Life Sciences Summit 2011: Nov 16, 17

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Life Sciences Summit 2011 is a unique two-day event focused on forming partnerships between industry and academia to accelerate the development of biomedical solutions in the areas of infectious disease, neuroscience, oncology and regenerative medicine.

The formal agenda is augmented by an online partnering system that allows meeting participants to generate business opportunities by scheduling meetings over the course of the event. Approximately 500 entrepreneurs, industry executives and investors are expected to attend.

Program Features:

  • Plenary Sessions & Keynotes feature internationally recognized leaders from business, academia, government, investment, and not-for-profit communities to explore opportunities and challenges in the quest to bring new therapies to patients.
  • New for 2011! Key Opinion Leader (KOL) Sessions feature academic thought leaders in the fields of infectious diseases, neurology, oncology and regenerative medicine.
  • Translational Research Forum explores new frontiers in commercially promising breakthrough science in the 2011 focus areas.
  • Emerging Company & Innovators Showcase features commercially promising licensing, investment and partnering opportunities. Emerging companies are invited to apply for a 15-minute presentation slot.
  • Business Workshops address critical issues of importance to the CEOs and management of emerging life science companies
  • Collaborate, the Life Sciences Summit on-line & on-site partnering service allows meeting delegates to profile their organizations of technology before and during the event, and to connect with other attendees to discuss business opportunities of mutual interest. On-site meetings can be scheduled before and during the conference by mutual agreement, ensuring efficient use of your time and resources.


Featured Physician Executive: Stephen Spielberg, MD, PhD

This week, our featured physician executive is Stephen Spielberg, MD, PhD.

Dr. Spielberg was recently appointed the deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco for the FDA. Dr. Stephen Spielberg, MD, PhD, a former dean of Dartmouth Medical School and current director of the Center for Personalized Medicine and Therapeutic Innovation at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, will oversee the Centers for drug, biologics, medical devices and tobacco products, and will also oversee Special Medical programs. Spielberg, who becomes deputy commissioner for medical products and tobacco, spent seven years at J&J, where he headed pediatric clinical trials internationally until 2003, having joined from Merck, where he did research in pharmacogenetics and chaired PhRMA's pediatric task force. He has served on the FDA's scientific advisory board for the past two years.

Preference given to relevant health IT certifications (CPHIMS)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Here's an example of a job post for a Health IT consultant where they outline that they will give preference to a candidate who has health IT certification like CPHIMS. CPHIMS is a professional certification program for healthcare information and management systems professionals. Individuals who meet eligibility criteria and successfully complete the CPHIMS exam are designated a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CPHIMS).

How to Get a Job as a CRA

There's an article on BioSpace written by Somaraju Lokaranjan, PM, i3 Research titled, "How to Get a Job as a CRA." The author notes:

The average salary for a CRA ranges from 40,000 to 60,000 USD but is also country specific as per national standards and subsequently better within life science jobs.

That's a bit on the low end, but it's a reasonable starting range. Advanced CRAs can make over 80-90k per year. Then again, when you're talking about salary ranges for positions that are found both in academia and industry, you'll find a very wide range of potential salaries.

HIMSS Assists Health IT Grads Through Jobmine

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Author: Thuc Huynh, MD

In the aim to provide support to health IT professionals who are looking to start a career, HIMSS puts up a program in conjunction with the Office of the National Coordinator and its program HIT Workforce Development. Health IT professionals can now go to HIMSS Jobmine either to post resumes or check out job postings from prospective employers.

2nd Annual BIO India International Partnering Conference

2nd Annual BIO India International Partnering Conference
September 21-22, 2011
Hyderabad, India

This exclusive forum will bring together biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies from North America, Europe and Asia to meet and explore business opportunities with India’s emerging biotech sector.

Keynote Speakers Announced

  • G.V. Prasad, Vice Chairman and CEO, Dr. Reddy's Laboratories
  • Glenn Saldanha, Managing Director & CEO, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals


Limited License for Practice of Administrative Medicine

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

From the Texas Administrative Code:

(a) Pursuant to §155.009, Texas Occupations Code, the board may issue to an applicant a license that is limited to administrative medicine.
(b) "Administrative medicine," as used in this section means administration or management utilizing the medical and clinical knowledge, skill, and judgment of a licensed physician, and capable of affecting the health and safety of the public or any person.
(c) An administrative medicine license does not include the authority to practice clinical medicine, prescribe dangerous drugs or controlled substances, or delegate medical acts or prescriptive authority.
(d) An applicant for an administrative medicine license must complete the same application and meet the same requirements as an applicant for a full Texas medical license, except that the applicant for an administrative medicine license shall not be required to show that the applicant has been engaged in the active practice of medicine, as defined in §163.11 of this title (relating to Active Practice of Medicine). Applicants for administrative medicine licenses must demonstrate that they have practiced administrative medicine in either of the two years preceding date of application or otherwise demonstrate that they are competent to practice administrative medicine.
(e) The holder of an administrative medicine license shall be required to pay the same fees and meet all other requirements for issuance and renewal of the license as a person holding a full Texas medical license.
(f) The holder of an Administrative Medicine License shall be subject to the Medical Practice Act and the Rules of the board as a person holding a full Texas medical license.
(g) This section shall have no effect on any full Texas medical license issued prior to the effective date of this rule. The license of any physician who has agreed to a board order restricting the license to administrative medicine based solely on the failure to meet the licensure requirement to be engaged in the active practice of medicine, upon request of the physician, may be converted to an administrative medicine license and the board order regarding such physician shall be terminated, provided that the only requirement of the order is the restriction to administrative medicine.

