HIM Recruitment and Staffing Blog

HIM Trends—Technical Careers, Higher Education, Specialized Recruitment

As HIM roles evolve into areas requiring more technical skills, recruitment to attract the most qualified candidates—for both interim and permanent positions—is becoming more complex. According to a recent AHIMA article, “What the Data Say About HIM Professional Trends” (May 2017), “Many in the industry have anticipated that the HIM workforce will make a shift toward more technica…

Advancing Data Analytics and Informatics Roles for HIM

In the new world of big data and value-based care, acquiring informatics and data analytics skills has become increasingly vital for HIM professionals. According to a 2017 Health Data Management article, healthcare is among the industries that will experience the fastest growth in big data and business analytics spending through 2020, as reported by International Data Corp.

Data experts…

Healthcare Information Technology (HIT) Opens Pathways for HIM

Despite growing uncertainty around the future of healthcare, HIMSS17 presented a positive outlook, heralding the promise of new careers in healthcare information technology (HIT). With more than 42,000 speakers, exhibitors and attendees, many educational sessions focused on topics and trends of interest to HIM professionals.

According to Pivot Point Consulting’s Healthcare IT Market Report…

Evolving Role of HIM in Revenue Cycle Management

In our continuing series on workforce development trends, this post highlights the vital role of HIM in the revenue cycle. With the shift from volume to value, opportunities abound for HIM professionals to play a pivotal part in healthcare revenue cycle management—helping their organizations avoid penalties, meet compliance, ensure proper reimbursement and improve patient…

New Opportunities in Clinical Documentation Improvement Expand the Role of CDI Professionals

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. – John C. Maxwell
Healthcare will always face tough challenges. That much we know for sure. As 2017 unfolds, unprecedented change continues to breed uncertainty. And fortunately, from the core of change comes a wellspring of opportunity.

In today’s value-based healthcare environment, a theme around adaptation and growth bodes well for clinica…

The Secret to Becoming an Effective Leader in Healthcare Amidst Change: Self-Esteem

“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish”. – Sam Walton

Deep breath. Exhale. Deep breath again. Exhale. Whew. 2016 is almost over.

For those of you lucky enough to emerge from 2016 with your senses still intact, congratulations. It certainly was another year of…

A New Paradigm for Healthcare Hiring Managers

Recent reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that the healthcare industry is the single largest vertical driving job growth and new opportunities for the American workforce. Adding a reported 44,000 jobs in May and another 39,000 in June with projections for employment to grow at a 19% clip from 2014 to 2021 that will ultimately add another 2.3 million new jobs to the economy,…

Paving the Road to a Successful HIM Career Path

Recap

In our last post, we identified the most important elements to build an effective HIM work culture including practical advice on how to construct the fundamental building blocks that helps HIM staff to feel valued, respected, and appreciated. We extracted examples from our recent survey of HIM professionals that addressed what they feel are the most important elements to spark engagement…

What are the Elements to Build a Positive Work Culture?

Recap
Last week we highlighted possible obstacles that could hinder a positive health information management (HIM) work environment and set forth on our mission to define elements of a more effective culture that optimizes employee performance. We identified micromanagement, ineffective communication, the inability to value staff for their abilities and contributions, and resistance to chang…

Removing Obstacles for a Positive HIM Work Environment

Obstacles Can Affect Everyone
Earlier this summer, HIM Connections conducted a survey of HIM managers and team members to learn about what creates HIM department happiness. Continuing our mission to improve HIM job satisfaction and consistently identifying roadblocks and barriers that negatively affect staff performance, our goal is to shed light on obstacles that may inhibit a positive HIM work…

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