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About Beckie Folk

Beckie is the Director of Talent Acquisition at SoluStaff. She has worked in Information Technology (IT) sector for over 20 years and is very knowledgeable in the trends that impact IT in the Healthcare industry.

What are three things you look for in a resume?

By | June 9th, 2015|IT and Staffing News|

I once hired a young woman before she even graduated college. Her resume was proof she could multitask—the first thing I look for when making new hires. This young woman was captain of her soccer team, worked a part-time job, and involved in philanthropic activities at her university. Not only was she involved, but she [...]

5 Types of Cost-Saving Hospital Mobile Apps: How can apps save costs for hospitals? Here are 5 proven examples.

By | June 5th, 2015|Healthcare IT News|

For the third year in a row, cost reduction has been named as the #1 concern for hospital CEOs. Among various cost reduction strategies employed by hospitals, many are turning to branded mobile apps. The timing is great! In 2014, health app usage increased 89 percent. Less than 2 percent of U.S. adults own a wearable; but [...]

Are you a victim of data blocking? The Obama administration wants to know

By | June 4th, 2015|Healthcare IT News|

WASHINGTON—Federal health officials are stepping up efforts to stop practices they're call “data-blocking” with a new push to collect stories from patients, doctors and others whose health data requests were stymied. The CMS has created a new e-mail address—noinformationblocking@cms.hhs.gov—for these reports and announced it during the Health Datapalooza conference in Washington Tuesday.

Vital Signs Blog: Burwell asks IT entrepreneurs to help the government liberate health data

By | June 4th, 2015|Healthcare IT News|

HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell delivered the closing speech of the three-day Datapalooza conference in Washington, calling on entrepreneurs to partner with the federal government to help transform the American healthcare system. “As we build this future, you all are the bridge. We need your programs, your apps, your big ideas,” Burwell said. “We need your [...]

The Top 5 Embarrassing Errors to Avoid in Your Job Interview

By | June 3rd, 2015|IT and Staffing News|

When you're in the hot seat during a job interview, it's easy to get nervous and make mistakes. The hiring team might overlook certain slip-ups, like momentarily forgetting someone's name. However, other flubs might be considered more substantive, and in addition to being embarrassing, they could also cost you the job. Review this list of the [...]

Here’s how healthcare can guard against data breaches in the “year of the hack”

By | June 2nd, 2015|Healthcare IT News|

Protected Health Information, or PHI, is increasingly attractive to cybercriminals. According to PhishLabs, health records can fetch as much as 10 times the value of credit card data on the black market. Stolen healthcare records can be used for fraudulent billing which, unlike financial fraud, can go undetected for long periods of time. The rising price [...]

What will EHRs look like in 2020?

By | June 1st, 2015|Healthcare IT News|

“Health information technology is a key part of enhancing health and health care, and empowering patients to be first-order participants in their care," said Douglas B. Fridsma, MD, president and CEO of AMIA, in a statement. "As part of this report, we listened to our members who work closely with EHRs to understand the current [...]

Information technology security architects build bridges to sound networks

By | April 21st, 2015|IT and Staffing News|

Whether your computer network spans one office or dozens of satellite offices around the world, your state of security hinges on how robust your network is. If its byways aren’t properly built, maintained and replaced when needed, it becomes frail like an old bridge, putting intellectual property, banking information and customer information at risk and [...]