Archive for February, 2012

HIMSS12 Top Ten Observation List

HIMSS12 Top Ten Observation List

Posted on29. Feb, 2012 by .

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My new and awesome employer, Impact Advisors, asked everyone from our team who attended HIMSS this year to write up a Top Ten Observations list to share with others in the firm. I had such a good time writing it up, that I thought I would post here for HealthcareITToday.com readers as well. 10) Viva […]

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Day 3 of HIMSS12 – Discussions, Dinner, and “Don’t Touch That!”

Day 3 of HIMSS12 – Discussions, Dinner, and “Don’t Touch That!”

Posted on27. Feb, 2012 by .

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Day 3 of HIMSS12.  In addition to several client meetings, this was the day of two big events that promised to be the most satisfying of the week from my perspective, and neither let me down.  Additionally, two fantastic meals were included  – bonus!  I just wish I had read the sign on the minibar.  […]

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Day 2 of HIMSS12 – Stilettos, Bed Sharing, and a Trip to Urgent Care

Day 2 of HIMSS12 – Stilettos, Bed Sharing, and a Trip to Urgent Care

Posted on24. Feb, 2012 by .

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It’s always good to have a plan, but you just never know where you’re going to end up at the end of the day. . . here’s the story. Gwen DarlingGwen Darling is the Founder of Healthcare IT Central (the leading online Career Center for Healthcare IT job seekers and employers), and the Editor/Founder of […]

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Day 1 of HIMSS12 – Lines, Lights, and Ladies’ Night!

Day 1 of HIMSS12 – Lines, Lights, and Ladies’ Night!

Posted on23. Feb, 2012 by .

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Each year I try to blog about my personal experiences at the HIMSS conference for Healthcare Informatics magazine, so that those who can’t make it can get a sense for what it’s all about. Day 1 was all about lines, light, and Ladies’ Night!  Here’s the story. Gwen DarlingGwen Darling is the Founder of Healthcare […]

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ICD-10 “Snooze” Debate at HIMSS12

ICD-10 “Snooze” Debate at HIMSS12

Posted on22. Feb, 2012 by .

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To summarize my observations on the delay at HIMSS12, there is CLEARLY a difference of opinion between the IT and coding communities (HIMSS, AHIMA, etc.) and the Physicians. IT is strongly saying MOVE FORWARD with Oct 1 2013. Physicians are saying WE ARE NOT READY.

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HIMSS 12 – Here We Go!

HIMSS 12 – Here We Go!

Posted on20. Feb, 2012 by .

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Today marks the opening of the Healthcare IT industry’s annual HIMSS conference, and I am getting ready to head to the airport to join the approximately 36,999 other colleagues in Las Vegas!  I’ll be blogging from the conference, but wanted to share a post I wrote for Healthcare Informatics magazine last week about the “4 […]

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To The Rescue! – Healthcare IT “Pararescue Jumpers”

To The Rescue! – Healthcare IT “Pararescue Jumpers”

Posted on16. Feb, 2012 by .

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Pararescuemen are United States Air Force Special Operations Command and Air Combat Command operatives tasked with recovery and medical treatment of personnel in humanitarian and combat environments. They are the only members of the DoD specifically organized, trained and equipped to conduct personnel recovery operations in hostile or denied areas as a primary mission. Also […]

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Guide to Successfully Working as a Consultant in the Healthcare IT Industry – Intro

Guide to Successfully Working as a Consultant in the Healthcare IT Industry – Intro

Posted on09. Feb, 2012 by .

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As the Healthcare IT market has heated up, so has the demand for new jobs to be filled.  I have been in staffing (permanent placement and contract) for 19 years.  Fifteen of these years have been in the healthcare clinical application space.  In all of this time I have not seen the market go from […]

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“I fxs wit dis da looong way!!” <– That’s not English

“I fxs wit dis da looong way!!” <– That’s not English

Posted on09. Feb, 2012 by .

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As many of you know, I have a love for words that includes reading and writing. The English language is vast in its volume of words, descriptive and otherwise. Haven’t we all heard that there exists something like 23 words to say “love” in the English language? It is a powerful tool that should be […]

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Valuable Career Webinar Tonight!  Positioning Yourself For Success In The ICD-10 Marketplace

Valuable Career Webinar Tonight! Positioning Yourself For Success In The ICD-10 Marketplace

Posted on08. Feb, 2012 by .

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Most likely you’ve either heard about or are up to your elbows in the mandated transition to ICD-10.  In case you’re a little foggy on the whole ICD system, here’s an ICD primer, courtesy of the CMS and the AMA: ICD stands for “International Classification of Diseases,” and the 10 refers to the fact that […]

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5 Reasons Your Job Search is Still Going

5 Reasons Your Job Search is Still Going

Posted on07. Feb, 2012 by .

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In order to advance your Healthcare IT career and get your job search back on track, there are a few things that you must do correctly. As a job seeker, finding a job should be your full-time job. Many people work tirelessly to find a job, but they keep coming up short, so today we’re […]

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