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    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

    What the best health IT consultants do at the end of their contracts [podcast]

    Posted by Nordic on Jan 10, 2017 3:25:53 PM

    Does my client want to extend? Is my resume up-to-date? What do I want to do next? If you're a consultant, these are just a few of the questions that should be floating around your head as you reach the end of your current contract. What do the best healthcare IT consultants do to make sure their transition from one client to the next is a smooth one? Find out in this episode of the HIT Breakdown in which Nordic’s VP of Consulting Services John Manzuk talks with Nordic Senior Consultant Dan Mau about the best ways to prepare yourself for an upcoming end of contract.

    Also, the full transcript is below.

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    Topics: Epic Consulting

    What your health IT peers found interesting in 2016

    Posted by Nordic on Dec 30, 2016 1:02:00 PM

    The stories, blog posts, and podcasts your peers found most interesting in 2016 are representative of the way that healthcare IT has been evolving. If you missed any of these topics, look below for a brief synopis and a link to catch up on what you missed.

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    Topics: Epic optimization, EHR optimization, Phases of Care, EpicCare Link, managed services, assessments, Epic Community Connect, Epic implementation, implementation leadership

    Population health: Nordic's role in meeting your evolving needs

    Posted by Nordic on Dec 28, 2016 10:34:40 AM

    Clearly the population health and value-based care space is evolving. As it evolves, you may be asking questions like these:

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    Topics: population health, Epic Healthy Planet, MACRA, HCC, RAF

    A little bit about Nordic's take on corporate social responsibility

    Posted by Nordic on Nov 16, 2016 11:35:11 AM

    At Nordic, we place a high value on supporting the communities in which we live and work through volunteerism and charitable giving. Over the past year, we’ve developed a corporate social responsibility committee with the goal of responsible and charitable giving under the focus of preventative health to include the following pillars: hunger, education, and empowerment. In the true spirit of our maxim “Grow. Teach,” we recently hosted a number of events in the home office to raise awareness about Nordic’s culture of philanthropy.

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    Topics: culture, corporate social responsibility

    Recapping CHIME Fall CIO Forum with Mark Costanza

    Posted by Nordic on Nov 11, 2016 9:20:37 AM

    In late October, Nordic welcomed Chief Client Officer Mark Costanza to the team. After Mark joined the Nordic delegation at last week’s CHIME Fall Forum, we asked him to share a few key takeaways from the event.

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    Topics: CHIME

    Converting to Epic Single Billing Office: Observations from Nordic Senior Consultant Blake Sollenberger [Notes from the field]

    Posted by Nordic on Nov 8, 2016 4:05:37 PM

    Nordic Senior Consultant Blake Sollenberger recently joined us in the home office to share the story of a successful experience he had with a client implementing Epic’s Single Billing Office (SBO) module.

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    Topics: billing, professional billing, Epic Hospital Billing Contracts, single billing office

    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

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