Healthcare IT is a niche but a critical field with room for growth for new hires. Riverside Regional Medical Center’s Dennis Loftus, Sr. Vice President and CIO, lead the presentation on Riverside IT. The IT department has won the highest award in healthcare IT 13 years in a row and they are hopeful they’ll accomplish this again this year.
Currently the department is working on implementing new technologies such as the EPIC system. Loftus briefly mentioned a previous security breach that Riverside suffered. The breach has led to the company focusing heavily on education about these scenarios in order to avoid them in the future.
Christine Luttig, Manager, Intranet/Internet Services and PCSE graduate, took the stage to discuss Riverside’s internship program. Internships are unpaid at the present moment but contain valuable experience in healthcare IT. Riverside has no other job openings presently. Christine emphasized the importance of working as a team to enhance each members strengths. Riverside is flexible to allow for new opportunities for its employees and to find the best fit for them.
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