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December 20, 2018

2018 Healthcare IT Year in Review

In 2018, the Healthcare IT industry saw a great deal of advancement and disruption. In this Healthcare IT Year in Review, we discuss four of the biggest stories of 2018.
December 11, 2018

Healthcare and the Holidays

Healthcare and the holidays are an unfortunate pairing. While widely regarded as a happy time, the holidays can also be treacherous. 
December 5, 2018

Three Steps for Success with Clinical Order Sets

Increasing Clinical Order Set usage improves patient safety & providing metrics that can gauge the organization’s clinical efficiency.
November 27, 2018

Did EHRs Fix Everything?

The trepidation and anxiousness that preceded the influx of EHR installations was predictable as the entire industry was thrown into upheaval. There was the promise that EHRs could fix the ailments that had long plagued the healthcare industry.  But did EHRs fix everything?
November 13, 2018

Is Healthcare Ready for 5G?

5G is expected to allow connectivity speeds of around 10 GB per second, which is about 20 times faster than 4G. 5G will also bring low latency & the ability to support millions, if not billions, of devices.
November 7, 2018

Effectively Improving Patient Engagement

And it was realized early on that, if clinicians can share information with each other, making their jobs more efficient and improving patient care, couldn’t sharing information with patients also improve the quality of care?  And just like that, the need for improving patient engagement was born.
November 1, 2018

Today’s Challenges in Healthcare IT

Just a few years ago, healthcare executives were worried about EHR adoption, meaningful use, and HIPAA compliance. Today, they are faced with a whole new set of challenges and rules that are continually changing.
October 24, 2018

4 Keys to Successful Go-Live Training

A successful training program is the result of many months of planning and communicating organizational expectations. There is always a myriad of logistical elements that go into the planning process as this will likely be one of the most significant training initiatives the organization has undertaken.
October 16, 2018

Points to Consider for EHR Optimization

How will you approach the post go-live world? EHR optimization is vital to your success. Consider these factors as you prepare.
October 11, 2018

Healthcare IT Impacts Us All, Some More Than Others

Healthcare is a deeply personal issue for all of us, and the impact of Healthcare IT is becoming a much larger part of our daily lives.
October 2, 2018

Apple Improving Health, Care

Given the slow pace of technology adoption in healthcare, the willingness of these institutions to work with Apple Heatlh is immense.
September 25, 2018

5 Questions with Andy Crowder, Corporate SVP and CIO, Scripps Health

In this installment of the Optimum Healthcare IT Executive Interview Series, we have five questions for Andy Crowder, Corporate SVP, and CIO at Scripps Health
September 18, 2018

Sharing What You Know – Questions for EHR Consultants

EHR Consultants work long hours to get the job not only done but won. They know how to put their thinking to work. These rock stars stay focused longer than others to push the success needle forward for their clients.
September 13, 2018

The Anatomy of a Successful Community Connect Install

A successful Go-Live involves many different elements, but these will ensure a successful Community Connect install.
September 4, 2018

4 Reasons Why You Need to Upgrade Your ERP

After years of neglect, ERP systems are coming to the forefront of healthcare organization’s strategic plans and with that, the realization that their current system is antiquated and costing more money than saving. Do you upgrade the current system or replace it all together?
August 28, 2018

Here we go again … Reset, Refuel, Optimize

EHR expectations, functionality, and potential are always moving. And now it seems that it's time for an EHR reset.
August 22, 2018

Center Stage: Leah Kromar, VP, Consulting Services

Welcome to Optimum Healthcare IT’s "Center Stage" series. Our service line leaders have track records of service excellence in Healthcare IT and are passionate about their work. Our goal is to improve healthcare through technology, and these leaders are how we're getting there.
August 17, 2018

Optimum Healthcare IT Awarded Top EHR Implementation Advisors in Black Book Survey

Optimum Healthcare IT rated highest among competing firms in Epic Implementation consulting and as a top two overall advisor in client-rated healthcare IT engagements for Go-Live Support.
August 16, 2018

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its 37th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000. For the 3rd Time, Optimum Healthcare IT Appears on the list, ranking No. 2893.
August 14, 2018

It’s Hurricane Season, Are You Prepared?

