The best Beaker and DI talent, period.

We are changing the Epic consulting space to better represent the interests of strong consultants and better support healthcare clients.

How?

  • We are more exclusive and have a more thorough vetting process. Honeydew is comprised of former Epic leaders with over a decade of experience with all things Beaker/DI, creating a perfect team to ensure our consultants are always within the elite top 10% in the market.
  • We provide the absolute best for our consultants. Better consultants deserve better, and a consulting firm they’re proud to represent.
  • We are always working on professional development. Across our full-team collaboration tools, proprietary knowledge shares, internal classes, learning retreats, and PD opportunities, Honeydew is always striving to better expand and support our skillsets across the team.
Our Services
Application Build

Let's get it done. Honeydew consultants have the experience and application knowledge to build quickly and efficiently.

Technical Advising
Push the boundaries of what your lab can do. Our technical advisors can architect solutions and help you resolve technical issues that may come up.
Go-Lives

Need some extra support? We offer short term contracts for when you need that extra hand either on the floor or helping technically in the command center.

Reporting

Our experts combine their experience with in-depth Beaker data structure knowledge to meet your Reporting Workbench and Clarity (Crystal Reports) needs.

3rd Party

Whether it's instrument interfacing, blood bank, or point-of-care devices, our team includes experts with training in ancillary systems to keep you covered. 

Optimization

Get the most out of your system with end-to-end workflow reviews and modularized implementation plans that fit your lab.

Access the Entire Team

When you work with a Honeydew Consultant, you have access to the full team of experts. Whether it means jumping on a conference call to answer best practice questions or flying out to help with build during crunchtime, our team will be there to support your needs. Beyond Beaker, our team includes experts with training in the following ancillary systems: 

  • Data Innovations (DI) Instrument Manager
  • Haemonetics SafeTrace
  • RALS
  • RapidCOMM
  • ... and more!

Project Management

With our deep familiarity with Epic and lab processes, our PMs have both the technical and workflow experience to help mitigate risks before they are escalated and better evaluate true lab specific timelines – in addition to understanding how to work with lab SMEs, end users, and analysts alike.

Extra Hands for Successful Go-Lives

We know that go-live events are stressful high-stakes events. When it comes to having extra at-the-elbow support or command center staffing during that critical transition, we will do what it takes to make sure your bases are covered.

Your Partners

Made for consultants by consultants

Foremost, Honeydew is proud to serve as an alumni network for all current and former Beaker analysts/consultants (regardless of firm/project). We want to help overcome the antiquated consulting stigmas (e.g. “it doesn’t matter what firm you go through,” “it’s in your best interest to be a free agent after every contract”) and dispel the learning curve for those getting involved in consulting (or considering switching firms). It is our duty to arm every consultant with enough knowledge to be able to make the best decision for themselves.

For any Beaker or consulting questions, technical or otherwise, please email info@honeydewconsulting.com, also see our “Demystifying Epic Consulting” blog series.

In designing Honeydew, it was our directive to surpass Epic consulting industry norms in every facet. Primarily, there are three key areas that can help differentiate Epic consulting firms:

  1. Money.
    • Myth: Firms don’t need to be transparent about your take-home percentage and require a burden greater than 1/3 of a consultant’s pay.
    • Honeydew: We not only provide the highest take home rates in the industry, but we also are transparent about rates. Our consultants currently take home a minimum of 70% of the bill rate. We aim to negotiate for our team, rather than against them.
  2. Benefits and Culture.
    • Myth: Firms are turn and burn. Consultants need to continuously switch across firms for each contract to ensure they get the best offer. This also means firms are not able to maintain costly benefits for their team.
    • Honeydew: We have fully corporate sponsored benefits (health, life, vision, dental, etc.), a 401k with 3% match, a tech fund, profit sharing/bonuses, and more! While our exceedingly robust benefits help reinforce our supportive culture, we also have internal tools (real-time channels for technical questions and an ever-expanding knowledge library) for Beaker/DI technical support. Additionally, we have team meetings, town halls, retreats, and social gatherings (none are mandatory, but all are fun).
    • Honeydew has maintained 95%+ of their consultants since their inception in 2017. We focus on talent management rather aggressive non-competes to keep our team.
  3. A Pipeline for Contract Opportunities.
    • Myth: Consulting comes with a large risk of considerable unanticipated downtime.
    • Honeydew: Our average bench time between contracts in 2021 was less than 1 week. In addition to our growing list of direct organizations, our streamlined business model allows us to work through other partner firms when needed, so we can staff to nearly any available project at any time.

Working with Honeydew Consulting has been a pleasure. Robb is a natural leader, and his professional skills and behavior set a great example for his team. His strong technical skills provided support for the whole Beaker team and he was able to guide us towards creating workable workflows.

Sandi Oldenberg Beaker Team Lead - St. Luke's (Boise, ID)

The collaborative nature promoted by the Honeydew team was an anomaly compared to other consulting companies. This allowed consultants at different sites and me to ask for and provide advice/strategies to common Beaker struggles (quality control, results routing, MRT, lab management readiness).

Kevin Beine Honeydew consultant

[David] has a “can do” attitude- meaning that if you bring him an idea or issue, he is going to do whatever it takes to help make it successful. Those are all important qualities to have during a major system implementation and upgrade. David truly became part of the team over here at CHNOLA and we are always thrilled when we get the opportunity to work with him.

Amanda LaBorde LIS Coordinator (CHNOLA)

Join a Better Team

We get the best, by offering the best

Compensation

  • Largest take-home to billable rate ratio across the industry
  • Profit sharing distributed quarterly to all consultants

Benefits

  • Free health insurance (medical, dental, and vision)
  • 401k with additional 3% employer contribution
  • Free life insurance
  • Funding to help expand your skill set:
    1. – Epic certifications
      – DI training
      – PMP certification
      – Other certifications

Transparency

We believe in full transparency and are available; from your hourly rate, to our Board of Directors meetings, you can be involved in the everyday happenings of Honeydew and help shape our future.

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