EHR and EMR: Is There Really a Difference?



Today, you are probably seeing more and more doctors use electronic database systems and tablets instead of clipboards and file folders. Nationwide, thirty-nine percent of office-based providers have implemented at least a "basic" electronic health record (EHR) system by 2011.[1]  Specifically, Colorado is at 40%, but overall, this percentage is constantly growing (See Figure 1 below). The terms “electronic medical record” (EMR) and “electronic health record” (EHR) are frequently used ... Read more >

Top Questions to Ask When Choosing Your Staffing Provider



Finding the right people to fill positions at your company, at the right time, and at the right price is a problem that continues to remain the same when attempting to select a staffing provider. However, despite the problems staying the same, the solutions have taken on new dimensions in recent years.  To get to the point, in order to find a staffing vendor that can formulate unique solution(s) and deliver value, your company must be ready to ask the following important questions: Does the ... Read more >

Traditional Hiring vs. Skills-based Hiring



Is it safer to hire based on college and graduate degrees? Or, based on skills and certificates? Traditionally, hiring new employees relies on degrees and resumes as a forecaster of accomplishments on the job. The debate surrounding alternative options to college and graduate degrees as predictors of success is more relevant to today’s business world than people realize. To support the typical “flip” side of the argument, when employers use a college degree as a requirement, they are overlooking ... Read more >

What is the difference between a functional consultant and a technical consultant?



Today, most companies are hiring consultants with technological qualifications, especially when it comes to IT and ERP projects and consulting. If your aim is to make and/or keep your company top in its field, then it is advised to employ both a functional consultant and a technical consultant in your business because both play their own role in enhancing business efficiency and profitability. The main function of a consultant is to manage the day-to-day functioning of a program or system. ... Read more >

The Battle to Staff Generation Y Talent



That battle to staff top university talent is beginning. According to studies, in less than two years, Generation Y will make up more than 50% of the workforce. The winners of this top talent will be the companies that recruit, hire and motivate the most ambitious, adaptable and active recent graduates and young professionals. New or recent graduations can infuse fresh thinking and new insight into your company; but how can you ensure that they will be the best fit and get the work done? This ... Read more >

Women and the New Faces of Technology



For many years, men have dominated the technology industry. However, the increasing number of women entrepreneurs and business leaders cannot be ignored, and more women are starting to make their marks in the tech industry. The most notable recent examples are Marissa Mayer, the new president and CEO of Yahoo Inc., Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, and Karen Quintos, Dell's chief marketing officer. The fast facts (from an April report commissioned by American Express OPEN, ... Read more >

ERP consulting: How to handle nuances of an ERP consultant



While ERP consultants can be expensive, if used properly, they can save time and money while employing a more trouble-free system for your business. Implementation consultants are neither super heroes nor villains; however, if they are good, they bring valuable knowledge to your ERP project and transfer it effectively. That’s worth paying for.  How can you use them properly, and get your bang for your buck? Read on for more tips and guidance. The foremost purpose of an ERP consultant is ... Read more >

Deciphering “The Playbook” – What your ERP vendor doesn’t want you to know



Are you considering the daunting task of obtaining a new ERP system? If so, the following is a must read to get you started, and to help you weed out the fluff and focus on the functionality and fit that matters the most to YOU not to your ERP Vendor. It is important to understand that every ERP and EHR vendor has a “Playbook” that they will try to follow to make every sale. This does not necessarily mean they will take a cookie-cutter approach. Nevertheless, rest assured, they will always try ... Read more >