Epic UGM 2017 Planning Guide

If you are part of the Epic leadership team in your hospital or health system, then Epic UGM 2017 (Sept 25-28) should be on your calendar. Unlike the Epic XGM meetings, geared toward the analyst and trainer communities, the annual Epic UGM (Users’ Group Meeting) is designed for executives, directors, clinical staff and others with […]

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Use Town Halls to Engage, Inform Prior to EHR Go-Live

There are plenty of ways to share information across a large healthcare organization during an EHR implementation. One of the most effective, in my experience, are Town Hall meetings where users can ask questions and hear directly from leadership about the status and goals of the implementation. When done well, Town Halls should result in […]

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Healthcare IT Leaders Ranked by Forbes as One of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms

Healthcare IT Leaders, a leading healthcare IT staffing and consulting services company, was recognized today by Forbes, as one of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms. To compile its rankings, Forbes worked with analytics firm Statista to identify and review close to 4,000 U.S. recruiting companies. Then it invited thousands of recruiters, employees who have worked with […]

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Are Your Employment References Deal Makers or Deal Breakers?

If you’ve aced your interview, then the next and final step before a job offer is often a check of your references. While this may seem routine, employers don’t take this step lightly, and you—as a consultant—shouldn’t either. In our experience, professional references can be deal makers or deal breakers. Our Consultant Advisors have seen […]

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6 Health Systems Investing in Digital Innovation

Interest in digital innovation is growing with an increasing number of hospitals funding healthcare startups, developing patient-facing technologies, and hiring Chief Digital Officers. Improving patient experience is a key driver as hospitals build strategies to integrate electronic health record data with inputs from consumers that come from wearables and mobile apps. But the pace of […]

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Blockchain for Healthcare: A Recommended Reading List

“Blockchain technology is going to revolutionize healthcare and the method in which every patient interacts.” That prediction, from technology consultant Peter Nichol in 2015, is far from being fully realized, but blockchain is gaining momentum among health IT thought leaders as a way to increase data security and interoperability while reducing costs. In finance, blockchain […]

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Involve Providers Early and Often for EHR Implementation Success

While there are many “pieces of the puzzle” to a successful EMR implementation, in my experience as a consultant to several large-scale Epic projects, getting your Providers on board is most essential. This includes Physicians as well as the ever more utilized Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. Incorporating the healthcare providers is one of the […]

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