There is no denying that cell phones are an important part of most of our daily lives. Our insatiable need for information can lead to obsessive, addictive and unsafe behavior patterns. Here are some interesting findings: On average, adults check their phones 110 times per...

Many of us put much more emphasis on protecting homes, cars, jewelry, children and pets than our on-line security. Individual and corporate breaches occur on a daily basis because our electronic information is valuable to thieves. Here are tips that can help to reduce your...

How many of you get overwhelmed and frustrated browsing through available apps?  I certainly do and would much rather ask friends about their favorite apps and why they use them. So in that spirit, here are some of the apps that I use regularly and...

In 2017, talent acquisition is the top priority for 83% of corporate leaders. Companies need to leverage every opportunity available to attract talent. Don’t miss the most obvious place to start - your on-line corporate image. Social recruiting has a much broader scope than traditional...

Population Health Population Health applications offered by EMR vendors are continuing to mature and gain a larger install base.  Many organizations will initiate projects over the next 12 months. There are currently a relatively small number of vendor implementation staff and consultants certified in these applications which...

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...

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...