- Employee orientation is geared toward clinical staff. As non-clinical staff, a lot of it is inapplicable and boring.
- A majority of the IT/IS systems and effort revolve around clinical and patient care, especially in this day and age of Electronic Medical Records (EMR) systems
- I thought IT had it bad with acronyms and abbreviations. It took me two days to figure out what PRN meant as a staffing term1
- There seems to be a much higher percentage of women in the IT department here.
- It will take some getting used to seeing licensed pharmacists, RNs, LPNs, and CNAs on the IT department staff (they act as BAs and SMEs for the clinical systems)
- For the last decade, I've been one of the guys with all the answers. Right now, I'm the guy with all the questions. It's an odd feeling.
- It's VERY nice only having to worry about one application stack, and the associated data flows, instead of being a jack-of-all-trades across 20 different apps.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Musings on the first week
So today marks the end of my first week in the healthcare industry. Here are some musings: