Know Before You Go — Epic UGM 2019 Planning Guide

It’s Epic’s 40th birthday this year, and they’re celebrating with another exciting year of Epic UGM. The conference begins on Monday, August 26th, and concludes on Thursday, August 29th. Just like previous years, the conference is taking place in Verona, Wisconsin at Epic’s campus.  Epic is hosting the event, and executives, directors, clinical staff, and […]

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6 iPhone Apps to Improve Your Health on the Go

As a traveling health IT consultant, it’s hard to factor in extra time to improve your health. Just ask Chris Freise, an Epic implementation specialist who says consulting life was good for his wallet, but not his waistline. “I was staying in hotels, sleeping in a different bed each night and eating a lot of fast […]

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Pokemon Go and 6 Other Popular Consumer Apps Changing Healthcare

It’s the most downloaded mobile game in U.S. history, but is Pokemon Go a healthcare app? Jonathan Halvorson, writing for The Health Care Blog, makes the case that it might very well be. “The game comes first,” he says. “That turns out to be the smarter path to actually engage large numbers of people to […]

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5 Ways to Handle Jet Lag as a Traveling Consultant

Caffeine might be the typical way you start your day, but you may need stronger methods to greet the day when traveling to a new location as a traveling IT consultant. Changing time zones can present you with serious jet lag. Jet lag symptoms can vary, but if you'd like to avoid the flying-related feelings […]

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How to Make Your Hotel Feel More Like Home

“Home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling,” said author Cecelia Ahern in her novel, “Love, Rosie.” Evoking the warm feeling of home couldn’t be more important than when you’re on the road as an IT consultant.  The combination of jet lag, a new location and missing personal connections with family and friends all can cause […]

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The 5 Healthiest U.S. Airlines and What to Order on Them

If your New Year’s resolution involved eating better or losing weight, as a consultant, you may have found that flying all the time for work doesn’t always support those goals. Even if you’re not a consultant but have springtime travel plans, know what food you should eat on which airline to keep your health grounded, […]

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A Solid cHealth Strategy Can Save Patients $1,000-Plus Annually

Connected health, or cHealth, can possibly save patients with major chronic conditions between $1,000 and $2,000 annually, according to a new report from Deloitte. The report, “Accelerating the Adoption of Connected Health,” explores how the increasingly competitive healthcare market is prompting many healthcare organizations to streamline and improve care delivery, including increasing care accessibility and […]

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5 Productivity Hacks for Remote IT Workers

You got the job—and the hiring manager says you can work at home. Win-win, right? Eh, maybe. Remote IT workers can be more productive and engaged than their office-bound peers, and they may even make more money, according to a recent survey of developers. But stay-at-home work isn’t for everyone. One large-scale study of remote workers […]

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20 Quick Career Tips That Will Get You Ahead

Need an "aha" moment? How about 20 of them? From multiple entrepreneurs, career advice sites and regular old folks, we've compiled 20 quick career tips that will get you ahead in work - and in life - in a flash. 1. Spend 15 minutes reflecting on the day. Take 15 minutes at the end of […]

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5 Tips for Dealing with Job Interview Jitters

Almost everyone feels nervous before and during a job interview. But for some, anxiety and nerves can cause a great job candidate to feel ill-prepared and adversely affect their success in the interview. What makes job candidates so nervous? In a high stakes situation, the brain doesn’t distinguish between situations where it would help to […]

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5 Ways to Keep Calm at Work

Funny, hearing the command “Just relax!” doesn’t do anything to settle your nerves if they’ve been rattled. We can be unnerved by all kinds of factors while on the job, from sleep deprivation to mood fluctuations to high-stress situations. If you ever feel like you’re going to lose it, try one (or all) of the […]

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