EMR and EHR Jobs

Posted on April 10, 2008 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.

Just the other day I saw an old link to an EMR Jobs website. Of course, I’m always interested in seeing what type of EMR jobs are out there. I’m not currently looking for a new job, but I do finish my masters degree in May and so I may be looking for a new job in the EMR, EHR, Healthcare or possibly IT area soon. However, I was a little bit saddened by the list of jobs on that EMR job website. I even took a look at EMR jobs on Indeed.com to see what they had to offer. Looks like there is some decent potential there. A search on Monster for EMR jobs left me less enthusiastic.

Honestly, most of the jobs listed required specific knowledge of an EMR software. This really surprised me. Seriously, the EMR systems aren’t that different and an intense 2 days of training/playing on an EMR system and you’ll get a pretty good idea of that EMR. Certainly it makes sense to put that knowledge of the EMR is preferred, but often I think that someone without the cultural baggage of poor implementations or other biases might be better than someone with previous experience with the EMR. In fact, from a product perspective having a fresh set of eyes to give new feedback and suggestions could be incredibly valuable to a company.

In the end, I have a feeling that searching any of these job boards won’t be nearly as valuable as connecting to people you know. I guess that’s why I think this EMR and HIPAA blog could be very valuable for my career. Anyone else have advice for those looking to work in the EMR field?