Archive for September, 2010

Confused By All the Different Healthcare IT Career Choices?  UIC Is Here to Help!

Confused By All the Different Healthcare IT Career Choices? UIC Is Here to Help!

Posted on30. Sep, 2010 by .

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As the Healthcare IT landscape continues to morph and take shape, so do the job titles and job descriptions necessary for making it all come together!  In our “Day in the Life” series here on Healthcare IT Today, we profile professionals from every corner of the industry, in an effort to present an intimate, personal […]

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HIMSS Launches Online State IT Initiative Tracker

HIMSS Launches Online State IT Initiative Tracker

Posted on29. Sep, 2010 by .

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According to a story just released by Healthcare IT News, HIMSS has launched a State HIT Dashboard to provide healthcare professionals, policy makers and stakeholders a snapshot of major health information technology initiatives underway across the US. “As an interactive resource, the HIMSS State HIT Dashboard is easily accessible to healthcare stakeholders,” said Carla Smith, […]

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Interviews Are a Two-Way Street

Interviews Are a Two-Way Street

Posted on28. Sep, 2010 by .

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It’s a little surprising when I talk with candidates before their interviews who are incredibly nervous about the questions they’ll be answering on their big day. I get that- prudent candidates need to be prepared for an interview and should never try to ‘wing it’. Nope. Just remember that interviews are a two-way street. As […]

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Don’t Quit Your Job Today!

Don’t Quit Your Job Today!

Posted on24. Sep, 2010 by .

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I hear you loud and clear! Everybody’s had  that moment when you want to tell your boss exactly what you think about them and gleefully spell out how and where they can ‘shove it’. While the feeling is undeniably soothing, the act itself is full of emotion and there’s a 99 percent chance that once […]

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EMR/EHR Implementation…“It takes a [Healthcare Information Technology] Village!”

EMR/EHR Implementation…“It takes a [Healthcare Information Technology] Village!”

Posted on22. Sep, 2010 by .

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Currently I’m part of an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Implementation staff for which we are implementing Epic® Systems, Inc. EMR for several Ambulatory specialty clinics such as Cardiology, Surgery, and Orthopedics. Our staff consists of project managers, clinicians, IT staff, experienced  EMR vendor certified consultants such as me, as well as recently certified full-time employees…believe me we […]

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Webinar:  What is the Difference Between Health Informatics and HIM?

Webinar: What is the Difference Between Health Informatics and HIM?

Posted on21. Sep, 2010 by .

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Health Informatics. HIM. Educational tracks feature both disciplines, but what the heck’s the difference?  Leave it to the University of Illinois – Chicago (UIC) to take the initiative to help us distinguish between the two.  If you are unable to attend the AHIMA 2010 convention, please dial in to join UIC for a presentation hosted by […]

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Renew ~ Recharge ~ Reconnect: Free Telesummit for Women in Health Care

Renew ~ Recharge ~ Reconnect: Free Telesummit for Women in Health Care

Posted on20. Sep, 2010 by .

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Attention all women in health care!  Anna Garrett, President and Founder of the National Association of Women in Health Care, is hosting “Renew.Recharge.Reconnect:2010 Telesummit for Women in Health Care” on September 27 from 10AM-4:30 PM EST. This is the first major event for the National Association of Women in Health Care (NAWHC). Featured speakers will […]

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RN, Director of Clinical Informatics

RN, Director of Clinical Informatics

Posted on15. Sep, 2010 by .

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CHRISTINA FEAK, RN BSN CNOR Director of Clinical Informatics St. Lukes Hospital ~ Maumee, OH INTRODUCTION: My name is Christina Feak and this is a day in my professional life. I am a Registered Nurse (RN), with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree, as well as a certification in Operating Room Nursing (CNOR). […]

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Interview Tip: Be Careful How You Spend Money

Interview Tip: Be Careful How You Spend Money

Posted on13. Sep, 2010 by .

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Everybody should enter their big interview day much like Game Day (college football) with lots of excitement and preparation. Every prospective employer can spot an unprepared candidate a mile away and once you open your mouth and stare like a deer in headlights and struggle to answer to a no-brainer question you (and every other […]

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Are You Making Any Mistakes in Your Healthcare IT Online Job Search?

Are You Making Any Mistakes in Your Healthcare IT Online Job Search?

Posted on10. Sep, 2010 by .

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As the requirements of Meaningful Use have stimulated hiring at Healthcare IT vendors, consulting firms and health provider organizations it is imperative that you become knowledgeable of the latest recruiting tactics. The days of sitting at the local coffee shop with the newspaper “want ads” in one hand and a red pen in the other are behind us.

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Little Black Book of Career Advice from 100 Influential Women

Little Black Book of Career Advice from 100 Influential Women

Posted on09. Sep, 2010 by .

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I’ve always been a strong advocate of the value of mentors – both having one and being one, when possible!  And I’m not alone – most successful men and women include strong mentors in their list of must-haves, including author and business coach Joe Lavelle, who blogged about the importance of mentoring a few months […]

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