Tag Archives: Networking

Day 3 of HIMSS12 – Discussions, Dinner, and “Don’t Touch That!”

Day 3 of HIMSS12 – Discussions, Dinner, and “Don’t Touch That!”

Posted on27. Feb, 2012 by .

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Day 3 of HIMSS12.  In addition to several client meetings, this was the day of two big events that promised to be the most satisfying of the week from my perspective, and neither let me down.  Additionally, two fantastic meals were included  – bonus!  I just wish I had read the sign on the minibar.  […]

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Day 2 of HIMSS12 – Stilettos, Bed Sharing, and a Trip to Urgent Care

Day 2 of HIMSS12 – Stilettos, Bed Sharing, and a Trip to Urgent Care

Posted on24. Feb, 2012 by .

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It’s always good to have a plan, but you just never know where you’re going to end up at the end of the day. . . here’s the story. Gwen DarlingGwen Darling is the Founder of Healthcare IT Central (the leading online Career Center for Healthcare IT job seekers and employers), and the Editor/Founder of […]

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Day 1 of HIMSS12 – Lines, Lights, and Ladies’ Night!

Day 1 of HIMSS12 – Lines, Lights, and Ladies’ Night!

Posted on23. Feb, 2012 by .

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Each year I try to blog about my personal experiences at the HIMSS conference for Healthcare Informatics magazine, so that those who can’t make it can get a sense for what it’s all about. Day 1 was all about lines, light, and Ladies’ Night!  Here’s the story. Gwen DarlingGwen Darling is the Founder of Healthcare […]

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Make People THINK You’re Important

Make People THINK You’re Important

Posted on12. Jan, 2012 by .

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As you think about ways to boost your career to a new level and earn more prestige and recognition based on stunning contributions to your field, perhaps you are realizing that such committed work is simply too hard. Maybe there is an easier way to give the impression that what you do really matters and you are a professional worthy of respect — just make it LOOK that way.

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The Secret To Great Eye Contact During Video Interviews

The Secret To Great Eye Contact During Video Interviews

Posted on13. Dec, 2011 by .

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By now, you’ve probably read that video interviews are all the rage – especially in a technology-driven industry like Healthcare IT, where most of us geeks are armed and ready with a Webcam and video conferencing software of some description.  If you haven’t had the experience of being the video interviewer or the video interviewee […]

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What Virtual/Remote Professionals Can Learn From The Velveteen Rabbit

What Virtual/Remote Professionals Can Learn From The Velveteen Rabbit

Posted on07. Dec, 2011 by .

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I am very very fortunate that I have the ability to run my business from a remote office.  The advantages are numerous, but the biggest plus, in my opinion,  is that I can work from pretty much anywhere, as long as there’s a decent Internet connection and cell service.  I took full advantage of this […]

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The Six Degrees of EMR Healthcare IT Consultants – It’s A Small World After All!

The Six Degrees of EMR Healthcare IT Consultants – It’s A Small World After All!

Posted on01. Nov, 2011 by .

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One of the MOST interesting things I have discovered is how there is a human connection to just about every hospital and/or clinic location I have been assigned over these past 7 years as a nationwide, traveling Electronic Medical Records (EMR)  Consultant. It’s like the Six degrees of separation and the game it’s based on, […]

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Don’t Become Complacent

Don’t Become Complacent

Posted on12. Oct, 2011 by .

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Despite all the FREE coaching out there reminding all of us to actively network and actively work our career advancement plans, I still see 2-3 of my LinkedIn connections per month that have obviously lost their job frantically start to network. Please don’t let this be you… (and yes, it is still happening despite the booming Healthcare IT market)

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Wondering How to Network? Find Healthcare IT Events Like This in Your Town

Wondering How to Network? Find Healthcare IT Events Like This in Your Town

Posted on27. Sep, 2011 by .

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When it comes to networking, the HIMSS organization presents GREAT opportunities. HIMSS puts on THE most popular yearly national healthcare IT conference each year with over 25,000 attendees and 800 exhibitors. (This year’s conference is in Las Vegas Feb 20-24). In addition to the national conference, HIMSS provides many local and virtual conferences as well.

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How To Network On LinkedIn

How To Network On LinkedIn

Posted on18. Aug, 2011 by .

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For those of you who have talked to me, you know that I unabashedly love LinkedIn. As social networking goes for professionals, it’s my favorite. LinkedIn has a much cleaner interface than other sites such as MySpace, Plaxo or Facebook. Setting up a profile on LinkedIn can put your name at the top of the […]

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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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