Healthcare IT

Facebook Profiles Add Organ Donor Status

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Facebook will invite American and British users — more than 200 million people — to share their organ-donor status on their personal profiles. This, the company hopes, will start conversations about organ donation and perhaps create enough peer pressure to nudge more people to sign up. Experts in the field are excited: They say people declaring on Facebook that they are organ donors could spur others to sign up at motor vehicle departments or online registries. But these experts say… continue…

This Blanky Keeps You Warm Even When the Dog Hops Off the Bed

IM Blanky
The IM Blanky is, without a doubt, the most high-tech blanket you are going to see all day. Currently being developed by a team of architects at the University of Toronto, it features a network of tilt sensors that allow the blanket to wirelessly transmit a 3D model of itself to a computer in real time. The blanket can also be embedded with temperature, pressure, humidity and heart rate sensors. The team embedded 104 sensors into the blanket using a… continue…

Health IT Finds VC; Internet Ad Revenues Soar [Update]

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Health IT Firms Find More Venture Capital: Venture capital investment may have declined overall during the first quarter of 2012, but health IT companies hit pay dirt. The number of deals remained flat at 18, yet the companies raised $102 million, an increase of 75 percent over the same period last year. A Forbes report points to four top deals, all of which should inevitably lead to hiring: Kinnser Software, PerfectServe, Truveris, and TigerText. Dice Internet Ad Revenues Are Soaring:… continue…

Jobs in Seattle and Denver; Job Training in Kansas City [DiceTV]

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F5 hires in Seattle… So does TriZetto Group in Denver…and groups in Kansas City are looking for local IT professionals to take advantage of new training programs… All on this week’s DiceTV Job Minute.

Health IT Funding Boosts Hiring Prospects

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Venture capital investment may have declined overall during the first quarter of 2012, yet health IT companies hit pay dirt. The number of deals remained flat at 18, yet the firms raised $102 million, an increase of 75 percent over the same period last year, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. The good news is hiring generally follows funding. Forbes pointed to these top four deals in the report: Kinnser Software of Austin, Texas, raised $40 million in March. Its technology allows… continue…

Nashville Wants to Attract 1,000 Tech Workers

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Nashville’s Chamber of Commerce announced a task force to cultivate IT professionals in the region as part of an effort to bolster the tech workforce there.. This is just one small part of a larger effort by city officials, who have spent about two years trying to get Google into the area. In some ways it’s working, since Google employees attended a recent one-day workshop with middle Tennessee entrepreneurs, coders and content creators. Google employees also recently attended HackNashville. A report by the Nashville Technology Council  in… continue…

Health IT Firm TriZetto Seeks Analysts, Architects, Engineers

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Health IT company TriZetto Group plans to hire up to 750 employees over the next five years at a new headquarters it’s building in south Denver. Among the positions TriZetto is advertising for are business analysts, systems architects, engineers and administrators. TriZetto produces technology to help health care providers and payers achieve compliance, greater efficiency and collaboration. It says its products touch more than half of the insured U.S. population and reach more than 21,000 physician practices. The new 165,000-square-foot building… continue…

Texas, Detroit and DARPA All Want You [DiceTV]

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Texas has a, well, Texas-sized need for Health IT professionals… Detroit is telling laid-off Yahoo workers: “We want you”… and can you conquer DARPA’s “Robotics Challenge?” All on this week’s DiceTV Update.

Increasing Demand for Epic EMR Specialists [DiceTV]

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Health organizations need more Epic specialists… Tech jobs increase in Utah… and more on the DiceTV Job Minute.

Texas Needs Health IT Pros, Especially Data Managers

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Texas needs 10,000 new Health IT workers by 2013 if it’s going to meet its goal of implementing electronic health records in medical settings. That’s according to a report by the Department of Health Information Management at Texas State University – San Marcos. Texas health organizations are primarily looking for professionals with experience in privacy and security, project management, data management, data mining and data analytics. Data management is the real hot button, with 31 percent of respondents saying they need… continue…