Archive for April, 2013

What Does Your Firm Represent?

What Does Your Firm Represent?

Posted on26. Apr, 2013 by .

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As an independent contractor whose current project is coming to an end, you are going to be talking with staffing firms about what projects they have coming up that you may be a good fit for. If the project sounds like a good fit, the firm you are talking with will present you to the […]

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NeHC University Eclipses 25,000 Attendees

NeHC University Eclipses 25,000 Attendees

Posted on23. Apr, 2013 by .

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 22, 2013) – National eHealth Collaborative (NeHC) today announced that it has educated over 25,000 stakeholders through its web-based education program, NeHC University. Since its inception in 2009, NeHC University has offered over 115 webinars on a wide array of topics directly impacting the health IT community. Taking concepts directly from NeHC’s […]

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The Important Question Many Managers Fail To Ask

The Important Question Many Managers Fail To Ask

Posted on18. Apr, 2013 by .

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This post will be a short one because the point of the post does not take a ton of elaborating.  So, let me tell you this quick story and get to the point! I have personally heard these types of comments from hiring managers over the years, but since this same story just occurred the […]

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Maintaining Marketability in a Changing HIT Market

Maintaining Marketability in a Changing HIT Market

Posted on12. Apr, 2013 by .

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“Market softness” can mean so many things depending on your perspective.  From an IT consultant’s viewpoint, you may be told that the market is soft if your employer does not have new engagements for you.  Yes, I see the lights slowly coming up and last call from behind the bar on the big EMR implementation […]

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You Were Fired . . . Now How Do You Get Hired?

You Were Fired . . . Now How Do You Get Hired?

Posted on11. Apr, 2013 by .

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Maybe you are one of the fortunate ones and there are no details on your resume that require a little explaining. But, if you have spent long enough in the professional world, chances are that you have left at least one position under less than ideal circumstances. It could be because your job performance was […]

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Who Is Helping You Find Your Next Healthcare IT Project?

Who Is Helping You Find Your Next Healthcare IT Project?

Posted on10. Apr, 2013 by .

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When you are considering taking a contract, many people know to consider the following: Is the project a good fit to your skill set? How will you fit in culturally with the group at the hospital? How much will the position pay? What is the expense reimbursement policy? What will the travel be like? How […]

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Nothing Wrong with Sick Days

Nothing Wrong with Sick Days

Posted on09. Apr, 2013 by .

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I will admit that I never anticipated featuring Justin Bieber as a topic of a blog post. I am fairly confident in saying that his fan base is not comprised of the same people as my reading demographic. But, a recent article about Mr. Bieber’s onstage bout of illness and the lessons it has for […]

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Don’t Just Evaluate The Contract – Evaluate The Firm

Don’t Just Evaluate The Contract – Evaluate The Firm

Posted on03. Apr, 2013 by .

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As a contractor (consultant who works on a contract to contract basis as opposed to being an employee of a firm) you will have regular phone calls with firms that place contractors on projects. When you initially talk with a representative from these firms, it will be because you both think you may be a […]

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NCAA March Madness “Final Four” – Meet The Health IT Workforce “Dream Teams”

NCAA March Madness “Final Four” – Meet The Health IT Workforce “Dream Teams”

Posted on01. Apr, 2013 by .

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68 college basketball teams meet, 67 games will be played, but only one team will win the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship! The 2013 NCAA Men’s Division I basketball tournament is underway! The Final Four games are April 6. The National Championship game is April 8th. So what’s your NCAA “Bracket” looking like? The NCAA “Final […]

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