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Interested In Finding Out What Your Colleagues Are Earning?  Participate In Greythorn’s HIT Market Survey And You Will!

Interested In Finding Out What Your Colleagues Are Earning? Participate In Greythorn’s HIT Market Survey And You Will!

Posted on05. Dec, 2013 by .

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About the survey: For the second year in a row, Greythorn is asking Healthcare IT professionals to participate in their Healthcare IT Market Survey. Your input is greatly appreciated, as this information is compiled to advise employers on future hiring practices. Additionally, this report will help Healthcare IT professionals benchmark themselves against others in the […]

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FTE vs. Hourly Contracting – the Differences

FTE vs. Hourly Contracting – the Differences

Posted on15. Nov, 2013 by .

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It feels like I have previously covered what the differences are between Full Time Employment (FTE) and hourly-based contracting a number of times; however over the past few months, I’ve interviewed an entire string of candidates that don’t know the differences. Also, taking a gander back at my past HealthcareITToday.com blog content, I see that […]

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Where To Get Your Healthcare IT Contracts And What To Avoid

Where To Get Your Healthcare IT Contracts And What To Avoid

Posted on20. Oct, 2013 by .

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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 […]

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Looking For HIT Job Security?  Consider Medical Coding – It May Not Be Sexy But It’s Stable

Looking For HIT Job Security? Consider Medical Coding – It May Not Be Sexy But It’s Stable

Posted on14. Aug, 2013 by .

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Lately I’ve been fielding a lot of questions about a segment of the healthcare IT industry that doesn’t seem to get as much attention as some of the more customer-facing HIT roles, but it’s just as important.  Can you guess what it is?  The upcoming transition to ICD-10 (a HUGE undertaking), has presented a significant […]

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Praise Counts More Than the Paycheck?

Praise Counts More Than the Paycheck?

Posted on22. Feb, 2013 by .

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Which reward do you think more employees prefer — an end-of-the-year bonus that gets tacked onto that second December paycheck or an enthusiastic sharing of “job well done!” in front of their peers? Would you be surprised to learn that money is not the more valued of the two in creating a sense of long-term […]

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Negotiating Skills For Success

Negotiating Skills For Success

Posted on09. Jan, 2013 by .

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Everyday life is all about bargaining and negotiating to get what you want or need. Whether at work, school, or home, you will always find a time of day where you will need to rely on your best negotiating skills, especially if you are trying to get ahead or make a point. When asking for […]

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Wait! What About the Second Contract?

Wait! What About the Second Contract?

Posted on27. Nov, 2012 by .

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Many times people looking to get into contracting do not have a true understanding of what the Health IT market place has to offer in terms of money and required travel.  It is very important to have a realistic understanding of these two criteria in order to remain working consistently.  What I see often is […]

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How To Determine When It May Make Sense To Take a Lower Rate

How To Determine When It May Make Sense To Take a Lower Rate

Posted on04. Sep, 2012 by .

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I want to share a conversation I had with a consultant, who we will call Bob for the sake of this blog, who asked for my advice on a contract he found on his own. So, Bob and I were discussing a contract he was offered.  He was accustomed to working for $85 – $90 […]

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How Your Limitations Influence Your Income

How Your Limitations Influence Your Income

Posted on17. Aug, 2012 by .

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Things are hot in the Healthcare IT marketplace today.  Because of that, many people I speak with think they need to leverage this demand and attempt to increase their compensation while the going is good.  So how do you make the most of this hot market?  Can you just walk into your manager’s office and […]

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Employers – Stop Being So Cheap!

Employers – Stop Being So Cheap!

Posted on09. Nov, 2011 by .

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You heard me, and I mean it! I get it – the world economy (especially the US economy) is in the toilet. That doesn’t mean you hire a search firm to find the best talent in the land, and then offer a compensation package that is LESS THAN what they are earning today. In the […]

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Cheap Recognition is Worse Than No Recognition

Cheap Recognition is Worse Than No Recognition

Posted on29. Jul, 2011 by .

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Recognition programs are used by employers to drive performance and achieve certain goals that are important to the overall success of the organization. Done correctly, a well-defined recognition program can drive extra effort from employees who love recognition, and see it as a way to track their personal performance. Set a high watermark and watch […]

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