Larry Kaiser

July 22, 2021
Press Release: Achieve Partners Backs Optimum Healthcare IT

Achieve Partners Backs Healthcare IT Provider to Launch Major Apprenticeship Program

Read Time: 3 min Achieve Partners’ inaugural investment in Optimum Healthcare IT aims to boost access to learn-as-you-earn initiative that prepares workers for in-demand healthcare tech jobs
July 8, 2021
Blog: Why Healthcare CIOs Should Consider ServiceNow

Why Healthcare CIOs Should Consider ServiceNow

Read Time: 2 min ServiceNow helps healthcare organizations to improve patient care and deliver better experiences and outcomes by modernizing workflows.
June 30, 2021
Press Release: Optimum CareerPath Partner Program Adds Robert Morris University - RMU

Optimum CareerPath Partner Program Adds Robert Morris University

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT welcomes Robert Morris University (RMU) to the Optimum CareerPath Program as a University Partner.
June 22, 2021
Press Release: Optimum CareerPath Partner Program Adds University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)

UTSA Alumni Association Joins Optimum CareerPath Partner Program

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT adds the UTSA Alumni Association as the fourth Optimum CareerPath University Partner.
May 4, 2021
Modern Healthcare Award

Optimum Healthcare IT Again Named to Modern Healthcare’s Largest IT Consulting Firms List

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT announces that they have been named to Modern Healthcare's Largest IT Consulting Firm list for 3rd consecutive year.
April 28, 2021

Developing the Next Generation of Healthcare IT Professionals

Read Time: 2 min CHIME's Russ Branzell & Optimum's Geoff Blanding discuss the partnership that's developing the next generation of healthcare IT professionals.
April 6, 2021
Press Release: Optimum Healthcare IT Joins ServiceNow Partner Program

Optimum Healthcare IT Joins ServiceNow Partner Program

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT announces that they have joined the ServiceNow Partner Program to help client realize the full value of the platform.
March 30, 2021
Optimum Healthcare IT Acquires Trustpoint Solutions

Optimum Healthcare IT Acquires Trustpoint Solutions

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT announces the acquisition of Trustpoint Solutions to bolster the firm's technical services offering.
March 17, 2021
University of Rhode Island (URI) Partners with Optimum CareerPath

Optimum Healthcare IT & University of Rhode Island Partner for Optimum CareerPath Program

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT adds The University of Rhode Island (URI) as the third Optimum CareerPath University Partner.
January 27, 2021
Optimum Healthcare IT Announces new partnership with Colorado University of Denver for Optimum Careerpath

Optimum Healthcare IT Partners with CU Denver for Optimum CareerPath

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT announces new partnership with CU Denver to provide recent college graduates a pathway to high-paying healthcare IT jobs through the Optimum CareerPath™ apprenticeship program.
January 13, 2021
2021 - How COVID19 has affected healthcare

How COVID-19 Has Changed Healthcare

Read Time: 3 min COVID-19 has effected healthcare in many ways. From how people receive care to staffing issues, healthcare is forever changed.
January 5, 2021
Top 5 Blog Posts

Optimum Healthcare IT Top 5 Blog Posts of 2020

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT is proud to announce the top 5 blog posts of 2020 from the Optimum Healthcare IT blog.
December 15, 2020

Are You Serious About Testing?

Read Time: 3 min As technology implementation specialists, our job is to find the issues and seek out the problems before they reach end users.  And that’s where technology testing comes into play. 
December 2, 2020
m&a in covid times

Healthcare M&A and the Effects from COVID-19

Read Time: 4 min The anticipation for 2020 was that the record pace of Healthcare M&A and the dollars associated with it would continue to set records. Due to COVID-19, it has not.
October 28, 2020
community connect webinar

Planning for Community Connect

Read Time: 2 min Community Connect extends Epic functionality to smaller facilities that may not have the resources to sustain a full-scale implementation.
October 21, 2020
Case Study: The Royal Melbourne Hospital & Optimum Healthcare IT International Virtual Epic Go-Live

Leading a Virtual International Epic Go-Live Through a Pandemic

Read Time: 2 min In partnership with The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Optimum Healthcare IT successfully completed the first international virtual Epic go-live.
October 14, 2020
Blog: Introducing Brenda Ashley & Optimum CareerPath

