Monthly Archives: July 2012

Talent Shortage in Healthcare IT: Three real-world solutions to solving the problem.

How do you find and retain top HIT talent?There are countless stories about the current HIT skills shortage crisis, not only in informatics, but in other specialized areas of IT as well. I’ve written a few of them myself.We’ve seen … Continue reading

Posted in clinical training for HIT, HCOs, HIT crisis, HIT skills shortage, HIT staffing, HITECH, ICD-10, informatics Baccalaureate programs, Josh Kaplan, solving the HIT skills crisis, Talascend IT, top HIT talent | 1 Comment

WARNING: The search for IT candidate perfection is dangerous to your bottom line.

Training is the key to landing ‘A+’ candidates.This is another one of those cases when a much talked about political issue takes my mind in a different direction on a subject. Politics aside, a great number of stories are flooding … Continue reading

Posted in best-fit candidates, great recession 2008, h1b visas, IT resources, IT skills shortage, IT training, Josh Kaplan, lean manufacturing, Taiichi Ohno, Talascend IT, the perfect candidate, TPS, training | 2 Comments

Finding the best technical employees: It’s less about who and more about training.

I was recently reading an article about informatics Baccalaureate programs that are emerging to help meet current and future demands of HCO’s and insurers with highly specific IT program needs. The story sparked a different, yet simple, idea to solving … Continue reading

Posted in HIT skills shortage, informatics Baccalaureate programs, informatics skill shortage, information technology careers, IT jobs, IT skills shortage, IT training, Josh Kaplan, mobile apps developers | Comments Off

The ‘only’ HIT story this week: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act upheld by Supreme Court

Last Thursday, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ACA, (commonly referred to as Obamacareby politicos) was upheld by the US Supreme Court. I choose to remain politically agnostic when it comes to major news stories, especially in an … Continue reading

Posted in 30-60 million newly insured, ACA, Affordable Care Act, HCOs, HIPAA, HIT, HITECH, insurers, january 1st 2014, Josh Kaplan, obamacare, practitioners, Privacy Laws, Talascend Healthcare IT | Comments Off