Archive for October, 2010

Do You Discuss Politics at Work?

Do You Discuss Politics at Work?

Posted on29. Oct, 2010 by .

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The midterm elections are right around the corner, and there has been no shortage of fodder for discussion to come out of the various campaigns. I want to know if you are discussing the upcoming election in your workplace…

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An Exclusive Invite to a Fierce Breakfast!

An Exclusive Invite to a Fierce Breakfast!

Posted on27. Oct, 2010 by .

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Telemedicine and telehealth technologies are transforming how healthcare providers examine, diagnose and monitor patients, as well as how they collaborate with each other. Join FierceMobileHealthcare for an exclusive roundtable discussion and learn how telemedicine is revolutionizing the delivery of healthcare services. Their special guests will be top telemedicine experts and policy-makers from the Centers for […]

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Networking As The Best Way To Get Your Next Healthcare IT Job

Networking As The Best Way To Get Your Next Healthcare IT Job

Posted on26. Oct, 2010 by .

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It’s no secret that we are all in the middle of one of the most dismal job markets in decades. Many people have been out of work or underemployed for record periods of time, and there are also record numbers of job seekers vying for almost every job that opens up. However, being the eternal […]

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Dear Recruiter:

Dear Recruiter:

Posted on25. Oct, 2010 by .

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The title of the e-mail alone conveys a message that someone did not do their homework. Job seekers need to spend the time to understand their audience before pressing the send button on an e-mail to ask someone to help them find a job. I mean, c’mon “Dear Recruiter” – are you kidding me? Be a […]

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Yes, They Are Qualified, But Are They Deliverable? Part II

Yes, They Are Qualified, But Are They Deliverable? Part II

Posted on21. Oct, 2010 by .

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In my last post I talked about the concept of a candidate being “deliverable.”  From the perspective of a hiring manger, a candidate being deliverable translates into the likelihood of each prospective candidate accepting the offer you extend. A candidate may have a low level of deliverability for one position but a very high level […]

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Modern Healthcare Ranks 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare – 2010

Modern Healthcare Ranks 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare – 2010

Posted on21. Oct, 2010 by .

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Modern Healthcare just released it’s hotly anticipated 2010 list of Top 100 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.   The program collects information from both the employer and employees and is open to all companies (providers, suppliers, payers) with at least 25 employees. Employers complete a survey detailing: Company policies/practices Benefits Demographics Employees are asked an […]

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“There is a Definite War for Talent” – Superstar Healthcare IT Recruiters See Increased Hiring

“There is a Definite War for Talent” – Superstar Healthcare IT Recruiters See Increased Hiring

Posted on20. Oct, 2010 by .

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I am sure that you have heard that the Healthcare IT market is heating up and I hope you share my opinion that this could create great opportunity for all of us.  I recently interviewed two of THE BEST (and my favorite) recruiters to 1) confirm that the market is actually heating up and 2) […]

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Dealing With a Meltdown During an Offer

Dealing With a Meltdown During an Offer

Posted on18. Oct, 2010 by .

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It’s actually happened to me a few times during my search career – a meltdown right after an offer is made. Most of the time, it (the meltdown) can be avoided if everything’s going like it should and all the players involved are executing like they should.  When dealing with someone who’s suddenly experienced really high stress, employers and […]

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Does Your Boss Need to Go Undercover?

Does Your Boss Need to Go Undercover?

Posted on15. Oct, 2010 by .

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I’m sure you have some of your own ideas concerning the men and women who head healthcare organizations and could use a reality check. Who do you think needs to spend some quality time on the front lines of patient care?

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Word from the ONC: The Health IT Workforce Development Program: Help Is on the Way

Word from the ONC: The Health IT Workforce Development Program: Help Is on the Way

Posted on13. Oct, 2010 by .

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Taken directly from the ONC site – Letter #19 from Dr. David Blumenthal: A Message from Dr. David Blumenthal, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology October 12, 2010 When I talk with health professionals around the country about health information technology (health IT), they tell me they’re worried about a lack of technical support […]

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The Imposter Who Claims to be a Healthcare IT Search Expert

The Imposter Who Claims to be a Healthcare IT Search Expert

Posted on12. Oct, 2010 by .

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They are already lurking about. Search “experts” in the Healthcare IT industry is the way they present themselves. Let’s face it HCIT is a growing industry and a highly specialized niche. I’ve always believed that if you are going to work in a specific industry niche you have to be a specialist. You can’t fake it! […]

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