Tag Archives: Joe Lavelle

When Passion Doesn’t Precede Profession

When Passion Doesn’t Precede Profession

Posted on05. Dec, 2012 by .

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” It’s a question we probably all have been hearing since kindergarten.  At that age, parents just think it’s adorable when their child answers, “A cowboy, doctor, and truck driver!”  As we get older, though, the pressure to answer that question with something definitive increases.  My […]

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Why Do You Do Healthcare IT?

Why Do You Do Healthcare IT?

Posted on28. Nov, 2012 by .

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What are the reasons that you selected your current career path?  What drives you to keep pushing through the muck of your job every hour of every day? Hopefully, this personal story from me will prompt you to spend time contemplating these questions and  then analyze whether you need to make adjustments to your career […]

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Healthcare IT: Creative Writers Needed!

Healthcare IT: Creative Writers Needed!

Posted on18. Nov, 2012 by .

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When you think of the amazing career possibilities before you within the world of Health IT, you may think of revamping a hospital’s filing system to meet new digital requirements or developing a platform through which a local doctor can host online forums once a month with medical questions from the community.  Those jobs are […]

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The Artistic Side to IT, Make An EHR Pretty

The Artistic Side to IT, Make An EHR Pretty

Posted on16. Nov, 2012 by .

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If you consider yourself someone who can create a stunning visual piece, whether it be a portrait or a expertly laid-out brochure or even an outfit that is coordinated and fashion forward from top to bottom, perhaps the words “information technology” do not automatically hold great appeal to you.  You might associate “IT” with sitting […]

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Laying the Groundwork for Success in Your New Job

Laying the Groundwork for Success in Your New Job

Posted on14. Nov, 2012 by .

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Congratulations! Many of you in the Healthcare IT World have taken on new roles as a result of the incredible demand for your skills. Some of you have even moved into executive roles for the first time. I am sincerely happy for you!

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Being “Friends” with Your Doctor

Being “Friends” with Your Doctor

Posted on22. Oct, 2012 by .

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There are plenty of celebrities out there who claim more than a million followers on Twitter and who have fans following their every status update on Facebook.  And, that’s fine.  Maybe your daughter enjoys knowing what Justin Bieber ate for dinner last night.  While entertainment absolutely has its place in social media, have you ever thought […]

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Does Your Doctor Text You?

Does Your Doctor Text You?

Posted on16. Oct, 2012 by .

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If you are like most people who always have their cell phone within arm’s reach, you probably use text messages as a primary form of communication.  If I was to look at your received texts (which I won’t, I promise), which names would show up most often?  Maybe your spouse with quick reminders to grab something […]

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Health IT Gets Pop Culture Cred

Health IT Gets Pop Culture Cred

Posted on17. Sep, 2012 by .

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Are you still not convinced that Health IT is a fascinating, cutting-edge field that deserves your consideration as you think about your professional options?  Well, then allow me to share this detail.  A recent innovation in the Health IT world, the first ingestible biomedical sensor to receive clearance from the Food and Drug Administration, was featured on The […]

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National Health IT Week is Here

National Health IT Week is Here

Posted on12. Sep, 2012 by .

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What does the week of September 10 mean to you?  Maybe you are still relaxing in the afterglow of the first full weekend of both college and professional football.  You could be noticing that days are getting a little shorter and that only a couple weeks of summer remain.  Or, you may think this seems like a particularly […]

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Get into Health IT and Help Bring Home the Gold!

Get into Health IT and Help Bring Home the Gold!

Posted on13. Aug, 2012 by .

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The Summer Olympics have come to end, but since we will not see them again for another four years and I don’t want to wait that long to write this post, I want to offer one more piece about our Team USA athletes now.  And, offer yet another way in which health IT is making its […]

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Using the Digital Age to Prepare for the Geriatric Age

Using the Digital Age to Prepare for the Geriatric Age

Posted on20. Jul, 2012 by .

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The world is getting older.  As a species, we are living longer than ever before.  Many of us now have grandparents who are still alive well into our own adulthood, the want ads for nurses who specialize in geriatric care can take up a whole page in the local paper, and Willard Scott needs more time every […]

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