Archive for September, 2012

Location, Location, Location – A Traveling Healthcare IT Consultant’s Life from a Road’s View

Location, Location, Location – A Traveling Healthcare IT Consultant’s Life from a Road’s View

Posted on27. Sep, 2012 by .

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For over two years here at HealthcareITToday, I have chronicled my experiences as a Vendor Certified Healthcare Information Technology Consultant – providing details, advice, and what my work life is like, specifically in the Electronic Medical Records (EMR) job industry from my first hand knowledge. Most of this information I have provided has been based mainly from my sometimes […]

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Health IT Gets Pop Culture Cred

Health IT Gets Pop Culture Cred

Posted on17. Sep, 2012 by .

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Are you still not convinced that Health IT is a fascinating, cutting-edge field that deserves your consideration as you think about your professional options?  Well, then allow me to share this detail.  A recent innovation in the Health IT world, the first ingestible biomedical sensor to receive clearance from the Food and Drug Administration, was featured on The […]

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Fat? Can’t Work Here!

Fat? Can’t Work Here!

Posted on14. Sep, 2012 by .

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If I said to you, dear readership, that there is an obesity epidemic in the United States, I would venture to say that there is no way you haven’t heard that before. The claim is everywhere from news programs, to movies like Super Size Me, and all over the Internet. It has also spawned an […]

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Raise Your Hands If You Know A Bad Hiring Manager

Raise Your Hands If You Know A Bad Hiring Manager

Posted on13. Sep, 2012 by .

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It simply amazes me (and I am not amazed too often) how bad some people are at hiring or building a team. It’s almost as if, and I am not trying to be sarcastic here, some people are trying to mess things up.  Otherwise I can’t imagine how someone in a management role could stop […]

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National Health IT Week is Here

National Health IT Week is Here

Posted on12. Sep, 2012 by .

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What does the week of September 10 mean to you?  Maybe you are still relaxing in the afterglow of the first full weekend of both college and professional football.  You could be noticing that days are getting a little shorter and that only a couple weeks of summer remain.  Or, you may think this seems like a particularly […]

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What Kind Of Contractor Are You?

What Kind Of Contractor Are You?

Posted on10. Sep, 2012 by .

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What I have found over the years is that there are two types of contractors: Get A Job Contractor (GAJC) & Build A Practice Contractor (BAPC) “Get A Job” Contractor When this type of contractor is looking for their next contract, they have a mindset that the dollar amount they will be paid and travel […]

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How to Ace a Phone Interview

How to Ace a Phone Interview

Posted on07. Sep, 2012 by .

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More and more of my clients are telling me that their first interview is a phone interview. Today, it is common to participate in a phone interview as a first step. Phone interviews are designed to weed out candidates who are not a good fit for the company, in spite of their qualifications. Taking the […]

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How To Determine When It May Make Sense To Take a Lower Rate

How To Determine When It May Make Sense To Take a Lower Rate

Posted on04. Sep, 2012 by .

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I want to share a conversation I had with a consultant, who we will call Bob for the sake of this blog, who asked for my advice on a contract he found on his own. So, Bob and I were discussing a contract he was offered.  He was accustomed to working for $85 – $90 […]

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UIC Roundtable Q & A: Tips on Interviewing, Formatting Your Resume, Changing Careers, and More

UIC Roundtable Q & A: Tips on Interviewing, Formatting Your Resume, Changing Careers, and More

Posted on03. Sep, 2012 by .

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As jobs in Health Informatics continue to grow faster than average, understanding what hiring managers are looking for is a must. At HIMSS12, the University of Illinois at Chicago hosted a round-table discussion with six industry professionals to discuss exactly that.  Here’s Part 7: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Employment A Roundtable Discussion UIC […]

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