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April 2014

The Upside of Challenge

By | Change Management, Collaboration, Communication, Company News, Culture

At SEI, we are always in pursuit of the ideal candidate- someone who is both a good fit for SEI and for whom SEI is a good fit. We are diligent in this search because the right people are essential to maintaining our culture and ensuring our future.  Part of that pursuit is transparency. We have a lot to be excited about, and that’s clear to candidates in the interview process.   But like any company, SEI has its challenges. We have areas for development and spaces in their infancy. Throughout the interview process, we do our best to share a candid perspective on our strengths and challenges so that candidates have a realistic view of SEI and how they can contribute when they join the company.  Here are some of the challenges our consultants are working on right now:

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ICD-10 Impact and Managing the Delay

By | Change Management, Collaboration, Communication, Data, Healthcare IT, IT Implementation, Project Management, Technical

Last month, SEI’s Matt Walton, PhD and John Halamka, MD, CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), co-presented a technical and operations overview of BIDMC’s ICD-10 program at Massachusetts Health Data Consortium’s (MHDC) ICD-10 conference held on March 10, 2014.

Speaking at the conference, Dr. Halamka said that the technology itself, moving from ICD-9 codes to ICD-10 codes is mechanical and he is not worried about that. What he is concerned about, is getting meaningful data into that new ICD-10 code and actually being audit-proof. He added, “this will be a bounty hunter’s delight as they find a disconnect between what was actually documented and what was coded. That’s the real technology dilemma.”

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SEI is Fired Up for Josh Cares Fire & Ice Event

By | Collaboration, Community, Company News, Culture

For each of the last nine years, Fire & Ice guests have enjoyed a virtual vacation to a different exotic location without leaving the Greater Cincinnati area.  Click here to purchase tickets to the event and find more information.  Fire & Ice is the signature fundraising event for Josh Cares, raising over $100,000 annually in support of the Josh Cares Child Life Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.   Josh Cares ensures that all seriously ill children, who are enduring a lengthy hospitalization without the consistent presence of a close family member, have a trusted caregiver upon whom they can depend to help ease their stress each and every day as they face painful, frightening and lonely times.

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My New Perspective on Corporate Culture

By | Collaboration, Communication, Culture

Coming from other consulting organizations (large and small) as well as a Fortune 50 financial institution, I had formed an impression of a “corporate culture” full of holiday parties, quarterly meetings, and the occasional team celebrations.  This was my assumption as I didn’t know any better at the time. Then, as I discussed a career opportunity at SEI, I realized that there truly is so much more to a culture (and maintaining a culture) than I had thought previously.  Through the gauntlet process (multiple rounds of interviews with other SEI consultants) and my tenure now as an SEI-er, I have gained a new perspective on corporate culture that goes much deeper than my original impression.

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