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Posted on10. Apr, 2014 by David Kushan.
That’s a question that can be answered many ways. Find out one Pharmacist’s answer to this question and many more in our latest interview with Dave Wolfe, founder and principle consultant of FusionRX LLC. With over ten years of experience of focus in pharmacy IT he offers a well rounded opinion on the subject. This […]
Posted on01. Apr, 2014 by David Kushan.
Compensation Classification When entering the consulting world from a permanent position many questions arise. However, the most immediate question and the first step in educating yourself in consulting is learning “How will I be paid?” This question can be heavily weighted with stress when considering a career as a contract consultant for Health IT. There […]
Posted on04. Feb, 2014 by David Kushan.
Primarily when I get asked this question it is by someone who is thinking about getting into this profession and they are looking for some clarification. Since we get asked this question quite a bit, we decided to put up a post highlighting the responses we received to this question in a number of podcasts […]
Posted on14. Jan, 2014 by David Kushan.
Today’s topic is something I get asked quite often. When I speak to people who are working at a hospital and are thinking about getting into contracting one of the common questions I get asked is how do you price yourself in terms of the hourly rate you should be earning? I am not sure […]
Posted on20. Oct, 2013 by David Kushan.
If you are considering getting into healthcare IT consulting as a contractor, something you obviously have to be prepared for is getting new contracts. Depending on the length of the projects you are on, you may look for new contracts from one to three times a year on average. Unless you have built your own […]
Posted on06. Oct, 2013 by David Kushan.
Breaking Away From Your Firm When you’re the employee of a consulting firm thinking about getting into contracting, one of the challenges you will face is your ability to break away from that consulting firm in a smooth manner. The Majority of Consultants Most people that I talk to don’t want to leave a consulting […]
Posted on09. Sep, 2013 by David Kushan.
As a contract consultant, every six to twelve months on average you are going to have to transition off one contract and start another. From time to time this can be difficult to manage. The challenge at times is when you have 30 days left on your current contract and a new 1 year contract […]
Posted on05. Aug, 2013 by David Kushan.
In past posts, I have discussed the difference between firms that hire consultants and those that place consultants on a contract basis. There are firms that hire consultants as a salaried employee and pay them whether they are working or not (bench time), and firms that bring on a consultant and pay them hourly for […]
Posted on17. Jul, 2013 by David Kushan.
If a consulting firm hires salaried employees they are going to make an effort to have projects available for them when they are nearing completion of their current assignments. They do this because if the firm does not have a project for their employee, the person will become a pure expense until a project can […]
Posted on23. May, 2013 by David Kushan.
Many people get into contracting for different reasons. Some of those reasons I discussed in a previous post titled Guide to Successfully Working as a Consultant in the Healthcare IT Industry – Part One However, what I see all too often are people deciding to leave the world of contracting because they are not able to […]
Posted on10. May, 2013 by David Kushan.
When you travel to a client location each week and spend 40 hours a week on site, the client sees you there; they don’t have any question as to whether or not you put in 40 hours for the week. So they do not have any problems signing off and approving the 40 hours you […]