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Healthcare IT Career Resources

Posted on August 26, 2014 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

About 10 months ago, we added Healthcare IT Central to the Healthcare Scene family of healthcare IT websites. It’s been a really amazing addition to the network and I’ve been amazed at the thousands of people that have been able to find health IT jobs thanks to Healthcare IT Central. I love blogging because you get the direct interaction with readers, but there’s a really amazing feeling that comes when you play some small role in helping someone find a job.

The other great part about the addition of Healthcare IT Central is the related Healthcare IT Today career blog. If you’re not reading that site, we just added it to our Healthcare Scene email subscription lists so you can receive the latest posts in your email inbox.

Just to give you a little flavor of the type of content we’ve been posting on Healthcare IT Today, we asked the questions, “Has There Been an EHR Consulting Slow Down?” and “Who’s More Satisfied – Full Time Health IT Professionals or Health IT Consultants?” Plus, we even posted really interesting data like a look at the Epic Salary and Bonus structure. Then, since it is a healthcare IT career website, we cover things like LinkedIn tips and LinkedIn as a professional or personal profile.

If you’re someone looking for a healthcare IT job or looking for a better healthcare IT job, we have hundreds of health IT jobs available. You might also check out Cordea Consulting, ESD, and Greythorn that recently posted jobs with us.

If those jobs aren’t your style we have other jobs like this Sales Account Executive at EHR vendor, gMed, or these system analyst jobs at Hathaway-Sycamores Child Family Services and Pentucket Medical.

If you’re an employer looking for amazing healthcare IT professionals, you can register for the site and post your jobs or search our database of over 12,000 active health IT resumes.

Hopefully some of these health IT career resources are helpful to readers of EMR and HIPAA. One thing that’s universal in healthcare is the need to find a job or hire the right talent. Hopefully we’re doing are part to help both sides of the coin.

EMR and EHR Jobs

Posted on December 8, 2013 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

We’re back again with our weekend Healthcare IT Central jobs post. Healthcare IT Central recently passed a really amazing milestone. The HIT Central jobs newsletter now gets sent to over 14,000 health IT professionals (See this week’s newsletter for an example). When I look through the list of people who read the newsletter, I’m in awe at the quality of professionals on the list.

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when I look at the quality of jobs listed on the site. Not to mention the companies behind those jobs. Check out the Healthcare IT Central mini job site for these 3 companies to see what I mean:

If you’re looking for a particular type of Health IT job, you can always use this Health IT jobs search page. Also, here’s a list of links to some of our most popular search terms:

As always, I love to hear your feedback on the site.

EMR Jobs, Olympic EMR, EMR O/S, EHR Dictation, and EMR Purchasing

Posted on May 27, 2012 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

You can see we have a jam packed weekend Twitter round up. There were a lot of interesting topics being discussed this week in healthcare social media. As usual, we’ll do our best to provide some of the more interesting tweets. Not to mention we’ll add a bit of our own commentary to provide some background and understanding about the tweets as well.

Now without further ado, a few EMR and healthcare IT tweets for your reading pleasure:


I saw this job tweeted. I didn’t necessarily find this job all that unique, but it’s an interesting contrast to see all the EMR jobs tweeted out, posted on the EMR and EHR Job board, and posted to the Healthcare Scene LinkedIn group. Compare that with experiences like this one posted on EMR Thoughts. It’s such a conundrum that so many don’t have jobs while many can’t find qualified EMR talent.


GE Centricity has been the choice of the USOC for a few years now. I’d love to go to London to see it in action first hand. Anyone want to sponsor that? I do LOVE watching the Olympics!


Does operating system really matter anymore? I’m finding that the operating system is mattering less and less. Ok, with most client server products you need a certain operating system, but with most well done SaaS EHR it doesn’t matter. I’ve reinstalled a few computers recently myself and all I do is reinstall my browser, hook up dropbox and I have probably 90% of what I need.


The sub head on the article describes the link of EHR and dictation better: “Doctors who dictate their clinical notes before they’re entered into an EHR have lower quality of care scores than those who type or enter structured data directly into the EHR, according to Partners Healthcare researchers.” I’m always suspect of these studies. Particularly because they usually have a much narrower focus, but provide for a great headline.

Plus, I think it’s still early on NLP (natural language processing) and CLU (clinical language understanding) technology that will extract more data from unstructured text in real time to support quality care measures. Let’s look at this in 3 years and we’ll see if voice and narrative text is common place or gone the way of the dinosaurs.


