Archive for July, 2011

Cheap Recognition is Worse Than No Recognition

Cheap Recognition is Worse Than No Recognition

Posted on29. Jul, 2011 by .

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Recognition programs are used by employers to drive performance and achieve certain goals that are important to the overall success of the organization. Done correctly, a well-defined recognition program can drive extra effort from employees who love recognition, and see it as a way to track their personal performance. Set a high watermark and watch […]

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2011 Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Systems “Have come a long way, baby” – Thanks to Nurses!

2011 Electronic Medical Records (EMR) Systems “Have come a long way, baby” – Thanks to Nurses!

Posted on25. Jul, 2011 by .

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Dear Cassie Thiessen:  I just completed reading your post Patient Health IT Observations and Thanks to Nurses! …Kudos to you Cassie regarding this salute to nurses! You have inspired me to spend a couple hours this morning in writing this blog (also related to thanking nurses, but from my perspective as a “non-clinical” Healthcare IT (EMR) […]

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Patient Health IT Observations and Thanks to Nurses!

Patient Health IT Observations and Thanks to Nurses!

Posted on22. Jul, 2011 by .

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I often have an overwhelming sense of guilt that I work in the healthcare industry, but am not a clinician nor have I ever had an Inpatient experience to gain a clinical perspective. There are many out there that will say I am ill-equipped to do my work because of this; however I do my […]

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How-When to Ask For a Salary Raise

How-When to Ask For a Salary Raise

Posted on20. Jul, 2011 by .

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Throughout your Healthcare IT career, you are definitely going to encounter a situation where you feel entitled to a salary raise but have not been offered one. Learning how and when to ask for a raise is the first step towards taking control of one’s future and career. Unfortunately in these tough economic times, raises […]

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The Chicken or The Egg – What came first? The EMR Job or EMR Vendor Certification – What came first?

The Chicken or The Egg – What came first? The EMR Job or EMR Vendor Certification – What came first?

Posted on19. Jul, 2011 by .

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The EMR Job came first! I know, I know this is a long blog title (and hold on folks, this is also a very lengthy blog article as well) – but I felt there was no getting around it. Especially based on the most current blogger audience replies to my most popular (and Healthcare IT Today’s most […]

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Personal Branding Starts Young

Personal Branding Starts Young

Posted on18. Jul, 2011 by .

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Every person you have ever met, or even has just witnessed your behavior or your words from across a room, has formed an impression of you and carries that with them. When your name is mentioned or seen on a name tag, what will be the first thoughts that people have?

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Can a Blog Accelerate Your Career?

Can a Blog Accelerate Your Career?

Posted on13. Jul, 2011 by .

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Why do so many professionals and businesses now find it critical to have an active blog built into their websites? If you are writing as part of your career plan, then you likely are not publishing posts just for your own satisfaction or to make your mom proud when you show it off over Thanksgiving (although making Mom proud is never a bad thing). The question then becomes–is having a blog a good way to accelerate your career?

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Personal Branding 101 – How (and Why) to Include Your Photo With Your Blog Comments

Personal Branding 101 – How (and Why) to Include Your Photo With Your Blog Comments

Posted on12. Jul, 2011 by .

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You’ve probably noticed that some comments on our Healthcare IT Today blog  are accompanied by a small photo or graphic that appears each time the individual posts a comment.  This image is known as a “Gravatar,” a globally recognized avatar that follows you from site to site as you leave your footprint in the blogosphere. […]

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EMRs and Careers: Under Construction

EMRs and Careers: Under Construction

Posted on11. Jul, 2011 by .

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Your Healthcare IT career need not be on hold any longer. The market is too hot for you to continue to be satisfied with no opportunity for learning new things, no raises and no promotions. You just have to check out the great job opportunities here to see that we all have options and opportunities like we have not had in many years!

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It’s NOT All About the Money

It’s NOT All About the Money

Posted on08. Jul, 2011 by .

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Looking for a new job is truly a full – time endeavor. You need to focus and have clear goals as to what you are looking for. The culture, the people and the person you will be reporting to all matter – as does the role you will have. That being said, it’s amazing to […]

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Dealing With Interview Nerves

Dealing With Interview Nerves

Posted on06. Jul, 2011 by .

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It may be true that getting an interview is half the battle, but what about the interview itself? Nerves can often overwhelm you when you are placed in the position of interviewing for a long sought after Healthcare IT job. Learning to control your nervous habits, tics or even a stutter is one of the […]

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