Archive for August, 2013

September Webinar Series Focusing On HIT Certifications

September Webinar Series Focusing On HIT Certifications

Posted on30. Aug, 2013 by .

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For the past several months, Healthcare IT Central has teamed up with 4Medapproved to help spread the word about their certification programs for HIT professionals.  In exchange for our help, we’re able to offer a 20% discount to our community (that’s you) on any of the courses in their catalog.  (Simply enter HITC in the […]

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New Meaningful Use Certification Course Now Available

New Meaningful Use Certification Course Now Available

Posted on28. Aug, 2013 by .

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Certified Program Provides Online Training on Stage 1 and Stage 2 Meaningful Use Requirements 4Medapproved, a leading provider of online education and certification resources for providers and professionals in all stages of the health IT implementation process, has announced its latest course offering, Certified Meaningful Use Professional (CMUP). The 4Medtraining approach offers high-quality online, self-paced […]

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University of Illinois at Chicago Informatics Graduates – Where Are They Now?

University of Illinois at Chicago Informatics Graduates – Where Are They Now?

Posted on23. Aug, 2013 by .

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On May 9, 2013, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) held commencement ceremonies for 117 graduates from three UIC online Health Informatics degree programs: Master of Science in Health Informatics – 87 graduates Post-Master’s Certificate in Health Informatics – 17 graduates Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in HIM – 13 graduates In and of itself this accomplishment […]

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Tips For Getting Faster Service When Visiting An Urgent Care Facility Or An Emergency Room

Tips For Getting Faster Service When Visiting An Urgent Care Facility Or An Emergency Room

Posted on15. Aug, 2013 by .

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Getting rapid service when visiting an emergency room often requires people to have the most severe illnesses or injuries upon entering.  Sadly, those who are waiting for medical attention are frequently sidelined by the arrival of ambulances and walk-ins who have issues that are far more urgent than their own.  Sitting in hard-backed chairs for […]

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Looking For HIT Job Security?  Consider Medical Coding – It May Not Be Sexy But It’s Stable

Looking For HIT Job Security? Consider Medical Coding – It May Not Be Sexy But It’s Stable

Posted on14. Aug, 2013 by .

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Lately I’ve been fielding a lot of questions about a segment of the healthcare IT industry that doesn’t seem to get as much attention as some of the more customer-facing HIT roles, but it’s just as important.  Can you guess what it is?  The upcoming transition to ICD-10 (a HUGE undertaking), has presented a significant […]

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Will Your Firm Find Your Next Contract?

Will Your Firm Find Your Next Contract?

Posted on05. Aug, 2013 by .

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In past posts, I have discussed the difference between firms that hire consultants and those that place consultants on a contract basis.  There are firms that hire consultants as a salaried employee and pay them whether they are working or not (bench time), and firms that bring on a consultant and pay them hourly for […]

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I Got Certified for Healthcare IT Jobs – You Can Too!

I Got Certified for Healthcare IT Jobs – You Can Too!

Posted on01. Aug, 2013 by .

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As I have chronicled in my previous blogs, it’s been an interesting journey these past 5-6 years I’ve been successfully and gainfully engaged as an Electronic Medical Records (EMR) professional.  The adoption of EMRs / EHRs is a top healthcare facility priority and on the national forefront thanks in large part to the National Healthcare Reform […]

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