Read Time:2min When a healthcare organization is preparing to bring live an EHR system, the costs are high. From implementation and training, and through go-live, managing the budget is essential. A planned taper is a critical step.
Read Time:4min Upgrades are a common process that all Epic customers spend countless hours and significant amounts of energy to implement. Each upgrade is different, and each come with their challenges.
Read Time:3min 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?
Read Time:3min 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.
Read Time:3min 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?
Read Time:5min New software implementations require a change that affects people and processes. The implementation of an organization-wide EHR or ERP software system involves significant change throughout the organization that impacts most, if not all, employees and patients.
Read Time:3min Smaller organizations, which usually cannot afford the subscription maintenance, should consider the Cerner Model Order Sets as part of their Cerner Implementation. hese order sets are based on what other Cerner clients designed, and use within their organizations.
Read Time:3min 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.
Read Time:3min The MST environment build provides experience and a depth of knowledge that will also build each trainer’s confidence prior to delivering Instructor Led Training (ILT). A solid master training environment promotes efficient and effective training and will help to ensure your organizational go-live readiness.
Read Time:2min Optimum Healthcare IT announced that the company is expanding into Duluth, Minnesota by opening a Managed Services office center to support their electronic health record (EHR) Managed Services division.
Read Time:5min 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.
Read Time:3min If the success or failure of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) go-live can be traced to a single activity, employee/clinician training could be considered the key to sustained long-term success.
Read Time:< 1min The success or failure of an EHR implementation can often hinge on the engagement & buy-in of the organization’s physicians. When properly engaged, this vital group can champion the effort & escort your organization into the future.
Read Time:2min Physician offices, outpatient clinics, and ambulatory care centers deliver the majority of patient care throughout the US. Most have invested in EHR/EMRs expecting to see the ROI hit the general ledger. But many programs lack the processes, tools, and training for Providers to reap maximum value-based reimbursements in all patient care settings.
Read Time:4min 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.
Read Time:3min 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.
Read Time:3min 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!
Read Time:3min 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.
Read Time:2min 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?
Read Time:2min 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.
Read Time:3min 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.
Read Time:4min 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.
Read Time:2min 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.
Read Time:3min 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.
Read Time:6min Through the wave of enterprise electronic health record (EHR) implementations over the past ten years, many organizations come to the conclusion that their traditional help desk management is not an adequate resource for their end-users; Particularly the clinically oriented end-users. This blog post examines options, influences, alternatives, and best practice for help desk management.
Read Time:3min Your EHR Implementation is complete. The system is running, and now it’s time to move on to Optimization. Not only do you have a live system to support and maintain, but you have the task to make it even better.
Read Time:3min 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.