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    Thinking about Managed Services consulting? Here's everything you need to know

    Posted by Nordic on Sep 6, 2017 10:00:38 AM

    Maybe you’re a healthcare consultant who absolutely loves your work but would love to decrease your travel. Perhaps you have a passion for technology and problem-solving, but haven’t yet broken into health IT.

    Whatever your background, if you’re creative, driven, and passionate about making a difference, Managed Services could be the team for you. As one of Nordic’s fastest-growing business lines, Managed Services gives you an avenue to help end users and provide much-needed application support while enjoying the culture and community of a home office team.

    We sat down with Ella Maloney, one of Nordic’s most tenured Managed Services team members, to talk about why she loves her job and what to consider before applying.

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    Topics: Epic Consulting, managed services, consulting tips

    Are you doing these small things to build a great client relationship?

    Posted by Nordic on Aug 2, 2017 9:29:08 AM

    Think about the best relationships in your life. They probably have similar characteristics: A high level of trust, respect, and mutual delight in each other’s company.

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    Topics: Epic Consulting

    How to nurture your passion project while you consult

    Posted by Nordic on Jul 25, 2017 10:32:31 AM
    “What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver

    If you’re like most of us, you know that life isn’t just about work. Whether it’s an instrument, a writing project, or a marathon, you probably have a passion that occupies your mind during the quiet moments of every day. You may think to yourself, “How can I make sure I have the space to pursue my interests while I continue to thrive in my work?”

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    Topics: Epic Consulting, consulting, culture

    Preparing for a client interview? Don’t forget these three critical steps.

    Posted by Nordic Senior Consultant Alexis Koliner, JD on Jul 13, 2017 10:28:09 AM

    I was recently discussing the topic of preparing for an interview with a friend, and he gave me this advice: "Step one: be awesome. Step two: Not needed, because you're already awesome."

    These are words to aspire to, but they don’t offer much practical advice. What do you need to do to "be awesome" in an interview? Conventional wisdom says that the best way to nail an interview is to prepare – so it follows that the way to be awesome is through preparation.

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    Topics: Epic Consulting

    Are you a brilliant woman? We’d like to talk.

    Posted by Nordic on Jul 11, 2017 12:00:05 PM

    The case for investing in women is strong. Research shows that companies with robust female leadership experience lower turnover, greater return on investment, and collectively higher IQ. Female leaders score high on innovation, communication, and methodology in the workplace.

    For anyone who has worked with strong women, these metrics probably seem obvious. You might even question why, in 2017, we need to advocate for women in the workforce. And yet the data shows that we have a long way to go.

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    Topics: Epic Consulting, consulting, culture, Life at Nordic

    Population Health: An old-school approach to handling requests of your IT team [podcast]

    Posted by Nordic on Mar 7, 2017 9:24:34 AM

    Have you ever sat down with your grandparents, or other "more seasoned" folk, and talked about the the good old days? If so, chances are they've mentioned how everybody today is "in such a hurry." And it's true. We are in a hurry. We're resource challenged without enough time to achieve the results that our stakeholders desire - if not demand.

    As we all rush to figure out population health and value-based care, IT departments can easily get into the trap of just "working down the list of requests." At least we're getting things done, right? 

    But the question is, "Are we getting the right things done?"

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    Topics: Epic Consulting, population health, Advisory, Agile

    The importance of mentoring in healthcare IT [podcast]

    Posted by Nordic on Feb 15, 2017 4:14:10 PM

    Mentoring is more than just an expert teaching a student, it’s a method of education that allows a deeper level of learning and understanding for the client-side team. The best healthcare IT consultants understand how critical this skill is, ensuring that plenty of time is spent providing lessons learned and best practices to help make the client successful and equipping the client team for that day when the contract comes to its end. Nordic’s Implementation Strategy Director, Lindsey Manzuk, recently sat down with Scott Isaacson, Director of Affiliate Solutions, to discuss the importance of mentorship in the complicated land of healthcare IT.

    Enjoy the podcast. If you'd prefer to read, the full transcript is below. 

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    Topics: Epic Consulting, mentoring

    What the best health IT consultants do at the end of their contracts [podcast]

    Posted by Nordic on Jan 10, 2017 3:25:53 PM

    Does my client want to extend? Is my resume up-to-date? What do I want to do next? If you're a consultant, these are just a few of the questions that should be floating around your head as you reach the end of your current contract. What do the best healthcare IT consultants do to make sure their transition from one client to the next is a smooth one? Find out in this episode of the HIT Breakdown in which Nordic’s VP of Consulting Services John Manzuk talks with Nordic Senior Consultant Dan Mau about the best ways to prepare yourself for an upcoming end of contract.

    Also, the full transcript is below.

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    Topics: Epic Consulting

    The week of #HIMSS15 through Nordic's Twitter Feed

    Posted by Nordic on Apr 23, 2015 10:07:00 AM

    We had a fantastic week at HIMSS15 last week! It was great to connect with many of you at our booth, our Tuesday evening reception, or during some of the educational sessions.

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    Topics: Epic Consulting, HIMSS, Chicago, EHR, Epic, HIMSS15, clients

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