When you think of the amazing career possibilities before you within the world of Health IT, you may think of revamping a hospital’s filing system to meet new digital requirements or developing a platform through which a local doctor can host online forums once a month with medical questions from the community. Those jobs are undoubtedly important, and will be in demand in the months and years ahead. But, what if your strength lies in creative writing? Is there is a role for you in this growing industry? The answer is an absolute yes!
Many of you may be familiar with the article that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention posted on its website last year offering its visitors advice on how to prepare for a zombie attack. Now, the government agency is back with a wedding day survival guide, using the reasoning that weddings can be quite stressful and therefore cause some strain on your health.
Now, the point of these articles is not that the CDC is truly concerned that millions of us are going to perish at the hands of zombies or that the wrong topper on your cake is going to lead to a life-threatening heart attack. The goal, instead, is to get people talking and checking out some other information on the website. The zombie article crashed the CDC’s servers when first published. The wedding piece is already responsible for more than a thousand hits. This unique and fun approach is working to engage the public.
Do you have strong writing skills that could be used to draw an audience to the website of a doctor’s office or an employer who is trying to encourage better health practices among her employees? If so, you should not discount the role that you can play in health IT. Brainstorm for a bit and I imagine you’ll come up with something great!