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Just an EHR Go-Live Consultant

Just an EHR Go-Live Consultant

Posted on23. May, 2017 by .

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I just came across a fascinating look into the lives of EHR implementation go-live consultants and what their careers are going to look like going forward. It’s not news that EHR implementations and thus EHR Go-lives are slowing after the government incentive driven EHR frenzy that we’ve experienced the last 5 years. This means that […]

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Turning Down a Job Offer

Turning Down a Job Offer

Posted on02. May, 2017 by .

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I’m really into first-hand stories lately. Everyone loves a good story, but I think I’ve also been blessed to find a lot of great stories about careers lately. Today’s story is about someone (left anonymous) who was searching for a job through a recruiter and then chose not to take the job. First time in […]

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4 Tips for the Traveling Healthcare IT Professional

4 Tips for the Traveling Healthcare IT Professional

Posted on20. Oct, 2016 by .

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This week I’m on the road for 2 conferences in 2 cities. Then, I’m back for a week before being on the road for another 2 conferences in 2 cities. I’m not quite a road warrior like most healthcare IT consultants, but I’ve certainly learned my fair share about traveling. Here are some tips that […]

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Not Quite the Golden Age of EHR Jobs, but Pretty Close

Not Quite the Golden Age of EHR Jobs, but Pretty Close

Posted on04. Aug, 2016 by .

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If we look back during the early days of meaningful use, it was the start of what I called the golden age of EHR. That was true of the EHR market, but also the market for EHR jobs. In 2013, I wrote that the golden age of EHR adoption was over. That was true for […]

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Health Catalyst Removes Solicitation and Non-Compete Requirements from Contracts

Health Catalyst Removes Solicitation and Non-Compete Requirements from Contracts

Posted on28. Jun, 2016 by .

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In case you missed the news, Health Catalyst recently announced that they’re lifting client restrictions on solicitation and hiring Health Catalyst employees in their contracts. This comes after Health Catalyst had previously said it would not enforce the non-compete provisions on previous and future employee contracts. From the press release they say why they made […]

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Does Your Career Have A Blueprint?

Does Your Career Have A Blueprint?

Posted on23. Feb, 2016 by .

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Most professional builders wouldn’t dream of starting on a project without a set of blueprints. The detailed drawings are essential to guiding the process of building so that no important factors are left out. The blueprints are examined, changed where potential problems are noted, and referred to during the entire process. Your career plans should […]

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Grab Your Calendar Before It’s Too Late

Grab Your Calendar Before It’s Too Late

Posted on11. Feb, 2016 by .

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That trade show or seminar might not be for a few months, but if you know it is coming, then you can put it in your calendar with the deadline for registry. Your career depends on being current, right? So plan for it. Very often, the notification for registry gets lost in the shuffle of […]

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Overwhelmed In Your Career? Start Here…

Overwhelmed In Your Career? Start Here…

Posted on02. Feb, 2016 by .

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Sometimes the combination of your job or your lack of job with all the details that have accumulated over the months comes crashing down and you get overwhelmed. This is common at the end of the year when you start to look around for financial papers in anticipation of tax season…plus the New Year’s Resolutions […]

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My View of the 2015 Healthcare IT Job Market

My View of the 2015 Healthcare IT Job Market

Posted on31. Dec, 2015 by .

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2015 was a really tumultuous year for many in the healthcare IT market. That is especially true for healthcare IT consultants. I know many healthcare IT consulting companies that couldn’t make the switch from being EHR staff augmentation companies to truly being consultants. We saw signs of this issue early on in 2015 where many […]

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Managing and Tracking EHR Consultants

Managing and Tracking EHR Consultants

Posted on27. Aug, 2015 by .

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On every big EHR go live, one of the biggest expenses is your EHR consultants. Plus, it is a major logistical challenge to organize and track all of these EHR consultants on the project as well. It’s no wonder that so many EHR projects go over budget when you consider how complex it is to […]

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Healthcare IT Consulting Firm Acquisitions

Healthcare IT Consulting Firm Acquisitions

Posted on21. May, 2015 by .

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We’ve written previously about the challenges to the healthcare IT and EHR consulting industry and also about areas of opportunity for healthcare IT consulting. I’m really interested to watch how this is going to evolve over the next couple of years. The decline in EHR and healthcare IT consulting has been interesting since we can […]

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