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These blog posts are designed to share with readers healthcare IT news, Optimum Healthcare IT thought leadership, analysis on healthcare IT trends, tips, and best practices.
Planning for an EHR Implementation? Don’t Overlook Communication
While not explicitly responsible for building or activating the EHR system that will revolutionize your organization, it’s important to have a person or team dedicated to communicating with your end users – at all stages of the system’s life cycle.
Mom & Dad Were Right, About HIT Security Too!
Mom & Dad gave us the same advice so often that it turned into background noise. That advice is just as important now, as it was then. Here are 3 of those things that apply to HIT security.
4 Questions with Edward Marx, CIO (GO) of NYC Health + Hospitals & Advisory Board Executive Vice President
Optimum Healthcare IT’s “4 Questions with…” executive interview series, where we interview top thought leaders in the Healthcare IT space.
What Zombies can Teach you about Success in MACRA
Search your organization for those that know or have an interest in MACRA. Expand your team. Focus on what is important to track and report. And like a Zombie, keep going and don’t stop!
Understanding What is Required Under the Stark Law
When considering a community connect program, many questions require answers. One of the most common and probably one of the most important is what is necessary under the Stark Law?
Health Maintenance with Epic Healthy Planet
In Epic, the Health Maintenance build is one of the backbones of the Healthy Planet functionality, and as much as you would like to abandon Health Maintenance, the answer is no, you cannot. A Healthy Planet go-live or refresh presents an excellent opportunity to identify and fix gaps in Health Maintenance build, giving providers another tool to improve patient care and outcomes.
Why Aren’t You Leveraging Analytics?
The healthcare industry has historically generated large amounts of data driven by record keeping, compliance and regulatory requirements, and patient care. With all of that data, is your organization leveraging analytics to improve patient care? What type of healthcare analytics culture does your organization have?
Succeed With MIPS: Improve Your Payment Adjustment In 90 Days
You are passionate about the work you do, and the patients you serve. MIPS’s Quality category makes up 60% of your total score. Take a look at how you’ll report, and get paid, on high-quality care.
Five Considerations for Implementing a Successful Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Strategy
Each year, billions of dollars are invested industry-wide on IT Disaster Recovery (DR) as part of Business Continuity (BC) planning. Even with large monetary and time investments, well-created and tested DR plans remain one of the primary challenges facing businesses.
Does your Community Connect Team Have a Leader?
Are you preparing to implement your first Epic Community Connect (CC) Practice? Do you have enough resources? Do you have the right Community Connect resources? We all typically focus on certified build and design analysts, but do you have a qualified resource in place to handle the project?
Transitioning to MACRA & MIPS in 2017 – Have You Picked Your Pace?
Part of the MACRA 101 Series
In the last post in our MACRA 101 Series, we talked about how to tell if you were eligible to participate in MACRA & MIPS. In this post, we’ll talk a little about your options for participating in MIPS during the 2017 Transition Year.
It Takes Two to Tango!
For a successful Epic Community Connect Program, both the extending health system and the receiving hospital/practice must have skin in the game and work together to make the dance a successful one.
Understanding MACRA – Are You Eligible?
You’ve heard that you or your organization could get an incentive payment adjustment. That’s big. Read on to figure out if you are eligible to participate in MIPS.
How that EHR is Not Working for You?
Organizations find that they are struggling to successfully balance organizational goals with end-user support, requests for optimization and improvement, while also working to address ongoing maintenance and updates of the system.
System Error: How To Avoid The Most Common EHR Implementation Mistakes
The first common mistake healthcare organizations make during an Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation is a half-hearted effort buying into principles. Learn what to avoid when implementing an EHR and how to avoid common implementation mistakes.
On the Receiving End of Epic Community Connect?
More and more community health systems and community private physicians are considering partnering with a larger health system to implement Epic Community Connect. Why? Many reasons, most being for the continuity and safety of patient care.
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