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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 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.
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.
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 25, 2018

2018 Health Data Breaches Fast Facts

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

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

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

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?

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 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.
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 20, 2018

Center Stage: Jon Straffon, Community Connect

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

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.
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.
November 2, 2017

ERPs are Important Too

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

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

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

Chances are you know someone in healthcare whose organization has suffered […]
September 5, 2017

Only You Can Prevent Ransomware Attacks

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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.
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?
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
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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 15, 2017
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Why Aren’t You Leveraging Analytics?

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

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

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

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

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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