behalf of the BioDistrict New Orleans Board of Commissioners and
staff, we publish our biweekly newsletter about the plans,
opportunities and activities of the BioDistrict to help the community
understand the vast potential we represent.
ask for your continued support as we help attract thousands of new,
high paying jobs, better healthcare and new educational opportunities
in a sustainably built environment. Building the ecosystem necessary
to support this industry is difficult but critical work and will be
the reason we will succeed.
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Orleans increasing economic growth opportunities for New Orleanians
through coordination, collaboration and cooperation.
BioDistrict New Orleans: Accelerating Economic
Opportunities for New Orleans
Career Services (Health Information Management System Society) and
the BioDistrict announce a new collaboration
First of its
kind collaboration designed to assist New Orleanians in training and
certification of these highly sought after sustainable jobs in the
Health IT Industry
No words fit
healthcare today better than those of Bob Dylan once sang, "the times are a changing..."
The American system of healthcare delivery, medical education, and
drug development are all undergoing changes at warp speed.
for the BioDistrict and New Orleans, is our recently announced
collaboration with HIMSS Professional Development, Career
Services! and HIMSS Career Services. Our agreement calls for the
formal collaboration to create career training opportunities that
will support the BioDistrict's quest to create approximately 22,000 jobs during the next
eight to ten years. This serves as another step
towards the BioDistrict's mission to attract new industry and
investment to New Orleans by solving the #1 issue holding us back --
a skilled workforce. For their part, HIMSS Career Services sees the
opportunity we have created and is excited to support the various
initiatives under way in the BioDistrict. The collective vision is a
world-class biosciences research and development center with local,
regional and global importance and an accessible healthcare delivery
that provides quality care and opportunities. Through partnerships
among major educational and research institutions, private companies,
other government agencies, and independent foundations, the
BioDistrict New Orleans will create opportunities for workforce
training and research needed to build a successful biosciences
industry hub. HIMSS and BioDistrict New Orleans together will
work towards health IT initiatives anticipated to grow in the next
several years. This collaboration will focus on educational, career
support and online initiatives before and during the 2013 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition,
which will be held in New Orleans on March 3-7, 2013.
collaboration with HIMSS and BioDistrict New Orleans is positive news
for our city, " said Mayor Landrieu "I am hopeful that this
partnership will help create
and workforce development opportunities in the hospitality, health IT
and innovation sectors for New Orleanians."
between the two organizations will be expanded to include other
agencies with the focus on career development resources offered by
HIMSS, recognizing the ongoing demand for skilled health IT employees
in the BioDistrict. The Bio District, Louisiana's #1 Employment
Center, and HIMSS will provide unprecedented career development
resources, through white papers, webinars and other online and
career-supporting tools. This information will equip current
professionals to learn, grow, and advance in their health IT careers.
Additional services will include the use of HIMSS JobMine job listings, online mentoring and an emerging professionals community,
resources that can be used in the BioDistrict. Also available will be
various HIMSS online tools for current, new and transitioning
professionals who are interested in a career in health IT.
the BioDistrict will be part of the conference Career Services Institute, a
full-day program on Tuesday, March 4, 2013. The Career Services
Institute will feature a nationally recognized career coach and will
support networking opportunities for all participants.
HIMSS 2013, will bring
in 35,000 conventioneers and
IT vendors to New Orleans!
Stay tuned for
more information as it becomes available and remember...Be passionate about your
career path and strive to make a difference and learn,
learn...learn. Technology is only the enabler; individuals will
be the "transformers" of health IT in the years to come!
Those with the training and ability to oversee and
operate healthcare records systems are expected to be in demand.
working as a medical records and health information technician can
expect to handle the following types of jobs:
Creating and maintaining patient records,
ensuring they are complete, timely and accurate.
Maintaining patient information for use in
databases and registries.
Using classification codes to work with
insurance companies for reimbursement purposes.
Tracking patient records to assess the
quality of their care.
