New Grads: The Importance of Business Cards
By : Alice Lawson
Business cards are incredibly important for yourself or your company’s success; they help promote you as a person but also your brand or services. We are a growing country which relies on business expertise and professionalism, however how are you going to get your business expertise noticed if you don’t market yourself appropriately?
The business card is one of the most powerful tools to attract attention, and is ideal if you have yet to make a name of yourself. As a recent graduate I understand the importance of making a name for yourself in the business world, and one way in which I progressed within my career was to create my own business cards.
If you struggle to understand what to put on your business card, take a look at others in the same industry as you, what have they got on the front of their cards? What I would suggest is to research into the most common information which should be put on your business card which I know to be: your name, your occupation, the company or business you work with, your phone number and most importantly your photograph.
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By including a professional image on your business card you will more likely be remembered, as it is a known fact that more often than not people are remembered through face value rather than through words.
When creating your cards be sure not to include too much clutter on the face of the card, it is easy to forget that too much will result in the card being thrown away rather than read.
Business cards enable you to promote yourself in a way which is easy, convenient and won’t cost you a fortune. There are many business card templates which you could use in order to create your high quality designs for your cards, be creative, be interesting and more importantly be yourself.
Health Catalyst: An agile approach to healthcare data
Healthcare Catalyst is quite literally a healthcare providers’ catalyst for change when it comes to their measurable, data-informed improvement in analytics, software and services.
Founded in 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Health Catalyst is dedicated to enabling health care organisations to build a healthcare-specific, open, flexible, and scalable data platform and fully integrated suite of analytics applications.
This enables health system partners, including Northwell Health in New York which serves a population of 11 million, to realise measurable value within months. “Our customers have recognised the potential to use data, to meaningfully improve their clinical, financial and operational business performance outcomes,” said Mike Doyle, Chief Customer Officer.
Formed by a group of healthcare veterans – with a quest to develop a data warehouse that could handle the complexities unique to healthcare data – they revolutionised the clinical process models and use of analytics and discovered the solution now known as Adaptive Data Architecture, which is agile, flexible and can be implemented in a matter of weeks compared to a matter of years.
Today, Health Catalyst helps clinicians in more than 250 hospitals that care for more than 100 million patients each year.
Health Catalyst offers a solution in three parts:
Data Operating System
Cloud-based DOS is a healthcare-specific, open, flexible, and scalable that provides customers a single environment to integrate and organise data.
Analytics applications build on top of the data platform and allow customers to make measurable clinical, financial and operational improvements.
World-class team of analytics and domain experts leverage technology to help customers shorten time-to-value and achieve sustainable, measurable improvements.
The fully integrated data platform and suite of analytics applications helped clients during the pandemic, in ways even Health Catalyst could never have imagined. Health Catalyst offered products and services to support customers’ agile response to the pandemic in four phases:
“By having the data operating system, our clients were able to take advantage of the integrated source of data to meet challenges that they were facing in their local geographies due to the pandemic in ways that we could never even have predicted,” said Doyle.
Doyle highlighted Health Catalyst’s Value Architecture group, which helps the company ensure that its technology and expertise are delivering measurable and meaningful value to our clients. “I think another key differentiator is our open platform that our clients are able to use to accelerate their own integration of data, but it is customisable, configurable in ways that makes it unique for them in ways other cookie cutter analytics just can’t match.
“We like to start every discussion by listening and understanding how we can help our customers avoid making mistakes and getting the most out of their investment in data.”
Speaking about their partnership with Northwell, Doyle said: “We're very grateful for this partnership and want to thank these visionary leaders who are able to envision a future using data that is light years beyond what we can think of today.”