Skills of successful entrepreneurs

Author: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA

Can entrepreneurial skills be learned? I think teaching, developing and perfecting entrepreneurial skills, attitudes and abilities is a combination of nature and nurture, and I've dedicated a lot of time testing the hypothesis.

The analogy I use is based on my experience as an academic surgeon at the University of Colorado Denver teaching students, residents and fellows. I've concluded that I can't teach someone to be a surgeon, but I can teach them how to do surgery. The surgical mindset is innate. As we all know, we self-select our medical careers based on the right fit between our inborn abilities and the demands of the specialty. You can call it finding the right medical personality or identifying with our mentors or teachers, but, in the end, we all find the right fit to match our talents or move on.

I hope to see you in Scottsdale, AZ for the ACPE Fall Institute

Monday, July 25, 2011

I hope to see you in Scottsdale, AZ for the ACPE Fall Institute. Get your continuing medical education (CME) while you connect with physician executives to discuss important topics. Plus, you can focus on your career and learn about non-medical jobs in administration or management.
  • Whether you are searching for a new position or have a job to post, ACPE’s Fall Institute is the place to make career connections.
  • Be among the first to see the results of the 2011 Cejka Physician Compensation Survey.
  • Stop by the onsite career center featuring CareerLink, ACPE’s online career site for physician executives.
  • Spend an hour with Barbara Linney, ACPE’s career counselor. A limited number of time slots are available ($250 ACPE member / $450 non-members). 
Here are a few testimonials from ACPE members:

"ACPE’s education has enabled me to understand health care complexities from a systems perspective. Would I recommend ACPE education to others? You bet!"
Dennis Means, MD, MMM, CPE
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center
Christiansburg, VA

"I learned about my new job from a posting at an ACPE meeting. By taking ACPE’s negotiation
courses and networking with members, I received multiple job interviews and offers and was confident in negotiating the best offer!"
Amy Nguyen, MD, MBA, FAAFP
Regional Medical Director • Health Net, Inc.
Woodland Hills, CA

Regional Medical Director (1) and Medical Science Liaisons (6) Jobs

Biocompatibles Inc. is a BTG International group company. They have the following positions currently available:
Find additional jobs on the NonClinicalJobs.com Job Board.

Apply Now - HIMSS Ambulatory Intern Position

Join the HIMSS Ambulatory Information Systems team as an intern from Sept. 1, 2011 – May 31, 2012. The primary purpose of the HIMSS Ambulatory Information Systems internship is to provide an opportunity for a full-time student to learn about health information technology throughout the academic year.

The candidate will perform duties as required or assigned that will contribute to the effectiveness of the Ambulatory Information Systems Committee to help it achieve the goals and objectives of the overall HIMSS Ambulatory Information Systems initiative.

Interested applicants, please forward letter of intent with two letters of reference from employers or academic mentors to Mary Griskewicz, Senior Director of HIMSS Ambulatory Information Systems, by Aug. 1. A telephone interview will be scheduled upon submission of the letter of intent and reference letters. A candidate will be selected for this program before Sept.

UIC for an advanced education in health informatics

The University of Illinois at Chicago is ranked in the top 4% of 4,000 colleges and Universities in the US by U.S. News & World Report. Why choose UIC for an advanced education in health informatics?

• UIC features the first master-level program to be accredited by CAHIIM*
• UIC offers well-connected programs, with classmates and alumni at the forefront of the industry
• UIC enables multi-disciplinary communication among students where expertise may be expanded to include the attitudes and perceptions of other professionals
• UIC provides an online format, so you have the flexibility to earn your degree at home
• UIC incorporates a diverse list of programs, including:
o Master of Science in Health Informatics
o Post-Master Certificate in Health Informatics
o Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Health Information Management (RHIA)
o Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (RHIA)
If you are interested in speaking with one of our enrollment advisors about continuing your education in health informatics at UIC, visit: http://healthinformatics.uic.edu

MBA Watch: A "Social" way to explore MBA programs

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Author: Riley Alexander, MD, MBA

I saw this on TechCrunch today about a new feature launched today by Beat the GMAT, the self-described "MBA Social Network," called the "MBA Watch." The MBA Watch organizes articles, information, and postings about business schools and arranges them into a feed that is not too dissimilar from what you see on Facebook. It also pulls together applicant stats so that interested applicants can see the demographics of accepted candidates and a place for comments to be made. This all requires a registration. Currently, profiles to only 20 of the "top" business schools are available (I was happy to see my alma mater, IU's Kelley SOB, included) with plans to roll out the feeds to more in the future. Also, these are currently only for the full-time programs, as well.

