Posts Tagged ‘EHR’

How Many Epic Trainers Will You Need For Your Implementation?

Resource planning for an Epic implementation is a tremendous undertaking and estimating the “right” number of Epic trainers required for organizational success is a common challenge. Epic Systems guides all of its customers on resource planning and their tools for gauging customer training needs are simple to use and provide a good baseline number as […]

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Improve Epic Implementation Change Management Through Collaboration, Communication

Change management is a critical—and often misunderstood—component of most Epic implementations, and indeed, most software projects. If you’re an Epic Build Analyst, you may not think about change management much, except when it seems like an annoyance. But understanding and working effectively with the change management team is a huge part of being an Epic […]

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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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EHR Optimization, Population Health Top Priorities for Health IT Spending

Electronic Health Record (EHR) optimization and population health are high on the spending wish lists of Healthcare Information Technology executives, according to two new industry reports. Electronic Health Records have been implemented in over 95 percent of hospitals, according to the Office of the National Coordinator of Health IT. But analysis from KPMG finds healthcare […]

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What is Epic OpTime?

Epic OpTime is Epic Systems’ operating room management system combining clinical and decision support tools with integrated scheduling for the management of hospital operating rooms and ambulatory surgical centers. OpTime is the top ranked surgery management solution in the 2015-16 Best in KLAS report from KLAS Enterprises. According to Epic’s product catalog, OpTime gives users […]

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Patient Electronic Access to Medical Records, Providers Rises Significantly

The paper medical record isn’t dead—yet, but a new report says the vast majority of U.S. hospitals now offer online access to medical records. A July 2016 TrendWatch brief from the American Hospital Association (AHA) shows 92 percent of hospitals in 2015 offered patient’s online viewing of their medical records, compared to 43 percent in […]

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10 Predictions for Healthcare IT in 2016

  Cognitive computing and virtual care are among the big IT trends that will transform healthcare delivery in the next 12-36 months, say industry analysts at IDC, a leading IT advisory firm. The group is forecasting increased adoption of new technologies to improve diagnoses, reduce cost and mortality and personalize the patient experience. IDC Research […]

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