Is Contract Work The Best Choice for Your Career?

Most professionals don’t think twice about what type of employee they are. Traditionally, you’re either part-time or full-time. But a less popular third category is gaining momentum. Employers in all industries are hiring a mix of permanent and contract workers. In fact, an April survey of HR decision makers conducted by Field Nation and Workplace Trends found that 93 percent said they have a blended workforce in which freelance workers and full-time employees team up and complete projects together.

It’s a newer concept, but professionals are moving toward contract work, even in health IT. Among health IT professionals surveyed in our our 2016 Healthcare Information Technology Salary Report, 82 percent are traditional, permanent employees, while 17 percent work as contractors. What’s more, the report found that independent contractors typically earn more than permanent employees. […]

By |Tuesday, December 6, 2016|Career Advice, Job Search|0 Comments|

Don’t Let a Sea of Misinformation Impact Your Job Search

A great product and awesome service help to make health IT companies stand out to both clients and job seekers, but they’re not always the most important factors people use to form their opinions. That’s what Judy Faulkner, CEO of Epic Systems, explained to Healthcare IT News in a recent article.

Unfortunately, as software vendors and other companies in the space grow, public relations becomes more and more important, especially when misinformation spreads quickly online. This increased need for PR creates extra barriers when attracting and retaining both customers and talent. At the same time, it can discourage professionals from seeking great opportunities.

Here’s a look at how public relations is impacting software vendors, and how it can impact your job search: […]

By |Tuesday, November 29, 2016|Job Search|0 Comments|
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    Health Tech Trends: The Top Safety Risks You Need to Know for 2017

Health Tech Trends: The Top Safety Risks You Need to Know for 2017

With changing healthcare legislation and advancing technology, there’s always news in health IT. To help you stay on top of the industry, HealthITJobs.com brings you the most relevant news in healthcare tech. Take a look at the latest tech innovations, new regulations, recent trends, and more.

What Impact Will Trump’s Victory Have on Value-Based […]

By |Tuesday, November 22, 2016|IT Professionals|0 Comments|
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    3 Health IT Stories that Will Make You Feel Proud To be in the Field

3 Health IT Stories that Will Make You Feel Proud To be in the Field

What makes the long hours and high stress levels of a career in health IT worth it? The satisfaction you get from knowing your hard work can help to save lives and dramatically improve patient care. But it can be tough to keep this sense of purpose in the face of a heavy workload. In fact, a July Workfront study of 606 employed adults found 74 percent of employees say their motivation for working is to pay the bills.

If you feel like you are just slaving away for a paycheck, here are three inspiring stories to remind you of the true meaning and impact the work health IT professionals do can have: […]

By |Tuesday, November 15, 2016|IT Professionals|0 Comments|
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    This is What the Next Wave of Health IT Will Look Like – Insights from Lightning Bolt Solutions’ Suvas Vajracharya

This is What the Next Wave of Health IT Will Look Like – Insights from Lightning Bolt Solutions’ Suvas Vajracharya

Suvas Vajracharya, PhD, founder and CEO of Lightning Bolt Solutions, was a staff scientist at the Los Alamos National Labs, scheduling massively parallel supercomputers in 1998, when a friend approached him with a problem that would change the course of his career.

His high school friend was now a doctor and was frustrated by […]

By |Tuesday, November 8, 2016|Q&A With Health IT|0 Comments|

4 Traits of Effective Health IT Leaders

Health IT professionals are passionate about their work — they wouldn’t dedicate their time to the profession if they weren’t. But where does that passion come from? While there are many factors involved, some of their passion is inspired by the leaders who help them succeed.

In a recent survey conducted by Tinypulse, tech employees gave their supervisors some of the highest ratings for performance. So why do tech employees love their leadership so much? In health IT, there are a few defining traits that make up standout leadership: […]

By |Tuesday, November 1, 2016|IT Professionals|0 Comments|

Health Tech Trends: What You Need to Know About MACRA

With changing healthcare legislation and advancing technology, there’s always news in health IT. To help you stay on top of the industry, HealthITJobs.com brings you the most relevant news in healthcare tech. Take a look at the latest tech innovations, new regulations, recent trends, and more.

Finalized MACRA Quality Payment Program Requires Big Data […]

By |Tuesday, October 25, 2016|Healthcare Industry|0 Comments|

How to Know You Have A Chronic Workplace Stress Problem

It sounds counter-intuitive, but a little workplace stress can actually be a good thing. Research from the University of California Berkeley suggests that significant but brief stressful events causes stem cells in the brains of rats to create new cells. Two weeks after being put under stress, when these new cells had matured, the rats’ alertness, learning, and memory had improved.

Acute stress can actually help to improve performance among employees as well. During short, stressful periods, employees work harder to meet deadlines, launch projects and systems, and solve problems.

But when workplace stress reaches chronic levels, that’s a problem. Unfortunately, our 2016 Health IT Stress Report found that 55 percent of professionals in the field are at least frequently or constantly stressed. What’s more, 38 percent rated their stress intensity as high or extremely high, while 45 percent said their stress occurs on a frequent or chronic basis.

There’s no doubt that health IT employees are stressed — but just how stressed are they? Here are some warning signs that workplace stress is reaching chronic levels and what employers can do about it: […]

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    In the Future of Tech, IT Professionals Will be Even More Important – Insights from hc1.com’s Laura Breedlove

In the Future of Tech, IT Professionals Will be Even More Important – Insights from hc1.com’s Laura Breedlove

Healthcare today is about quality, not quantity. Outcomes are critical and patients are at the center. That means patients expect a more personalized experience. One way to deliver this experience is through health IT.

Health IT companies like hc1.com give healthcare organizations the information and solutions they need to personalize patient and provider relationships, retain and gain patients, and achieve operational excellence. As the Senior Vice President of Technology, Laura Breedlove plays a key role in guiding healthcare organizations to success by gathering data and insights.

In this role, she was recently named the 2016 CTO of the year by the Indianapolis Business Journal and TechPoint. We spoke with her about the award, the success of her team, and the future of health IT. Here’s what she had to say: […]

By |Tuesday, October 11, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|

4 of the Best Ways to Find Health IT Talent Faster

On average, it takes employers 42 days to fill a position at a cost of $4,100, according to the Society for Human Resource Management’s Human Capital Benchmarking Report.

Employers in health IT know it can take even longer to find the niche skills and high level of experience necessary for the field. While the […]

By |Tuesday, October 4, 2016|Recruiting|0 Comments|