Blog posts that are encompass all areas of Healthcare IT

August 3, 2021

Countdown to HIMSS21

Read Time: 2 min It is finally here! The first in-person industry trade show in over 18-months. The industry will descend on Las Vegas next week for HIMSS21.
March 8, 2021

The Paradox of Women’s Equality – It Starts with Giving Men More Benefits at Work

Read Time: 5 min International Women’s Day celebrates women’s accomplishments reminds us of the women's equality challenges many still face.
January 19, 2021

Top 3 Healthcare IT Trends of 2021

Read Time: 3 min The improved adoption of technology, combined with the disruptive arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, has drastically shifted healthcare organizations' focus on utilizing technology to continue providing efficient care to their patients.
January 13, 2021

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

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 9, 2020

How Does Telehealth Change the Provision of Care?

Read Time: 3 min Telehealth technologies have been around for years. However, COVID-19 has […]
December 2, 2020

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 14, 2020

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 18, 2020

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 16, 2020

Surge Staffing Preparation Tips

Read Time: 3 min With the upcoming cold and flu season almost upon us, and our […]
August 18, 2020

Mental Health Risks for COVID-19 Frontline Healthcare Workers

Read Time: 3 min Healthcare workers are at risk for various mental health struggles as they continue to work tirelessly caring for COVID-19 patients.
August 4, 2020

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 21, 2020

Healthcare IT Today Interviews Rebecca Manne, EVP EHR Implementation

Read Time: 4 min Healthcare IT Today interviews Rebecca Manne, EVP, EHR Implementation about the recent virtual Epic Go-Live at Valley Children’s Healthcare.
July 15, 2020

Hey Epic – Epic’s New Voice Assistant

Read Time: 2 min Epic’s new EHR voice assistant, “Hey Epic!” was supposed to officially debut at HIMSS20. However, due to the cancellation, people were not able to experience and test out this new feature set.
April 21, 2020

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 16, 2020

Working From Home: 5 Tips to Promote Health and Wellness

Read Time: 5 min Putting good habits in place to create a healthy work environment will help you get through this unique transition to working from home.
April 8, 2020

COVID-19: Enlisting the EMR in the Fight

Read Time: 3 min In this unprecedented time, the EMR has great potential to support patients and clinicians in the fight against COVID-19.
April 1, 2020

COVID-19: Planning to Support Temporary Facilities

Read Time: 3 min The most important factor for effective COVID-19 tech support is ensuring that IT leadership is involved in crisis response meetings.
March 25, 2020

COVID-19 Telehealth Considerations

Read Time: 3 min While IT & clinical staff are tasked with quickly getting telehealth programs up & running due to Covid-19, here are some considerations to keep in mind.
March 4, 2020

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 27, 2020

Benefits of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in Healthcare

Read Time: 3 min Artificial Intelligence (AI) in healthcare has been gaining traction in the last two years and will continue to be popular as the technology grows and evolves. Here are a few of the top ways that healthcare can benefit from AI and machine learning.
February 12, 2020

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.
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 7, 2020

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 18, 2019

The 4 Cs of Millennial Healthcare

Read Time: 4 min Millennials look at healthcare much differently than past generations. Being digitally native, millennials expect technology to be involved in almost every aspect of their life, and this is no different for healthcare.
September 24, 2019

Healthcare IT in the NICU: Providing Care, Safety and Parental Communication

Read Time: 5 min National Health IT Week is a nationwide action week focused on catalyzing change within the U.S. health system through the application of information and technology.
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.
August 14, 2019

Why Social Media in Healthcare is Important

Read Time: 3 min If healthcare organizations are not engaging with the community they serve on social media platform; then they will inevitably fall behind.
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.
July 18, 2019

3 Questions with Michael Archuleta, CIO, Mt. San Rafael Hospital

Read Time: 3 min In this installment of our "3 Questions with series...", we have 3 questions for Michael Archuleta, CIO, Mt. San Rafael Hospital.
May 28, 2019

4 Questions with David Chou, Healthcare Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, Global Healthcare Advisor, and CHIME Board Member

Read Time: 3 min In this installment of our "4 Questions with series...", we have 4 questions for David Chou, MBA, CHIO, Global Healthcare Advisor & CHIME board member.
May 8, 2019

Physician Burnout and An Argument for Ongoing Training

Read Time: 4 min The increasing attention paid to Physician burnout, its causes, and possible remedies is the subject of numerous studies and articles. As a physician working in the Healthcare IT Consulting field for over 12 years, I have witnessed firsthand the growing epidemic of Physician burnout.
March 20, 2019

4 Questions with Dennis Delisle, Senior Director, Operations at Jefferson Health

Read Time: 4 min In this installment of our "4 Questions with series...", we have 4 questions for Dennis Delisle, Senior Director, Operations at Jefferson Health
March 7, 2019

International Women’s Day 2019

Read Time: 3 min International Women's Day is celebrated on March 8th every year and is a focal point in the movement for women's rights.
February 28, 2019

2019, The Year of Telemedicine?

Read Time: 4 min Is 2019 the year of telemedicine? If so, proper preparation and planning are imperative to the success of any new technology, including telehealth.
February 19, 2019

HIMSS19, CMS, and Information Blocking

Read Time: 2 min With a new CMS rule introduced, one of the main talking points of HIMSS19 is now in the spotlight; information sharing or in this case, information blocking.
February 7, 2019

HIMSS19 – Champions of Health Unite

Read Time: 2 min HIMSS19 - Champions of Health Unite. The largest gathering of Healthcare and IT professionals in Healthcare IT.
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.
January 4, 2019

Optimum’s Top 5 Blog Posts of 2018

Read Time: 2 min With 2019 now upon us, we thought you might enjoy a compilation of the top 5 most popular blog posts of 2018, in one place...
December 20, 2018

2018 Healthcare IT Year in Review

Read Time: 3 min In 2018, the Healthcare IT industry saw a great deal of advancement and disruption. In this Healthcare IT Year in Review, we discuss four of the biggest stories of 2018.
December 11, 2018

Healthcare and the Holidays

Read Time: 2 min Healthcare and the holidays are an unfortunate pairing. While widely regarded as a happy time, the holidays can also be treacherous. 
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 13, 2018

Is Healthcare Ready for 5G?

Read Time: 3 min 5G is expected to allow connectivity speeds of around 10 GB per second, which is about 20 times faster than 4G. 5G will also bring low latency & the ability to support millions, if not billions, of devices.
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.
November 1, 2018

Today’s Challenges in Healthcare IT

Read Time: 5 min Just a few years ago, healthcare executives were worried about EHR adoption, meaningful use, and HIPAA compliance. Today, they are faced with a whole new set of challenges and rules that are continually changing.
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.
October 2, 2018

Apple Improving Health, Care

Read Time: 4 min Given the slow pace of technology adoption in healthcare, the willingness of these institutions to work with Apple Heatlh is immense.
September 25, 2018

5 Questions with Andy Crowder, Corporate SVP and CIO, Scripps Health

Read Time: 8 min In this installment of the Optimum Healthcare IT Executive Interview Series, we have five questions for Andy Crowder, Corporate SVP, and CIO at Scripps Health
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.