Working in medical communications

Friday, July 22, 2011

Ken Sutor is an accomplished medical writer with 15 years of experience in healthcare communications and he started his own business, trading as Ascendancy Medical Writing, in 2010. Ken is one of a number of MedComms specialists who've produced short videos, using their own style and words, to explain their work and to pass on tips to people looking to start a career in medical communications. For more information and contact details for Ken see http://www.as-mw.com

The MedComms Networking Community is an informal initiative, led by Peter Llewellyn of NetworkPharma, which encourages networking and dialogue amongst individuals working in and around specialist medical education, medical communications and medical publishing businesses primarily based in the UK.

Featured Physician Executive: Rodney Hamilton, M.D.

This week, our featured physician executive is Rodney Hamilton, M.D.

Rodney Hamilton, M.D. is the Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO) of PointClear Solutions, Inc. – an innovation leader specializing in health information technology (HIT) product development services.

Prior to joining PointClear Solutions in 2011, Dr. Hamilton was the Corporate Director of Medical Informatics for Vanguard Health Systems, a 26 hospital investor-owned health system based in Nashville, TN. His responsibilities included the creation of the overall clinical information systems strategy for the inpatient and outpatient settings, the development of Vanguard’s health information exchange strategy, the creation of a business intelligence infrastructure for the clinical operations and quality departments, and the development of tools and process for developing and managing clinical content and clinical decision support. In addition to these responsibilities, he also actively participated in key quality and patient safety initiatives and corporate strategic planning activities. He was routinely engaged to suggest innovative informatics approaches for continuously improving performance throughout the health system.

Network with mobile health industry experts at the 2011 mHealth Summit

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The 2011 mHealth Summit will build on last year’s success by bringing a dedicated focus to the business, end-user, and policy perspectives of mHealth, fostering in-depth dialogue to identify and accelerate cross-cutting value chains and sustainable mHealth business models from around the globe. The summit will also provide a dedicated focus to the healthcare research and evaluation needs of mHealth, facilitating the development and commercialization of empirically-supported solutions.

In partnership with HIMSS, the mHealth Alliance and the National Institutes of Health, the Foundation for National Institutes of Health is establishing an all-star lineup of visionary keynote speakers, conference tracks and an expanded exhibit hall.

Informational interview questions

How can you learn about a new industry? Interview someone working there and conduct an "informational interview." Are you getting ready for an informational interview? Here are some questions you may want to ask:
  • How did you break into the field?
  • Where do you see a person like me fitting into this field (industry, company)?
  • What professional associations should I join?
  • What professional publications or web sites should I follow?
  • What are some of the issues your organization or field faces?
  • What are the most necessary skills for these types of jobs?
  • What kind of compensation could I expect in the first year?
  • How should I prepare for job interviews in this field?
  • What is a typical career path for someone entering at my level?
  • What are some of the challenges I would face in this job/field?
  • Who should I contact next, if anyone? (Be sure to keep a list and ask the advisor if they could provide an introduction or if may use their name when making contact.)
  • May I keep in touch with you and let you know my progress?
Good luck!

Job Post: Senior Manager, Medical Affairs (Baxter BioScience)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Senior Manager, Medical Affairs
Baxter - Deerfield, IL

Baxter's BioScience division is a leading producer of both plasma-based and recombinant clotting factors for hemophilia, as well as biopharmaceuticals used to treat immune deficiencies, alpha 1 antitrypsin deficiency and other blood-related disorders. Baxter also produces vaccines for the prevention of infectious diseases, as well as biosurgery products used for homeostasis and tissue-sealing in surgery. Baxter BioScience's breadth and depth of expertise in recombinant protein manufacturing, plasma fractionation and proprietary Vero-cell vaccine manufacturing technologies set it apart from other companies in these fields.

We are seeking a Senior Manager, Medical Affairs who will serves as a member of the advertising/promotional review committee representing Global Medical Affairs (GMA), and provides editorial input related to product line/therapeutic area.

5 reasons why I chose to enroll in business school

There are many different reasons why people choose to attend business school. Unlike many MBA students, I already have an advanced degree. Here are the main reasons why I chose to pursue an MBA:
  1. I didn't take any business courses in college. In hindsight, I regret that and I wish that I had enrolled in some business classes when I was at MIT.
  2. To learn how to avoid making mistakes in the business world. Many people learn through trial-and-error. In business school, you'll learn from your classmates and from their stories of past mistakes. 
  3. Physicians value formal education and degrees. There's a level of formal credibility that comes with a degree or a certification. 
  4. To network with other pharmaceutical and health care executives. It's been a great experience so far.
  5. I'm a continual learner. Call me a nerd, but I'm a lifelong student. I enjoy learning new things and going to class. I enjoy homework. I don't enjoy exams, but I'm sure I'll manage since business school is more about writing papers and working through group projects. 
This list could go on, but these are some of the reasons why I chose to enroll in business school. Are you thinking about pursuing an MBA?

