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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…

Recruiting—4 steps to quality over quantity

When it comes to health information exchange, quality over quantity is preferred with patient data. The same can be said for prospective HIM and HIT employees. You shouldn’t have to sift through tons of unqualified resumes or conduct countless interviews (big data) to find the “right one”. But how can you focus on the valuable recruits? Here are 4 steps to pick quality over quantity wit…

HIM job candidates—3 red flags

A bad hire causes…

If you’ve ever been left wondering how you missed signs of a bad hire during the interview process, here are 3 red flags to look out for when recruiting HIM job candidates:
1. Speaks negatively about a former company or boss
Most people have worked for a difficult boss or employer at some point in their career. Pay attention to how they handled a tough situation. If a…

Landing your first HIM job

As in any profession, new HIM graduates often face many challenges when entering the workforce. A lack of experience is perhaps the most significant of these challenges. However, experience isn’t everything. Employers also look for passion and flexibility. Many new graduates fit the bill and bring a wealth of knowledge to the table. But they must know how to “sell” themselves and put their…

4 tips to avoid a bad HIM hire

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the cost of a bad hiring decision can be as much as 30 percent of an employee’s annual salary. That’s a whopping $24,000 in lost expenses for an $80,000 position. Here are 4 quick tips to save your HIM department precious time and money in the new year:
1. Be specific
The more detailed you outline your job description, the better. It’s mor…

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