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2018 was a great year. On the Optimum Healthcare IT blog, we published 60 posts that touched on many topics. From industry thought leaders providing insights into their organization or hot topics, to delivering best practices and how to’s, this year’s blog posts were comprehensive and informative. We hope that you’ve enjoyed reading and commenting, and we’re excited to see what’s to come in 2019!

We created this blog to allow readers to stay up to date with all things Optimum and industry news. Our posts are designed to share with readers healthcare IT news, Optimum Healthcare IT thought leadership, analysis of healthcare IT trends, tips, and best practices. 2018 brought us the highest level of engagement to date, and we are looking forward to continuing the conversations in 2019.

Here are our top five reads posts of 2018

  1. 5 Questions with Andy Crowder, Corporate SVP and CIO, Scripps Health
    In 2018, we launched our Executive Interview Series, and we spoke to a lot of Healthcare IT industry leaders. In this entry of our Healthcare IT Executive Interview Series, Andy Crowder, Corporate SVP and CIO, Scripps Health discusses the IT challenges that healthcare organizations are facing, governance, and security.
  2. Physician Suicide Loss Survivors: Janae Sharp and The Sharp Index
    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. In observance of this, Optimum Healthcare IT is shared the story of Janae Sharp, Physician Suicide, and The Sharp Index. The Sharp Index is on a mission to end physician suicide caused by burnout. With human-focused and data-backed solutions to address the complex problem of physician suicide, the index helps to maximize workforce satisfaction among partnering healthcare organizations and medical schools.
  3. With Rhyme and Reason, Epic Launches Sonnet into the Market
    The long-anticipated launch of Epic’s new scaled-down Electronic Health Record (EHR), known as Sonnet, took place in March at HIMSS18 with tremendous excitement. Sonnet is intended for smaller to mid-sized hospitals, critical access hospitals, post-acute care facilities, long-term care facilities, and physician practices who either do not require all of the functionality of a full version EHR or don’t have the budget or the resources needed to implement the full version of Epic. Through the use of Sonnet, these smaller systems will have access to a scaled-down version of Epic which falls at a more competitive price point and with a significantly quicker implementation timeline.
  4. From the Road: A Consultant’s Perspective
    Life as an EHR consultant can be both challenging and rewarding, simultaneously. In this myth-busting feature, we’ve compiled some of the more frequent inaccuracies that we repeatedly hear about this lifestyle.
  5. Tips to Successfully Navigate EHR Training
    End-User EHR training is one of the most essential parts of the implementation process – and imperative for the success of an EHR launch. Performing this training takes time, focus and careful coordination to ensure success and a necessary comfort level to all who will be utilizing the tools.

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