Archive for August, 2012

EMR Implementation Best Practices-An Overview

Posted by becca on August 30, 2012 in News

EMR system implementations are complicated.  Assessing readiness, selecting a software vendor, and carrying out the actual implementation in your facility are tasks that require much time and thought.  Add on post-implementation system optimizations and things like Meaningful Use and the workload skyrockets for H.I.T. professionals.  While there is not an easy way of transitioning from paper to electronic records, there are some best practices to keep in mind while going through the process. …Continue reading

Healthcare IT Headlines Recap 8.20.12-8.24.12

Posted by becca on August 28, 2012 in News

Below is a listing of healthcare IT hot topics from around the web from the week of 8.20.12 to 8.24.12.  Continue to visit our website for the latest H.I.T. news every day!

Telehealth and Allscripts EHR, new dynamic duo
HIStalk Advisory Panel: IT and Patient Outcomes
EHR Implementation Lessons from the Field

Landing a Health Information Technology Job- What Employers are Looking for

Posted by becca on August 15, 2012 in News

Health information technology is currently a booming industry thanks in part to things like the HITECH Act and Meaningful Use.  While these measures may bring the creation of many new jobs, H.I.T. professionals must still remain competitive within their field in order to secure the most sought-after positions.  The need for Epic experts, NextGen consultants, McKesson trainers, etc. is certainly there, but candidates must be experienced with the proper certifications to take advantage of the lucrative job market.  What exactly are employers looking for when hiring an H.I.T. professional?  The answer to that question will vary.  However, there are some qualifications that appear to be standardized across most facilities and staffing agencies. …Continue reading

EHR Privacy and Security-An Overview

Posted by becca on August 10, 2012 in News

Privacy and security of electronic health records is an issue that should be at the forefront of every hospital and physician practice’s technology efforts, but often times it is overshadowed by the many other demands surrounding EHR implementation.  However, with medical records now living online, it is extremely important to take measures to secure protected health information not only out of concern for the patient but also to maintain compliance with HIPAA and Meaningful Use criteria. …Continue reading

Nine Phrases You Should Never Put On Your Resume

Posted by becca on August 8, 2012 in News

An interesting read for job-seekers courtesy of Monster.com that identifies resume-killing words.

Read it here.