Nicholas Skinner

January 16, 2019

New Technology and What it Means for Healthcare

Read Time: 3 min The pace of change and innovation in technology is staggering and unless you’re keeping a watchful eye on the trends, it’s easy to get left behind or feel in the dark about new tech.  Blockchain is one such technology.  Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies fall into that category as well.
November 27, 2018

Did EHRs Fix Everything?

Read Time: 3 min 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?
November 7, 2018

Effectively Improving Patient Engagement

Read Time: 5 min And it was realized early on that, if clinicians can share information with each other, making their jobs more efficient and improving patient care, couldn’t sharing information with patients also improve the quality of care?  And just like that, the need for improving patient engagement was born.
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.
August 14, 2018

It’s Hurricane Season, Are You Prepared?

Read Time: 4 min If the 2017 hurricane season taught us anything, it's that you need to have an emergency plan prepared before natural disasters strike.
July 19, 2018

Transition to Change Readiness

Read Time: 3 min Practitioners are moving from the principles outlined in change management to the practical application of steps in organizational change readiness that ensure that organizations as a whole are ready to move forward.
June 19, 2018

Center Stage: Ann Mausser, Executive Director, Security Services

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.
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 22, 2018

Are you Preparing for a Cyber Attack? You Should Be

Read Time: 2 min Healthcare technology has become one of the primary targets of cyber-attacks. It's the responsibility of organizations to care for their patients, including their personal health information. Are you doing everything you can to protect your patients?
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 6, 2018

HIMSS18 is Underway for Optimum HIT

Read Time: 3 min HIMSS18 is underway and the Optimum Healthcare IT team has descended upon Las Vegas, NV for this year's event.  To kick off the festivities, Optimum's CEO, Jason Mabry, introduced the keynote speaker at the CHIME 2018 CIO Forum and Optimum was recognized at the Best in KLAS Awards ceremony. 
February 26, 2018

Join Optimum and Clearsense at HIMSS18

Read Time: 2 min If you are attending HIMSS18, be sure to stop by booth #1655 to visit with the subject matter experts at Optimum Healthcare IT and Clearsense.
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.
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.
August 8, 2017
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Epic Upgrades are Epic Events

Read Time: 2 min After everything you’ve gone through, an upgrade can’t be that bad, can it?  It’s just an upgrade, right?  It’s not like you must undergo an entirely new implementation, right? This paper covers key factors of success and potential risks.
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.