I’m sure that this number is lower than many ambulatory EMR companies expect. It’s certainly much less than ONC would predict. I personally predict the number is a bit low. I expect we’ll see a few more EHR purchases than 7-8%, but probably not more than 15%.

Noble Profession of EMR Employment

Posted on August 16, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

I recently came across this really interesting Wall Street Journal blog post. In it a recent college graduate gives a nice rendition of the challenge of changing from student to employee. Turns out, this newly minted graduate has found work at the popular healthcare IT software company: Epic.

Of course, the fact that Epic is hiring a recent college graduate should come as no surprise to anyone in the EMR and healthcare IT field. Epic has long been a haven for new graduates since their hiring practices seem to favor training new blood as opposed to hiring experienced EMR practitioners.

However, reading the above post made me think back to when I first got hired for a job working with an electronic medical record. This part of the blog post really hit home (emphasis mine):

Starting Aug 1, I will be calling Madison home. As a project manager for Epic Systems, I will be working with hospitals from start to finish on implementing health care information technology. This position is a wonderful opportunity to work in a young, fast-paced environment with a high level of independence, not to mention a fair amount of travel (which is perfect for an adventurous 21-year-old). Best of all, the ability to help improve patient care, create better processes and in general aid hospital systems is just the kind of feel-good work I was looking for at the beginning of my job search. Preparing to work every day on a beautiful and themed campus that is sure to leave any architecture buff or Indiana Jones fan speechless, I couldn’t be any more excited to begin this next chapter.

While I’m sure we could have a fascinating conversation about some of the points this girl makes about working at Epic, the part in bold took me back to when I had a similar vision.

I remember all too well telling so many people that I was going to have the opportunity working with an EMR to transform the way someone’s healthcare would be provided. I mean, I had the chance to be able to possibly even save people’s lives.

Turns out that I haven’t thought too much about this perspective in the last 5 years. Sure, I guess it’s always in the back of the mind. The focus on patients has always been paramount for me. I believe I truly have made the patient experience and patient care better in the work I’ve done.

Maybe time has just jaded me to too many things and the romance is gone. Certainly I still could be helping to save lives. I guess sometimes the minutiae of what we call work gets in the way of remembering the bigger picture of what’s possible. Maybe that’s why Epic is smart to hire so many recent college grads.

Healthcare IT Education Grants and the Workforce Shortage

Posted on February 3, 2011 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

As many of you know, I get a lot of interesting emails. I generally try to respond to all the emails I get. In many cases, the topics work great for a post on this blog and will extend the discussion beyond the email. This is one such case. The following is an email from a student in one of the HITECH funded healthcare IT education programs and my response to them (published with permission). I’ll be interested to hear what others think about the topics we discussed and if you have any other suggestions for Jojo.

I would like to ask your opinion about what will the graduates of the HIT education grant do after fiishing the 6 month course ?

I am one of these students and I want to freelance after. I have 13 years of IT experience and none of heallthcare (except for my medical appointments where I make my own process workflow analysis). As for me, I have not seen much of IT companies specializing in HIT, in the Northern Sacramento / Placer county region. HIT does not even ring a bell to them, I think. IT companies know about Windows, Office, VMWare, networking, Sharepoint, etc. but not HIT. HIT is an old lurking industry given prestige nowadays because of the HITech act and the $19 billion fund. In 2 more months I will finish the HIT grant school and nowhere to go.

I want to plan ahead. So, I looked at the NorCal REC and I see that they have pay-for registrations for IT providers (IT companies). The IT provider list is supposed to be a match for clinics wanting to implement EMR. I look at these IT provider’s website and I don’t see much information about what they do for HIT. So, how does a REC know that an IT provider knows how to do HIT ? Sure IT companies know the IT part of HIT but not necessarily the H part (for healthcare). This was the same notion I have before I was a HIT student. How hard can HIT be ? Not until I went through the HIT education prgram then I understood that it is not as easy as I thought. HIT is much like specialty field of IT (akin to doctor specializing to a specific field of study).

Therefore, I may have to freelance; capture the smaller niche market in my rural region. Test the waters, apply my learned skills and grow from there. Yes, I would want to satisfy the HITECH goal of building a HIT workforce. But I do not have any information as who is out there (clnics wanting an EMR and HIT providers). My only assumption is that by the end of two years, ONCs calculation is that there will be about 10,500 HIT professionals nationwide. It does not seem to be a lot considering that the California REC is expecting about 10,000 clinic registrants.