I am currently a business school student in the Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Executive MBA program at Saint Joseph's University Erivan K. Haub School of Business in Philadelphia, PA. The Nationally-ranked and AACSB-accredited Haub School of Business, centrally located in the mid-Atlantic pharmaceutical and healthcare corridor, is able to bring together industry experts and a world-class faculty for a unique industry-focused, immersive executive program.

You can read about my business school experience by reading all the blog posts tagged "Business School Blog."

Leadership, flexibility key for biomedical innovation

Author: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA

Last year marked the 30th anniversary of the Bayh-Dole Act. Enacted on Dec 12, 1980, the Patent and Trademark Act Amendments of 1980 created a uniform patent policy among the many federal agencies that fund research, enabling small businesses and not-for-profit organizations, including universities, to retain title to inventions made under federally funded research programs. This legislation was co-sponsored by Sens. Birch Bayh of Indiana and Robert Dole of Kansas.

Since passage of the act, university technology transfer offices have blossomed and academic entrepreneurial activities have continued to grow. For example, at my university, the University of Colorado, 94 companies have been created in the past 16 years based on intellectual property from CU. In addition, in FY 2009, there were 258 invention disclosures, 204 patent application filings and licensing revenue of $4.4 million.

BIO China in Shanghai

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

BIO China, Oct. 11 and 12 in Shanghai, will bring together biotechnology and pharmaceutical executives and investors from North America, Europe and Asia to meet and explore business opportunities with China's emerging sector. The conference features partnering, plenary sessions and workshops, company presentations, networking opportunities and an exhibit hall.

October 12-13, 2011
Pudong Shangri-La Hotel
Shanghai, China

More information here.

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations.

Enhance Your Marketing Career - Earn a MS in Health Communication

Place no limits on your career in the health care industry. With a Boston University Master of Science in Health Communication online degree, you will:
  • Learn to incorporate interactive tools such as social media and e-mail marketing to communicate important health care messages.
  • Benefit from the interaction you’ll experience with your fellow students from a diverse mix of industry backgrounds, including: marketing, health care, public relations, journalism, sales, non-profit fundraising, education, and communications.
  • Deepen your abilities to influence and communicate health issues at all organizational levels to become an established leader in the health communication profession.

Get started now. The Master of Science in Health Communication at Boston University is the first program of its kind to be offered entirely online, and is shorter than most – complete it in as little as 18 months.

Job Post: Medical Science Liaison (Atlanta GA; Tampa Fl or Miami, FL)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Job Title: Medical Science Liaison
City: Atlanta
State: GA
Zip: 30303

Apply here (Qualified Candidates can live in either Atlanta GA; Tampa Fl or Miami, FL)

Description

Biocompatibles Inc. is a BTG International group company. BTG is divided into three business areas, Interventional Medicine, Specialty Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology and Licensing.

From academic to medical writer: A guide to getting started in medical communications

From academic to medical writer: A guide to getting started in medical communications, written by Dr Annick Moon, Published by NetworkPharma.


Careers guide now available - Updated Edition - March 2011.


This guide focuses primarily on the role of the Medical Writer in medical communications agencies. The Medical Writer’s role is to use science and language to deliver education and communication programmes for the pharmaceutical industry, while working to the highest ethical standards and adhering to industry regulations and guidelines. The aim of this guide is to give the industry information you need to decide if you are suited to the role of Medical Writer, and to provide the insider knowledge you need to excel at interview.

You can get this free guide here.

Job Post: Managed Care Medical Director (includes salary info)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Medical Director
Aetna - Phoenix, AZ

POSITION SUMMARY
The Medical Director (MD) is responsible for providing clinical expertise and business direction in support of medical management programs to promote the delivery of high quality, constituent responsive medical care. The MD is a critical medical and business leader and contact for external providers, plan sponsors, and regulatory agencies and participates in the strategic medical management of local markets.

Job Post: Medical Science Liaison (Chicago, IL or Indianapolis, IN)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Job Title: Medical Science Liaison
City: Chicago
State: IL
Zip: 60601

Apply here (Qualified Candidates can live in either Chicago, IL or Indianapolis, IN)

Description

Biocompatibles Inc. is a BTG International group company. BTG is divided into three business areas, Interventional Medicine, Specialty Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology and Licensing.

The MIT Institute Career Assistance Network (ICAN)

The Institute Career Assistance Network (ICAN) connects MIT alumni with each other and with students to facilitate career strategies, gather quality advice, and open up important networking connections. More than 3,000 alumni across an array of fields have offered to share their wealth of experience as advisors. Advisors may communicate by telephone, e-mail, or in personal meetings.

