Read Time:4min Often healthcare leaders incorrectly link the cause of symptoms, like physician burnout or poor operating performance, with effective use of IT systems as the failure of outcomes when there are other factors at play.
Read Time:5min 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.
Read Time:3min 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.
Read Time:4min Organizational culture is one of the critical measurable factors that dictate whether a merger or acquisition is a success. Do the different cultures of the organizations meld together well? Was employee satisfaction measured and monitored?
Read Time:2min Providers use medications that they're familiar with & have had success with. Unless there is a compelling reason, they are unlikely to change their prescribing habits. While this may hold true across providers, there are lots of benefits, including cost savings, from standardizing the formulary.
Read Time:3min Regardless of how great your frontline staff is, claim denials are an unfortunate part of the medical billing terrain. Medical coding and billing is a complicated field, but steps can be taken to streamline the process and reduce the number of claim denials.
Read Time:3min 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.
Read Time:5min 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.
Read Time:3min 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!
Read Time:3min In Epic, the Health Maintenance build is one of the backbones of the Healthy Planet functionality, and as much as you would like to abandon Health Maintenance, the answer is no, you cannot.
Read Time:4min You are passionate about the work you do, and the patients you serve. MIPS’s Quality category makes up 60% of your total score. Take a look at how you’ll report, and get paid, on high-quality care.
Read Time:4min Part of the MACRA 101 Series
In the last post in our MACRA 101 Series, we talked about how to tell if you were eligible to participate in MACRA & MIPS. In this post, we’ll talk a little about your options for participating in MIPS during the 2017 Transition Year.
Read Time:3min Who is responsible for the care of a patient? This seemingly-simple question has become increasingly complex, and population health initiatives can act as a catalyst for improving the process of patient attribution.