If the 2017 hurricane season taught us anything, it's that you need to have an emergency plan prepared before natural disasters strike.
August 7, 2018

The EHR Journey – Workflow Analysis, Ease of Use & Best Practices

A major part of any EHR installation is workflow analysis. Every organization practices, functions, and cares for patients a little differently largely due to training, culture, and patient demographics that they serve. Knowing all of this, there is still an unrealistic expectation that healthcare technology is plug-and-play. Being trapped in this misconception can lead to end-user frustration, delays in care for patients, delayed revenue or revenue loss, and an overall mistrust of the product and the IT implementation team.
August 2, 2018

Optimum Healthcare IT Sets Itself Apart in KLAS Go-Live Services Report

Optimum Healthcare IT is featured as a top-rated large-scale firm in the Go-Live Services as outlined in the KLAS Go-Live Services 2018 report.
July 31, 2018

4 Questions with Renee Broadbent, AVP, Population Health, UMass Memorial Healthcare

In this installment of Optimum Healthcare IT’s “4 Questions with…” executive interview series, we speak with Renee Broadbent, AVP, Population Health, UMass Memorial Healthcare.
July 25, 2018

2018 Health Data Breaches Fast Facts

2018 has seen record-setting pace for mergers and acquisitions, but there is something that is setting records as well, and this one is not as positive. Data Breaches.
July 25, 2018

It’s Time to Increase Cybersecurity Efforts

Healthcare data breaches have affected over 3.2 MILLION people so far in 2018. It's past time for healthcare to increase cybersecurity efforts.
July 19, 2018

Transition to Change Readiness

Practitioners are moving from the principles outlined in change management to the practical application of steps in organizational change readiness that ensure that organizations as a whole are ready to move forward.
July 18, 2018

3 Key Steps To Change Success

Healthcare leaders have sought to improve healthcare quality, delivery, efficiency, […]
July 17, 2018

Change How You Approach Change in Healthcare

A systematic approach to change management helps organizations adjust to expectations & skills. With the inevitability of the ever-changing healthcare industry, leaders need to overcome the barriers that result in failure.
July 11, 2018

Optimum Healthcare IT Named to Jacksonville Top 50 Fastest-Growing Companies List for 3rd Time

Optimum Healthcare IT named one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing companies in Jacksonville, Florida for the 3rd consecutive year.
July 10, 2018

4 Questions with Anna Turman, CEO, Chadron Community Hospital and Health Services

Optimum Healthcare IT’s “4 Questions with…” executive interview series, where we interview top thought leaders in the Healthcare IT space.
July 6, 2018

Pediatric Patients (and Pediatric EHRs) Must Be Treated Differently

In healthcare, there are all types of facilities & settings. All of these different care settings can benefit from some form of electronic health record (EHR) software, each with their own specific needs for the patients that they serve.
June 27, 2018

From the Road – A Consultant’s Perspective, Volume II

Dozens of colleagues have asked about working as a consultant and voiced numerous concerns about what they think they’ll experience as a traveling consultant.  In this feature, I’ve compiled some of the pros and cons that I’ve experienced as a traveling consultant.
June 19, 2018

Center Stage: Ann Mausser, Executive Director, Security Services

Welcome to Optimum Healthcare IT’s "Center Stage" series. Our service line leaders have track records of service excellence in Healthcare IT and are passionate about their work. Our goal is to improve healthcare through technology, and these leaders are how we're getting there.
June 14, 2018

Cultural Considerations for Mergers & Acquisitions

Organizational culture is one of the critical measurable factors that dictate whether a merger or acquisition is a success. Do the different cultures of the organizations meld together well? Was employee satisfaction measured and monitored?
June 7, 2018

