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May 28, 2019

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

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 8, 2019

Physician Burnout and An Argument for Ongoing Training

The increasing attention paid to Physician burnout, its causes, and possible remedies is the subject of numerous studies and articles. As a physician working in the Healthcare IT Consulting field for over 12 years, I have witnessed firsthand the growing epidemic of Physician burnout.
March 20, 2019

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

In this installment of our "4 Questions with series...", we have 4 questions for Dennis Delisle, Senior Director, Operations at Jefferson Health
March 7, 2019

International Women’s Day 2019

International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th every year and is a focal point in the movement for women's rights.
February 28, 2019

2019, The Year of Telemedicine?

Is 2019 the year of telemedicine? If so, proper preparation and planning are imperative to the success of any new technology, including telehealth.
February 19, 2019

HIMSS19, CMS, and Information Blocking

With a new CMS rule introduced, one of the main talking points of HIMSS19 is now in the spotlight; information sharing or in this case, information blocking.
February 7, 2019

HIMSS19 – Champions of Health Unite

HIMSS19 - Champions of Health Unite. The largest gathering of Healthcare and IT professionals in Healthcare IT.
January 16, 2019

New Technology and What it Means for Healthcare

The pace of change and innovation in technology is staggering and unless you’re keeping a watchful eye on the trends, it’s easy to get left behind or feel in the dark about new tech.  Blockchain is one such technology.  Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies fall into that category as well.
January 4, 2019

Optimum’s Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018

With 2019 now upon us, we thought you might enjoy a compilation of the top 5 most popular blog posts of 2018, in one place...
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. 
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 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
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.
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 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.
May 21, 2018
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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 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.
March 29, 2018

How Do You Communicate When You Can’t Communicate?

When all other systems fail, how quickly can your organization return to normal operation?  Do you have a crisis communication plan?
March 13, 2018
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4 Questions with James Feen, SVP and CIO at Southcoast Health

Optimum Healthcare IT’s “4 Questions with…” executive interview series, where we interview top thought leaders in the Healthcare IT space.
March 9, 2018

HIMSS18: Time for Reflection

HIMSS18 provided an opportunity for our team to talk with a lot of great people who are just as passionate about improving healthcare through best practices and IT solutions as we are. At Optimum, we are committed to helping our clients improve healthcare delivery by providing world-class consulting services.
March 8, 2018
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Optimum Healthcare IT Celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women's Day has occurred for well over a century and is celebrated by organizations and groups throughout the world.  For perspective on International Women's Day and their place in Healthcare IT, we asked women at Optimum to weigh in.
March 8, 2018

HIMSS18 Day Two Recap

The second day of HIMSS18 was jam-packed with activities and knowledge sharing. With experts in Training and Activation, Managed Services, Security, Lab Services, Epic Community Connect and Advisory Services, Booth #1655 has something for just about everyone.
March 7, 2018

HIMSS18 Day One Recap

Optimum Healthcare IT recaps day 1 of HIMSS18 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read their take on the day's happenings and get a look at booth #1655.
March 6, 2018

HIMSS18 is Underway for Optimum HIT

HIMSS18 is underway and the Optimum Healthcare IT team has descended upon Las Vegas, NV for this year's event.  To kick off the festivities, Optimum's CEO, Jason Mabry, introduced the keynote speaker at the CHIME 2018 CIO Forum and Optimum was recognized at the Best in KLAS Awards ceremony. 
February 26, 2018

Join Optimum and Clearsense at HIMSS18

If you are attending HIMSS18, be sure to stop by booth #1655 to visit with the subject matter experts at Optimum Healthcare IT and Clearsense.
February 22, 2018

Five Reasons to Drop by Booth #1655 at HIMSS18

While you’re looking to maximize your stay in Vegas at HIMSS18 stop by Optimum Healthcare IT’s booth, #1655.  Here are five reasons that will make you glad you did.
February 12, 2018

Devise a Plan for HIMSS18

This year’s HIMSS conference will feature a number of great events.  To make the most of your experience, you need a plan for HIMSS18. 
February 5, 2018

Preparing for HIMSS18

While preparing for HIMSS18, make sure to familiarize yourself with the event's sessions and plan for what you want to attend. Download our HIMSS18 Guide today.
February 1, 2018

3 Questions with Chris Longhurst, CIO at UC San Diego Health

Optimum Healthcare IT’s “3 Questions with…” executive interview series, where we interview top thought leaders in the Healthcare IT space.
November 16, 2017
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4 Questions with Cara Babachicos, Senior VP & CIO at South Shore Health System

Optimum Healthcare IT’s “4 Questions with…” executive interview series, where we interview top thought leaders in the Healthcare IT space.
October 26, 2017

4 Questions with Terri Couts, VP of Clinical Systems and Epic Program, The Guthrie Clinic

Optimum Healthcare IT’s “4 Questions with…” executive interview series, where we interview top thought leaders in the Healthcare IT space.
September 26, 2017

Technology’s vital role in Healthcare and Society – National Health IT Week

Monumental advances have been made in the last 20 years that have improved the way the healthcare industry delivers patient care and the way the public expects to be treated. Not only is the industry increasingly reliant on technology, our patients are tech savvy and expect to be treated as such.
September 19, 2017
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4 Questions with Robert White, MD, FAAFP, Allegheny Health Network CMIO

Optimum Healthcare IT’s “4 Questions with…” executive interview series, where we interview top thought leaders in the Healthcare IT space.
August 17, 2017
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4 Questions with Jon Morris, Former SVP & CIO of WellStar Health System

Optimum Healthcare IT’s “4 Questions with…” executive interview series, where we interview top thought leaders in the Healthcare IT space.
July 18, 2017

Developing a Sense of Urgency in Healthcare

Healthcare leaders may compromise their ability to make decisions and need to focus on developing a sense of urgency in healthcare.
July 11, 2017
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4 Questions with Chuck Podesta, CIO of UC Irvine Health

Optimum Healthcare IT’s “4 Questions with…” executive interview series, where we interview top thought leaders in the Healthcare IT space.
June 22, 2017
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4 Questions with Robert Tarola, CFO of Southcoast Health Systems

Optimum Healthcare IT’s “4 Questions with…” executive interview series, where we interview top thought leaders in the Healthcare IT space.
June 1, 2017
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The CIO as a Change Agent

Former Southcoast Health CIO Joan McFaul shares some insights gathered over 20+ years in healthcare IT leadership.
May 24, 2017
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4 Questions with Joan McFaul, Former CIO of Southcoast Health System

Optimum Healthcare IT’s “4 Questions with…” executive interview series, where we interview top thought leaders in the Healthcare IT space.
April 11, 2017
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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.
December 9, 2016

Post-Election Healthcare and the Future of the ACA

There has been a lot of post-election speculation on what the future holds for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and how any changes will impact healthcare organizations. Optimum Healthcare IT shares our thoughts in this blog entry.
December 8, 2016

Announcing the Launch of Our Blog

Welcome to the Optimum Healthcare IT blog. We are a full-service organization that offers a wide range of solutions which allows us to assist our clients every step of the way. Our experienced subject matter experts are excited to educate, inform, and share important views & insight.

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