Larry Kaiser

October 28, 2020
community connect webinar

Planning for Community Connect

Read Time: 2 min Community Connect extends Epic functionality to smaller facilities that may not have the resources to sustain a full-scale implementation.
October 21, 2020
Case Study: The Royal Melbourne Hospital & Optimum Healthcare IT International Virtual Epic Go-Live

Leading a Virtual International Epic Go-Live Through a Pandemic

Read Time: 2 min In partnership with The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Optimum Healthcare IT successfully completed the first international virtual Epic go-live.
October 14, 2020
Blog: Introducing Brenda Ashley & Optimum CareerPath

Introducing Brenda Ashley and Optimum CareerPath

Read Time: 3 min In this installment of "4 Questions with...", we spoke with Brenda Ashley, Vice President of Optimum CareerPath, at Optimum Healthcare IT.
September 30, 2020

Epic to Integrate Microsoft Teams Connector

Read Time: 2 min The Microsoft Teams Connector, will allow clinicians to launch a virtual patient visit or consult in Teams directly from their EHR system.
September 22, 2020
Press Release: International Virtual Epic Go-Live at Royal Melbourne Hospital

Optimum Healthcare IT Completes Virtual Epic Go-Live at Royal Melbourne Hospital

Read Time: 3 min Optimum announces first virtual international go-live of the Epic EHR at Royal Melbourne Hospital in Victoria, Australia.
September 18, 2020
Podcast: Chime Foundation

CHIME Leader to Leader Podcast

Read Time: < 1 min Optimum Healthcare IT's EVP of Training and Activation, Rebecca Manne, joined CHIME CEO Russ Branzell on CHIME's Leader to Leader Podcast.
September 9, 2020
COVID-19 and Data Breaches

Are Healthcare Data Breaches Increasing Because of COVID-19?

Read Time: 2 min Is COVID-19 providing more opportunities for healthcare data breaches? Year over year numbers from HHS indicate that this could be the case.
August 4, 2020
COVID-19 Hurricane Prep

Hurricane Prep During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Read Time: 3 min In 2020, standard guidelines for hurricane preparedness conflict with the current guidance given to reduce & prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
July 28, 2020

Optimum Healthcare IT Names Brenda Ashley Vice President of Last Mile Training Program

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT announces that they have added Brenda Ashley BSN, RN, as the new Vice President of the Last Mile Training program.
July 1, 2020
Press OU Medicine

Optimum Healthcare IT Selected as Epic Implementation Partner at OU Medicine

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT is selected as the Epic EHR Implementation Partner at OU Medicine after an extensive selection process.
June 23, 2020
Press Release: Partnership University of North Florida and Optimum Healthcare IT

Unique Partnership Launches First Pathway to Healthcare IT Jobs

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT joins with the University of North Florida to launch first apprenticeship program for EMR and Healthcare IT jobs.
June 11, 2020
Case Study: Valley Children's Healthcare Partners with Optimum Healthcare IT for industry first 100% Virtual Epic go-live

Virtual Epic Go-Live at Valley Children’s Healthcare

Read Time: 2 min In partnership with Valley Children's Healthcare, Optimum Healthcare IT successfully completed the first 100% virtual Epic EHR go-live.
May 27, 2020
Optimum Healthcare IT Case Study - Tower Health

Multi-Facility Integrated EHR and Technology Implementation & Training at Tower Health

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT successfully completed multi-facility integrated EHR and technology implementation and training at Tower Health.
May 20, 2020
Press Valley Children's Healthcare

Optimum Healthcare IT Completes Virtual Epic Go-Live at Valley Children’s Healthcare

Read Time: 4 min Optimum announces the success of the first 100% virtual go-live of the Epic EHR at Valley Children’s Healthcare in Madera, CA.
May 13, 2020

Targeted Training: Promoting EHR Efficiency

Read Time: 2 min Technical implementation of an EHR is incredibly important. A solid provider training plan can make or break the long term success of the system.
April 21, 2020
New Normal in Healthcare

