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The State of the Healthcare IT and EHR Consulting Industry – A #HIMSS15 Perspective

The State of the Healthcare IT and EHR Consulting Industry – A #HIMSS15 Perspective

Posted on20. Apr, 2015 by .

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As I recover from a week in Chicago at the HIMSS annual conference I have a lot to chew on. I posted My Overall View of Healthcare IT coming out of HIMSS 2015 that might be of interest to many of you. I did approximately 30 meetings that week and that doesn’t count the dozen […]

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Is It Time to Make A Career Move Within Healthcare IT?

Is It Time to Make A Career Move Within Healthcare IT?

Posted on27. Feb, 2015 by .

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It may or may not be a great time for you to make a move but don’t let it become the biggest mistake you’ve ever made. If you are considering a move, like never before, you need to do your homework. Which company represents the greatest career opportunity for you?  Who do you go with?  […]

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Is the Healthcare IT Industry Addicted to Consultants?

Is the Healthcare IT Industry Addicted to Consultants?

Posted on21. Jan, 2015 by .

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In response to my “Healthcare IT Consulting Job Slowdown” blog post I shared on LinkedIn, Dave Lehr, VP Product Development / Co-Founder at Maven, offered this really interesting analysis of the healthcare IT consulting industry and its future: This is a really interesting poll. I hope it reflects reality. But a big part of me […]

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Is It Time to Reconsider Being a FTE?

Is It Time to Reconsider Being a FTE?

Posted on19. Dec, 2014 by .

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As I look into my crystal ball, I see that if you are a consultant/contractor the time to consider full time employee status may be at hand.. In emerging markets, consultancy is usually more profitable than that of a FTE. Why? Because scarcity breeds high prices. As a market segment matures or is in a […]

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Featured Health IT Employer – Beacon Partners

Featured Health IT Employer – Beacon Partners

Posted on01. Dec, 2014 by .

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As most of you probably know, Healthcare IT Central is our health IT focused job board. It’s the leading place for healthcare companies come to look for healthcare IT Professionals. We just hit an amazing milestone of 12,000 active health IT professional resumes in our database and we have well over 22,000 registered job seekers. […]

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Healthcare IT Consultant Responsibilities

Healthcare IT Consultant Responsibilities

Posted on19. Nov, 2014 by .

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Earlier this week I received an alarming email from a consultant that I placed on contract numerous times back in my staffing agency days. Her email was lamenting that she had let her Epic certification lapse and was inquiring about what she should do. After recovering from my initial outrage (read more about that below), […]

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The New Health IT Consulting Skill Set

The New Health IT Consulting Skill Set

Posted on15. Oct, 2014 by .

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In 2009 when I began recruiting in the Healthcare IT consulting industry, hiring was smooth sailing. I worked for a contract staffing agency and my former colleague Paul told me, “It’s so easy.” Since then, the healthcare IT consulting industry has been through a few phases. It was white hot from 2010 to 2012 and […]

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EHR Adoption Maturity’s Impact on Hiring

EHR Adoption Maturity’s Impact on Hiring

Posted on06. Oct, 2014 by .

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I recently had a conversation with Adam Greenberg from EMR Staffing Partners. In our discussion we talked about the changing health IT and EHR landscape. Obviously, we both have a vested interest in what’s happening with the EHR market. I’ve been blogging about EHR software (I guess we started blogging about EMR software) for over […]

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I’m New, What Should I Know

I’m New, What Should I Know

Posted on15. Sep, 2014 by .

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Dear Cassie, I’m a new consultant out on my first contract. What are your top three tips for new consultants? Thank you, Janice Dear Janice, Congratulations on making the big leap into consulting. I hope you are enjoying it so far, though without doubt, there are challenges that accompany the freedom. Welcome to life, right? […]

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Has There Been an EHR Consulting Slow Down?

Has There Been an EHR Consulting Slow Down?

Posted on22. Aug, 2014 by .

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I’ve written previously that the Golden Age of EHR is over and that we’re entering a much different era for EHR and healthcare IT. That’s going to change the dynamics of the healthcare IT career industry in general, but EHR consultants are likely going to be hit the most. While there are still plenty of […]

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Who’s More Satisfied – Full Time Health IT Professionals or Health IT Consultants?

Who’s More Satisfied – Full Time Health IT Professionals or Health IT Consultants?

Posted on13. Aug, 2014 by .

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I was fascinated by a graphic that Health IT Consultant posted about how satisfied health IT employees and health IT consultants were with their jobs. The data for the graphic comes from a Healthcare IT Leaders survey of healthcare IT professionals. I’ll admit that I was a bit surprised at the results. I didn’t expect […]

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