Healthcare IT Leaders Announces the Best Healthcare IT Blogs

The lively healthcare IT blog community provides to-the-minute clarity in a sea of acronyms, software companies and government regulation. To help you navigate the deep HIT blogging community waters, we're giving special recognition to blogs that provide information about software systems, consultant best practices, tools of the trade and legislative changes that may impact healthcare […]

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ICD-10 Experts in High Demand as Deadline to Switch Remains

All healthcare providers must be on the ICD-10 codes by Oct. 2014, which means ICD-10 implementation experts are in high demand over the next 12 months. Even with the one-year extension of the ICD-10 deadline, hospitals and healthcare providers are in varied states of readiness, according to recent surveys, with fifteen months to go.  Training […]

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Big Data’s True Promise: Better and More Individualized Care

At a recent HIMSS conference in Washington on big data and analytics, I found myself vividly remembering two young college students, covered in black and blue blotches and desperately struggling to live. It was years ago on a beautiful Saturday morning in June, in a college town drawn from a Saturday Evening Post cover and […]

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EHR Adoption Means Growth, Challenges for Healthcare IT Organizations

Record-breaking EHR adoption is fueling unprecedented growth in health IT, but hospitals are also putting the brakes on some IT initiatives because of staff shortages, according to two reports released this week. In 2012, some 44 percent of hospitals reported having a basic electronic health record system, up 17 percentage points from 2011, according to […]

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Need to Hire For Healthcare IT Jobs? View This Expert Webinar

With 2/3 of health care employers reporting difficulties recruiting experienced IT workers for healthcare IT jobs (a number that rises to 73 percent for Epic-certified consultants), IT departments face unprecedented hiring challenges. This webinar, recorded June 5th 2013, features solutions to the HIT hiring crisis from Towers Watson, a leading global professional services firm and Healthcare […]

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Epic Ambulatory Jobs Lead ‘White Hot’ Epic Market

Certified Epic Ambulatory consultants are in highest demand in today’s hospital IT job market, according to Healthcare IT Leaders. Our analysis of client job requests since 2012 shows one out of every 10 jobs posted to our website is an Epic Ambulatory job. The next five most requested roles are also typically part of a […]

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Tour Our Healthcare IT Leaders Office

Welcome to Healthcare IT Leaders! We pride ourselves on our cool office setting in Alpharetta, Ga., so we wanted to invite you to take a look around to see where we work, what energizes us and how we blow off steam with a little playtime. We've been named One of the Best Places to Work […]

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Improve EHR Adoption by Starting at the Beginning

Recent headlines tell us physicians lag in EHR adoption and I expect that we will see that headline repeated for a while. But in the midst of our country’s unprecedented investment in eHealth, we're also learning how to do things right, and I do think best practices are emerging to lessen the EHR adoption curve for […]

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4 Differences Between Epic-Certified Consulting and Full-Time Employment

Full-time information technology professionals transitioning to Epic-certified consultant work may wonder what they’re getting themselves into. One work lifestyle doesn’t necessarily outweigh the other, though each has clear benefits and pitfalls. What’s right for you depends on your personality, family situation, skill set and career goals. Weigh your options by considering the four major differences […]

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