Cassie Sturdevant

Cassie Sturdevant is a Senior Recruiter for Impact Advisors, a healthcare IT strategic and implementation services consulting firm just named 2011 Best in KLAS for Clinical Implementation – Principal. She specializes in humor and follow up.

What was your first job?
Oddly enough, I discovered a hidden talent via my first job as a holiday seasonal gift wrapper for a small boutique in Boise, ID. Yes, you read that correctly, my hidden talent is gift wrapping. Perhaps not that fantastic, however I can perfectly line up wrapping paper so that the patterns match under the folds, as well as construct large bows with a single spool of ribbon. I do not buy pre-made bows. This job evolved into the prep and stock girl job where I spent three years steaming and hanging clothes, cleaning the store, and other duties as assigned.

What was your worst job?
I suppose my most physically difficult job was my spot on a house painting crew the summer I enrolled in summer school, although I believe the accounting courses were the worst part of that summer. Although I did not necessarily dislike this job; I went to work and I left work. When I left work, I left work and didn’t have to think about it or a to-do list for the next day. However during the day, I painted homes in a 100 degree Idaho summer.

Though the job I disliked the most i.e. worst job to me, is the time I attempted creative graphic design recruiting. To me, blue is blue. I just didn’t get it.

What are you going to blog about?
As someone focused on both the healthcare client and healthcare IT consultant, my posts will focus on topics related to consultant development and/or survival, and likely the same for hospitals. I will address subjects such as professional development, how to staff an EMR implementation, things to consider when . . ., and consultant tips and tricks. I also have a passion for healthcare economics and the application of economic principles that will improve healthcare for us all.

While we all work in an important and very serious industry, I believe a blog is the perfect forum to have a bit of fun, too. As a self-proclaimed humorist, my posts will integrate healthcare IT topics with comedy (HL7 not required).