Archive for November, 2012

So Much Opportunity, So Many Challenges

So Much Opportunity, So Many Challenges

Posted on30. Nov, 2012 by .

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As I consider what to write in this blog posting, I think about all the opportunities I see in health informatics. As an information management professional, I have been working with data and computer systems for over 20 years. But health informatics is still in the beginning stages of providing the kind of value seen […]

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Why Do You Do Healthcare IT?

Why Do You Do Healthcare IT?

Posted on28. Nov, 2012 by .

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What are the reasons that you selected your current career path?  What drives you to keep pushing through the muck of your job every hour of every day? Hopefully, this personal story from me will prompt you to spend time contemplating these questions and  then analyze whether you need to make adjustments to your career […]

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A Cornucopia Of Opportunities At Healthcare IT Central!

A Cornucopia Of Opportunities At Healthcare IT Central!

Posted on28. Nov, 2012 by .

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There’s no better time of year to stop and thank those special people who have enriched your life in some important way, so I wanted to take a moment to let you know that I am thankful for all of our bloggers and readers here at Healthcare IT Today, and all of the candidates and […]

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Wait! What About the Second Contract?

Wait! What About the Second Contract?

Posted on27. Nov, 2012 by .

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Many times people looking to get into contracting do not have a true understanding of what the Health IT market place has to offer in terms of money and required travel.  It is very important to have a realistic understanding of these two criteria in order to remain working consistently.  What I see often is […]

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Thankful for a Midlife Crisis

Thankful for a Midlife Crisis

Posted on26. Nov, 2012 by .

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It is Thanksgiving!  For most it is a time to be with family and friends.  This is also a time that we share memories of good times and bad times, memories of the people we have lost or have impacted our lives in some way.  It is also a time that we reflect on all […]

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Contracting as a Generalist or Specialist

Contracting as a Generalist or Specialist

Posted on21. Nov, 2012 by .

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When you’re in consulting you are offering your knowledge and skills as a service to organizations that are in need of that specific expertise. Many times in speaking with consultants their number one fear is that they will not be able to find their next contract. It’s natural for someone facing that situation to look […]

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Healthcare IT: Creative Writers Needed!

Healthcare IT: Creative Writers Needed!

Posted on18. Nov, 2012 by .

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When you think of the amazing career possibilities before you within the world of Health IT, you may think of revamping a hospital’s filing system to meet new digital requirements or developing a platform through which a local doctor can host online forums once a month with medical questions from the community.  Those jobs are […]

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The Artistic Side to IT, Make An EHR Pretty

The Artistic Side to IT, Make An EHR Pretty

Posted on16. Nov, 2012 by .

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If you consider yourself someone who can create a stunning visual piece, whether it be a portrait or a expertly laid-out brochure or even an outfit that is coordinated and fashion forward from top to bottom, perhaps the words “information technology” do not automatically hold great appeal to you.  You might associate “IT” with sitting […]

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Laying the Groundwork for Success in Your New Job

Laying the Groundwork for Success in Your New Job

Posted on14. Nov, 2012 by .

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Congratulations! Many of you in the Healthcare IT World have taken on new roles as a result of the incredible demand for your skills. Some of you have even moved into executive roles for the first time. I am sincerely happy for you!

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You Are Invited to the Technology Crossroads Conference

You Are Invited to the Technology Crossroads Conference

Posted on09. Nov, 2012 by .

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As a member of the NeHC University Advisory Council, I am particularly excited to share information about the inaugural Technology Crossroads Conference.  This event is co-hosted by National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) and InfoComm on November 27-28, 2012 in Washington, DC, and will spotlight the accelerating growth and transformation of healthcare through the use of technology. […]

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The Consultant’s Dress Code . . . Sort Of

The Consultant’s Dress Code . . . Sort Of

Posted on06. Nov, 2012 by .

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As a Healthcare IT recruiter, I’ve noticed a significant trend in our industry of late and that is we have more first-time consultants entering the market than ever before. Most newbie consultants that I’ve interacted with are coming directly from hospital-based employment and some directly from school, usually a Master’s degree program. I absolutely love […]

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