Helping ensure patient health information
Jobs in the New Orleans area range from medical
record coders to IT Managers:
Average Salary in New Orleans (As of
November 13, 2012): $31,000 - $110,000
Available Positions to be filled in the
New Orleans Area: 104+
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Data applications to create jobs, increase research and improve
calls for speakers in a new monthly webinar series to start in
Big Data is
the ability to collect, process and interpret massive amounts of
information and is one of today's most important technological and
economic drivers. There is an emerging new industry made of companies
that see healthcare as the biggest potential area of application.
BioDistrict is home to the world's fastest internet
On any given day, the staggering amount of data
collected defies human comprehension. Current estimates of 2.5
quintillion bytes of data are created daily. The requirements for
trained personnel, specialized facilities and bandwidth capacity are
The goal of the BioDistrict is to attract more
companies and new investment in the healthcare industry to accelerate
creating jobs, increase research and improve healthcare delivery
through real-time human health data exploration using advanced
mathematics and computing technology.
are several key objectives of the Big Data, Big Discoveries series:
1) showcase the caliber of medical research being
conducted within the BioDistrict
2) educate professionals and aspiring practitioners
about the component parts of Data Science
3) forge relationships with industry analysts,
consultants and other data management pros
4) demonstrate the various data-oriented technologies
provided by enterprise software vendors
5) attract venture capital firms who may choose to
invest in projects launched within the BioDistrict
6) build enough momentum to create a genuine buzz
about innovation in the BioDistrict
7) inspire both New Orleans residents and people
around the world to work in the BioDistrict
Although a Data Scientist is now the most coveted role in the growing
field of Analytics (in Silicon Valley, such professionals can demand
salaries in excess of a million dollars per year or more), there are
many data management practices that are critical for delivering
valuable insights. Such roles include, but are not limited to:
A mantra of
the Information Age calls for focusing on strengths. In a global
marketplace, researchers must not only be the best in their region,
but in the world. Many of the projects currently underway in the
District qualify as industry-leading. We will therefore seek to
highlight the most compelling stories.
of the Internet Era is to reverse the chase: Create an atmosphere of
excitement that draws people into the District. To accomplish the
objective we are issuing a Call for Speakers.
thinkers intrinsically create excitement everywhere they go. These
professionals are driven to share their knowledge and bring about
meaningful change around them. By working with these individuals,
we'll be able to build compelling story lines that can captivate an
international audience and cause others to view New Orleans
week on Out
to Lunch, hosted by Mr. Peter Ricchuiti had
lunch with Mr. S K Khurana, the Chief Operating Officer of
Bioceptive, and Ms. Tamara Kreinin, recently retired Executive
Director for Women and Population at the United Nations Foundation
and an investor in Bioceptive.
Bio New Orleans is growing and adding to our industry
network and new facilities. Recently, the New Orleans BioInnovation
Center celebrated its 1st Anniversary!
Once a dream, today the incubator is home to 29
companies employing over 47 full-time and 36 part-time positions in
the emerging biosciences industry in New Orleans and Southeast
Louisiana's Super - Region.
BioDistrict New Orleans created a special group on LinkedIn
called Bio New Orleans
where professionals and employers can post job opportunities, discuss
research findings or industry trends and network with other
professionals in the biosciences industry. The aim is to create a
bioscience community for job opportunities, discussions and
More than 527 multi-disciplined professionals have
already joined. Some are locals, some ex-pats and some have never
been to New Orleans and are sharing in our growth and want to stay in
This is how industry hubs are
formed, thrive and take on a life of their own.
In 20 years
BioDistrict New Orleans (the BioDistrict) will become a thriving and
highly livable business, education, science and health destination.
will be known for its walkable scale, new and historic neighborhoods,
excellent schools and services, accessible open space and transit,
and a range of stable, well- paying bioscience and health industry
will become a national model for urban revitalization and the Built
Environment for healthier living, job creation and economic
leadership and long-term commitment, the BioDistrict can expect a
host of economic benefits through the successful implementation of
the Action Plan, including:
Transparency and predictability are critical issues for
individuals and businesses thinking about investing in a community.
We are making available data about the District and the area around
us. We invite you to follow the link and customize your query.
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