The REC is not catering to the upcoming HIT workforce. At least , I have not seen any projects or system that will provide information for a HIT professional that will be graduating this March. I would imagine that a HIT professional should be able to login to the REC website and browse a list of clinic that matches his locality and expertise. Something like that will justify the fund given out for the HIT education.

What do you think?

Jojo Pornebo

My email response was the following:

Hi Jojo,
You bring up some interesting points and thanks for sharing. Are you sure you’re looking in the right places? I don’t know your area of the country that well, but I know a couple IT vendors here in Las Vegas that do a ton of healthcare IT support. Although, you shouldn’t be confused by their website. Many have healthcare as a strong area of focus, but don’t necessarily put it on their website. In fact, in some cases I’ve seen them put the EMR part of their company as a separate company so as not to confuse their existing IT clients.

I’d also suggest you see if there are any VARs in the area you want to work. Many IT companies become VARs for specific EMR vendors and so you could leverage both your IT and healthcare IT skills with a company like this.

Also, I’m not sure it’s best to rely on the RECs. I talked with an IT vendor today who said that he referred people to our local REC for meaningful use and they were suppose to get referrals back for IT support. Yet, he hasn’t gotten any referrals from the REC (yet?). I’d look beyond the RECs which have a limited life anyway if I was in your shoes.

Your training could apply beyond IT companies and the RECs. You could work for an IT vendor itself for example. You can also find full time employment with a specific clinic. Many medium to large size clinics have full time IT support. It’s a great alternative to working for an IT company since you get to know the clinic very well and can effect change over a long period of time. Of course, hospital IT departments also need a lot of skilled healthcare IT employees (and may have the most shortage).

There are lots of options out there. What really matters is you deciding which career path you want to take. Working for an IT company, a hospital, a clinic, an HIT vendor or freelancing for yourself are all viable career paths with their own unique pros and cons.

You could also check out my EMR and EHR job board. It has a number of possible job options so you could see some of the types of healthcare IT related jobs that are out there.

I hope this helps.

Note: Please feel free to share your thoughts for Jojo in the comments. If you have a job for Jojo let me know in the comments or on our contact us page too and I’ll be sure to connect you.

Top EMR Ads and EMR (Epic) Jobs

Posted on December 5, 2010 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

I’m pretty pumped right now since this weekend is probably the best weekend (traffic wise) that EMR and HIPAA has ever had. I’m not sure the difference, but thanks to all of you who have been reading over the weekend. The weekend is usually pretty dead around EMR and HIPAA and so it’s awesome to get some great traffic to the site on the weekend. Plus, I just checked and it’s pretty cool that EMR and HIPAA (this site) just passed 3.5 million pageviews and EMR and EHR just passed half a Million. Not bad.

Top EMR and HIPAA Ads
Tomorrow or the next day I’m planning to send out the details on the top ads on EMR and HIPAA. As I did 6 months ago, I’ll be opening up the bidding for the top 2 ads on the site. So many people have been interested in the top ads that I figured it was the only fair way to approach it.

If you’re interested in the top ad spots on EMR and HIPAA, let me know on the EMR and HIPAA contact us page or comment below and I’ll copy you in on the email I send out with all the details. Current advertisers don’t need to message me since I’ll be emailing them already.

I’m also really close to launching my previous mentioned Deluxe Advertising Package. I don’t quite have all the details but I’m close. If you want to be the first to sign up for it, you’d likely be in a good position to get one of the top EMR ad spots.

New EMR Projects
I’m also close to announcing some exciting news about some new EMR projects I’m working on. I think it will be some great stuff that people who read this site are going to love. More on that once I finalize some of the details.

EMR Jobs
All we hear about on the news these days seems to be about the bad economy and all the people that are unemployed. So, I’m always really happy to see the jobs posted on the EMR and EHR job board. For example, there was one recently posted for 4 Full time Epic Application Specialists. The cool part about the job listing is that they’ll even cover the cost for a person’s EPIC training and certification. If you’d like to work in hospital healthcare IT working on EPIC, take a look.

First EMR Job Posting Results

Posted on December 26, 2009 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

You’ll have to excuse the lack of serious content in many of my posts this week or so. It’s the holidays and so traffic is down. So, I’m not spending as much time creating other content since many people won’t get to see it anyway. Plus, I’m heading to California to visit some family as well and it looks like I’ll have to try and borrow the neighbors wireless if I want internet. Should be a nice digital break to enjoy the beautiful California weather. That said, I do have a number of great posts in store for the new year and will probably schedule a few this week while I’m away.

