Compliance is a necessary and important phase in starting a new consulting engagement. It is the single most important step that lies between you and the first day at the client site. DCS works directly with the client’s Human Resources department to obtain their specific...

Recruiters can play a valuable role in any job search, but you have to own and manage the process of finding a new job. Before you start your job search, there are a few questions that you should answer: What type of consulting position do...

Starting on the first day of an engagement, every consultant should make a goal to be offered a contract extension. There are many factors that influence whether a contract extension will be offered. Consulting is all about relationships and skills so remember that one can’t...

Many workers love the flexibility and the feeling of increased productivity working from home. Others will admit that it is easy to become lonely and to work longer hours.  Remote work is not for everyone and it comes with challenges. I’ve gained some insights over...

Written By: Rick Forrest As a recruiter, I have witnessed the job market and recruiting practices evolve over the years. However, the basic principles of interviewing have not changed. I have compiled the following interview advice based on some great and not-so-great interviews. Top Things to Do: Be On...

The landscape of Healthcare IT consulting has changed significantly over the last 20 years.  Back In the 90’s, the big six consulting firms sold the majority of engagements and smaller consulting firms were finding success with niche offerings.  Since 2010, the consulting industry has exploded...

Guiding your Healthcare IT project along a timeline dictates a lot about your project.  Keep in mind, some contain hard stops that not only can’t be moved but are show stoppers.  Building allowances in your timeline for evolving information to influence workflow is a necessity. Software...

DCS is GSA certified! Being part of the Federal Government Services Administration (GSA) opens up many additional opportunities and is the perfect complement to the work we have been doing with State agencies. As a vendor on Schedule 736, DCS has the opportunity to bid...

A great partnership emerges! CVS is purchasing the pharmacies and clinics in all Target stores. The clinics will run as part of their MinuteClinic brand within the existing Target stores and new Target stores will include MinuteClinic in new construction design. With the extensive pharmacy experience...

My weekly blogs are usually about implementing Epic; things to remember, lessons learned, common areas where things are overlooked and everything else from A to Z that people ask me to write about. This week’s edition appears the day after Memorial Day so I’m gearing it...