Archive for December, 2015

My View of the 2015 Healthcare IT Job Market

My View of the 2015 Healthcare IT Job Market

Posted on31. Dec, 2015 by .

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2015 was a really tumultuous year for many in the healthcare IT market. That is especially true for healthcare IT consultants. I know many healthcare IT consulting companies that couldn’t make the switch from being EHR staff augmentation companies to truly being consultants. We saw signs of this issue early on in 2015 where many […]

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Snow Day! What Are You Going To Do?

Snow Day! What Are You Going To Do?

Posted on29. Dec, 2015 by .

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The kids are in their jammies, jumping up and down while screaming in delight, “Snow day! School’s closed! YAY!” The babysitter calls to say she can’t get out of her driveway. When you look outside, you don’t even want to attempt getting to work. This has been a regular thing at my house. The kids […]

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Posted on24. Dec, 2015 by .

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It’s Christmas eve and so we’re off spending time with our family. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, I hope that during this holiday season you’re spending time with those you love. We all need a break from the rigors of life. Be sure to take some time and enjoy the things that matter most […]

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Does Your Klout Score Matter?

Does Your Klout Score Matter?

Posted on22. Dec, 2015 by .

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Back in April of 2012, Wired magazine published an interesting article about Klout scores. Very interesting (and alarming in my opinion). For anyone who has never heard of Klout, It’s a measurement of your online presence and influence. While many are quick to dismiss it, many hiring managers are paying attention to these scores. When […]

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Doctor Tops List of Professions Girls Want to Be When They Grow Up

Doctor Tops List of Professions Girls Want to Be When They Grow Up

Posted on17. Dec, 2015 by .

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As I’ve shopped for Christmas presents for my children, I’ve thought a lot about the various presents I buy my son versus my daughter. While we could write a whole essay on the differences between boys and girls and the way society influences them, I’ve wondered if I’ve edged the other way where my daughter […]

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Job Hunting When You Are Pregnant

Job Hunting When You Are Pregnant

Posted on15. Dec, 2015 by .

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Many people will be inclined to tell those who are pregnant to wait until after they have the baby before searching for a new healthcare IT job. This isn’t always possible due to financial circumstances. While it can be understandable that some employers are reluctant to hire someone who will likely be requesting maternity leave […]

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Hire Character … Train Skill

Hire Character … Train Skill

Posted on10. Dec, 2015 by .

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There are a lot of hiring strategies out there. Although, one thing is absolutely clear in every company I’ve ever seen. Making sure you hire the right people for your organization is the single most important thing you can do to make your company successful. I came across a really simple quote for how to […]

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What NOT to Include on Your Resume

What NOT to Include on Your Resume

Posted on08. Dec, 2015 by .

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Your healthcare IT resume is valuable real estate. It needs to be kept as brief as possible while highlighting your past employment and skills in the best possible light. Therefore, it’s important to include the best of the best on your resume. While it is important to include as much positive information as possible, it […]

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Hiring Non-Medical Trained People in Health Care IT

Hiring Non-Medical Trained People in Health Care IT

Posted on03. Dec, 2015 by .

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I was recently talking with the Chief Innovation Officer at a major hospital system. In our discussion we talked about how he’d grown his organization from 130 to 270 employees over the last year. At most hospitals, you probably want to keep your head count down, but when you’re working on innovation, it’s a great […]

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Civilian Jobs After Military Service: Finding Your Next Career

Civilian Jobs After Military Service: Finding Your Next Career

Posted on01. Dec, 2015 by .

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If you have recently completed military service and are looking for a new career, you might be surprised to find that your branch of the military has career resources and job search materials to help make your transition to civilian life easier. There are also many companies that specifically give hiring preferences to those individuals […]

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