Healthcare IT

How to Break Into Statistical Programming in Pharma

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Pharmaceutical companies have a seemingly insatiable demand for statistical programmers. Because the process of getting a drug to market requires an inordinate amount of clinical data analysis, they play a key part in the process whether they’re working at a drug company or a clinical research organization. Though a deep understanding of life sciences and significant experience with the clinical process is needed to move into a leadership role, employers in the space are beginning to bring in and train… continue…

This Is the Secret to Landing a Job at athenahealth

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Health IT vendor athenahealth made news earlier this year when it selected Austin, Texas, as the site of its new R&D hub. The company said it would create 600 jobs there over the next 10 years. However, that’s just one of the locations where athenahealth is hiring in IT. The company will add about 200 tech positions overall this year, according to Technical Recruiting Manager Amber Jackson. She estimates it will bring on more than 100 people in software engineering,… continue…

Sample Resume: Healthcare IT Compliance and Security Officer

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William Chan,CISSP, CPHIT, CPHIE Minneapolis, Minn. 00000 ♦ 000.555.1212 ♦ wchan@email.com Healthcare IT Compliance and Security Officer History of fostering credibility, independence, integrity, confidentiality and trust with patients, healthcare providers, employees and administrators and nurturing a culture of compliance by leveraging in-depth knowledge of HIPAA, regulatory and legal standards, risk and compliance control and hands-on experience with security and architecture of infrastructure systems. Qualifications Summary Won back constituent trust by performing rigorous security risk assessments and utilizing ISO 27001/27002 as… continue…

athenahealth to Add 600 Jobs in Austin

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Medical technology services provider athenahealth plans to expand into Austin, Texas, after state and local officials dangled a $5.5 million incentive package in front of it. The company says the move is part of a national growth strategy aimed at improving service for clients throughout the healthcare industry. Over the next 10 years, it will add some 600 software development and R&D jobs in Austin, and spend approximately $13 million to redevelop a 110,000-square-foot space in the city’s downtown. “Austin… continue…

Closings, Mergers Threaten Hospital IT Jobs

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IT workers at the nation’s hospitals are watching as healthcare’s shifting tides reshape how they do their jobs – and if they’ll be able to keep them. Hospitals are grappling with regulatory changes, shrinking Medicare reimbursements, HIPAA-related privacy and security issues and, more than anything else, significant budget cuts. In turn, IT personnel are facing layoffs, and some are rethinking how and where they work. Nowadays, the rate of hospital closures and acquisitions is rising. The Centers for Disease Control… continue…

Why More IT Pros Say ‘No Thanks’ to Becoming CIO

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Want to be a CIO? You’re in the minority. Long hours, lack of prestige and company politics have more IT pros saying they don’t aspire to become CIO, according to a Computerworld survey. Only 32 percent of the 489 IT professionals polled say they are still gunning for the CIO title, while 55 percent say “no thanks.” “Being a CIO doesn’t offer the opportunity to do the cool stuff that IT people like so much to do. It’s about meetings… continue…

Healthcare IT’s Achilles’ Heel: Sensors

Fitbit, FuelBand, and ingestible sensors aren’t quite enough to support researchers’ grandiose dreams for healthcare IT. continue…

eClinicalWorks to Add 100 Software Developers

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eClinicalWorks, a Massachusetts-based Health IT vendor for ambulatory practices, plans to add 100 software developers in the next year as part of a $50 million initiative to expand in patient engagement and population health tools. The company launched its Health & Online Wellness (healow) division in February with $25 million in funding and approximately 75 workers. It says it has 14 million consumers using its electronic patient portal and mobile application, and doctors send more than 5 million messages to… continue…

Fla. Healthcare Integrator iSirona to Add 300 Jobs

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Healthcare technology integration specialist iSirona plans a $2.25 million expansion at its Panama City, Fla., headquarters that will add a total of 300 new jobs over the next three years. Since the end of 2012, the company has grown from 31 employees to more than 180. The new positions are expected to be primarily in software development, though there will be others in program management and support. Overall, the new jobs will pay an average of $50,000. Sixty five of… continue…

Affordable Care Act a Shot in the Arm for Startups

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Whatever controversy goes with the Affordable Care Act, a number of startups are hoping to cash in by offering software tools and services that would ease the process of selecting and managing healthcare providers and insurance exchanges. One of them — Benefitter Insurance Solutions, a San Francisco-based startup that developed tools for employers to navigate healthcare reform – believes it’s easier to launch a company when a “tidal wave of change is occurring,” CEO Brian Poger told USA Today. Another… continue…