Archive for October, 2012

UIC Student Reporting from Superstorm Sandy

UIC Student Reporting from Superstorm Sandy

Posted on31. Oct, 2012 by .

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When I thought my life couldn’t get any more hectic, Hurricane Sandy comes along yesterday and shuts down the entire Eastern seaboard. Thank goodness we in New Hampshire didn’t get effects much more than serious wind and rain. I see a bit of sun peeking out now. Hopefully this will dry up all the rain […]

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Misinterpreted Information On A Healthcare IT Resume

Misinterpreted Information On A Healthcare IT Resume

Posted on29. Oct, 2012 by .

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This post is focused around the concept of how hiring managers review a resume for a minute or less and come to conclusions that are based on false assumptions.  It is from these false assumptions that their decision regarding who to interview is based. One false assumption that influences decisions every day relates to how […]

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My Road to the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Master of Science in Health Informatics Program

My Road to the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Master of Science in Health Informatics Program

Posted on25. Oct, 2012 by .

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Introduction My name is Dusty Brinson and I am a student in the University of Illinois at Chicago’s (UIC) Master of Science in Health Informatics (MSHI) program. For the next several months, I will be sharing with you my experiences as an online graduate student. Never say Never I graduated in 1992 with an Associate […]

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Personal Branding As A Consultant

Personal Branding As A Consultant

Posted on23. Oct, 2012 by .

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This blog is written by a guest contributor and one of First Choice Professionals’ consultants, Maria Liu. When you think about brands, what comes to mind? Many of you will instantly think of places you shop, foods you consume, or logos you wear.  Some of you may think of Coca-Cola, Microsoft, or perhaps IBM (which […]

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Being “Friends” with Your Doctor

Being “Friends” with Your Doctor

Posted on22. Oct, 2012 by .

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There are plenty of celebrities out there who claim more than a million followers on Twitter and who have fans following their every status update on Facebook.  And, that’s fine.  Maybe your daughter enjoys knowing what Justin Bieber ate for dinner last night.  While entertainment absolutely has its place in social media, have you ever thought […]

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Funny S#@! Heard in Interviews

Funny S#@! Heard in Interviews

Posted on19. Oct, 2012 by .

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Ah, recruiting. Like every profession it’s highly rewarding and highly frustrating. I’ve been in the recruiting industry for about five years now. A length of time in which some would still call me a novice and others would call me senior. No matter the delegation, five years is plenty of time to hear some really […]

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Does Your Doctor Text You?

Does Your Doctor Text You?

Posted on16. Oct, 2012 by .

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If you are like most people who always have their cell phone within arm’s reach, you probably use text messages as a primary form of communication.  If I was to look at your received texts (which I won’t, I promise), which names would show up most often?  Maybe your spouse with quick reminders to grab something […]

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Wanted:  Cerner Order Set Pros Who Have Always Wanted to Go to the Inauguration

Wanted: Cerner Order Set Pros Who Have Always Wanted to Go to the Inauguration

Posted on12. Oct, 2012 by .

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Offered by: FIRST CHOICE PROFESSIONALS Are you a Cerner Order Sets consultant with “Attend a Presidential Inauguration” on your bucket list?  If so, you’re in luck!  First Choice Professionals has an immediate need at a client hospital in the Washington DC / Baltimore area for a consultant with the following Cerner Order Set skills: Maintain […]

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I Declare – October is “Women’s Month” for Good Health Awareness, Conferences, and Support!

I Declare – October is “Women’s Month” for Good Health Awareness, Conferences, and Support!

Posted on09. Oct, 2012 by .

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The National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM),  The Pennsylvania Conference for Women, and The Camden County Women’s Health Conference. These are just a few of the campaigns and events I’ve participated in and/or will be participating in this month – like the Breast Cancer Awareness event I’m hosting for a loved one currently under-going treatment for this disease. I […]

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I’m Lonely and the Cat Does Not Care

I’m Lonely and the Cat Does Not Care

Posted on05. Oct, 2012 by .

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Like many of you in Healthcare IT consulting, I work from home. Overall I do enjoy it; however in recent months I’ve become quite lonely and realize there has been a dramatic decrease in the amount of human interaction I have on a daily basis. Over the past year I spent time taking care of […]

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What Areas of HIT Are Easiest to Transition Into If Coming From Another Industry?

What Areas of HIT Are Easiest to Transition Into If Coming From Another Industry?

Posted on05. Oct, 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 3: Bridging the Gap Between Education and Employment A Roundtable Discussion What […]

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