Advisory Services

As experts in Advisory Services, Optimum Healthcare IT shares our industry knowledge and insight on the latest healthcare IT trends and issues.

November 3, 2022

The Burden of Choice Along the EHR Journey

Read Time: 3 min It’s up to your health system to navigate the burden of choice and to connect those pieces for the most optimal patient care journey.
February 3, 2021

What is Telemedicine Going to Look Like in 2021?

Read Time: 4 min When looking at 2021, a few factors will determine telemedicine's growth & pervasiveness from both the provider and patient standpoint. 
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.
August 12, 2020

Tips for a Successful Charge Capture and Champion Program

Read Time: 4 min Charge Capture and revenue accountability functions are gaining more transparency & accountability in modern EHR systems.
June 5, 2019

3 Keys to Effective Use of IT in Healthcare

Read Time: 4 min 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.
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.
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 14, 2018

Cultural Considerations for Mergers & Acquisitions

Read Time: 4 min 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?
January 23, 2018

M&A Success Dependencies: It’s Not Just About the Bottom Line

Read Time: 4 min Through Mergers & Acquisitions, organizations can strengthen their ability to offer services across the care continuum; but does that improve care?
January 4, 2018

Cost Savings from Standardizing the Formulary

Read Time: 2 min 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.
December 14, 2017

Claim Denials…Why do we still struggle after all these years?

Read Time: 3 min 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.
October 17, 2017

Alert Fatigue is an Alarming Problem

Read Time: 3 min 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.
August 22, 2017

Do your Patient Access & Front End Revenue Cycle Processes need a Health Check?

Read Time: 3 min Have you performed a health check on Patient Access and Front End Revenue Cycle lately?
August 10, 2017

3 Considerations when Planning Epic Upgrades

Read Time: 5 min 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.
July 6, 2017

MACRA 2018: More Flexibility, Improvements & Updates On The Way

Read Time: 3 min CMS gathered data over the past six months and has proposed a new rule for 2018. MACRA 2018: “The Quality Payment Program Year 2”.
April 4, 2017

What Zombies can Teach you about Success in MACRA

Read Time: 3 min 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!
March 22, 2017

Health Maintenance with Epic Healthy Planet

Read Time: 3 min 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.
March 7, 2017

Succeed With MIPS: Improve Your Payment Adjustment In 90 Days

Read Time: 4 min 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.
February 7, 2017

Transitioning to MACRA & MIPS in 2017 – Have You Picked Your Pace?

Read Time: 4 min 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.
January 24, 2017

Understanding MACRA – Are You Eligible?

Read Time: 3 min You've heard that you or your organization could get an incentive payment adjustment. That’s big. Read on to figure out if you are eligible to participate in MIPS.
December 27, 2016

Patient Attribution and Care Teams – Managing Side-Effects of Population Health Initiatives

Read Time: 3 min 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.