Hiring an Epic Team? Start with a plan.

The decision to purchase an Epic Systems electronic medical record (EMR) is typically one of the largest strategic investments a hospital or health system will make. With Epic at the center of your patient care strategy, you will want to hire the best and brightest Epic-skilled talent you can find. But here's the problem: so […]

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5 Mindful Practices for Reducing Stress at Work

April is National Stress Awareness Month—time for raising awareness about the causes and cures for the growing stress epidemic within the United States. The unpredictable experiences of the past two years have left many feeling depleted and at risk for the negative impacts of chronic stress. What begins as physical symptoms of stress such as […]

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Four Warning Signs You’ve Outgrown Your HCM System

Most folks own an old, beloved pair of shoes. Looking past the worn soles and tearing seams, we hold onto these relics because we can’t bear throwing them out (so much history!) and the initial discomfort of breaking in new footwear (not to mention the upfront price). Holding onto outdated and underperforming human capital management […]

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9 Ways to Address Healthcare Staffing Challenges using Human Capital Management

Healthcare’s biggest challenge? Finding and keeping qualified staff. According to the American College of Healthcare Executives' latest annual survey, Hospital CEOs cite personnel shortages as their top issue—ranking recruitment woes higher than financial challenges, care quality, cybersecurity, or other perennial concerns. COVID-19 burnout is fueling resignations and retirements by front-line healthcare workers, and those who […]

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20 Heart-Healthy Ways to Fit Exercise Into Your Workday

Give your heart some love by celebrating American Heart Month throughout February! No need for expensive chocolates. Exercise is the best way to treat your (sweet)heart. According to the American Heart Association, regular physical activity can lower bad cholesterol, increase good cholesterol, and manage high blood pressure. You don’t need to schedule a personal trainer […]

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Vaccine & Testing Programs: Six Imperatives for HR Professionals

The OSHA vaccinate or test mandate is officially dead, yet many questions remain for how employers can best move forward this year. Variations on the mandate remain applicable for certain businesses (see healthcare) and in select cities and states. Absent regulation, many companies are still forging ahead with vaccination and regular testing programs. The burden […]

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Meet a Leader: CEO & Principal Bob Bailey

Healthcare IT Leaders was founded on the “Be a Leader” mentality. This catchphrase was coined by our commander-in-chief, Bob Bailey. It’s a rallying cry that guides everything we do. We call everyone in our company to be leaders and show up every day, ready to do their best for others. Every leader has a backstory. […]

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3 Signs It’s Time to Partner with a Managed IT Services Provider

Often the need for managed services isn’t recognized until it’s too late, as in when: projects pile up and topple over burnt-out staff timelines run amuck, and it’s impossible to keep up with critical benchmarks financial objectives go out the window, and budgets go haywire We’re working during unprecedented times. Industry-wide, health systems and hospitals […]

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Meet Our Tesla Giveaway Winner

At Healthcare IT Leaders, we're proud of the dedicated team we’ve built since opening our doors in 2011, and much of our success is due to positive word-of-mouth and referrals from our loyal consultants. In 2021, to mark our 10th anniversary, we announced a referral contest for our consultants with a new Tesla as the […]

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Vaccine and Testing Directives: What’s Next After the SCOTUS Rulings?

While many employers are breathing a sigh of relief now that the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked OSHA’s vaccinate-or-test mandate, the difficult and daily challenge of managing COVID-19 risks in the workplace doesn’t go away. COVID-related absenteeism is on the rise, return-to-work plans are on hold, and Omicron-fueled outbreaks continue to cause short-term worksite closures […]

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Eight “Ates” for Managing Change in Healthcare IT

Heraclitus said, “You cannot step into the same stream twice.”  This metaphorical insight is frequently acknowledged but oft not appreciated. All things, both living and inanimate, are changing. We have no choice, as change is inevitable, but managing change is possible. Without planning and consideration, we may be swept away by the turbulence when we […]

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