinar called “Creating a Captivating Candidate Experience.” He discussed five touch points in the recruitment process which employers need to look at from the candidate’s perspective in order to improve engagement.
By Christina Thielst 09:04 am November 02, 2011
A new Sermo report, Yes, MDs are Facebooking their Patients, reveals how physicians are using social networks to connect with patients in new ways.
By Angela Dunn 08:37 am October 21, 2011
While #mhealth or mobile health is taking the world by storm, Happtique, a mobile application store developed specifically for healthcare professionals, aims to make sense of it all. Happtique, Healthcare-APP-bouTIQUE, provides a growing app catalog of what it calls “hApps” or healthcare applications.

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