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    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

    Epic Anesthesia: 4 pillars of a successful billing strategy [white paper]

    Posted by Nordic on Jul 28, 2016 1:36:15 PM

    Timely and complete billing is a necessary element of any anesthesia practice. On paper or in an EHR, employed or contracted, most practices have faced and addressed a multitude of anesthesia billing challenges:

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    Topics: billing, Anesthesia, professional billing, Epic OpTime

    Self-service analytics: Empower your team to make data-driven decisions [podcast]

    Posted by Nordic on Jul 27, 2016 11:28:21 AM

    If you're striving to make better decisions at your healthcare organization, data analysis and visualization solutions are critical. You can drive continual process improvement by empowering business analysts to visualize, manipulate, and take action on governed data in real time. Thanks to self-service analytics tools like Qlik and Tableau, you're now able to integrate analytical solutions into your EHR, getting the right information to the right people, at the right time in your workflow.

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    Topics: data and analytics, Qlik, data visualization, Tableau

    Delayed or not, it's time to prepare for MACRA

    Posted by Rick Shepardson on Jul 22, 2016 2:02:30 PM

    Just last week, Andy Slavitt, the Acting Administrator (i.e., top boss) for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), indicated that Medicare Access & CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) may be delayed from the currently proposed Jan. 1 start date.

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    Topics: value-based care, MACRA, Advisory

    You’ve got 1,000 questions; we’ve got answers: Nordic’s collective knowledge sharing tool

    Posted by Nordic on Jul 12, 2016 1:25:01 PM

    We’ve all been there. You have a complicated, time sensitive project. Even with your experience, you've never run into this particular problem. The answer isn’t readily available, and you’re not sure where to find the information you need. After listening to clients share their EHR growing pains, Nordic implemented Insight, a collective knowledge management tool for our employees to ask questions and share answers through a secure digital platform. Questions range from “What is a good brand of wall mount arm for computers in exam rooms?” to “What’s the average Beaker install time for an experienced Epic enterprise customer?”

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    Topics: EHR, culture, maxims, Insight

    Managed Services: Your EHR challenges, our solutions

    Posted by Nordic on Jun 29, 2016 12:38:52 PM

    Implementing and maintaining your EHR can be daunting. Our partners continue to share with us the challenges in juggling competing priorities and finding time for more strategic work. 

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    Topics: Epic support, managed services

    Relieving the data and analytics pressure: 3 Nordic solutions

    Posted by Nordic on Jun 22, 2016 9:54:14 AM

    Decreasing cost while increasing care quality and revenue are goals of all healthcare organizations. As competition among providers continues to grow, you’re challenged with navigating how to make data-driven decisions to improve the health of your patients and business.

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    Topics: ROI, data and analytics

    A successful approach to making time for optimization

    Posted by Nordic on Jun 17, 2016 10:26:22 AM

    Is there ever a good time for optimization projects? Nordics VP of Business Lines Development Matt Schaefer sat down with Rush University Medical Center Project Manager Jayson Woods and Nordic Senior Consultants Erik Westman and Kevin Morge to talk about Rush’s recent successful physician specialty optimization project.

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    Topics: Epic optimization, EHR optimization, clinical optimization

    CIO Chris Belmont takes you behind MD Anderson's OneConnect go-live [video success story]

    Posted by Nordic on Jun 8, 2016 9:12:24 AM

    Let's just come out and say it. We were thrilled to partner with MD Anderson on what, to our knowledge, is the largest Epic big bang go-live ever. Shortly after go-live, we managed to catch up with MD Anderson CIO Chris Belmont and get some of his thoughts on what made this go-live so successful. 

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    Topics: go-live, Epic Beacon, implementation leadership

    Reflections on Northern California HIMSS' Patient Engagement Summit [3-min. read]

    Posted by Megan Rice on Jun 6, 2016 4:44:44 PM

    I recently had the privilege of attending the HIMSS Northern California Chapter fourth annual Patient Engagement Summit. Over the past few years, patients have become increasingly engaged in their medical treatment, which is driving our healthcare market to become more consumer-driven. This has resulted in the development of patient-centered software, more accurate patient-generated health data (PGHD), better relationships between patients and their providers, and improved patient health. One of the conference sessions walked through the journey of a patient, who with the help of her caregiver, took patient engagement to a whole new level.

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    Topics: HIMSS, patient engagement, population health, patient-centered solution, team-based care

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    Insights to help you get the most from your Epic EHR

    Most of the time we're interviewing our Nordic consultants in one manner or another to gather tips and tricks that help you work better with Epic. Occasionally, we'll slip in a little fun to show you what it's like to partner with us. 

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