April 19, 2017

Mom & Dad Were Right, About HIT Security Too!

Read Time: 3 min Mom & Dad gave us the same advice so often that it turned into background noise. That advice is just as important now, as it was then. Here are 3 of those things that apply to HIT security.
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 30, 2017

Understanding What is Required Under the Stark Law

Read Time: 3 min When considering a community connect program, many questions require answers. One of the most common and probably one of the most important is what is necessary under the Stark Law?
March 27, 2017

How to Navigate an EHR Implementation Lifecycle

Read Time: < 1 min An Electronic Health Record (EHR) system is a lifetime investment, […]
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.
February 15, 2017

Ensuring a Successful Implementation and Go-Live

Read Time: 2 min Successful implementation & go-live of an EHR is the culmination of years of planning & work. Understanding & preparing for the challenges determines the project's success.
February 14, 2017

Does your Community Connect Team Have a Leader?

Read Time: 2 min Are you preparing to implement your first Epic Community Connect (CC) Practice? Do you have enough resources? Do you have the right Community Connect resources? We all typically focus on certified build and design analysts, but do you have a qualified resource in place to handle the project?
February 1, 2017

It Takes Two to Tango!

Read Time: 2 min For a successful Epic Community Connect Program, both the extending health system and the receiving hospital/practice must have skin in the game and work together to make the dance a successful one.
January 17, 2017

How’s that EHR Not Working for You?

Read Time: 3 min Organizations find that they are struggling to successfully balance organizational goals with end-user support, requests for optimization and improvement, while also working to address ongoing maintenance and updates of the system.
January 10, 2017

System Error: How To Avoid The Most Common EHR Implementation Mistakes

Read Time: 4 min The first common mistake healthcare organizations make during an Electronic Health Record (EHR) implementation is a half-hearted effort buying into principles. Learn what to avoid when implementing an EHR and how to avoid common implementation mistakes.
January 9, 2017

Avoiding Common EHR Implementation Mistakes

Read Time: < 1 min The implementation of EHRs depends on many variables & involves many challenges. Understanding & planning for the challenges can help ensure a successful outcome.
January 4, 2017

On the Receiving End of Epic Community Connect?

Read Time: 2 min More and more community health systems and community private physicians are considering partnering with a larger health system to implement Epic Community Connect. Why? Many reasons, most being for the continuity and safety of patient care.
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.
December 19, 2016

Help Desk Management: Options, Influences, Alternatives, and Best Practice

Read Time: 6 min Through the wave of enterprise electronic health record (EHR) implementations over the past ten years, many organizations come to the conclusion that their traditional help desk management is not an adequate resource for their end-users; Particularly the clinically oriented end-users. This blog post examines options, influences, alternatives, and best practice for help desk management.
December 12, 2016

The EHR Implementation is Complete, Now it’s Time for Optimization

Read Time: 3 min Your EHR Implementation is complete. The system is running, and now it’s time to move on to Optimization. Not only do you have a live system to support and maintain, but you have the task to make it even better.
December 9, 2016

Post-Election Healthcare and the Future of the ACA

Read Time: 3 min There has been a lot of post-election speculation on what the future holds for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and how any changes will impact healthcare organizations. Optimum Healthcare IT shares our thoughts in this blog entry.
December 9, 2016

Getting Started with Epic Community Connect

Read Time: 4 min Epic Community Connect can provide a small independent physician's office better visibility into a patient's care, but can also present numerous questions while looking to use an Electronic Health Record (EHR), such as Epic.
December 1, 2016

Clinical Order Sets and Why They Matter

Read Time: < 1 min Order Sets are an integral part of the day-to-day operations of healthcare organizations throughout the country. They are often overlooked & patient safety suffers.
October 27, 2016

Expanding Epic into the Community

Read Time: < 1 min The gap between big healthcare & their smaller counterparts has widened as the complexity of EHRs has increased. That’s where Epic Community Connect comes in.