Entries by Catherine Kolkoski

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IT Consultant Profile on Teresa Smith

Teresa is a veteran healthcare IT Consultant with 18 years in the business. Over the course of her career, she’s worked with many recruiters. Teresa worked with HeathTECH Resources, Inc. (HTR) for four years and considers HTR an easy stand out as the “best recruiting firm” she’s worked with. We recently spoke with Teresa about […]

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How Technology is Affecting Hospitals from the Top Down: The Role of Today’s CIO

The impact technology is having on information technology (IT) personnel within hospitals and other healthcare organizations is tremendous. CIOs are no longer behind a curtain controlling the switches on all of a hospital’s systems. Instead, our head IT professional is often found center stage, explaining how the latest technology will affect operations and how to […]

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Hire a Consultant for I.T. Changes and Keep Your Hospital Running Smoothly

Our hospitals have to make substantial changes in regards to information technology (I.T.) practices, which call for a significant degree of technical knowledge. The transition to electronic health records requires choosing the correct program, getting it installed and up and running, inputting all patient information, and learning how to use it. Electronic billing is now […]

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Did Your Hospital’s ICD-10 Transition Happen October 1?

Starting October 1, hospitals and other healthcare providers were supposed to switch to the ICD-10 insurance codes instead of using the ICD-9 insurance codes. Any services that were performed prior to October 1, 2015, should have been billed using the old ICD-9 codes, but any services that were performed by hospitals and other healthcare providers on […]