Archive for August, 2011
Posted on25. Aug, 2011 by Cassie Sturdevant.
About a month ago, I posted Healthcare IT Observations and Thanks to Nurses! in which I discussed supporting my mom through bi-lateral mastectomy at a hospital that had recently gone live on their EMR. At the end of this post after my Health IT comments, I included a big “thank you!” to all the nurses […]
Posted on23. Aug, 2011 by Gwen Darling.
The Advancement of Nursing Informatics The University of Illinois at Chicago presents the recording of the most recent Webinar in their series: The Advancement of Nursing Informatics. Shannon Pohl, RN, BSN, MS discussed the advancement of nursing informatics and answered questions including: How do you make the transition from nursing to health informatics? What career opportunities do you see […]
Posted on19. Aug, 2011 by Gwen Darling.
Offered by Deloitte ~ Health Plans Health Plans face a number of unique environmental pressures that affect the way they will conduct business today and in the future – among them a need for increased privacy and security, an intense focus on risk management, access to capital, efforts to consolidate and streamline IT functions, the […]
Posted on18. Aug, 2011 by Erin Kennedy.
For those of you who have talked to me, you know that I unabashedly love LinkedIn. As social networking goes for professionals, it’s my favorite. LinkedIn has a much cleaner interface than other sites such as MySpace, Plaxo or Facebook. Setting up a profile on LinkedIn can put your name at the top of the […]
Posted on17. Aug, 2011 by Gwen Darling.
In it’s latest Occupational Outlook Handbook, the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides a very optimistic jobs creation outlook for current and potential Healthcare IT professionals. According to the Website: Employment is expected to grow much faster than the average. Job prospects should be very good, particularly for technicians with strong computer software skills. Entrants usually […]
Posted on12. Aug, 2011 by Tim Tolan.
At times I like to give career and coaching advice to this audience. Other times, I just have to RANT. This (I warn you) will be a RANT! When you are on a phone interview, please try and remember to (ok, always) ignore any and all incoming calls. Just yesterday I took an unscheduled call […]
Posted on11. Aug, 2011 by Joe Lavelle.
The etiquette that you employ with your email communication in the workplace can have serious consequences for your career. Are you interacting with your peers and supervisors in a way that could find you left out of the professional advancement that you desire?
Posted on10. Aug, 2011 by Cassie Sturdevant.
So, dear readership, when is the last time you took a test? Oh I know it; I’m laughing, too. Hold up, didn’t I finish up taking exams when I finished college (Go Vandals!)?! Not in the Healthcare IT industry! We’ve got Masters and PhDs, MDs, RNs, CPHIMSS, MS, PMP, CPC, RHIA, AHIMA, certificates, etc, etc, […]
Posted on04. Aug, 2011 by Joe Lavelle.
We all know how important training is going to be in Healthcare IT the next few years as very few organizations have experience implementing and optimizing EMR systems. With that in mind I ask you, is there some merit to training your employees with the intention of having them use those skills to leave your company?
Posted on03. Aug, 2011 by Gwen Darling.
It’s no secret that the demand for Healthcare IT professionals far exceeds the current supply, and this imbalance is not likely to be righted any time soon. Finding experienced candidates is a real challenge for recruiters, and finding experienced certified candidates? Even better than finding a stray tater tot in the bottom of your Sonic […]
Posted on02. Aug, 2011 by Cassie Sturdevant.
It’s summer and it’s a hot one out there! And I’m not just speaking of Gwen Darling’s recent move to the capital of hot days Tulsa, OK; I’m talking about the Healthcare IT consulting market. Phew it’s hot out there! For proof, just check out the jobs listed at HealthcareITCentral.com. These babies are updated daily […]