The Importance of Health Care IT Certifications

I sent the following as an email to former fellow classmates:

I want to share an article on the value of certifications from Healthcare IT News—“IT Certifications Increasingly Important to Hiring Process” at

 In early January, instead of going through the usual application process, I emailed the CIO of a local 350-bed hospital with a cover letter and resume.  Later that day, I learned there was a hiring freeze, so I was shocked when the CIO called me the same evening and said he wanted to set up an interview.  He claimed my HIPAA certification caught his attention. 

 One of the top issues facing healthcare entities in 2011 is HIPAA compliance.  Subsequently, even if you are employed, a HIPAA certification is a valuable notch in your belt and may even help to open otherwise closed doors.  I invite you to peruse the possibilities by clicking here or contact me directly for more information.

Warm Regards,



About Julie

My credentials include a Master's Certificate in Health Informatics, a CHPSE certification (Certified HIPAA Privacy and Security Expert), and certification in HL7 (Health Level 7). The multidisciplinary approach to equipping myself to enter the healthcare IT sector is consistent with my professional background in sales, management, healthcare, and recruiting. I also have a BA in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan, which as been invaluable in my professional life for exceling in sales, change management, and laying down an excellent foundation from which I was able to build effective communication skills with professionals of all levels.

Posted on March 28, 2011, in Education and Training, HIPAA, HL7, Training and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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