Introducing Brenda Ashley and Optimum CareerPath

Read Time: 3 min In this installment of "4 Questions with...", we spoke with Brenda Ashley, Vice President of Optimum CareerPath, at Optimum Healthcare IT.
September 30, 2020

Epic to Integrate Microsoft Teams Connector

Read Time: 2 min The Microsoft Teams Connector, will allow clinicians to launch a virtual patient visit or consult in Teams directly from their EHR system.
September 22, 2020
Press Release: International Virtual Epic Go-Live at Royal Melbourne Hospital

Optimum Healthcare IT Completes Virtual Epic Go-Live at Royal Melbourne Hospital

Read Time: 3 min Optimum announces first virtual international go-live of the Epic EHR at Royal Melbourne Hospital in Victoria, Australia.
September 18, 2020
Podcast: Chime Foundation

CHIME Leader to Leader Podcast

Read Time: < 1 min Optimum Healthcare IT's EVP of Training and Activation, Rebecca Manne, joined CHIME CEO Russ Branzell on CHIME's Leader to Leader Podcast.
September 9, 2020
COVID-19 and Data Breaches

Are Healthcare Data Breaches Increasing Because of COVID-19?

Read Time: 2 min Is COVID-19 providing more opportunities for healthcare data breaches? Year over year numbers from HHS indicate that this could be the case.
August 4, 2020
COVID-19 Hurricane Prep

Hurricane Prep During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Read Time: 3 min In 2020, standard guidelines for hurricane preparedness conflict with the current guidance given to reduce & prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
July 28, 2020

Optimum Healthcare IT Names Brenda Ashley Vice President of Last Mile Training Program

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT announces that they have added Brenda Ashley BSN, RN, as the new Vice President of the Last Mile Training program.
July 1, 2020
Press OU Medicine

Optimum Healthcare IT Selected as Epic Implementation Partner at OU Medicine

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT is selected as the Epic EHR Implementation Partner at OU Medicine after an extensive selection process.
June 23, 2020
Press Release: Partnership University of North Florida and Optimum Healthcare IT

Unique Partnership Launches First Pathway to Healthcare IT Jobs

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT joins with the University of North Florida to launch first apprenticeship program for EMR and Healthcare IT jobs.
June 11, 2020
Case Study: Valley Children's Healthcare Partners with Optimum Healthcare IT for industry first 100% Virtual Epic go-live

Virtual Epic Go-Live at Valley Children’s Healthcare

Read Time: 2 min In partnership with Valley Children's Healthcare, Optimum Healthcare IT successfully completed the first 100% virtual Epic EHR go-live.
May 27, 2020
Optimum Healthcare IT Case Study - Tower Health

Multi-Facility Integrated EHR and Technology Implementation & Training at Tower Health

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT successfully completed multi-facility integrated EHR and technology implementation and training at Tower Health.
May 20, 2020
Press Valley Children's Healthcare

Optimum Healthcare IT Completes Virtual Epic Go-Live at Valley Children’s Healthcare

Read Time: 4 min Optimum announces the success of the first 100% virtual go-live of the Epic EHR at Valley Children’s Healthcare in Madera, CA.
May 13, 2020

Targeted Training: Promoting EHR Efficiency

Read Time: 2 min Technical implementation of an EHR is incredibly important. A solid provider training plan can make or break the long term success of the system.
April 21, 2020
New Normal in Healthcare

The New Normal of Healthcare After COVID-19

Read Time: 4 min What COVID-19 has taught us is that once we have this health crisis under control, there will be a new normal in healthcare. The question is, what will healthcare look like after COVID-19?
April 13, 2020
Modern Healthcare Award

Optimum Healthcare IT Named To Modern Healthcare’s Largest IT Consulting Firms List

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT announced that it ranked 9th among 18 firms in Modern Healthcare's 2020 list of the largest health IT consulting firms.
March 11, 2020

Decentralized Epic Go-Live Success at Scripps Health

Read Time: 2 min Scripps Health successfully implements the Epic Enterprise EHR system across 1,440 Sq. Miles with Optimum Healthcare IT.
March 4, 2020
HIMSS2020