The New Normal of Healthcare After COVID-19

Read Time: 4 min What COVID-19 has taught us is that once we have this health crisis under control, there will be a new normal in healthcare. The question is, what will healthcare look like after COVID-19?
April 13, 2020
Modern Healthcare Award

Optimum Healthcare IT Named To Modern Healthcare’s Largest IT Consulting Firms List

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT announced that it ranked 9th among 18 firms in Modern Healthcare's 2020 list of the largest health IT consulting firms.
March 11, 2020

Decentralized Epic Go-Live Success at Scripps Health

Read Time: 2 min Scripps Health successfully implements the Epic Enterprise EHR system across 1,440 Sq. Miles with Optimum Healthcare IT.
March 4, 2020
HIMSS2020

HIMSS20 – Be The Change

Read Time: 2 min HIMSS20, the time of year when the Healthcare IT industry gathers for the leading health information and technology conference in the US.
February 12, 2020
Ron McKinnon Interview

4 Questions with Ron McKinnon, Chief Information Officer, Ellis Medicine

Read Time: 2 min In this installment of our "4 Questions with series...", we have 4 questions for Ron McKinnon, Chief Information Officer, Ellis Medicine.
February 11, 2020

Maintenance & Support Managed Services at an Academic Medical Center

Read Time: 2 min Academic Medical Center realizes a 36% overall cost reduction with Optimum Healthcare IT's Managed Services.
February 4, 2020
2019 Health Data Breaches

Year in Review: 2019 Healthcare Data Breaches

Read Time: 2 min At the conclusion of 2019, the industry again saw a new record set for the number of health data security breaches. In total, 353 healthcare providers were breached with the most common method of breach being hacking/IT incidents.
January 29, 2020
change management

How Do You Measure Change?

Read Time: 2 min The ability to effectively plan, manage and measure change is key to continuous improvement. KPIs are an effective way to measure the effectiveness of change.
January 15, 2020

Revisiting Some of 2018’s Most Significant Healthcare IT Topics in 2020

Read Time: 3 min In our 2018 Healthcare IT Year in Review post, we discussed the four most significant stories of 2018. Three of these topics continued to be front and center in 2019, and we wanted to review the advancements.
January 14, 2020

Q4 2019 Healthcare Data Breaches

Read Time: 2 min Major health data breaches continued at a pace of more than one per day in Q4 2019. The number of breaches was down when compared to Q3 2019 and individuals affected was down 94%
January 7, 2020
Top 5 Blog Posts

Optimum’s Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019

Read Time: 2 min With 2020 now upon us, here is a compilation of the top 5 most popular blog posts from the Optimum Healthcare IT blog in 2019.
December 3, 2019
EHR Optimization - Change Readiness: Are you Ready for Change Management?

Change Readiness: Preparing for Change

Read Time: 3 min Do you know how to prepare for change? Understanding your organization’s change readiness is essential to tailoring change to meet your needs.
November 21, 2019
Ellis Medicine

Cerner Millennium Implementation at Ellis Medicine

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT partners with Ellis Medicine for successful implementation of the Cerner Millenium EHR system.
November 19, 2019
Deaconnes Health

Optimum Healthcare IT Completes Multiple Epic Go-Lives for Deaconess Health

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT completes multiple Epic go-live projects for Deaconess Health System as an extension of their CareConnect program.
October 24, 2019
ERP System Selection

ERP System Selection: Evaluating Options and Building Consensus

Read Time: 2 min In today’s healthcare environment, controlling cost is an essential component of the business. However, costs can’t be controlled unless they are appropriately measured & made visible to decision-makers throughout the organization. Doing so requires a modern & well-deployed ERP solution.
October 22, 2019

Q3 2019 Healthcare Data Breaches

Read Time: < 1 min Major health data breaches continued at a pace of more than one per day in Q3 2019. Affected individuals were up over 350% from Q2.
October 9, 2019

Improving Provider Practice Efficiency at Southcoast Health

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT improves provider practice efficiency & supplements training of M*Modal VR System at Southcoast Health.
September 17, 2019

IT Strategy – Planning for 2022 and Beyond

Read Time: 3 min Having an IT strategy for the future can be a challenge, and looking forward two or more years is crucial to the success of an organization.
September 3, 2019
Press Release | Ellis Medicine

