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Health IT Opportunity from 2015 State of the Union  

President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address is under analysis quite extensively this week.  Although I did not have one of my “jump-out-of-my seat because-POTUS-mentioned-health IT-in-the- speech” moments, “I’m encouraged by three areas where health IT can join the conversation.

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Pursuing a Career In [fill in the blank]…

Recently I earned a Master’s in Education (Adult and Distance focused) from The Pennsylvania State University.  Great.  Now what?  Well, I want to continue my focus on lifelong learning and I want to apply what I have worked so hard … Continue reading

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America’s Commitments to our Veterans

Last week, President Obama addressed attendees at the American Legion National Convention where we were reminded of the five priorities outlined in pursuit of upholding the sacred trust of more than a million service members who will be returning to … Continue reading

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7 Important Soft Skills for Health IT Consultants

by Frank Myeroff, President, Direct Consulting Associates,  a Supporting Collaborator at the HIMSS Innovation Center Google “soft skills” and you’ll find that they are defined as the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, and optimism … Continue reading

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Health IT Was Not My Original Career Goal….

Like most little girls I wanted to be a princess or a ballerina.  As I got older my career goals changed from one day to the next.  I remember wanting to be a lawyer; in my mind I was always … Continue reading

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Closing the Gap – Veteran Unemployment and Health IT Careers

Each month the Bureau of Labor Statistics publishes the current economic climate data.  Looking at data among 18-25 year old veterans, statics show fluctuation over the last year with a high in Jan 2013 of 36.2 percent and the current … Continue reading

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A Means to Closing the Talent Gap

Apprenticeships.  The mere mention of this word may raise images of trades like plumbing or electricians. While these occupations are important, my post looks at a different category of such learning opportunities – Federally Registered Apprenticeship Programs.

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A Successful Career in Health IT Takes the Right Stuff

by Frank Myeroff, President Direct Consulting Associates, Cleveland, Ohio, The field of health IT is not only one of the hottest occupations today, but it shows no signs of slowing down.   In fact, high growth is expected in hand health … Continue reading

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Helping Veterans Transition into Health IT

What if I told you that in a few months you would be a Soldier, an Airman, a Seaman, or a Marine?  What if I told you that starting tomorrow you would attend a 3-day seminar on everything you need … Continue reading

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HIE Workforce Challenges – What are some solutions?

By Scott MacLean, MBA, CPHIMS, FHIMSS Chair, HIMSS Board of Directors I’m pleased to be participating today in the CMS eHealth Summit, as part of a panel discussing health IT workforce issues.  We’ll be discussing the HIMSS/AHIMA Healthcare Information Exchange … Continue reading

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