As a member of the ICAN, I see tremendous value in the college alumni network. If you're plugged into your college alumni network, what are you waiting for? Find your classmates on social networking websites like Facebook or LinkedIn. You can probably find classmates by using Google too. Discover what they're doing and reconnect. Learn from their stories. Get inspired. Ask them to introduce you to other executives in their professional network.

Job Post: Medical Science Liaison (Boston MA, NY, or CT)

Job Title: Medical Science Liaison
City: Boston
State: MA
Zip: 02108

Apply here (Qualified Candidates can live in either NY, CT or MA)

Description

Biocompatibles Inc. is a BTG International group company. BTG is divided into three business areas, Interventional Medicine, Specialty Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology and Licensing.

Featured Physician Executive: Paul Rubin, M.D.

This week, our featured physician executive is Paul Rubin, M.D.

Paul Rubin, M.D. as Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of XOMA Ltd. A senior biopharmaceutical executive with expertise in antibodies, small molecules and inflammatory diseases, during his career Dr. Rubin was responsible for clinical development and approval of several products while at Sepracor, Inc. and Abott Laboratories. Patrick J. Scannon, M.D., Ph.D., a XOMA founder who had been Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer since March of 2009, will now serve as Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer.

Job Post: Medical Science Liaison (Charlotte, NC or Louisville, KY)

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Job Title: Medical Science Liaison
City: Charlotte
State: NC
Zip: 28202

Apply here (Qualified Candidates can live in either Charlotte, NC or Louisville, KY)

Description


Biocompatibles Inc. is a BTG International group company. BTG is divided into three business areas, Interventional Medicine, Specialty Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology and Licensing.

Get ready for the ACPE 2011 Summer Institute this weekend in Boston

This weekend, the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) is having its Summer Institute in Boston, MA. I'd be there, but I just had a baby, so that's a good reason to stay home. However, I look forward to following the updates from the conference. The meeting is July 15-19, 2011.

Courses this summer include:
  • Health Law  
  • Science of High Reliability  
  • NEW! Entrepreneurial Thinking  
  • Physician in Management Seminar
  • Finance
  • Integrated Health Systems
  • Advanced Health Law  
  • Three Faces of Quality
  • Transforming Conflict into Productivity
Get ready for the 2011 Fall Institute!
November 6–10, 2011 • Scottsdale, AZ
Hope to see you there!

Job Post: Regional Medical Director (East Coast)

Job Title: Regional Medical Director
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Zip: 19102

Apply Here (Qualified candidates can work anywhere in the Eastern United States)

Description

Biocompatibles Inc. is a BTG International group company. BTG is divided into three business areas, Interventional Medicine, Specialty Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology and Licensing.

How to find a local Health IT Workforce Development Program: Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals in Health Care

If you're looking for a local community college that is a part of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Health IT Workforce Development Program, start by looking at the Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals in Health Care Program.

Community College Consortia to Educate Health IT Professionals in Health Care Program

The Community College Consortia Program includes five regional groups – Regions A, B, C, D, and E – of 82 member community colleges representing all 50 states. The member community colleges received funding to rapidly create Health IT academic programs or expand existing health IT training programs that can be completed in six months or less.

Job Post: Medical Science Liaison (Texas)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Job Title: Medical Science Liaison
City: Houston
State: TX
Zip: 77002

Apply here (Qualified Candidates can live in either Dallas or Houston)

Description

Biocompatibles Inc. is a BTG International group company. BTG is divided into three business areas, Interventional Medicine, Specialty Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology and Licensing.

Job Post: Director, Medical Affairs, Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers.

Director, Medical Affairs-1382110629

Description

Cordis, LLC, a member of Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for a Director, Medical Affairs, located in Bridgewater, NJ.

Ground breaking, life changing careers that reward the power of ideas and innovation.
For more than 40 years, Cordis Corporation has pioneered less invasive treatments for vascular disease. Technological innovation and a deep understanding of the medical marketplace and the needs of patients have made Cordis the world's leading developer and manufacturer of breakthrough products for interventional medicine, minimally invasive computer-based imaging, and electrophysiology. Today, over 7,000 Cordis employees worldwide share a strong commitment to continue the Company's groundbreaking work in the fight against vascular disease.

Health IT Workforce Program

Health information technology professionals are in demand. What do you know about the Health IT Workforce Program? Here's a really quick summary:

ONC (The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology) has awarded $116 million in funding for the following Health IT Workforce Development Program activities:

Community College Consortia to Educate Health Information Technology Professionals: Five regional groups of 82 community colleges in all 50 states have $68 million in grants to develop or improve non-degree health IT training programs that can be completed in six months or less. The funded community colleges will help train more than 10,500 new health IT professionals by 2012. The programs are designed for professionals with an IT or health care background and focus on training students for the following professional roles:

Job Post: Medical Science Liaison (Philadelphia, PA; NJ; MD)

Job Title: Medical Science Liaison
City: Philadelphia
State: PA
Zip: 19102

Apply here (Qualified Candidates can live in either Philadelphia, PA; NJ; MD)

Description

Biocompatibles Inc. is a BTG International group company. BTG is divided into three business areas, Interventional Medicine, Specialty Pharmaceuticals and Biotechnology and Licensing.

