Thursday, February 28, 2013

Attending #HIMSS13 next week

Next week, I'll be attending the HIMSS 2013 conference in New Orleans. HIMSS is the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society and it's the largest conference focused on healthcare IT.

Some of the keynote speakers include:
  • President Bill Clinton, Founder of The William J. Clinton Foundation, 42nd President of the United States of America
  • Eric J. Topol, West Endowed Chair of Innovative Medicine, Scripps Health and Professor of Genomics, The Scripps Research Institute
You can follow my updates from HIMSS on Twitter: @DrJosephKim and on

Center for Connected Health 2013 Summer Internship Program

Interested in the rapidly evolving world of health information technology and connected health care? How about mobile health and gadgets? You may want to consider the Center for Connected Health 2013 Summer Internship Program.

The Center for Connected Health in Boston is accepting applications for undergraduate and graduate student interns for summer 2013.

Interns will be members of an interdisciplinary research team comprised of clinicians, social and behavioral scientists, public health and health IT professionals. Interns will participate in day-to-day Center activities, including meetings with collaborators from affiliate institutions, other Partners centers, and corporate sponsors. Application deadline is March 11 at 12:00 pm ET.

Learn more about the  2013 Summer Internship Program here.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Inaugural Event of MIT Enterprise Forum of Philadelphia

The MIT Enterprise Forum of Philadelphia is pleased to host its inaugural presentation and networking event, with registration open to the public.

The presentation; Risk Reward, & Resilience in an Age of Cyber-Crime & Counterfeiting, is an opportunity to learn about innovation, technology, and cyber-security from the best and brightest minds in the industry.

University City Science Center
3711 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

March 14th, 2013

Learn more and register here:

BioPharma Asia Convention 2013

Looking for an excuse to visit Asia? How about Singapore?

BioPharma Asia Convention 2013 is the largest and most strategic event in Asia that brings together more than 4,000 key stakeholders and decision makers from all across the globe to explore partnership ideas, business trends and investment opportunities in Asia's biopharma sector.

March 18-21

Learn more about this conference here.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

15th Annual Angel Venture Fair

The 15th Annual Angel Venture Fair, which is the largest gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs in the Mid-Atlantic Region, will take place Tuesday, April 30 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Houston Hall at the University of Pennsylvania.

Investors will meet 35 entrepreneurs vetted by over 80 judges across all industries. This year we will be hosting Jeff Bussgang, general partner at Flybridge Capital Partners and author of "Mastering the VC Game".

The following are links to for entrepreneurs and investors:
Entrepreneur Applications
Purchase Tickets

Monday, February 25, 2013

Best Online MBA Programs Ranked by U.S. News

Did you know that U.S. News has started ranking online graduate business programs? If you've been thinking about getting an MBA online, you may want to look at this list.

By earning a business degree online, working students don’t have to put their jobs on hold. Besides an MBA, other online business degrees include master’s programs in accounting, marketing, and entrepreneurship. U.S. News evaluated several factors to rank the best online business degree programs, including reputation, faculty credentials, and graduation rates.

Top online MBA programs ranked by U.S. News include:

#1. Washington State University
Pullman, WA

#2. Arizona State University (Carey)
Tempe, AZ

#3. Indiana University--Bloomington (Kelley)
Bloomington, IN

#4. University of Florida (Hough)
Gainesville, FL

#5. California State University--Fullerton (Mihaylo)
Fullerton, CA

You can see the full U.S. News Online MBA  ranking list here. You can also read about their ranking methodology here.

Friday, February 22, 2013

CV Innovations Educational Forum

Don't miss the CV Innovations Educational Forum at American College of Cardiology (ACC 2013) in San Francisco:

The ACC, in partnership with Elsevier Business Intelligence, the International Society for Cardiovascular Translational Research and the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs, will host the CV Innovations Educational Forum, featuring cutting-edge cardiovascular research and cardiovascular product development. Catch a glimpse of the future as physicians, researchers, venture capitalists and investment bankers gather to explore cardiovascular technologies in development*.

