Infographic: The differences between W-2 and 1099 for healthcare IT consultants

Consulting professionals can choose between employment as a 1099 or W-2. We believe there are pros and cons to both, and the decision should not be taken lightly.   When evaluating your options, we highly recommend becoming familiar with both IRS and DOL regulations, and seeking insight from your accountant. If you choose 1099, please make […]

Outside the Box Interview Prep

You know the basics.  Research the company, print two copies of your resume, practice answers to common interview questions, have your suit dry cleaned the week before – but what are you forgetting? What are the interview prep tips and tricks that can give you the extra edge you need to land your dream job? […]

Plans and Planning

The impact of a large scale electronic health record implementation transforms a health system. It not only temporarily disrupts business as usual, but it creates new norms, processes, standard practices, behaviors and, of course, new challenges.  As such, careful project planning is crucial for a successful implementation. In the planning process, three important areas to […]

Best Practices for Successful Go-Lives

The impact of a large scale electronic health record (EHR) implementation, whether Epic, Cerner or another system, on a health system’s culture can be very subtle.  Whether health systems realize it or not, implementing such a system transforms the healthcare entity, creating norms and standard practices, and impacts the culture.  New tools and processes alter […]

Identifying Your Career Motivators

One of the first questions I like to ask any candidate is, “why are you looking for a new job?”  Sounds simple, yet so many candidates don’t think through this question thoroughly before speaking to a recruiter. What I really want to know is what motivates you in a job or what gives you job […]

Networking at HIMSS

HIMSS can be an overwhelming experience for even the most seasoned healthcare IT veteran.  So what should you do if you’re new(ish) to the industry or you’re a veteran in search of a new job? Press the flesh    Shake hands and smile.  Networking begins with approachability, so look friendly.  Don’t be a wallflower! Get out there […]

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