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A new approach to building your healthcare IT team

As healthcare technology rapidly progresses, hiring and retaining qualified talent is increasingly challenging

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The demand for resources in areas like Epic, Workday, ServiceNow, and data analytics leaves many health systems and service providers struggling with high costs and competing for the same scarce employees

The problem will continue to worsen as health systems continue to digitize. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that demand for healthcare IT roles is expected to grow quickly over the next decade as the population ages and hospitals continue to shift to digital record-keeping systems.[1] Meanwhile, there are few established pathways to launch healthcare IT careers.

Healthcare IT Staffing Challenges

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Expensive, Experienced Hires

HR Time Constraints

Training Investments / Attrition

Identifying Diverse Talent

Inexperienced Entry-Level Hires

Optimum CareerPath solves healthcare technology challenges by creating new, high-growth, low-cost, and low-risk talent

In partnership with CHIME, Optimum CareerPath is a targeted recruiting, training, and placement program focused on identifying and upskilling high-aptitude, early-career employees. Optimum CareerPath has a holistic training approach including soft skills, healthcare industry knowledge, and in-demand technology certifications. These employees are placed with our healthcare clients to help fill their teams with diverse, high-potential, budget-friendly talent.

CareerPath Benefits
  • Reduced investment in recruiting, training, and onboarding team members
  • Ability to rapidly deploy new teams for mission-critical initiatives
  • Proven, low risk methodology
  • New, energetic, and high-potential talent
  • Increased team diversity
Optimum CareerPath: Program Testimonials
Optimum Careerpath Testimonial: Ben Mansalis | Innovator of the Year, CHIME 2021
I'd recommend [CareerPath] not only to my peers, but also to individuals that are interested in having that segue or on-ramp... It gives people the tools so they're just not starting from zero.

On the other side, these managers get to bring in folks that are really excited about contributing and that lifts the whole team because everybody taps into that excitement and it can be a really great elevator for everybody in the organization...
Ben Masnalis, CIO
2021 CHIME Innovator of the Year
Optimum CareerPath: Program Testimonials
Optimum Careerpath Testimonial: Jim Feen, EVP & CIO, Southcoast Health
I would definitely recommend the program and use it again. It has been successful for us, successful for the talent that’s come in, and they have become a part of our team, our family.

For that matter, I'd recommend it to my industry colleagues without question.
Jim Feen, SVP & CIO
Southcoast Health
Optimum CareerPath: Program Testimonials | El Rio Health
We are extremely pleased with all of our Optimum [CareerPath] folks. They are all smart, engaged, and interacting with our team and our customers in a positive, professional manner.

They are learning and growing and taking on more challenges each week. I am truly impressed with the caliber of [CareerPath] candidates you sent us, and they’ve already become valued El Rio IT team members.

We weren’t sure what to expect when we embarked on this experiment, but I’m very pleased with the initial results.
El Rio Health
I couldn’t be happier with his [Optimum CareerPth Analyst] performance, we are lucky to have him.
El Rio Health
Testimonial | El Rio Health | Manager
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Russ Branzell | CEO CHIME
CHIME University
I think every one of these young professionals has the opportunity to do something pretty amazing.
Russ Branzell, FCHIME, CHCIO
CHIME, CEO & President
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Talent solutions to enable cost-effective growth today.
Succession strategies to futureproof the IT journeys ahead.
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Customized Recruitment & Training

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Optimum partners with local universities to recruit top-tier graduates

Through our paid training, Optimum CareerPath ensures that healthcare organizations and professional services organizations have a pipeline of the exact talent they need, with training customized to local methodologies, teams, and procedures. Optimum CareerPath ensures clients have access to a pipeline of fully certified talent in technologies like Workday, Epic, or ServiceNow. Throughout the course of the placement, Optimum continues to support Optimum CareerPath participants, ensuring rapid growth and learning. All Optimum CareerPath employees are contract-to-hire, ensuring that clients have a long-term talent solution.

Optimum CareerPath has a track record of serving providers, software, and professional services companies as an innovative talent solution since 2021

Recruiting Acceptance Rate
Meeting or exceeding expectations
CareerPath clients
CareerPath placements
FTE conversion rate
Minority Representation

Optimum CareerPath Training Model

College Graduate

  • Recruitment from Universities
  • Best and Brightest in Your Area
  • Diversity & Inclusion Recruiting
  • Proprietary Assessment Approach
  • Onsite/Local Presence

CHIME Digital Health

  • Healthcare Fundamentals
  • Project Management
  • Data-Driven vs. Data Informed
  • Informatics & Change Management Principles
  • Soft Skill Development
  • CHIME Digital Health Professional Certification

Technical Certification

  • Technical Certification:
    • Oracle
    • Workday
    • ServiceNow
    • Epic
    • Cerner
    • Salesforce
    • AWS
  • Support from Optimum Seasoned Staff


  • Client On-boarding & Role Orientation
  • Try Before You Buy for 2-Years
  • Continued Mentorship from Optimum Staff

 Technologies Offered

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