MBA, MMM, or MS-HQSM?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Interested in a master's degree in medical management or business administration? How about a master's degree in Healthcare Quality and Safety Management (MS-HQSM)? Consider the ACPE Graduate Degree program. The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) offers a way for you to get an MBA, MMM, or MS-HQSM through these universities:
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management
  • Carnegie Mellon University Heinz College, School of Public Policy and Management
  • University of Southern California Marshall School of Business
  • Thomas Jefferson University Jefferson School of Population Health
After completing the ACPE prerequisites & tests (125 CMEs = $6,475–$7,000), choose from four of the nation's top universities to complete your post-graduate business degree.

Emphasize entrepreneurship

Author: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA

It is not a surprise that healthcare reform, decreasing reimbursements, electronic health-record systems, expanding patient demands and other stressors are causing doctors to head for the exits. Whether they are the young and the restless or the old and the cynical, doctors are second-guessing their career choices and looking for nonclinical career outlets in which they can use their skills and abilities.

Nonclinical careers are a growth industry with the emergence of social networks, health-related websites, graduate training programs, conferences, seminars and career coaches all vying for a piece of the action. Over 75 medical schools now offer combined M.D./MBA programs, and it is estimated that more than 400 M.D.s each year graduate with dual degrees. Graduate schools are offering a host of degrees at high prices designed to attract doctors who have business interests.

Human Drug Export Compliance Webinar from the FDA

Monday, July 11, 2011

Interested in working for the FDA? Make sure to attend the "Human Drug Export Compliance Webinar" on July 14.

The Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Small Business Assistance Program is pleased to inform you of a unique opportunity for small business entities to learn more about the FDA and basic drug regulation. Our webinar series will highlight various aspects of drug regulation.

These focused webinars will support the Program’s mission of promoting productive interaction with regulated industry by assisting regulated domestic and international small pharmaceutical business with information relating to the development and regulation of human drug products.

Being in the hospital reminds me why I don't miss working in the hospital

Recently, I was in the hospital because my wife delivered our 3rd baby! The last time I was in the hospital was almost two years ago when we had our 2nd baby.

Each time I spend time in a hospital, I'm reminded about the reasons why I no longer miss clinical medicine. I used to work in a hospital and I remember being on call, eating in the hospital cafeteria, walking the halls in the middle of the night, and seeing so many sick patients.

@DrJosephKim quoted in this @CNN @Money article about health care #jobs

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I'm quoted in this CNN Money article titled, "Health care jobs a bright spot for hiring." Many people choose to pursue careers in health care because of the job stability associated with the health care market. These days, even in a depressed economy, there are many new health care jobs that are being added on a regular basis. Why is this happening? Here's the bottom line: the aging population coupled with changes driven by health care reform will add a number of new jobs in the health care industry.

There are also changing trends in the ways hospitals are hiring physicians or practice groups. Many independent private practice physicians are choosing to be employed by hospital systems and they are choosing salaried models of reimbursement. When a hospital hires a private practice physician to work as a salaried physician employee, that's considered a new job for the hospital. Technically, the physician switched from working as an independent contractor to a salaried employee for the hospital. The hospital records that they added and filled a new job position.

In reality, these health care job statistics published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics may be a bit misleading right since so many physicians are switching from the private practice model to a salaried model.

Starting a career in medical writing

Nigel Eastmond is a freelance medical writer and consultant, trading as Eastmond Medicomm, and here he talks about his background and his day-to-day work in medical communications. Nigel is one of a number of MedComms specialists who've produced short videos, using their own style and words, to explain their work and to pass on tips to people looking to start a career in medical communications. For more information and contact details for Nigel see http://www.eastmondmedicomm.com

Here's his video:

The MedComms Networking Community is an informal initiative, led by Peter Llewellyn of NetworkPharma, which encourages networking and dialogue amongst individuals working in and around specialist medical education, medical communications and medical publishing businesses primarily based in the UK.

Job Post: Sr. Director, Health Care Affairs at the AAMC

Friday, July 8, 2011

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) represents all 134 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; approximately 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 68 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and nearly 90 academic and scientific societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 125,000 faculty members, 75,000 medical students, and 106,000 resident physicians.