March 10-11
San Francisco

More information here.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The Business of Medicine 2nd Annual Summit

Join physicians from around the country to address the most pressing economic issues facing office-based practices at The Business of Medicine 2nd Annual Summit,

Feb. 23-24 in Philadelphia.

Topics feature:
• Payment Reform/Models
• Patient Centered Medical Homes, ACOs
• EHRs and Medicare's Meaningful Use Incentives
• Reimbursement strategies
• Risk Management
• Corporate Tax Structure
• Building practice efficiencies

To register go to

The 2013 summit is sponsored by The Jefferson School of Population Health and the Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education, in consultation with the American College of Physicians, and in partnership with Medical Economics.

Interested in tutoring medical students?

What if you could make some extra income from home?
Do you have any interest tutoring medical students?

If so, please fill out this form. We are in the process of collecting information from physicians who would like to spend some time working as tutors. We are currently looking for people who feel comfortable tutoring medical students prepare for USMLE Step 1.

Please fill out the tutoring form here.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Don't miss the ACPE Annual Meeting & Spring Institute

I hope to see you in New York City for the ACPE Annual Meeting & Spring Institute April 26-30.

Please take a few moments and listen to the video invitation from ACPE CEO Peter Angood, MD. Learn about the new physician leadership courses and activities taking place at this year's conference that will re-ignite your passion for health care.

And don't miss keynote speaker and Pulitzer Prize-winner Jon Meacham talk about his #1 New York Times best-seller, Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power, on April 26 at the Annual Meeting. Get the rare opportunity to hear first-hand the leadership lessons Jefferson can teach us all.

This conference is jam-packed with prerequisite credit that can be used toward earning a CPE Certified Physician Executive designation or one of ACPE's graduate degree programs.


Monday, February 18, 2013

Are you working on holidays?

Physicians and other health care professionals have to work on holidays. Hospitals need to stay open. If you transition into the business world, you may no longer work on holidays, but you may need to travel, work on weekends, and work in the evenings depending on the type of work that you choose. Some jobs are "9 to 5" with no obligations on the weekends. If you're tired of working holidays, can you find an alternative way to maintain coverage? Perhaps your practice can contract with locums agencies. Maybe there's a role for some outsourcing.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Jobs on the NonClinicalJobs Board:

Here's what you'll find on the NonClinicalJobs Board:

MSL Society Conference & Gala

The MSL Society Conference and Gala brings together top pharmaceutical industry executives, seasoned medical science liaisons, and those interested in pursuing the MSL role and provide a forum for networking and discussion.

MSL Society Conference & Gala
April 1-3, 2013
Hyatt at the Bellevue
Philadelphia, PA

Some of the speakers include :
  • Dr. Stewart Rosen, VP of Medical Affairs Quintiles
  • Dr. Robert Ang, VP of Medical Affairs Cadence Pharmaceuticals
  • Dr. Elizabeth Kupferer, Director of Medical Affairs Sequenom
The conference will feature educational topics related to the Medical Science Liaison and provide numerous opportunities for networking with other MSL professionals.

To register or learn about the conference, please visit

Thursday, February 14, 2013

IHI Quality Improvement for Chairs and Chiefs

Don't miss this Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) training program on leadership:

Quality Improvement for Chairs and Chiefs • May 6–7, 2013, in Boston, MA

In Quality Improvement for Chairs and Chiefs, clinical chairs and chiefs of departments or services will be fully immersed in methods to improve quality throughout their department. From the basic metrics of measurement and assessing performance, to leading a culture of quality, to strategies for publishing improvement work, this program will provide clinical department heads with the essentials they need to lead a portfolio of department-wide improvement initiatives.

