Read Time:3min When assessing go-live support for an EHR implementation, there are several factors to consider. Clinical EHR go-live support tends to go 2-3 weeks while the EHR billing cycle will span several months from start to finish.
Read Time:2min Optimum Healthcare IT rated highest among competing firms in Epic Implementation consulting and as a top two overall advisor in client-rated healthcare IT engagements for Go-Live Support.
Read Time:4min A major part of any EHR installation is workflow analysis. Every organization practices, functions, and cares for patients a little differently largely due to training, culture, and patient demographics that they serve. Knowing all of this, there is still an unrealistic expectation that healthcare technology is plug-and-play. Being trapped in this misconception can lead to end-user frustration, delays in care for patients, delayed revenue or revenue loss, and an overall mistrust of the product and the IT implementation team.
Read Time:4min As a healthcare organization, innovation and change can be a challenge. In this series, we reached out to Terri Couts, VP of Epic Application Programs at Guthrie Clinic, for her thoughts on the end-to-end EHR journey.
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:4min Implementing a new Cerner EHR can be a daunting task. There are so many big things to think of, that organizations can miss smaller or subtler things. These workflows and processes are done every day, and so common that people take them for granted.
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:2min Optimum Healthcare IT announced that the company is expanding into Duluth, Minnesota by opening a Managed Services office center to support their electronic health record (EHR) Managed Services division.
Read Time:3min Clinical simulations are a key part of a blended learning solution for go-lives and an existing part of clinical training. The EHR can be integrated into the simulation to increase the effectiveness of existing high fidelity scenarios. The advantage for organizations that invest in clinical simulations during go-live is that users are better prepared to use their new knowledge and skills prior to seeing patients, and the structure created in the deliverables can be used post go-live.