Optimum Healthcare IT Announces Successful Go-Live of Cerner Millennium at Ellis Medicine

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT announces the successful Go-Live of Cerner Millennium at Ellis Medicine in Schenectady, New York.
August 8, 2019

4 Questions with Jonathan Goldberg, Chief Information Officer, Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Read Time: 6 min In this installment of our "4 Questions with series...", we have 4 questions for Jonathan Goldberg, Chief Information Officer, Arkansas Children's Hospital.
August 6, 2019

Optimum Healthcare IT Announces Expansion of Staffing Business with OptimumTech

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT announces the expansion of its staffing business with OptimumTech, a dedicated IT staffing division in Nashville, TN.
July 23, 2019

Q2 2019 Healthcare Data Breaches

Read Time: < 1 min Major health data breaches continued at a pace of more than one per day in Q2 2019. Are you doing everything you can to avoid a breach?
July 18, 2019
Michael Archuleta

3 Questions with Michael Archuleta, CIO, Mt. San Rafael Hospital

Read Time: 3 min In this installment of our "3 Questions with series...", we have 3 questions for Michael Archuleta, CIO, Mt. San Rafael Hospital.
July 16, 2019

Optimum Healthcare IT Completes Epic Go-Live at North Mississippi Health Services

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT completes training & go-live of the Epic EHR system at North Mississippi Health Services in Tupelo, MS.
June 25, 2019

Optimum Healthcare IT Releases Skillmarket Mobile Application

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT announced today that it has released a mobile application of their proprietary Skillmarket consultant tool.
June 20, 2019

Optimum Healthcare IT Named Top Developing HIT Advisory Firm in KLAS Report

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT named as the top-rated developing HIT Advisory Services firm as outlined in the KLAS HIT Advisory Services 2019 report.
May 28, 2019

4 Questions with David Chou, Healthcare Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, Global Healthcare Advisor, and CHIME Board Member

Read Time: 3 min In this installment of our "4 Questions with series...", we have 4 questions for David Chou, MBA, CHIO, Global Healthcare Advisor & CHIME board member.
May 16, 2019

4 Ways to Improve Cyber Awareness

Read Time: 3 min Are you doing enough to protect your organization? While training is imperative, awareness is the most valuable asset of trained employees.
April 24, 2019

Q1 2019 Healthcare Data Breaches

Read Time: < 1 min Healthcare data breaches started slowly in 2019 but saw gradual increases through January, eventually averaging one per day. Don’t be a victim of a data breach. Breach avoidance should be your goal. Let Optimum Healthcare IT help you today.
April 11, 2019
Modern Healthcare Award

Optimum Healthcare IT Ranked in 2019 Modern Healthcare IT Consulting Firm Survey

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT announced that it ranked 5th among 16 firms in the Modern Healthcare survey of the largest health IT consulting firms.
April 3, 2019

Optimum Healthcare IT Unveils Newly Refreshed Brand

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT unveils a newly refreshed brand identity, featuring a new website, refined messaging, and a modern, clean look. The brand refresh represents the evolution of the company as well as its strategic vision for growth.
March 20, 2019

4 Questions with Dennis Delisle, Senior Director, Operations at Jefferson Health

Read Time: 4 min In this installment of our "4 Questions with series...", we have 4 questions for Dennis Delisle, Senior Director, Operations at Jefferson Health
March 12, 2019

Optimum Healthcare IT Expands Service Offerings to Include ERP

Read Time: 3 min Recognizing a growing need in the healthcare IT market, Optimum Healthcare IT has expanded its service offerings to include ERP services.
March 5, 2019

Optimum Healthcare IT Surpasses 100 EHR Go-Live Projects

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT, a Best in KLAS healthcare staffing and consulting services firm, announced today that the company’s Training and Activation practice had surpassed 100 EHR go-live projects.
February 28, 2019

2019, The Year of Telemedicine?

Read Time: 4 min Is 2019 the year of telemedicine? If so, proper preparation and planning are imperative to the success of any new technology, including telehealth.