Clinical leaders face incredible daily challenges, including overseeing patient care, budgetary responsibilities, and teaching requirements, all in a fluid setting filled with constant change. In the post-health care reform environment, there is renewed emphasis on the quality of care provided and producing zero events of harm. One of the most important — yet often overlooked — roles of clinical leaders is engaging physicians and department-wide teams through quality improvement initiatives that align with hospital goals.

Learn more here.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Job Posting: Medical Research Specialist

Medical Research Specialist
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine - Washington, DC 20016

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit organization working toward compassionate and effective medical practice, research, and health promotion. For the last 27 years, PCRM has led the way for reforms of federal nutrition policies, and our clinical research programs are breaking new ground in diabetes, cancer, and other serious medical conditions. We have fought for an emphasis on prevention, higher ethical standards in research, and scientific advances in basic research and effective drug development. Over the years, we have taken on battles to end ethically questionable experiments involving children and inhumane animal experiments and have worked to improve science education. We have worked with physicians, federal regulators, politicians, researchers, educators, students, and concerned citizens. And we have so much more work to do.

PCRM is seeking to hire a Medical Research Specialist to play an integral role with our work advocating for nonanimal research methods. This means evaluating specific uses of animals in research, understanding methods of research that do not involve animals, and working with decision-makers and the press to promote ethical research.

2013 MIT Sloan BioInnovations Conference

Don't miss the 2013 MIT Sloan BioInnovations Conference

Date: Friday, Feb. 22, 2013

Boston Marriott Cambridge
2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142

Keynote Speakers:

Jeff Leiden, M.D., PhD
President and Chief Executive Officer, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

David P. Meeker, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Genzyme

Stephen H. Rusckowski.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Quest Diagnostics

Panel Segment:
From pricing and reimbursement, to drugs of the future, our healthcare expert panelists will debate the most pressing topics in today's evolving healthcare climate.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE): New York TriState

The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE): New York TriState chapter has a Meetup page. You can follow updates and learn about upcoming meetings here:

Check to see if there is a local SoPE chapter in your area by visiting

Monday, February 11, 2013

IHI Executive Quality Academy

Don't miss the upcoming Executive Quality Academy. It's an Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) training program on leadership:

Executive Quality Academy • April 8–10, 2013, in Cambridge, MA

Health care CEOs could once argue that their role was to get the finances, facilities, and capital investments right, and that it was the job of the doctors and nurses to deliver quality care. Not anymore. Leaders are responsible for all patient outcomes and are under pressure to produce both high quality and high value. The principal output of IHI’s intensive three-day Executive Quality Academy will be a detailed plan for each organization to achieve one or more "how good, by when" system-level quality aims, integrated into the strategic plan of that organization – to fix the biggest issues. Learn more at

Why Attend the IHI Executive Quality Academy?
Health care CEOs once could argue that their role was to get the finances, facilities, and capital investments right, and that it was the job of the doctors and nurses to deliver quality care. Not anymore. Leaders are responsible for all patient outcomes and are under pressure to produce both high quality and high value. While it's important to improve quality in one condition, or reduce costs in one department, the new health care environment demands system-level improvement across multiple dimensions of quality, patient outcomes, and organizational performance. This pressure, when combined with early versions of "pay-for-performance" initiatives such as Bridges to Excellence and the Hospital Quality Incentive Demonstration Project, led by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services/Premier, Inc., has made clinical quality performance a strategic imperative — and no longer just a regulatory requirement, or the "right thing to do." In other words, clinical quality performance is no longer delegable to "the quality people."

Responsibility for measured performance in clinical quality and safety rests squarely on the shoulders of each member of the senior executive team, regardless of whether or not they have a clinical background.

