At a high level, information technology professionals are like physicians. They recommend new treatments (EHR software) to address conditions (HIPAA). Unfortunately IT pros don’t get paid nearly as well, but at least we both worry about outsourcing to some degree.
The stereotype of the IT professional can also be compared to a doctor, or at least a fictional one, Dr. Gregory House. Sullen, anti-social, with a high regard for his own knowledge, Dr. House avoids all contact with his customers (patients). He only swoops in to provide a solution to a problem (condition) before he retreats once more to his solitude. [Read more…]