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    [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

    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

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    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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