10+ Year Member
- Oct 27, 2013
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I worked for an EHR vendor and am wondering how to categorize my employment there for W&A.
While I was employed by this company, I acted in two separate roles at various healthcare organizations:
- project management/IT consulting
- software training (including training physicians and physician educators) + at-the-elbow support to clinicians when software went live in the clinics and hospitals
I worked with a few of the modules they offer, all of which deal with the care of patients, including ambulatory care, the patient portal, monitoring large population-health initiatives, and tracking social services for children, families, and people with developmental disabilities.
Does this time qualify as "Paid Employment - Medical/Clinical" or "Paid Employment - Not Medical/Clinical" for W&A?
Can I list these separate roles as two different items in W&A?
This is not medical/clinical.
It's semantics at best. Obviously being loose with this, but could a security officer say they have patient care experience just because they're security at a hospital instead of a night club or store? No. The majority of people are patients somewhere, so can someone working as a waiter/waitress say that they took care of patients regarding their nutrition? No. You worked for an IT company and supported people learning it how to use the technology so that they could care for patients, but you were not in the direct care of a patient.
Other people may feel differently, but if I saw this, I'd question other things listed on the app.