AAMC is currently accepting applications for the position of Sr. Director, Health Care Affairs for our Washington, DC office. The Sr. Director of Health Care Affairs will be responsible for facilitating change in the way we deliver care in academic medicine. The incumbent will work closely and directly with constituent leaders, including CEOs, chief strategy officers and innovation officers. As the lead on organizational and delivery issues associated with academic medical centers, the Sr. Director will be responsible for the Readiness for Reform (R4R) project, Best Practices for Better Care Campaign, and serve as team lead to identify new quality/value measures that reflect the complexity of care delivered at teaching hospitals. In addition the incumbent will be responsible to:

• Identify how CMS projects dealing with clinical care delivery can be translated into the academic setting
• Engage the Chief Transformation and Innovation Officers to create new ways to interface with members sharing innovative concepts in care delivery
• Act as Team Lead for healthcare innovation zones (HIZs).

Fifth Annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media

Fifth Annual National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media


August 9 – 11, 2011
Omni Hotel
Atlanta, GA

The National Conference on Health Communication, Marketing, and Media brings together academia, public health researchers and practitioners from all levels of government and private sectors, and provides a forum for cross-disciplinary dialogue. Come meet with colleagues and shape the practice of health communication, marketing, and media.

Sponsored by:

Office of the Associate Director for Communication, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, National Cancer Institute

and

National Public Health Information Coalition

To register or learn about the conference, please visit http://www.cdc.gov/NCHCMM

Featured Physician Executive: Steven M. Fruchtman, MD

This week, our featured physician executive is Dr. Steven M. Fruchtman.

Steven M. Fruchtman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Head of Medical & Regulatory Affairs, Spectrum Pharmaceuticals

Dr. Fruchtman joined Spectrum in February 2011 to head clinical development. Previously, Dr. Fruchtman was with Allos Therapeutics, where he was involved with the development of pralatrexate (Folotyn) for hematologic and oncologic indications. Prior to joining Allos, Dr. Fruchtman was Senior Director of US Clinical Development and Medical Affairs for Novartis Pharmaceuticals. At Novartis, he was responsible for the development of LBH589 (Panobinostat) for hematologic and oncologic indications and was responsible for registration trials in the United States for several indications; lead development of post marketing trials for Proleukin (IL-2) in renal cell carcinoma and melanoma; and lead development of RAD001 (Afinitor) for hematological indications.

Purdue Life Sciences Business Plan Competition

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Purdue Life Sciences Business Plan Competition aims to foster translational research and accelerate the commercialization of intellectual property in the life sciences arena. In doing so, the Competition exemplifies Purdue's spirit of Discovery-to-Delivery by generating entrepreneurship opportunities and driving economic development of life sciences research.

Commercially-viable business plan entries in the life sciences arena stemming from university-based research are invited to participate in the Competition. Participating teams must represent an actual life sciences company that is no more than three years old; recent start-up life sciences companies are of particular interest. Winning companies are required to provide documentation that the company has clear access to the intellectual property. This stipulation is a method to ensure that the competition makes awards to companies and not just to exciting ideas.

Dreamit Ventures

The DreamIt founders designed DreamIt to be the startup accelerator program they wish existed when they started and sold their first companies. New startups today need only a little funding, but they need more help and support than ever before. They need a community of fellow entrepreneurs to share ideas and inspiration, technologists to join their team, Mentors and coaches who have struggled on their way to a big success, legal and accounting services that don't cost precious cash, and opportunities to meet and pitch angel investors and venture capitalists.

So how does DreamIt work? It all starts with bright, energetic people with great ideas. People like you. Then DreamIt adds all the help and support you need to build the next great company.

Transforming Conflict Into Productivity

As health care grows increasingly complex, stress levels inevitably rise. This can lead to fighting within your staff, a loss of productivity and a slump in morale.

Don't let this happen at your organization! Learn how to navigate difficult situations with ACPE's course Tranforming Conflict Into Productivity. This 18-CME course is being offered at the 2011 Summer Institute in Boston, July 17-18.

Many physicians avoid feedback conversations because they're afraid the employee will get upset or cry, quit or make life miserable for others. Or they simply can’t seem to find the time for this kind of dialogue.

This course will help participants learn multiples ways to respond to conflict so they can select the right approach to get better outcomes for everyone.

Transforming Conflict Into Productivity
ACPE 2011 Summer Institute
Boston * Westin Copley Place
July 17-18

Register today: www.acpe.org/summer

The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing education for physicians.

Critical Success Factors for Health IT Employment

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

HIMSS to Host HIT Career Webinar for ONC

HIMSS is hosting the following HIT career services Webinar for the Office of the National Coordinator this month:

"Critical Success Factors for Health IT Employment"
presented by JoAnn Klinedinst, Vice President, Professional Development, HIMSS,
Friday, July 15, at 12 p.m. (ET).

For more information, contact hfigge@himss.org

Interviewing your best – presentation

Author: Bob Priddy

In the previous article, we talked about “preparation” for your interview and the value of developing effective materials, both those presented in writing and verbally. In this second installment on interviewing, the focus is packaging and presentation. Recognizing that fully 60 percent of how you are perceived is non-verbal, your presentation and packaging is of utmost importance.

