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Merging of Health and Technology

Submitted by on August 30, 2014 – 9:19 AM

healthy-new-year-video-challenge-imageIf you are working as a business professional in the healthcare field, you know that the industry is constantly growing and changing. Technology and healthcare are strongly related, so you must keep abreast of new technological developments to remain relevant and competitive.

However, it can be challenging to find time to increase your knowledge when you are already busy and engaged in your job. When you’re working full-time, your schedule is likely already filled with work and personal commitments.

Fortunately, today’s consumers have more choices than ever when it comes to improving their skills and increasing their knowledge. If informal knowledge is what you are seeking, you can subscribe to relevant journals and periodicals in your industry to stay informed. Even performing Internet searches and interacting with other professionals online can keep you updated.

Don’t underestimate the importance of making connections within your industry. Networking events are not just the chance to chat with others and enjoy appetizers. Instead, these connections can provide valuable information from others who are dealing with many of the same issues you are. If there are not a lot of healthcare networking groups in your area, consider starting one. Just meeting with a few other professionals in your area for dinner on a regular basis can be both refreshing and helpful.

Although staying informed and connected is important, there are times when you’ll need to take a more formal approach to increasing your knowledge. However, this no longer means that you have to quit your job and move across the country to attend a university full-time for two years. If you want to increase your level of education without sacrificing your current position, researching non-traditional methods of learning is the firsts step.

For instance, the prestigious George Washington University offers an online Healthcare MBA degree that was created to meet the needs of today’s busy professionals. This program and others like it can be completed totally online, so you won’t have to worry about rearranging your life or relocating your family to meet your educational goals.

As you are researching various options, don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions. You want to be sure that you are earning an accredited degree that will benefit your future. Make sure that the courses included in the degree program are relevant to your needs and interests. 

Furthering your education while working is rigorous, but the results will improve your future and increase your career options.