Archive for October, 2011

Grandma Nancy Needs Telemedicine!

Grandma Nancy Needs Telemedicine!

Posted on31. Oct, 2011 by .

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You’re in big trouble Grandma Nancy. In the famous “I Love Lucy” words of Ricky Ricardo, “you got some ‘splaining’ to do!” Just this week, my Significant Other’s grandmother Nancy was discovered to have a broken femur near her hip joint, but that is not why she is in big trouble. Grandma Nancy is in […]

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The Many Benefits of Volunteering

The Many Benefits of Volunteering

Posted on26. Oct, 2011 by .

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Giving back to your community and the greater world around all of us is important for so many reasons. First, it’s simply the right thing to do. And, it’s OK to be honest in sharing that sometimes volunteering has the selfish benefit of helping us with networking opportunities and skill growth in our own careers.

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Caution: Here’s Why Not to Short Sheet the Hiring Process

Caution: Here’s Why Not to Short Sheet the Hiring Process

Posted on20. Oct, 2011 by .

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As the Healthcare IT Market is heating up, do your part to make sure that your company’s hiring practices are not being compromised by the need to hire many people quickly. I know that the pressure is high to get new talented people hired on board and productive in the “ARRA and ICD-10 Environment”, but compromising your company’s hiring process and standard is only a recipe for disaster.

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The Dishes are Clean – Tips for Successfully Working from Home

The Dishes are Clean – Tips for Successfully Working from Home

Posted on19. Oct, 2011 by .

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One of my dear friends in Chicago just began working from home for the first time in her career because her office is being remodeled. Liz, welcome to the land of pajamas, flexible hours, and isolation. Working remotely, virtually, from home, whatever you want to call it is different. There’s no getting around it and […]

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Changing Careers?  Ask Yourself These Questions…

Changing Careers? Ask Yourself These Questions…

Posted on18. Oct, 2011 by .

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It used to be that people would stay at the same job for years. But now, it’s not the same job market, not the same companies and certainly not the same employees. People leave for all sorts of reasons, they either want a change of scenery or they leave to make more money. Companies can […]

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Meaningful Use Stage 1 – What Does It Mean to Us?  Upcoming Webinar From UIC

Meaningful Use Stage 1 – What Does It Mean to Us? Upcoming Webinar From UIC

Posted on17. Oct, 2011 by .

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The University of Illinois – Chicago is known not only for its outstanding online Informatics programs, but for its informative and educational Webinar series, as well.  Up next is a kind of “Meaningful Use 101” type of presentation that will clarify what the heck “meaningful use” actually is and how it applies to us!  Here […]

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When Searching For Healthcare IT Jobs, Don’t Overlook Behavioral Health!

When Searching For Healthcare IT Jobs, Don’t Overlook Behavioral Health!

Posted on13. Oct, 2011 by .

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In yet another boon for Healthcare IT jobs creation, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced this week it is awarding up to 29 new grants, totaling up to $25 million over three years, to expand use of health information technology to increase access to behavioral health services. According to the SAMHSA […]

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Don’t Become Complacent

Don’t Become Complacent

Posted on12. Oct, 2011 by .

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Despite all the FREE coaching out there reminding all of us to actively network and actively work our career advancement plans, I still see 2-3 of my LinkedIn connections per month that have obviously lost their job frantically start to network. Please don’t let this be you… (and yes, it is still happening despite the booming Healthcare IT market)

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If You Have (Ever) Been Fired – Take The High Road…

If You Have (Ever) Been Fired – Take The High Road…

Posted on11. Oct, 2011 by .

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The reality is that it is REALLY hard to dance around a termination on a resume. And guess what? I don’t need hand-picked great candidate references to conduct my own due diligence. NOPE – I can get almost any piece of information I need to ensure the proper vetting of a candidate. What I don’t get is […]

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The Lasting Legacy of Steve Jobs? Follow Your Heart!

The Lasting Legacy of Steve Jobs? Follow Your Heart!

Posted on06. Oct, 2011 by .

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It seems very fitting to post a tribute to Steve Jobs here on Healthcare IT Today.  Whether you’re a Mac or a PC, a Blackberry or an iPhone – it really doesn’t matter.  As a Healthcare IT professional (or any other type of business professional) your life (and those of your kids) has been touched […]

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Errors on a Resume – How Important Are They?

Errors on a Resume – How Important Are They?

Posted on04. Oct, 2011 by .

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Job hunting is not anyone’s favorite thing to do. Neither is writing a resume either for the Healthcare IT position you have been looking for, unless you do it for a living. So when you find errors on your resume after you’ve sent it, how important are they? This just happened to a friend of […]

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