Ready for Your Workday Implementation? Don’t Overlook These Key Roles

More and more healthcare organizations are selecting and implementing Workday as their human capital management or enterprise resource planning solution. Workday is a flexible, cloud-based platform that can meet the modern HCM and ERP needs of major hospitals and health systems. As with any large software project, however, organizations risk disruption during a Workday installation […]

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Healthcare IT Leaders Developer Collaborates on AI-Driven Pandemic Solutions

Can Artificial Intelligence help policymakers implement more effective Covid-19 reopening strategies? Developers and data scientists from around the world aim to find out—and win a massive cash prize in the process. They are competing in the XPRIZE Pandemic Response Challenge, an international team competition focused on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to predict […]

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Use Alarms and Monitoring to Prevent Vaccine Spoilage

The push to vaccinate Americans for Covid-19 is highlighting a potential weak link in the supply chain:  refrigerators and freezers. The Moderna and Pfizer vaccines approved for emergency use in the U.S. both require cold storage, and at least two hospitals have reported vaccine freezer failures, including the Boston VA where an unplugged freezer spoiled […]

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Reducing Healthcare IT Costs with Software-Defined Networks

An American Hospital Association study estimates financial losses for U.S. based hospitals at a staggering $320 billion for the year 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has significantly impacted IT spending and forced IT leaders to explore new ways to reduce the cost of IT while ensuring care continuity. Reducing “keep the […]

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Understanding COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests

As efforts to increase diagnostic testing for COVID-19 accelerate, some consumers may still have questions about the types of tests available, who can perform them and where, and what differentiates one test from another. The guide below, adapted from the FDA website, should help answer some of these common questions. COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests In certain […]

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5G Strategy and Security: Risks and Opportunities for Health Systems

The drive to modernize the delivery of virtual care to support the pandemic is unprecedented. More than ever, innovation is needed to deliver primary care via telemedicine and remote monitoring services, and to protect patient data and reduce medical errors. Deploying technology to enhance patient care and safety starts one hospital at a time and […]

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Increase Your Epic Productivity: InBasket Fundamentals

It feels like physicians spend as much time in front a computer screen these days as they do seeing patients. That's not far from the truth, according to some studies, like this one. But it doesn't have to be that way. As someone who has spent most of her professional career in EHR training, I […]

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CMS Price Transparency is Coming: 5 Tips to Prepare

Ready or not, price transparency is coming. On Jan 1, 2021, the much-anticipated hospital price transparency rules from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) go into effect. Finalized in November 2019, these rules require hospitals to publicize their list of standard charges for items and services ranging from supplies and room and board […]

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Ten Benefits to Epic Scheduling Optimization

When patients call a health system to schedule an appointment, they expect the same experience whether they’re talking to primary care, neurology, or pediatrics. And they expect to be able to get an appointment that meets their preferences for location, date, time of day, and provider. In theory, this should be an efficient process, but […]

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3 Reasons to Hire a Healthcare WFM Consulting Firm for Your Kronos Project

Under pressure to increase productivity while reducing operating expenses, more healthcare organizations are looking at Kronos for Workforce Management to better understand and manage their staffing levels and labor costs. Other considerations putting WFM in the spotlight include workplace safety, the shift to remote work, compliance requirements, and union contracts and policies, just to name […]

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Engage Users for Effective EHR Training

As a training specialist with over 20 Cerner Go-Lives under my belt, I have worked with thousands of individuals in healthcare organizations to ensure they were trained and ready to transition to a new electronic health records solution. And not surprisingly, I have encountered some reluctant students over the years. Some healthcare professionals claim to […]

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Epic Beaker Lab Implementation is a Team Effort

The pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic are shining a light on the central importance of the lab to the clinical goals of a hospital or health system. COVID-specific challenges for hospital lab professionals range from new billing and documentation requirements to the setup and configuration of drive-through test facilities. These challenges are also highlighting the […]

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