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    Think, Act, Adapt with Urgency

    Posted by Nordic on Mar 23, 2017 9:10:14 AM

    “Enjoying success requires the ability to adapt. Only by being open to change will you have a true opportunity to get the most from your talent.” -Nolan Ryan

    You may not be a Hall of Fame baseball player, but applying Nolan Ryan’s knowledge about the importance of adapting can assist you in becoming an all-star in the health IT industry. Our maxim “Think, Act, Adapt with Urgency” is part of the daily routine for Nordic employees.

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    Topics: maxims

    3 tips for Epic interfaces from Senior Consultant Lee Coleman

    Posted by Nordic on Mar 14, 2017 3:42:33 PM

    Your EHR has a major impact across your organization. Integrating systems can understandably cause some apprehension among individuals who are concerned about how they'll be affected. Senior Consultant Lee Coleman has some simple but important advice to help you put the puzzle pieces together for a successful Epic integration.

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    Topics: Epic Interfaces

    Population Health: An old-school approach to handling requests of your IT team [podcast]

    Posted by Nordic on Mar 7, 2017 9:24:34 AM

    Have you ever sat down with your grandparents, or other "more seasoned" folk, and talked about the the good old days? If so, chances are they've mentioned how everybody today is "in such a hurry." And it's true. We are in a hurry. We're resource challenged without enough time to achieve the results that our stakeholders desire - if not demand.

    As we all rush to figure out population health and value-based care, IT departments can easily get into the trap of just "working down the list of requests." At least we're getting things done, right? 

    But the question is, "Are we getting the right things done?"

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    Topics: Epic Consulting, population health, Advisory, Agile

    #HIMSS17 fun, takeaways, giving [recap]

    Posted by Nordic on Mar 3, 2017 3:28:01 PM

    The one thing that makes all the hassles of event travel, hotels, crowds, buses, and overpriced convention food worth it is this: relationships. Nothing beats getting face-to-face with the people with whom you partner, work, or serve. That's why events are important and why we strive to make the most of our time while we're all together in the same geography. HIMSS17 was another great chance to do that. And for that, we are, once again, grateful. Read, watch, and experience some of the fun, the takeaways, and the giving that we were lucky to be a part of this year at HIMSS17. 

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    Topics: CHIME, population health, Affiliate Solutions, YearUp, Feed America, HIStalkapalooza, Project Hope, HIMSS17

    Keys to a successful requirements gathering process [#HIMSS17]

    Posted by Nordic on Feb 24, 2017 10:06:53 AM

    One of the most significant areas that can impact the end result of an EHR project is requirements gathering. In this video, Manager of Optimization Solutions Kelsey Bonney discusses requirements collection, which was the topic of a learning session she attended at HIMSS this week.

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    Topics: EHR, communication strategies, HIMSS17

    New frontiers in population health from #HIMSS17

    Posted by Nordic on Feb 23, 2017 12:03:22 PM


    Recent studies suggest a patient's social and physical environments may have the greatest impact on their health outcomes and overall wellness. Equipped with this knowledge, vendors and providers are now challenged with how to gather data regarding these social determinants from patients and then figure out how to incorporate them into their population health programs.

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    Topics: population health, HIMSS17

    #HIMSS17 CIOs discuss extending their EHR [CHIME Focus Group]

    Posted by Nordic on Feb 22, 2017 8:25:37 AM

    Extending your EHR, whether through Epic Community Connect or rolling out to a merged or acquired organization, is more than simply sharing technology. Earlier this week, Nordic Directors of Affiliate Solutions Andrea Schmeichel and Kate Grimm led a CHIME focus group to discuss challenges and best practices for extending your Epic EHR to heathcare partners.

    The CIOs in attendance shared their focus on having strong leadership to set the tone for a successful project. Watch this video to see their other concerns and how Nordic can help.

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    Topics: Affiliate Solutions, NordicLive, mergers and acquisitions, Epic Community Connect, HIMSS17

    What #HIMSS17 CIOs shared about provider efficiency [CHIME Focus Group]

    Posted by Nordic on Feb 21, 2017 8:08:21 AM

    How are your peers tackling the challenge of provider efficiency? That's what Nordic VP of Business Line Development Matt Schaefer set out to understand during the discussion he led at a CHIME focus group earlier this week at HIMSS17. As you might expect, putting technology in place does not mean that providers are automatically more efficient.

    What would your providers do if they had more time? The answers Matt heard might surprise you. 

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    Topics: NordicLive, HIMSS17, provider efficiency

    The importance of mentoring in healthcare IT [podcast]

    Posted by Nordic on Feb 15, 2017 4:14:10 PM

    Mentoring is more than just an expert teaching a student, it’s a method of education that allows a deeper level of learning and understanding for the client-side team. The best healthcare IT consultants understand how critical this skill is, ensuring that plenty of time is spent providing lessons learned and best practices to help make the client successful and equipping the client team for that day when the contract comes to its end. Nordic’s Implementation Strategy Director, Lindsey Manzuk, recently sat down with Scott Isaacson, Director of Affiliate Solutions, to discuss the importance of mentorship in the complicated land of healthcare IT.

    Enjoy the podcast. If you'd prefer to read, the full transcript is below. 

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    Topics: Epic Consulting, mentoring

    Community Connect success defined: on time/under budget

    Posted by Nordic on Feb 8, 2017 9:23:25 AM

    “Superlative performance is really a confluence of dozens of small skills or activities, each one learned or stumbled upon, which have been carefully drilled into habit and then are fitted together in a synthesized whole. There is nothing extraordinary or superhuman in any one of those actions; only the fact that they are done consistently and correctly, and all together, produce excellence.” – Dan Chambliss, The Mundanity of Excellence

    While Dan is referring to the achievements of competitive swimmers, the same can be said about consistently high-performing healthcare IT consultants.

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    Topics: Epic Community Connect

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