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Posted on12. Apr, 2013 by Carter Groome.
“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 […]
Posted on23. Oct, 2012 by Carter Groome.
This blog is written by a guest contributor and one of First Choice Professionals’ consultants, Maria Liu. When you think about brands, what comes to mind? Many of you will instantly think of places you shop, foods you consume, or logos you wear. Some of you may think of Coca-Cola, Microsoft, or perhaps IBM (which […]
Posted on05. Apr, 2012 by Carter Groome.
Virtual meetings have become a staple of business life. In our field and especially in the consulting arena, prospective employers turn to the phone to interview candidates nationwide and beyond. I’ve brokered thousands of phone interviews over the years and just when I think I’ve heard it all some new animal in the background will […]
Posted on08. Feb, 2012 by Carter Groome.
Most likely you’ve either heard about or are up to your elbows in the mandated transition to ICD-10. In case you’re a little foggy on the whole ICD system, here’s an ICD primer, courtesy of the CMS and the AMA: ICD stands for “International Classification of Diseases,” and the 10 refers to the fact that […]
Posted on31. Jan, 2012 by Carter Groome.
We’re all guilty. Jargon is ubiquitous in our writing and cutting back is as hard as turning down a piece of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving. It seems even harder in the healthcare IT field because we are combining two notoriously buzzword-heavy fields. Phrases like “synergy,” “space,” and “outside the box” are just the beginning of […]
Posted on05. May, 2011 by Carter Groome.
Healthcare IT opportunities are everywhere and demand for your services is as high as ever. That demand has spurned the interest of applicants with a dizzying array of skill sets, diversity, and they way you are viewed even before speaking to or meeting prospective employers. Standing out among your peers or those who want to […]
Posted on20. Apr, 2011 by Carter Groome.
“You’ve got to sell yourself!” We hear it all the time and candidates looking for a new job or consulting engagement feel the pressure of the cliché weighing down on them with every LinkedIn update, resume submitted, and exchange between recruiters, employers and colleagues. Yes, selling is a part of an interview but your approach […]
Posted on04. Feb, 2011 by Carter Groome.
It’s that time of year again. Like a holiday that you know will bring no relaxation, HIMSS is upon us with yet another Orlando installment. To many of us in the health IT industry HIMSS is an event that almost feels mandatory, with out of sight out of mind thoughts that place undue pressure on […]