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May 22, 2019

Post-Live Training: Converting Face-to-Face Content to eLearning

Converting face-to-face content to eLearning should be among your training strategy considerations for post-live EHR training.
January 8, 2019

Are You Ready For Your Next Epic Upgrade?

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.
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?
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 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 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.
May 24, 2018

Is Your Organization Prepared for a Cyber Attack?

We live in a world of constant innovation and instant […]
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?
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.
January 18, 2018

We Successfully Installed Our New EHR – Why Haven’t Things Changed?

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.
January 10, 2018

Guiding Principles to Consider When Using Cerner’s Model Order Sets

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.
December 19, 2017

The Evolution of Healthcare and Railways

Conventional wisdom tells us that the evolution of healthcare technology grew from the steady growth of legacy, incumbent back-office systems.
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

The ROI of Interface Error Management

As implementations mature and integration with 3rd party applications and entities […]
October 17, 2017

Rules of Thumb, Benefits, and Dangers of EHR Alerts

In theory, the more you alert a provider to potential […]
August 31, 2017

The Master Training Environment’s (MST) Role in Go-Live Readiness

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.
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.
August 15, 2017
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Optimum Healthcare IT Opens Managed Services Office in Duluth, MN

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.
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.
August 1, 2017

Optimum Healthcare IT Supplements Epic Service Desk at The Guthrie Clinic

Optimum Healthcare IT provides pre and post go-live level 1 call center operational EHR application support for The Guthrie Clinic Epic go-live.
July 25, 2017

Pro-Active EHR Optimization is a Necessity

Routine maintenance and pro-active EHR optimization are constant and ongoing necessities and should be planned, budgeted and prioritized.
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.
June 13, 2017

Testing, It’s Not Just For IT Anymore

Why do you test? When do you test? How deep […]
June 13, 2017

Testing, It’s not Just for IT Anymore

EHR testing doesn’t begin or end with the implementation, rather it’s a critical element of running an ongoing Information Technology function.
June 12, 2017
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Clearsense, LLC Names Michael Hyder as President

Michael Hyder, MD, MPH will join Clearsense to serve as its President and will serve as Executive Vice President of Health Care Delivery for Optimum Healthcare IT.
June 8, 2017
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Are you Investing Time in an Exceptional Training Program?

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.
May 22, 2017
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Specialists Training Specialists

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.
May 17, 2017
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Disaster Recovery – Minimizing Data Loss

Many healthcare organizations use the terms “disaster recovery” and “business continuity” to mean the same thing, but they're not the same. Which do have and which do you need?
May 3, 2017
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Are You Maximizing Your Clinical Documentation Improvement?

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.
April 25, 2017
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Planning for an EHR Implementation?  Don’t Overlook Communication

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.
April 19, 2017

The Importance of Data Security

Data breaches are a “when” event, not an “if” event. […]
April 19, 2017
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Mom & Dad Were Right, About HIT Security Too!

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.
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 30, 2017
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Understanding What is Required Under the Stark Law

When considering a community connect program, many questions require answers. One of the most common and probably one of the most important is what is necessary under the Stark Law?
March 27, 2017

How to Navigate an EHR Implementation Lifecycle

An Electronic Health Record (EHR) system is a lifetime investment, […]
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.
February 15, 2017
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Ensuring a Successful Implementation and Go-Live

Successful implementation & go-live of an EHR is the culmination of years of planning & work. Understanding & preparing for the challenges determines the project's success.
February 14, 2017

Does your Community Connect Team Have a Leader?

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?
February 1, 2017
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It Takes Two to Tango!

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.
January 17, 2017

How’s that EHR Not Working for You?

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.
January 10, 2017

System Error: How To Avoid The Most Common EHR Implementation Mistakes

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.
January 9, 2017
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Avoiding Common EHR Implementation Mistakes

The implementation of EHRs depends on many variables & involves many challenges. Understanding & planning for the challenges can help ensure a successful outcome.
January 4, 2017

On the Receiving End of Epic Community Connect?

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.
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.
December 19, 2016

Help Desk Management: Options, Influences, Alternatives, and Best Practice

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.
December 12, 2016

The EHR Implementation is Complete, Now it’s Time for Optimization

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.
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 9, 2016

Getting Started with Epic Community Connect

Epic Community Connect can provide a small independent physician's office better visibility into a patient's care, but can also present numerous questions while looking to use an Electronic Health Record (EHR), such as Epic.
December 1, 2016
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Clinical Order Sets and Why They Matter

Order Sets are an integral part of the day-to-day operations of healthcare organizations throughout the country. They are often overlooked & patient safety suffers.
October 27, 2016
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Expanding Epic into the Community

The gap between big healthcare & their smaller counterparts has widened as the complexity of EHRs has increased. That’s where Epic Community Connect comes in.

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