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...

When opportunity calls, sometimes it’s calling from a new city. Whether it’s the next town over, or across the country, setting up in a new place can be exciting and also a little challenging. Whether it’s a temporary move or a relocation, it’s good to...

Whether you are searching for a job or just looking to stay connected, LinkedIn is the place to engage with other business professionals in your industry. Here are some tips to help you stand out from the 175+ million users. 1) Include a photo...

Covering your basics: What's best to do on your first day at a new assignment? Starting a consulting project at a new client can be hectic, especially as you settle into a routine. Be sure to cover the basics during your first week. Here are the recommendations...