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Healthcare IT

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.
September 24, 2019
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Healthcare IT in the NICU: Providing Care, Safety and Parental Communication

Read Time: 5 min National Health IT Week is a nationwide action week focused on catalyzing change within the U.S. health system through the application of information and technology.
June 5, 2019

3 Keys to Effective Use of IT in Healthcare

Read Time: 4 min 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.
December 20, 2018

2018 Healthcare IT Year in Review

Read Time: 3 min 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

Read Time: 2 min Healthcare and the holidays are an unfortunate pairing. While widely regarded as a happy time, the holidays can also be treacherous. 
November 13, 2018

Is Healthcare Ready for 5G?

Read Time: 3 min 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.
October 11, 2018

Healthcare IT Impacts Us All, Some More Than Others

Read Time: 3 min 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.
August 22, 2018

Center Stage: Leah Kromar, VP, Consulting Services

Read Time: 5 min 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 25, 2018

2018 Health Data Breaches Fast Facts

Read Time: < 1 min 2018 has seen record-setting pace for mergers and acquisitions, but there is something that is setting records as well, and this one is not as positive. Data Breaches.
July 11, 2018
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Optimum Healthcare IT Named to Jacksonville Top 50 Fastest-Growing Companies List for 3rd Time

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT named one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing companies in Jacksonville, Florida for the 3rd consecutive year.
May 9, 2018

Center Stage: Kelli Mangino, Community Connect

Read Time: 4 min 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.
April 3, 2018

Center Stage: Shafin Kalyan, Ancillary Services

Read Time: 4 min Optimum Healthcare IT’s "Center Stage" series is where we turn the spotlight on Optimum's executive leaders. In this installment, we talk with Shafin Kalyan, Executive Director, Ancillary Services.
March 29, 2018

How Do You Communicate When You Can’t Communicate?

Read Time: 4 min 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

Read Time: 4 min Optimum Healthcare IT’s “4 Questions with…” executive interview series, where we interview top thought leaders in the Healthcare IT space.
March 8, 2018
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Optimum Healthcare IT Celebrates International Women’s Day

Read Time: 5 min 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

Read Time: 3 min 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.
February 22, 2018

Five Reasons to Drop by Booth #1655 at HIMSS18

Read Time: 3 min 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 20, 2018

Center Stage: Jon Straffon, Community Connect

Read Time: 4 min 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.
February 12, 2018

Devise a Plan for HIMSS18

Read Time: 2 min 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

Read Time: 2 min 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.
December 19, 2017

The Evolution of Healthcare and Railways

Read Time: 4 min Conventional wisdom tells us that the evolution of healthcare technology grew from the steady growth of legacy, incumbent back-office systems.
November 2, 2017

ERPs are Important Too

Read Time: 3 min ERP systems are relied upon to run business operations such as finance, human resources, and supply chain – many are out of date, limiting the availability of information to understand & react to the changing aspects of the business in real-time.
October 17, 2017

Alert Fatigue is an Alarming Problem

Read Time: 3 min 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.
September 26, 2017

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

Read Time: 3 min 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 5, 2017
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Checklist for Preventing Ransomware

Read Time: 2 min 164viewsChances are you know someone in healthcare whose organization has suffered […]
September 5, 2017

Only You Can Prevent Ransomware Attacks

Read Time: 3 min The Federal Government has taken steps to ramp up cyber security, but only you can prevent ransomware attacks at your hospital.
August 31, 2017

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

Read Time: 3 min 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 22, 2017

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

Read Time: 3 min Have you performed a health check on Patient Access and Front End Revenue Cycle lately?
August 17, 2017
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4 Questions with Jon Morris, Former SVP & CIO of WellStar Health System

Read Time: 4 min Optimum Healthcare IT’s “4 Questions with…” executive interview series, where we interview top thought leaders in the Healthcare IT space.
August 16, 2017

Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

Read Time: 4 min For the 2nd Time, Optimum Healthcare IT Appears on the Inc. 5000 list,  Ranking No. 2565 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 137.21%
August 10, 2017
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3 Considerations when Planning Epic Upgrades

Read Time: 5 min 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 3, 2017

Clinical Simulation Bolsters EHR Readiness

Read Time: 3 min Clinical simulations are a key part of a blended learning solution for go-lives and an existing part of clinical training.  The EHR can be integrated into the simulation to increase the effectiveness of existing high fidelity scenarios.  The advantage for organizations that invest in clinical simulations during go-live is that users are better prepared to use their new knowledge and skills prior to seeing patients, and the structure created in the deliverables can be used post go-live.
July 20, 2017
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Optimum Healthcare IT Again Named One of the Top 50 Fastest-Growing Companies in Jacksonville

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT named one of the Top 50 Fastest Growing companies in Jacksonville, Florida for the 2nd consecutive year.
June 28, 2017

Remembering the Five Ps

Read Time: 3 min Proper Planning and Communication are the cornerstones that can make or break an EHR implementation. Communication to all levels is necessary.
June 22, 2017
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4 Questions with Robert Tarola, CFO of Southcoast Health Systems

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT’s “4 Questions with…” executive interview series, where we interview top thought leaders in the Healthcare IT space.
June 8, 2017
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Are you Investing Time in an Exceptional Training Program?

Read Time: 3 min 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.
June 5, 2017
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Optimum Healthcare IT Names Joan McFaul as Strategic Account Executive

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT announces that Joan McFaul will join the organization as a Strategic Account Executive.
June 1, 2017
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The CIO as a Change Agent

Read Time: 2 min 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

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT’s “4 Questions with…” executive interview series, where we interview top thought leaders in the Healthcare IT space.
May 17, 2017
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Disaster Recovery – Minimizing Data Loss

Read Time: 3 min 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?
April 25, 2017
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Planning for an EHR Implementation?  Don’t Overlook Communication

Read Time: 4 min 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
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Mom & Dad Were Right, About HIT Security Too!

Read Time: 3 min 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

Read Time: 3 min 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 15, 2017
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Why Aren’t You Leveraging Analytics?

Read Time: 3 min The healthcare industry has historically generated large amounts of data driven by record keeping, compliance and regulatory requirements, and patient care. With all of that data, is your organization leveraging analytics to improve patient care? What type of healthcare analytics culture does your organization have?
February 28, 2017
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Five Considerations for Implementing a Successful Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Strategy

Read Time: 3 min Each year, billions of dollars are invested industry-wide on IT Disaster Recovery (DR) as part of Business Continuity (BC) planning. Even with large monetary and time investments, well-created and tested DR plans remain one of the primary challenges facing businesses.
February 13, 2017
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HISTalk Interviews Jason Mabry, CEO, Optimum Healthcare IT

Read Time: 3 min HISTalk Interviews Jason Mabry, CEO of Optimum Healthcare IT on current trends in Healthcare IT, Optimum's success, and the future of Healthcare IT.
December 8, 2016

Announcing the Launch of Our Blog

Read Time: 2 min 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.
October 7, 2016
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The Problem (and Solution) With Data Governance

Read Time: < 1 min There is a fundamental misunderstanding of what Data Governance is, how it impacts an organization and how it should be managed in healthcare organizations.
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