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The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled

Posted on12. Jan, 2018 by .

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When browsing social media recently, I saw this incredible image shared by Justin Leader, Executive Group Benefits Advisor at BDS. I want to apply this image a little differently than Justin did, but it’s an image that applies to a wide variety of work and personal situations. Considering those who read this blog have worked […]

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Top 10 Healthcare IT Today Blog Posts in 2017

Top 10 Healthcare IT Today Blog Posts in 2017

Posted on28. Dec, 2017 by .

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The end of 2017 is upon us and it’s always fun to look back at the year that was here at Healthcare IT Today. We feel pretty lucky to run this blog where we can share insights on the healthcare IT career space and the healthcare IT market in general. 2017 has been a great […]

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Healthcare Holiday Cartoons – Fun Friday

Healthcare Holiday Cartoons – Fun Friday

Posted on22. Dec, 2017 by .

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If there’s any day to take a little break from our regular postings, it’s the Friday before Christmas. With that in mind, we searched for some holiday cartoons that should give each of you a good laugh as we head into the holidays. Enjoy and Happy Holidays to all of you! This one might hit […]

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How Do You Respond When Recruiters Reach Out to You?

How Do You Respond When Recruiters Reach Out to You?

Posted on14. Dec, 2017 by .

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If you’re an expert in healthcare IT, then you’re likely familiar with recruiters reaching out to you as they try to fill positions. When you’re gainfully employed, these recruiting pitches can be annoying. However, Jane Ashen Turkewitz tells a great story for why you should be careful how you respond to recruiters: I had a […]

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The New Math Principle from Ed Marx

The New Math Principle from Ed Marx

Posted on07. Dec, 2017 by .

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If you’ve never read the work of Ed Marx or his book “Extraordinary Tales From a Rather Ordinary Guy” then you’re missing out. Ed’s been a CIO at multiple hospitals and has a great writing style that’s full of stories and experiences on how to be a great leader. An example of this was in […]

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The Power of Appreciation

The Power of Appreciation

Posted on14. Nov, 2017 by .

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Lately, I’ve been thinking about how caring for something or someone is a superpower. When you really care about something, it changes so many things in life. This is particularly true for your job and your career. When you care about the work you do, then you work harder, you work more efficiently, and you […]

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Hiring Candidates That Don’t Meet the Educational Requirements

Hiring Candidates That Don’t Meet the Educational Requirements

Posted on09. Nov, 2017 by .

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Brigette Hyacinth recently posted this story of when she hired a candidate who didn’t meet the educational requirements that were part of the job posting: I HIRED a candidate who didn’t meet the educational requirements. She didn’t have an MBA. Here’s why: It came down to her and another candidate. I liked her humility. The […]

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The Extremely Competitive World of Health IT Staffing

The Extremely Competitive World of Health IT Staffing

Posted on02. Nov, 2017 by .

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This week I’ve been at the CHIME Fall Forum conference in San Antonio. For those not familiar with CHIME, it’s the leading association of healthcare CIOs and brings together CIOs from around the country and world. It’s an impressive group of healthcare IT leaders. During the event, I’ve had the chance to talk with a […]

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Making It to the “Top” in Your Health Care IT Career

Making It to the “Top” in Your Health Care IT Career

Posted on20. Oct, 2017 by .

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What do you consider reaching the top of your career? Priya Runthala, Sr. Talent Acquisition at Prakat Solutions, offered this great story that provided an important perspective for hiring managers and employees alike: I called a candidate about a new opportunity. It was a promotion from his current role, and he had the right skills […]

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The Hidden Secrets to Success

The Hidden Secrets to Success

Posted on12. Oct, 2017 by .

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It always annoys me when people talk about overnight successes. No doubt there are people who rise to fame and it seems like an overnight success. However, there’s generally a long road of struggle and hardship that happened before people recognize the person. We rarely acknowledge the hard work someone puts in before they rise […]

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Failed Interviews Do Not Mean Failed Employees

Failed Interviews Do Not Mean Failed Employees

Posted on05. Oct, 2017 by .

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Brigette Hyacinth offered the following story that definitely expanded my thinking on the hiring process: A Candidate FAILED the interview. I still HIRED her. Here’s why. Her answers weren’t always the HR manager’s cup of tea but it caused me to think. She brought a fresh perspective. She had a good record. The HR manager […]

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