Optimum Healthcare IT Named to Healthcare Informatics’ HCI 100 List for Second Consecutive Year

For the 2nd consecutive year, Optimum Healthcare IT has been ranked on the Healthcare Informatics Top 100 list. Optimum’s ranking of #65 is up from #73 on the 2016 list. The ranking increase is attributed to year-over-year revenue growth of 14.3%.
June 6, 2018

Epic Implementation at INTEGRIS Health

Integris Health successfully implements Epic’s Enterprise Electronic Health Record system with Optimum Healthcare IT and saves over $6.5M.
June 5, 2018

Tips to Successfully Navigate EHR Training

End-User EHR training is one of the most essential parts of the implementation process – and imperative for the success of an EHR launch. Performing this training takes time, focus and careful coordination to ensure success and a necessary comfort level to all who will be utilizing the tools.
June 4, 2018

Optimum Healthcare IT: Redefining ERP in Healthcare

Optimum Healthcare IT is at the forefront of confronting healthcare ERP challenges by assisting healthcare organizations with Best-in- KLAS consulting services to enable them to implement and optimize their ERP solutions.
May 29, 2018

Questions When Building Your Community Connect Team

Developing your Community Connect program will require resources to analyze workflows, design the EHR, build the EHR, train your organization and implement the new system. Do you have the right team in-house to begin a Community Connect Program?
May 24, 2018

Is Your Organization Prepared for a Cyber Attack?

We live in a world of constant innovation and instant […]
May 24, 2018

Are you Prepared for the Next Cyber Attack?

Whether it is ransomware, data breaches, or IoT (Internet of Things) risks, the healthcare industry is under attack from many different angles. The next cyber attack could happen at any moment.
May 21, 2018

Physician Suicide Loss Survivors: Janae Sharp and The Sharp Index

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In observance of this, Optimum Healthcare IT is sharing the story of Janae Sharp, Physician Suicide, and The Sharp Index.
May 15, 2018

4 Questions with Amy Andrade, AVP of Research, Meharry Medical College and Data Science Center

Optimum Healthcare IT’s “4 Questions with…” executive interview series, where we interview top thought leaders in the Healthcare IT space.
May 14, 2018

Skin Cancer Awareness Month – How To Protect Yourself

The Polka Dot Mama Melanoma Foundation (PDMFF) funds research, raises awareness and educates the community about melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer.
May 9, 2018

Center Stage: Kelli Mangino, Community Connect

Welcome to Optimum Healthcare IT’s "Center Stage" series. Our service line leaders have track records of service excellence in Healthcare IT and are passionate about their work. Our goal is to improve healthcare through technology, and these leaders are how we're getting there.
May 4, 2018

New Proposed CMS Rule – Promoting Interoperability

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a new 1,883-page proposed rule that will rename and rebrand Meaningful Use as Promoting Interoperability. The proposed rule is currently open for public opinion, and no policies will be enacted until the final rule is released in August.
May 1, 2018

With Rhyme and Reason, Epic Launches Sonnet into the Market

The long-anticipated launch of Epic’s new scaled-down EHR, known as Sonnet, took place in March at HIMSS18 with tremendous excitement. Is the Community Hospital market ready to be successful with it?
April 25, 2018

The EHR Journey – Selecting an EHR Vendor

As a healthcare organization, innovation and change can be a challenge. In this series, we reached out to Terri Couts, VP of Epic Application Programs at Guthrie Clinic, for her thoughts on the end-to-end EHR journey.
April 18, 2018

From the Road – A Consultant’s Perspective, Volume I

Life as an EHR consultant can be both challenging and rewarding, simultaneously. In this myth-busting feature, we’ve compiled some of the more frequent inaccuracies that we repeatedly hear about this lifestyle.
April 10, 2018

Successfully Moving from Best-of-Breed to an Enterprise LIS

Many organizations are considering the move from a best-of-breed Laboratory Information System to an Enterprise solution with an innately integrated Laboratory Information System component.

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