Archive for June, 2014

Value of ONC Health IT Workforce Program

Value of ONC Health IT Workforce Program

Posted on30. Jun, 2014 by .

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I previously wrote about the value (or lack therof) of an EHR certificate when searching for a health IT job. With that in mind I thought it would be interesting to take a minute to look at the millions of dollars that the government put into the ONC Health IT Workforce Program. For those who […]

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Group Interviews – Are You Ready?

Group Interviews – Are You Ready?

Posted on26. Jun, 2014 by .

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Does the sound of ‘group interview’ make you cringe? Does it immediately bring to mind Will Smith in ‘Men in Black‘ and the weird egg shaped chair? Did you think, ‘Uh-uh. No way!’? I did too, until I did a little research on it. Group interviews are held when multiple applicants are seeking a limited […]

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Gwen Darling Interviewed on Healthcare IS Podcast

Gwen Darling Interviewed on Healthcare IS Podcast

Posted on25. Jun, 2014 by .

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I’m about 6 months late pointing to this podcast, but better late than never. Our very own Gwen Darling was interviewed on the Healthcare IS Podcast. She gives some interesting details into her health IT background and also the history of Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today along with the evolution of professionals coming […]

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Beacon, Beaker, Bridges, Oh My!

Beacon, Beaker, Bridges, Oh My!

Posted on23. Jun, 2014 by .

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Newcomers to the Healthcare IT industry are introduced to jargon and acronyms from every angle (ONC, EMR, ICD-10, MU), but where it can really get confusing is when it comes to the names of the individual software modules, in particular those of Epic Systems.  They don’t call it “Epic” Systems for nothing – the number […]

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A Recruiting Perspective on Continued Health IT Education

A Recruiting Perspective on Continued Health IT Education

Posted on18. Jun, 2014 by .

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The following is a guest blog post by Neil Pascarella, hiring manager at Stoltenberg Consulting. In our industry survey conducted at the HIMSS14 annual conference, 50 percent of respondents claimed a lack of resources as the biggest barrier to achieving meaningful use. In order to make up for this lack of resources, health IT professionals need […]

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Multiple Applications, Same Health IT Company?

Multiple Applications, Same Health IT Company?

Posted on16. Jun, 2014 by .

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Dear Cassie, Sometimes I see several positions posted by the same company that interest me. Should I apply to each of them, or just to one and hope I get a chance to discuss the others? I don’t want to appear desperate but don’t want to miss out, either. Thanks! Cory Dear Cory, If you […]

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ONC’s New Free Health IT Course

ONC’s New Free Health IT Course

Posted on13. Jun, 2014 by .

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ONC has recently released a set of free Healthcare IT courses. I haven’t had a chance to look over the courses myself, but I thought I’d share them with the larger Healthcare IT Today community to evaluate whether they’re worth the time or not. At least at the low price of free, it makes it […]

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The Consultant’s Dream – No Wrinkles

The Consultant’s Dream – No Wrinkles

Posted on11. Jun, 2014 by .

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Here are the enemies of every consultant: strollers in the airport security line and wrinkles. I came across this video from NBC’s Ben Popken and just had to get it out here to this audience. Could this really be the answer to wrinkle-free packing? Basically Ben is recommending something called bundle-wrapping in which you wrap […]

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When Do I Send My References?

When Do I Send My References?

Posted on09. Jun, 2014 by .

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Dear Cassie, What’s the best way to handle references? Should I put “References Upon [sic] Request” on my resume and wait for a request, or should I just include them with my application? I have some great references that I think will help land me an interview, but I don’t want to appear too forward. […]

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Zappos Does Away with Job Postings – Should Healthcare IT?

Zappos Does Away with Job Postings – Should Healthcare IT?

Posted on06. Jun, 2014 by .

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For those of you, not familiar with Zappos, it’s an online shoe retailer where women (and some men) spend far too much on their shoe addiction. Ok, that was a joke (unless you’re the spouse who keeps seeing Zappos charges on your credit card). Zappos has always taken a unique approach to how they do […]

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Developing a Targeted Resume

Developing a Targeted Resume

Posted on04. Jun, 2014 by .

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The days of having a generic, all-purpose resume has been replaced by the need for highly developed, targeted resumes. Now you must tailor make your resume to fit into the job description offered by the employer. Targeted resumes aren’t just a necessity, they are critical to you finding long term employment. Targeted resumes put forth […]

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