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Health IT JumpStart: The Best First Step Toward an IT Career in Health Information Technology by Scott McEvoy, Patrick Wilson

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Chapter 2

Building Relationships and Continuing Education

  • MGMA
  • HIMSS
  • HITRUST
  • Microsoft HUG
  • Cisco Connected Health
  • CompTIA health IT community
  • Local communities
  • Regional extension centers
  • Blogs worth reading

Connecting with others is an important aspect of learning. This connection is especially important given the diverse nature of the healthcare industry. Though you can choose to go about it on your own, we strongly discourage it. To understand the regulations affecting healthcare, you would have to read more than 5,000 pages of regulations and have decades of experience in multiple industries along with a whole lot of free time to devote exclusively to studying healthcare IT. We suspect that you don’t fall into this category or you wouldn’t ...

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