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June 5, 2019

3 Keys to Effective Use of IT in Healthcare

Often healthcare leaders incorrectly link the cause of symptoms, like physician burnout or poor operating performance, with effective use of IT systems as the failure of outcomes when there are other factors at play.
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.
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.
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?
January 23, 2018

M&A Success Dependencies: It’s Not Just About the Bottom Line

Through Mergers & Acquisitions, organizations can strengthen their ability to offer services across the care continuum; but does that improve care?
January 4, 2018

Cost Savings from Standardizing the Formulary

Providers use medications that they're familiar with & have had success with. Unless there is a compelling reason, they are unlikely to change their prescribing habits. While this may hold true across providers, there are lots of benefits, including cost savings, from standardizing the formulary.
December 14, 2017

Claim Denials…Why do we still struggle after all these years?

Regardless of how great your frontline staff is, claim denials are an unfortunate part of the medical billing terrain.  Medical coding and billing is a complicated field, but steps can be taken to streamline the process and reduce the number of claim denials.
November 28, 2017

Interface Error Management

Implementing comprehensive Interface Error Management Policies & Procedures, and the tools that go with such can prevent data loss and incomplete patient charts.
October 17, 2017

Alert Fatigue is an Alarming Problem

In theory, the more you alert a provider to potential problems, the better care the patient will receive. Pop-up alerts can simultaneously be one of the most positive and most negative features of an EHR – depending on how they’re implemented.  Too many alerts can lead to alert fatigue, which can be an alarming problem.
October 12, 2017

MACRA for Small Practices

Due to the complexities of MACRA, small medical practices don’t have the human or financial resources to handle the transition easily.
August 22, 2017

Do your Patient Access & Front End Revenue Cycle Processes need a Health Check?

Have you performed a health check on Patient Access and Front End Revenue Cycle lately?
August 10, 2017
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3 Considerations when Planning Epic Upgrades

Upgrading to new Epic versions is vital to organizational success. Getting your Epic Upgrade right starts with preparation. Read on about three things you need in place, before you even start.
July 6, 2017
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MACRA 2018: More Flexibility, Improvements & Updates On The Way

CMS gathered data over the past six months and has proposed a new rule for 2018. MACRA 2018: “The Quality Payment Program Year 2”.
April 4, 2017
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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!
March 22, 2017

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.
March 7, 2017
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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.
February 7, 2017

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.
January 24, 2017
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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.
December 27, 2016

Patient Attribution and Care Teams – Managing Side-Effects of Population Health Initiatives

Who is responsible for the care of a patient? This seemingly-simple question has become increasingly complex, and population health initiatives can act as a catalyst for improving the process of patient attribution.

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