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December 12, 2017

Optimum Healthcare IT Completes Ground-Breaking Epic Connect Project

First Academic Medical Center Epic Connect Project in the US

Optimum Healthcare IT, a Best in KLAS healthcare IT consulting services company, announced today the successful completion of the first academic medical center Epic Connect project in the country between UCI Health (UCI) and UC San Diego Health (UCSD). The new strategic partnership between the two organizations will increase operational efficiencies and decrease patient care costs across a shared Epic electronic health record (EHR) platform.

Beginning in January 2016, Optimum partnered with UCI to implement Epic’s EHR for UCI via a hosted Connect model with UCSD. Optimum was engaged as UCI’s primary partner to provide leadership and support resources in all areas of the implementation beginning with strategy and planning through workflow alignment, system build, testing, training, and activation. Optimum also provided consulting services and support for security remediation, business continuity, disaster recovery, AIX and legacy support of UCI’s Allscripts EHR.

“The partnership and leadership demonstrated by these two organizations made our job much easier, and we are honored for the opportunity to work with them,” said Jason Mabry, CEO of Optimum Healthcare IT. “The strategic partnership between these organizations is leading the way for the cost of care reductions, improved outcomes, and a patient-focused experience and we are excited about the benefits that the communities will see from this relationship.”

“The strategic partnership with Optimum provided the expertise and resources for us to be successful,” said Chuck Podesta, CIO, UCI Health. “What sets Optimum Healthcare IT apart from other vendors in the market is their tools, processes, and methodologies. The result of the project is two organizations that are now sharing data across a larger population, and we could not have done it without Optimum.”

About UCI Health
Founded in 1965, UCI is the youngest member of the prestigious Association of American Universities. The campus has produced three Nobel laureates and is known for its academic achievement, premier research, innovation and anteater mascot. Led by Chancellor Howard Gillman, UCI has more than 30,000 students and offers 192-degree programs. It’s located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities and is Orange County’s second-largest employer, contributing $5 billion annually to the local economy. For more on UCI, visit

About Optimum Healthcare IT
Optimum Healthcare IT is a Best in KLAS healthcare consulting services company based in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. Optimum provides world-class consulting services in advisory, implementation, training and activation, Community Connect, analytics, security, managed services, laboratory services, and ERP – supporting our client’s needs through the continuum of care. Our excellence is driven by a leadership team with more than 100 years of experience in providing expert healthcare staffing and consulting solutions to all types of organizations.

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