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    Nordic recapitalization: 5 questions with Chief Consulting Officer Vivek Swaminathan

    Posted by Nordic on Oct 19, 2016 10:01:00 AM

    Last week, Nordic announced a minority recapitalization with investment from Silversmith Capital Partners. In the video portion of that announcment, Nordic CEO Bruce Cerullo talked about some of the things we plan to do with that investment, but for those of you considering working for Nordic, you may wonder what this investment might mean for you. To add some color commentary, we asked Nordic's chief consulting officer, Vivek Swaminathan, to answer five questions about the investment. 

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    Topics: Recapitalization

    What a top 10 college football matchup has to do with healthcare IT consulting

    Posted by Nordic on Oct 18, 2016 11:21:29 AM

    After No. 8 Wisconsin’s football team’s overtime loss to No. 2 Ohio State this weekend, Madison sports talk radio was abuzz with the reasons behind the loss. One of the radio personalities spent a fair amount of time explaining Wisconsin’s main challenge.

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    Topics: team, culture, healthcare IT

    Need help meeting your 2016 goals? Finish the year strong!

    Posted by Nordic on Sep 28, 2016 6:08:00 PM

    Maybe it struck you as Labor Day hit–“It’s almost fall, and we haven’t accomplished all that we set out to do in 2016!” If that’s you, we want to move you a little closer to realizing your goals by pointing out a number of highly sought after skill sets that we’ll have available soon. Maybe that’s just the motivation you need to finish the year strong.

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    Topics: revenue cycle, Epic Beacon, Epic Technical Services, Epic Home Health

    Nordic's 5th annual Open House Recap

    Posted by Nordic on Sep 28, 2016 3:22:52 PM

    Last week, Nordic hosted our fifth annual Open House at our home office in Madison. Even though Mother Nature didn’t cooperate, we brought our own sunshine. For those of you who weathered the storm, here’s a video and some photos to relive the fun. If you weren’t able to make it, here’s a recap of what you missed.

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    Topics: events, culture, clients

    [Visiting Madison?] Try one of our favorite cocktails

    Posted by Nordic on Sep 17, 2016 8:12:00 AM

    We’ve already offered some tips on where to start your day in Madison with a coffee or a morning run. Now let’s talk about unwinding at the end of a long day. If this September isn’t your first time in Madison, you’ve probably tasted or heard about Wisconsin's unofficial state drink, the brandy old fashioned. While we love this classic, we hope you’ll enjoy some of our other local favorites. We recruited a few Nordic team members to share their preferred potent potables from around town.

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    Topics: Madison, Epic UGM, events, cocktails

    [Visiting Madison?] Where to go on your morning run

    Posted by Nordic on Sep 13, 2016 3:26:45 PM

    While you’re visiting our hometown, we want your day to start off right. We’ve already poured over our love of local coffee shops, but if you’re planning to wake up with a morning run, you couldn’t pick many cities better than Madison. In addition to being America’s health IT hub, Madison has over 200 miles of trails that offer scenic views of the lakes, forests, wildlife, and, of course, the Capitol building. Here are a few suggested routes from the Nordic team to help you hit the ground running (or walking, or a little bit of both).

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    Topics: Madison, Epic UGM, events

    [Visiting Madison?] Where to get your caffeine kick

    Posted by Nordic on Sep 10, 2016 8:11:00 AM

    While you’re in Madison, you can probably expect long days of educational sessions and evenings filled with networking events (like our Open House.) Since you might need a kick of caffeine while you’re in the Badger State, a few members of the Nordic team have volunteered to help you out by sharing their favorite hometown coffee shops:

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    Topics: Madison, Epic UGM, events, Coffee

    3 things you can do right now in Epic to kickstart your population health journey

    Posted by Rick Shepardson on Sep 8, 2016 1:39:47 PM

    It may seem overwhelming knowing where to start or what to do next within your population health programs. There are opportunities, often driven by the EHR, to take small steps toward building out a robust population health program. Successful programs can transform your clinical workflows and set up your organization for success in a value-based care world. In addition, these programs support your organization’s financial health.

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    Topics: patient engagement, population health, transition of care management, chronic care management (CCM), care coordination, quality measures, clinical optimization

    What is The Ideal Team Player?

    Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 2:31:25 PM

    Do you ever go to conferences, take a few notes, leave inspired and then promptly go back to your day-to-day grind, forgetting everything that inspired you?

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    Topics: culture, leadership

    Preparing for Epic implementation: Your go-live playbook [podcast]

    Posted by Nordic on Aug 3, 2016 3:11:24 PM

    There are thousands of things to consider before, during, and after your EHR go-live. Preparing super users, application teams, and end users requires initial and ongoing planning and support. Creating a strategy for your upcoming go-live can improve team preparedness, boost morale, help predict problems before they happen, and have your team crushing tickets on day one.

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    Topics: go-live, EHR rollouts, Epic implementation

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