The 2012 American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA) 48th Annual Conference & Exposition, Sept. 22- 25, Denver, will feature more than 150 exhibitors and plenty of opportunities for networking and knowledge sharing on state-of-the-art services in healthcare HR. www.ashhra.org/conference/2012/index.shtml
The 84th AHIMA Convention & Exhibit, Oct. 1-3, Chicago, will draw HIM professionals from all areas of health informatics and information management for an intense focus on HIM’s global transformation. Learn how to implement some of the most important changes in HIM history. Pre- convention workshops take place Sept. 29-30. www.ahima.org/events/convention
INNO-VENTION 2012, Oct. 3-5, Rochester, Mich., is a Medical Main Street Conference focused on the complete lifecycle of medical device development. www.MedicalMainStreet.org
The Healthcare CIO Boot Camp, Oct. 13-16, Indian Wells, Calif., is built around a research- based model of CIO success pioneered by CHIME, called the CIO Success Factors. This event is followed by the CHIME12 Fall CIO Forum, Oct. 16-19, at the same location. www.cio-chime.org/events/events.asp
The 3rd Annual Cloud Security Alliance Congress 2012, Nov. 7-8, Orlando, is a hot- ticket gathering for IT security professionals and executives looking to further educate themselves on the rapidly evolving subject of cloud security. Special focus will be put on standardization, transparency of controls, mobile computing and big data in the cloud. www.misti.com
RSNA 2012 – The 98th Scientific Assembly & Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Nov. 25-30, Chicago, is the premier scientific and educational forum in radiology. Learn about the latest trends in radiologic research and attend cutting-edge technical exhibitions with 60,000 colleagues from around the world. www.rsna.org/Annual_Meeting.aspx
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Even though growth for physician job openings
remained relatively stagnant, this position still accounts for 40% of all openings in Q2.
Surge ««« NPs/PAs
Providers are looking to NPs and PAs as valuable resources during physician shortages since they are more cost
efficient to recruit and now have the prescriptions-writing power in most states.
18% Healthcare IT
HIT analysts are the most in demand in terms of health IT job openings (30%). This trend indicates that many providers are continuing to evaluate and determine their best options for technology implementations, especially in the wake of the HITECH Act and as hospitals move toward ICD-10 and meaningful-use deadlines.
Surge ««« Nurses
While physicians account for the majority of open positions, nurses represented the biggest increase from Q1 to Q2. Providers are searching
for seasoned nursing veterans; 90 percent of all open nursing positions require more than one year of experience.