As a consultant, there are many different factors within every assignment: the individuals, companies, project needs, and locations change each time. The majority of the time, those changes are fairly standard. However, when you receive an exciting new assignment in a country that has specific rules and regulations for consultants, there are crucial details that you need to be aware of. Switzerland is one of those countries that has unique regulations when working as a consultant. As Switzerland is not part of the EU, the regulations for independent contractors are quite strict but fair, so it’s imperative to understand these policies proactively. Consulting opportunities are hard to come by in Switzerland, it is a very desirable place to work due to its high average salaries, positive working conditions, and high standard of living, not to mention its natural beauty. If you decide to embrace a new consulting opportunity in Switzerland, there are several things you should know before embarking on a project in this country.
Although the May 2022 deadline for the upcoming In Vitro Diagnostic Regulations (IVDR) might seem distant, now is the time to evaluate what your organization needs to accomplish before these key dates arrive. If this feels like a daunting task, you’re not alone, as many organizations are facing the same challenges. The differences between the IVDR and IVDD are myriad and complex, and for those who are not thoroughly educated on these regulations, some components may be overlooked. This is why it’s vital to consider the following when embarking on your IVDR project, and creating the right team that will support your regulatory and compliance needs.
In May 2017, EU officials announced regulations impacting organizations that manufacture in vitro diagnostic devices in both Europe and the United States. In order to sell their products on the European market, organizations must achieve compliance with these new regulations by May 2022. While the deadline for the In Vitro Diagnostic Regulations (IVDR) might seem far away, when you consider the challenges ahead, it makes sense to start taking steps to prepare – especially since there are now only three years left to reach compliance.
Healthcare organizations turn to technical staffing providers for two reasons: 1) to fill a skills gap on their technical team; and 2) to help them through a period of change – for instance, when they are updating their electronic health record (EHR) system. Currently, the latter is the most common due the rapid rate of technological advancement. Not only is technology constantly changing, but the gap between open positions and the skills of available experts is growing — there simply aren’t enough people to fill each job role as it is created.
In today’s business landscape, there is more pressure than ever on C-level executives. The rapid and constant technology changes occurring across industries from automotive to medical device has put the pressure on CIOs in particular. This ever-evolving landscape presents new challenges and new expectations. Are you a CIO or other executive losing sleep over how you can keep the pace for your company? We’ve compiled a list of the most common concerns to help you know you’re not alone.
In our digital age, more and more patients expect to have online access to their personal health information, anytime and anywhere. Patient portals managed by healthcare providers are designed to meet this need and offer new ways to improve the quality of care. By supplying them, health organizations comply with standards required for achieving Meaningful Use Stage 2, in addition to extending communication beyond the hospital or doctor’s office visit. The impact is not just for your provider and patient; to be effective it must become part of your organization’s ongoing thought process and digital plan for the long term.
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Meet Amy: Amy is known for leading successful EHR implementations. Her background includes 28 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with more than 10 years of directing training management programs for IT enterprise projects. She holds an MSHI, MSN, and RN. By bridging the gap between operational, project, and technical teams, she delivers quality solutions to improve outcomes for clinicians and patients.
A young person entering the workforce is on a different journey now. A great career has become a collection of rewarding projects and experiences, rather than a climb up a ladder to a leadership position. Networks of empowered teams are replacing traditional hierarchies. Leadership is increasingly developed early, by co-leadership and collaboration, rather than years of top-down mentoring and training. As digital tools become ever more capable, the challenge to make the best use of them overwhelms many organizations. And the rate of change shows no sign of slowing. Here are some ways the world of work is changing today:
Sometimes just adding team members to your staff isn’t enough to get your project across the finish line. You need a project solution that will respond to your unique challenges, and you need help managing it. That’s where a consulting services partner can make a difference.
The best way to reduce the risk of hiring contingent labor directly is to use a reputable staffing agency.