Archive for January, 2013
Posted on30. Jan, 2013 by Joe Lavelle.
I find that discussions of placing technology in classrooms and technology in doctors’ exam rooms have some similarities. A teacher can hand the kids laptops for one research project a semester or create fancy PowerPoint presentations to accompany lectures just to be able to say that these innovations are being used, or she can integrate […]
Posted on24. Jan, 2013 by Dusty Brinson.
Barriers, Resistance, and Challenges As mentioned in my previous blog entry, my own personal barriers and resistance to changing my life and going back to school revolved around three main issues: the fear of failure, financial constraints, APA format, and of course the major challenges of keeping focused and time management. My mother has always […]
Posted on16. Jan, 2013 by David Kushan.
Unfortunately, some of the lessons you learn in the contracting business come from situations where you have to learn the hard way. The hard way generally means you were dealing with someone who took advantage of a situation that caused you some major inconvenience. Once these situations occur, of course you do what you can […]
Posted on15. Jan, 2013 by Joe Lavelle.
A new year is a time when many people are thinking about their careers and the goals they hope to meet . . . a promotion, a better office, perhaps even using those vacation days this year. Maybe January means reevaluating your professional path altogether. If you have been considering a change of course and […]
Posted on14. Jan, 2013 by David Kushan.
Anyone who was a contractor or in consulting during the last recession (2008 – 2009 timeframe) either had their project end early or knows someone who had their project end early. When I say end early, I mean end prior to the originally anticipated end date that was established when the project started. Once you […]
Posted on09. Jan, 2013 by Erin Kennedy.
Everyday life is all about bargaining and negotiating to get what you want or need. Whether at work, school, or home, you will always find a time of day where you will need to rely on your best negotiating skills, especially if you are trying to get ahead or make a point. When asking for […]
Posted on07. Jan, 2013 by Shirley Corsey.
Healthcare is one of the largest industries in the U.S. and it continues to grow. To service this growing sector the federal government awarded $84 million in grants to create intensive Healthcare I.T. curricula citing the need for 50,000 new health care information technology jobs during the next five years. In addition, a survey of […]
Posted on04. Jan, 2013 by Cassie Sturdevant.
Recently, the CEO of Impact Advisors and I were asked to assist two recent graduates with their resumes and to provide them with some up-to-date job seeking advice. I will fully admit that our CEO by far outshined me in the interview advice arena; and given it’s the season for interviewing again, I couldn’t think […]
Posted on03. Jan, 2013 by Yvette Desmarais.
Last time, just before Thanksgiving, I wrote a post about my concerns with how to move forward in health informatics. Coincidentally, the class I was taking at the time BHIS 530 Topics in Health Informatics included a unit about this specific concern. So, I’ll cheat a bit today and post the response I wrote for that […]
Posted on01. Jan, 2013 by Gwen Darling.
Originally presented on January 22, 2013 Here’s a link to the presentation slides, in case you missed it! COURSE DESCRIPTION: Healthcare is in transformation largely driven by new technology and the shift from pay for service to pay for performance. Quality and customer satisfaction are paramount to the success of any business, including healthcare. With […]