Tag Archives: Cassie Thiessen

Puff or No Puff?

Puff or No Puff?

Posted on16. Jan, 2012 by .

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I’ve been thinking a lot about smoking lately. My hometown of Boise, ID just joined, although late to the party, the ranks of many other cities around the nation by banning smoking in bars. As a patron, I appreciate the smoking ban and remember the days when I would wear clothes that already needing washing […]

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Cancer Never Quits

Cancer Never Quits

Posted on03. Jan, 2012 by .

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If you have taken a look at my blog posts from this year, you’ll know a little bit about the tumultuous year that has occurred for my family and me due to my mother’s breast cancer. It’s a terrible thing, cancer. This blog post is just a short, mish-mash of thoughts about cancer as well […]

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Rant! Shame on You Bad Recruiters

Rant! Shame on You Bad Recruiters

Posted on07. Nov, 2011 by .

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Forewarning: This post is a rant! And before I get into my ranting, I must give credit to Tim Tolan who posted a rant entitled, “Please Don’t Put Me on HOLD.” I really enjoyed his post and this that follows will be somewhat near in topic to Tim’s, but ultimately I think it is bold […]

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Grandma Nancy Needs Telemedicine!

Grandma Nancy Needs Telemedicine!

Posted on31. Oct, 2011 by .

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You’re in big trouble Grandma Nancy. In the famous “I Love Lucy” words of Ricky Ricardo, “you got some ‘splaining’ to do!” Just this week, my Significant Other’s grandmother Nancy was discovered to have a broken femur near her hip joint, but that is not why she is in big trouble. Grandma Nancy is in […]

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The Dishes are Clean – Tips for Successfully Working from Home

The Dishes are Clean – Tips for Successfully Working from Home

Posted on19. Oct, 2011 by .

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One of my dear friends in Chicago just began working from home for the first time in her career because her office is being remodeled. Liz, welcome to the land of pajamas, flexible hours, and isolation. Working remotely, virtually, from home, whatever you want to call it is different. There’s no getting around it and […]

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HOOT for Charity!

HOOT for Charity!

Posted on13. Sep, 2011 by .

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Hallooooo dear readership! This post will be nothing but happy so get ready to smile. I love my job and I love the folks I work with. I would include both Cipe Consulting staff members and our consultants in that category and mostly because they’ve all got a sense of humor. A forewarning to those […]

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A “Thanks to Nurses” Follow Up

A “Thanks to Nurses” Follow Up

Posted on25. Aug, 2011 by .

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About a month ago, I posted Healthcare IT Observations and Thanks to Nurses! in which I discussed supporting my mom through bi-lateral mastectomy at a hospital that had recently gone live on their EMR. At the end of this post after my Health IT comments, I included a big “thank you!” to all the nurses […]

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When Did You Last Take a Test?!

When Did You Last Take a Test?!

Posted on10. Aug, 2011 by .

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So, dear readership, when is the last time you took a test? Oh I know it; I’m laughing, too. Hold up, didn’t I finish up taking exams when I finished college (Go Vandals!)?! Not in the Healthcare IT industry! We’ve got Masters and PhDs, MDs, RNs, CPHIMSS, MS, PMP, CPC, RHIA, AHIMA, certificates, etc, etc, […]

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Managing Vendors, Managing Resources

Managing Vendors, Managing Resources

Posted on02. Aug, 2011 by .

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It’s summer and it’s a hot one out there! And I’m not just speaking of Gwen Darling’s recent move to the capital of hot days Tulsa, OK; I’m talking about the Healthcare IT consulting market. Phew it’s hot out there! For proof, just check out the jobs listed at HealthcareITCentral.com. These babies are updated daily […]

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Patient Health IT Observations and Thanks to Nurses!

Patient Health IT Observations and Thanks to Nurses!

Posted on22. Jul, 2011 by .

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I often have an overwhelming sense of guilt that I work in the healthcare industry, but am not a clinician nor have I ever had an Inpatient experience to gain a clinical perspective. There are many out there that will say I am ill-equipped to do my work because of this; however I do my […]

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Healthcare IT Consultants: How to Fly SW Airlines – Without Paying An Extra $10

Healthcare IT Consultants: How to Fly SW Airlines – Without Paying An Extra $10

Posted on05. Jul, 2011 by .

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For all those of us who are or have been traveling consultants or those that have ever clicked “Road Warrior” on a job board, what is the greatest bonus you can think of in exchange for all the pain? By pain, I am referring to hours of airports with bad and expensive food and hours […]

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