I did want to take a second to highlight the new EMR job board that I created. You can read my full writeup about the EMR job board. Since creating the EMR and HIPAA job board, I’ve seen a number of other EMR or healthcare IT related job boards around. They were a ton more expensive than mine. I’m not sure if that means I should raise my price or not, but for now I’ll leave it where it is.

I was interested to see how well an EMR job board did on this site. I think I have a strong niche with many people asking me about EMR jobs. Plus, there’s going to be a lot of people looking for qualified EMR sales, implementation and consultants as ARRA really starts to heat up. So, I wondered if anyone would really look at the EMR and HIPAA job board.

We had our first job posted for an “EMR-EHR Sales Consultant – EMR Implementation Specialist” by 1st Providers Choice about 6 days ago. In that time the specific job page has already had 33 77 views. I think that’s a pretty decent number of views for only paying $15.

What do people think? Any suggestions on how I can make the job board more useful? I’m also happy to talk with people about doing some bulk posting of jobs if you have a number of jobs you want posted. Let me know your thoughts. Don’t be shy.

EMR Job Board

Posted on December 18, 2009 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

UPDATE: We’ve moved all of our EMR Jobs listings to Healthcare IT Central.

One of my most common questions on this site is where people can go to find EMR jobs. My first response is usually to direct them to the EMR and EHR job page on the EMR and HIPAA wiki.

Now, I’ve decided to create an EMR and HIPPA job page for those interested in finding or listing an EMR or EHR related job. I’ve added a widget in the right side bar of EMR and HIPAA that lists the latest EMR and EHR related job listings. This same widget will also be posted on my other site EMR and EHR. It will be interesting to see all the different types of EMR jobs posted there.

Right now the cost to list an EMR job is $30 for 90 days. However, to get things kicked off and in the spirit of the holiday season, you can post an EMR job for only $15 if you use the discount code “emrjobs”. This discount will last for the next month.

If someone’s interesting bulk pricing, feel free to drop me a line on my Contact Us page.

Great Time to Be Experienced in the EMR Industry

Posted on October 25, 2009 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

I was reading through this blog post describing the staffing challenges that face the healthcare IT and EMR industry in the coming years. I’ve read and written quite a bit about the looming crisis in filling qualified healthcare IT and EMR jobs. However, the above blog post does a nice job of looking at it from a number of different angles. Not the least of which is the challenge of retaining staff as demand for those qualified staff members increases.

I’d love to hear more about what companies are doing to retain the good, qualified and experienced healthcare IT people in their organization.

While we’re at it, let’s hear what EMR vendors are doing to prepare for the EMR implementation/training backlog which is likely to happen. In this regard, you might read the response by SOAPware’s president to my interview question about this subject as well. I’d love to hear about other unique training and implementation models that EMR vendors are employing.

EMR, EHR and HIPAA Wiki

Posted on September 16, 2009 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

A while back I decided to take a weekend and create an EMR, EHR and HIPAA wiki to go alongside this website. I still think it’s a really good idea that still has yet to be full realized. That said, considering the relatively little amount of effort that I’ve put into the project, we’ve had 53 people make contributions to the wiki with a little over 20,000 pageviews. Not a bad start for a side project.

My favorite page on the wiki is the EMR and EHR matrix of companies. As you’ll see, it still needs some more love, but a couple EMR and EHR vendors are being listed each week. If you see your EMR/EHR not listed in the matrix, then sign up and add it. That’s the beauty of a wiki. Otherwise, you can also leave a comment and I’ll add your EMR company. As everyone contributes I see that page becoming a very valuable resource.

A couple other of my favorite pages is the list of open source and Free EMR and EHR companies. I’m sure that’s missing some of the players in this area, but still is a popular resource. Considering the current economic situation and unemployment rate, I also love this page listing a bunch of the various EMR, EHR and HIT jobs websites.

Also, a relatively new addition to the site is this Glossary of EMR, EHR, HIT and HIPAA terms. It needs a little formatting help, but represents a lot of work trying to help those new to the healthcare IT field.

Anyway, I hadn’t talked about it for a while and so I wanted to point it out to everyone and encourage people to contribute to the effort. If everyone helps just a little it will become a pretty good resource for those learning about EMR, EHR and HIT.