Beginning at the beginning, the late Mark McCormick, founder of IMG and author of “What they don’t teach you at the Harvard Business School,” states about your attire that the only thing anyone should notice about your business suit is that it fits. In other words, understatement is de rigueur. In my eBook, “Creating the roadmap to your new career,” I recommend Brooks Brothers’ book, “A gentleman gets dressed up.” Unfortunately, Brooks Brothers doesn’t offer a similar tome for women, but the guidelines are the same, dark suit, plain shirt and a tie/scarf of solid color.

My business school experience so far

This summer, I only took one business school course. One of the best features of my current program is the flexibility it offers busy executives. I have the option to take a few courses or a heavy load of courses each year. At my current pace, I will probably complete the MBA in 3 years. Each year, I will be giving up approximately 8 weekends to be in class. To me, that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. Traditional executive MBA programs have classes on every other weekend and that was simply too much time away from my family. Choosing an MBA program is a very personal decision and I made mine based around family and career priorities. I'm currently 1/4 of the way through the program and I've had the opportunity to meet some very interesting students working in the healthcare or pharmaceutical industry. It's been great to hear their stories and their career ambitions. Some of my classmates are nurses, pharmacists, scientists, or physicians. Others are business professionals who do not have a clinical background. I find it rewarding to have a dialogue with a diverse group of students who can appreciate the issues we face within the health care industry.

Health IT training programs at local community colleges

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

There are a number of community colleges around the country offering health information technology training programs. Let's take a look at an example in north New Jersey: Passaic County Community College

The Health Information Technology Program at Passaic County Community College allows students to gain the knowledge and skills required to collect, analyze and utilize information essential to the health care industry through a mixture of general education, professional course work and clinical experience at local health care facilities.

The Passaic County Community College Health Information Technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

CERTIFICATES OF ACHIEVEMENT IN ELECTRONIC HEALTH RECORDS
  • Implementation, Technical and Software Support for Electronic Health Records
  • Workflow Redesign and Information Management for Electronic Health Records
  • Trainer in Electronic Health Records
Passaic County Community College (PCCC) is offering new grant-funded training programs in Health Information Technology targeting both the unemployed and underemployed workers.

Join President Obama on July 6 for a Twitter Town Hall meeting about jobs and the economy

What's been your experience using Twitter? Have you had the opportunity to encounter the President of the United States on Twitter? Join President Obama on July 6 for a Twitter Town Hall meeting where he will discuss current issues related to jobs and the economy.

Go to: http://askobama.twitter.com

Submit your questions: Just tweet your questions with the hashtag #AskObama

Follow @townhall
Get important updates and a reminder about the event the day before

July 6th at 2pm EDT, 11am PDT, to watch President Obama respond live via webcast

Make sure to follow @DrJosephKim for important updates from NonClinicalJobs.com

Happy Independence Day!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable Independence Day!  I hope you're not working in the hospital on this holiday (I remember those days, watching fireworks out the hospital windows)

Want to work in an American hospital in Barbados?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Author: Bob Priddy

American World Clinics™ announces Barbados Hospital

“If you’re like me, you’re a good physician who cares greatly about your patients and your profession, works hard to provide good jobs and a positive environment for your staff, and just wants to make a decent living doing what you love, practicing medicine,” stated Paul Angelchik, MD, when asked why he was building a new American hospital in Barbados. He continued, “ In today’s adversarial climate however, caring for your patients, being a solid member of the business community and doing your best as a physician, just doesn’t seem to be enough.”

SoPE Box: Skills of successful entrepreneurs

Friday, July 1, 2011

Author: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA

Can entrepreneurial skills be learned? I think teaching, developing and perfecting entrepreneurial skills, attitudes and abilities is a combination of nature and nurture, and I've dedicated a lot of time testing the hypothesis.

The analogy I use is based on my experience as an academic surgeon at the University of Colorado Denver teaching students, residents and fellows. I've concluded that I can't teach someone to be a surgeon, but I can teach them how to do surgery. The surgical mindset is innate. As we all know, we self-select our medical careers based on the right fit between our inborn abilities and the demands of the specialty. You can call it finding the right medical personality or identifying with our mentors or teachers, but, in the end, we all find the right fit to match our talents or move on.

Featured Physician Executive: Binh Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D.

This week, our featured physician executive is Binh Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D.

Binh Nguyen, M.D., Ph.D. is Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Endocyte. Dr. Nguyen has more than 20 years of experience in clinical drug development. He was previously Chief Medical Officer at Tigris Pharmaceuticals. Prior to this, he worked at Eli Lilly for 10 years, most recently as Executive Director, Global Oncology Platform Team, for which he was responsible for the global development of Gemzar®, Alimta®, and Enzastaurin. Dr. Nguyen's work contributed to the global approvals of Alimta® and Gemzar® in six indications: mesothelioma, first and second-line non-small cell lung cancer, as well as pancreatic, bladder, breast and ovarian cancers.

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