HIMSS20 – Be The Change

Read Time: 2 min HIMSS20, the time of year when the Healthcare IT industry gathers for the leading health information and technology conference in the US.
February 12, 2020
Ron McKinnon Interview

4 Questions with Ron McKinnon, Chief Information Officer, Ellis Medicine

Read Time: 2 min In this installment of our "4 Questions with series...", we have 4 questions for Ron McKinnon, Chief Information Officer, Ellis Medicine.
February 11, 2020

Maintenance & Support Managed Services at an Academic Medical Center

Read Time: 2 min Academic Medical Center realizes a 36% overall cost reduction with Optimum Healthcare IT's Managed Services.
February 4, 2020
2019 Health Data Breaches

Year in Review: 2019 Healthcare Data Breaches

Read Time: 2 min At the conclusion of 2019, the industry again saw a new record set for the number of health data security breaches. In total, 353 healthcare providers were breached with the most common method of breach being hacking/IT incidents.
January 29, 2020
change management

How Do You Measure Change?

Read Time: 2 min The ability to effectively plan, manage and measure change is key to continuous improvement. KPIs are an effective way to measure the effectiveness of change.
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.
January 14, 2020

Q4 2019 Healthcare Data Breaches

Read Time: 2 min Major health data breaches continued at a pace of more than one per day in Q4 2019. The number of breaches was down when compared to Q3 2019 and individuals affected was down 94%
January 7, 2020
Top 5 Blog Posts

Optimum’s Top 5 Blog Posts of 2019

Read Time: 2 min With 2020 now upon us, here is a compilation of the top 5 most popular blog posts from the Optimum Healthcare IT blog in 2019.
December 3, 2019
EHR Optimization - Change Readiness: Are you Ready for Change Management?

Change Readiness: Preparing for Change

Read Time: 3 min Do you know how to prepare for change? Understanding your organization’s change readiness is essential to tailoring change to meet your needs.
November 21, 2019
Ellis Medicine

Cerner Millennium Implementation at Ellis Medicine

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT partners with Ellis Medicine for successful implementation of the Cerner Millenium EHR system.
November 19, 2019
Deaconnes Health

Optimum Healthcare IT Completes Multiple Epic Go-Lives for Deaconess Health

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT completes multiple Epic go-live projects for Deaconess Health System as an extension of their CareConnect program.
October 24, 2019
ERP System Selection

ERP System Selection: Evaluating Options and Building Consensus

Read Time: 2 min In today’s healthcare environment, controlling cost is an essential component of the business. However, costs can’t be controlled unless they are appropriately measured & made visible to decision-makers throughout the organization. Doing so requires a modern & well-deployed ERP solution.
October 22, 2019

Q3 2019 Healthcare Data Breaches

Read Time: < 1 min Major health data breaches continued at a pace of more than one per day in Q3 2019. Affected individuals were up over 350% from Q2.
October 9, 2019

Improving Provider Practice Efficiency at Southcoast Health

Read Time: 2 min Optimum Healthcare IT improves provider practice efficiency & supplements training of M*Modal VR System at Southcoast Health.
September 17, 2019

IT Strategy – Planning for 2022 and Beyond

Read Time: 3 min Having an IT strategy for the future can be a challenge, and looking forward two or more years is crucial to the success of an organization.
September 3, 2019
Press Release | Ellis Medicine

Optimum Healthcare IT Announces Successful Go-Live of Cerner Millennium at Ellis Medicine

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT announces the successful Go-Live of Cerner Millennium at Ellis Medicine in Schenectady, New York.
August 8, 2019

4 Questions with Jonathan Goldberg, Chief Information Officer, Arkansas Children’s Hospital

Read Time: 6 min In this installment of our "4 Questions with series...", we have 4 questions for Jonathan Goldberg, Chief Information Officer, Arkansas Children's Hospital.
August 6, 2019

Optimum Healthcare IT Announces Expansion of Staffing Business with OptimumTech

Read Time: 3 min Optimum Healthcare IT announces the expansion of its staffing business with OptimumTech, a dedicated IT staffing division in Nashville, TN.