The Best Tools for Every Step of the Health IT Job Search

Health IT professionals face monumental levels of stress at work every day. Our 2016 Health IT Stress Report found that 55 percent of industry professionals are frequently or constantly stressed. And that’s just from their current job. For professionals in search of new health IT jobs, it’s a different kind of stress, but the pressure can just as easily get out of hand.

Searching for a new job is frustrating and time consuming, and you already have enough to worry about. But there is hope — there are simple tools to save the day. We’ve put together a list of the most useful, easy-to-use tools to handle everything from your initial job search to negotiating an offer. Take a look: […]

By |Tuesday, September 20, 2016|Job Search|0 Comments|

Here are The Best Ways to Find Talent in Health IT

You spend hours looking for the right health IT talent, but all your sources seem stale. You’re seeing the same candidates who aren’t interested or who aren’t right for the position.

You need new talent sources and, lucky for you, the internet is full of recruiting tools. Health IT talent can be tricky to […]

By |Tuesday, September 13, 2016|Recruiting|0 Comments|
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    What Happened to Your Health IT Resume? This Is How You Need to Fix It

What Happened to Your Health IT Resume? This Is How You Need to Fix It

It’s no secret that resumes are your best tool for landing the job you want. The Jobvite 2015 Recruiter Nation Survey found that 93 percent of the 1,404 recruiters surveyed say they rely on resumes to evaluate job seekers. Unfortunately, a lot of job seekers continue to make the same mistakes on their resumes, which kills their chances of ever getting a call back.

Here are the most common resume mistakes health IT professionals make and how to fix them: […]

By |Tuesday, September 6, 2016|Job Search|0 Comments|

LinkedIn Vs Resume Databases: Which is the Best?

You need to fill a position now and you’re under a lot of pressure to deliver a high quality candidate in very little time. Where do you look first? LinkedIn or a resume database?

There are pros and cons to using both platforms, and both are useful in the search for talent. Here’s a look at how the tools measure up as well as the positives and negatives to using each one: […]

By |Tuesday, August 30, 2016|Recruiting|0 Comments|
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    Health Tech Trends: This is The New Tool That Can Help Crisis Management

Health Tech Trends: This is The New Tool That Can Help Crisis Management

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. […]

By |Tuesday, August 23, 2016|Healthcare Industry|0 Comments|

Stressed Out? How to Stay Healthy and Productive at Work

It’s morning and you are relieved to see a manageable day ahead of you. As you wrap up your first few tasks, your colleagues start to reach out to you, asking for input on a vulnerability test or showing you corrupt data reports. Next thing you know, it’s late afternoon, you’re surrounded by six empty coffee cups, the hunger pain strikes, and your manager is wondering how the database integration is going.

It’s simple for employees to lose track in the intense cycle of workplace stress, especially in health IT. In a recent HealthITJobs.com survey on stress, we found that 38 percent of health IT professionals say they experience high stress intensity, with 14 percent saying the stress impacts their ability to carry out everyday activities like spending time with friends and family, sleeping, and eating.

Being stressed out from work leads to unhealthy habits — 80 percent of respondents say they sleep less than seven hours a night, and almost half of them say they only exercise one day per week, at the most.

Don’t lose sight of the importance of personal health and well-being. Here’s how professionals can stay healthy, even when they are feeling overly stressed out: […]

By |Tuesday, August 16, 2016|Career Advice, IT Professionals|0 Comments|
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    This is Why You Need to Listen and Learn in Health IT – Insights from OmniMD’s Hitender Soni

This is Why You Need to Listen and Learn in Health IT – Insights from OmniMD’s Hitender Soni

Health IT is complex, and over his 16 years working in the field, Hitender Soni, Vice President of OmniMD, has learned that success comes down to one thing — teamwork. During his time working with the cloud EHR vendor, Soni has worked in operations, product strategy, product research and development, business development, marketing, channel development, training, project management, vendor negotiations, and delivery of technology based solutions. And though his experience is varied, every position required him to work together with healthcare professionals to find meaningful solutions.

We spoke with Soni about his diverse career in health IT and EHR, the importance of problem solving, and his advice for success in the industry: […]

By |Tuesday, August 9, 2016|Q&A With Health IT|0 Comments|

Stress At Work — This Is What Affects Health IT the Most

Stress at work is inevitable and actually a necessity in some cases. Adaptive stress makes people feel pumped, as blood flow increases to help the brain and muscles meet a challenge. This is “the zone” you get in for reaching peak performance. You benefit from this when you have a pressing deadline and react with deep focus and quick response times.

Stress becomes unnecessary when your productivity wanes, you start to experience physical discomfort, and emotional health issues arise. You may start to feel dizzy as blood pressure rises and you experience lapses in judgement and logical thinking.

According to the 2016 Health IT Job Perk Report, 86 percent of health IT professionals say they feel satisfied with their work, and yet health IT is one of the most stressful industries.

The 2016 Health IT Stress Report found that 55 percent of the 546 respondents said they are at least frequently or constantly stressed. So what can be causing so much stress on a such a frequent basis?

Here are some of the most common causes of workplace stress in health IT: […]

By |Tuesday, August 2, 2016|Career Advice, IT Professionals|0 Comments|
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    This is What You Can Do To Make Your Workload More Manageable

This is What You Can Do To Make Your Workload More Manageable

Your health IT job is stressful, and you’re feeling overwhelmed — there doesn’t seem to be a realistic solution. Your workload is just too heavy. There’s a lot to get done, and no way around deadlines and expectations.

After all, an unbearable workload was the top stressor rated by health IT professionals in the Health IT Stress Survey 2016 — 35 percent cited it as a major source of stress. Although your workload may seem like something you can’t control, there are steps you can take to make it more bearable, even when it gets stressful in the office.

Here are a few things you can do to make work more manageable: […]

By |Tuesday, July 26, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments|
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    This is Why Health Tech is the Most Exciting Part of Healthcare – Insights from Level 3 Communications’ Karin Ratchinsky

This is Why Health Tech is the Most Exciting Part of Healthcare – Insights from Level 3 Communications’ Karin Ratchinsky

When we think about the excitement of healthcare, we typically think of the front lines of care — the rush of the emergency room, a surgeon completing a life-saving procedure, or researchers developing new treatments.

But Karin Ratchinsky, director of healthcare strategy for Level 3 Communications, knows what many other health IT professionals know — the real excitement in healthcare is often behind the scenes. Although she comes from a long lineage of physicians, she knew she didn’t want to work on the clinical end. Instead, she was more interested in innovation and wanted to be where the health tech action is.

After completing her MBA at Trinity College in Dublin, she took an opportunity to head up business development and marketing strategy for healthcare at Level 3 Communications. Seven years later, she still thinks the company and the industry are as exciting and dynamic as ever.

We spoke with Ratchinsky about how the industry is changing and what she’s learned from her experiences in telecommunications: […]