Executive level leadership that is both strategic and transformative is required.
So the question is not whether CEOs and other senior executives must take responsibility for measured system-level quality performance. The question is how to do this new job while still doing all the components of the old job. That is the core question that the Executive Quality Academy answers.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Don't forget to "Like" on Facebook

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Job Posting: Medical Officer

Medical Officer
The Henry M. Jackson Foundation
Bethesda, MD

HJF is seeking a Medical Officer to provide support under the an NIH-funded contract to the Division of AIDS (DAIDS) at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a component of NIH, located on Rockledge Drive in Bethesda, Maryland. Under the NIH Contract, HJF’s seperate operating division, HJF-DAIDS, provides scientific and operations support to DAIDS including the Therapeutics Research Program.

The incumbent will provide clinical research support to the of as part of the HJF-DAIDS Program. Responsible for assisting DAIDS in the preparation of clinical trial protocols; the preparation of Investigational New Drug (IND) and other communications with the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and in ensuring clinical trial patient safety and protection. This position is with the HIV Research Branch of the Therapeutics Research Program.

HIMSS Career Services Institute #HIMSS13

The HIMSS Career Services Institute (CSI) is open to all HIMSS13 participants and is an opportunity for attendees to network. It will focus on supporting the various pieces that go into a health IT career — those soft and transferable skills we often hear about. The program will support attendees who are entry-level, intermediate and advanced-level professionals who are currently in the health IT field or wanting to enter the field, and who are seeking career guidance and possible job opportunities.


March 5, 2013
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Marriott Convention Center
Blaine Kern Ballroom

The ABCs of Authentically Standing out From the Crowd: Appearance, Behavior, Communication

Is your career path in need of turning problems into solutions? Do you know your social strengths and weaknesses? Do you want to learn more skills to help you career move towards outcomes and actions and to be a change agent in your career?

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

DreamIt Health - Dreamit Ventures

DreamIt Health is a four-month startup accelerator located in the heart of Philadelphia; a microcosm of the national health care industry. The intense 16-week cycle is designed to give nascent health IT ventures unfair advantages in the market. DreamIt Health provides access to critical health care-specific resources and beta customers; up to $50,000 in seed funding; collaborative office space; uniquely assigned, one-on-one, in-depth mentoring; world-class coaching and networking with industry experts; and the opportunity to present to a room full of investors on Demo Day.

Companies participating in the program benefit from the unique collaboration of the region's dominant health care payor (Independence Blue Cross) and provider (Penn Medicine) joining forces to speed innovations to market in Philadelphia and beyond.

Learn more here.

Meet more than 50 business schools at the Which MBA? Online Fair

The Economist's Which MBA? Online Fair begins today.

Live back-to-back webinars with top schools:

7:00 AM EST Copenhagen Business School The Copenhagen MBA
8:00 AM EST Henley Business School The Henley MBA
9:00 AM EST The University of Sheffield Management School Why Choose the Sheffield MBA?
10:00 AM EST IPADE Business School Inspiring people, developing leaders
11:00 AM EST IIT Stuart School of Business Are you ready for the Next Economy?
12:30 PM EST Alliant International University Advancing Internationalism & Multiculturalism
1:30 PM EST Saint Mary's College of California Graduate Business Information Session
2:30 PM EST Baruch's Zicklin School of Business Why Career Services Matter
4:30 PM EST Pacific Lutheran University MBA and MSF Programs

Register here:

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Turning Physician Volunteer Work Into a Job

This is a guest post by Jim Kelly

Turning Physician Volunteer Work Into a Job

Over the last decade the job market has been a bit difficult to predict. First there has been the economic slowdown due to the banking and financial crisis in 2007. In addition to that, companies aren’t doing as much full-time, or long-term hiring as they used to. By having more part-time employees they can save on benefits and healthcare costs.

Add to that there are more college graduates being produced these days causing the market to be over flooded, and it can make getting a good job difficult no matter what your profession is.

Job Outlook for Physicians
The general job outlook for doctors is pretty solid as we move into 2020 with an expected 24% “faster than average” growth, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The Bureau’s occupational outlook also shows that the average wage for a physician is around $166,400 a year. You don’t necessarily need prior work experience because you will have to earn a doctoral or professional degree which will also include and internship and residency.

