Many health information technology professionals have wondered about making the transition to the business, or vendor side of our industry. This session will provide some insight into the considerations and planning for making such a career move. While there isn't a single a path or set of prerequisites to being successful in industry, this session will review some of the important considerations in preparing yourself for new career opportunities. What skills or experience are important? Considerations when you want to work for one of your healthcare provider's vendors? What are some of the challenges in making the transition? It's not the 'dark side,' just the other side.
- Recognize the characteristics and skills important for a transition from the provider setting to the vendor setting
- Identify challenges and barriers to making the transition to the vendor industry
- Describe the pros and cons of working in the technology vendor and services industry
Michael Palone III, R.Ph., MPH, SHIMSS, Vice President Project Realization, Swisslog Healthcare
Michael Palone graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Pharmacy, and received his Masters of Public Health Degree from the University of Rochester. He practiced in a variety of healthcare settings before becoming the first informatics pharmacist at the University of Rochester. He made the transition to the vendor side of the business, and led software implementation teams for GE Healthcare. Michael now leads the project implementation teams for Swisslog Healthcare, North America as Vice President, Project Realization.