Archive for 'Education'
Posted on02. Feb, 2017 by John Lynn.
The big annual HIMSS conference in Orlando is only 17 days away. For those not familiar with the event, it brings together 40,000-50,000 healthcare IT professionals in one location along with ~1300 vendors. It’s a massive event and what I call the mecca of Healthcare IT. As part of the conference, HIMSS always has a […]
Posted on13. Sep, 2016 by John Lynn.
Making use of data is what data engineers do. As more software creates more data, more companies will need more data engineers. But, according to a newly released report by Stitch and Galvanize, there are only 6,500 self-reported data engineers but more than 6,600 job openings in the San Francisco Bay area alone. That’s a […]
Posted on21. Jul, 2016 by John Lynn.
Healthcare IT Today has been lucky over the past couple years to take part as a member of the Healthcare Scene blog network. It’s been great to offer great healthcare IT career resources to the readers of Healthcare Scene, but it’s also been great for Healthcare IT Today and Healthcare IT Central’s community to benefit […]
Posted on19. Jul, 2016 by John Lynn.
The biggest thing to impact health IT since meaningful use is the new MACRA regulation. In fact, the MACRA regulation stops the SGR fixed that was required annually and rolls in a number of major healthcare programs into one “streamlined” program. If you’re not aware of MACRA, you need to learn. MACRA rolls up the […]
Posted on26. Feb, 2016 by Guest Blogger.
Effective patient engagement assumes mutual dedication. Although patients do care about their health, they still need some encouragement to get fully involved in their well-being activities. And healthcare organizations are there to offer a helping hand by providing more health information as well as promoting awareness and responsible behavior. No wonder that patient engagement has […]
Posted on03. Dec, 2015 by John Lynn.
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 […]
Posted on11. Jun, 2015 by John Lynn.
The ICD-10 deadline (Oct 1, 2015) is quickly approaching. While Congress could still intervene again and delay ICD-10, it looks like ICD-10 is going to go forward. Even Congress has switched from trying to get a full delay to possibly providing some relief to those who have issues implementing ICD-10. I think that’s a sure […]
Posted on06. Aug, 2014 by John Lynn.
Having the best health IT job board in the industry means we get to work with a lot of amazing people and companies. It’s seriously an honor to help so many people in their job search. Not to mention helping companies “get the right people on the bus.” We just passed 12,000 active resumes in […]
Posted on30. Jun, 2014 by John Lynn.
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 […]
Posted on23. Jun, 2014 by Gwen Darling.
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 […]
Posted on18. Jun, 2014 by Guest Blogger.
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 […]