See you at the Physicians' IT Symposium at #HIMSS13

Working in Health IT? 

I hope to see you in New Orleans for the annual HIMSS conference. Don't miss the Physicians' IT Symposium

Examine the major challenges physicians face in the design and deployment of IT in hospitals and practices.

Physicians' IT Symposium: Reviewing the Past, Assessing the Present and Planning for the Future
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, Room 343
New Orleans, Louisiana

This exclusive program will help you identify, evaluate and sort through myriad healthcare IT information and apply it to your strategic plans for healthcare delivery improvements and financial viability.

More information here.

Monday, February 4, 2013

CMIO Survival Guide

Don't miss this great book if you're thinking about becoming a CMIO someday. The The CMIO Survival Guide: A Handbook for Chief Medical Information Officers and Those Who Hire Them

Despite the promise of improving care and other benefits, EMR implementations are highly disruptive to the organization. This book prepares you to lead or participate successfully in change management/technology adoption efforts, so that meaningful use of EMRs can be achieved. The authors provide successful strategies to plan and implement change. The content is based on their decades of combined experience managing the people side of implementation. The book covers the importance of making a business case for change management, explaining why technology implementations will not deliver benefits without significant focus on users. It describes two critical success factors in any large-scale change management efforts--a clear vision and effective leadership. Sections of the book deal with establishing a foundation for change; building commitment; and developing requisite skills in change management. The book includes numerous lessons learned, tips for success, best practices and case studies from organizations that have handled change well. (2010.)

SoPE Philadelphia meeting on Wed Feb 27

The Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE) will be meeting in the evening on Wed, Feb 27 in Philadelphia. More details coming soon, so stay tuned.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Saying Aloha to Searching for the Non-Clinical Job of your Dreams

Saying Aloha to Searching for the Non-Clinical Job of your Dreams

Non-clinical jobs in the medical industry are highly competitive, and unless you fine-tune your resume appropriately, you may be left eating the dust of those who are more up to date in job searching. As a professional with a wealth of experience and strong skill-sets, you must ensure that something as arbitrary as resume errors don’t prevent you from landing your dream job.

Make your choice

Whether you are a proud native Hawaiian, or you are from the mainland search for a fresh start in Hawaii, working in Honolulu within the non-clinical medical job sector offers several rewarding options. These Honolulu jobs range from the field of IT and Human Resources, to administrative assistants, teaching positions and anyone who contributes to the sphere of health care but who doesn't actually provide direct medical care.

It is advisable that you apply for as many positions as possible—at least the ones that would be a good match for your life’s ambitions. But make sure you don’t submit the same resume for each position. It is important that you customize your resume to match the requirements for each job posting you are applying for, even if they are all within the non-clinical arena. For example, if you apply for an IT position that requires having certain computer-based technical logic, and you also apply for a secretarial position, you will want to highlight your strengths with a side note of industry experience that caters to each specific position.

Some of the Best Medical Jobs of 2013

This is a guest post by Jim Kelly

If you’re looking out to create a medical career in the year 2013, then you need to look beyond the usual. You have to focus on medical jobs that not only work for you this year, but for many more years to come.

However, due to the wide array of medical jobs available, there can be confusion as to which one is good, and which one you should go for. In the following article we discuss the best medical jobs for 2013 along with the relevant details...

1. Dentist

Dentists are almost always in demand because teeth never go out of style. This is one medical job that definitely has strong prospects in 2013 and beyond. If you choose to be a dentist, you will make your living treating your patient’s teeth/gums and diagnosing any problems. Not only that, you will also counsel your patients on how they can maintain good, effective oral health. As far as the education is concerned you will need to attend a dental school and get a license to practice.

Annual Growth: 21 percent
Median Pay: $142,000

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