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    How EHR implementations are getting more creative

    Posted by Nordic on Jun 27, 2017 9:07:31 AM

    In the 1930s, Nestlé had a problem: Thousands of pounds of coffee beans were sitting in warehouses in Brazil, driven by a surplus in beans and sales declines from the Great Depression. Nestle needed a way to preserve the coffee – and out of that problem came the invention of instant coffee, marketed as Nescafé starting in 1938.

    The healthcare industry is in a similar period of creative innovation. Budgets are tight, and good outcomes are critical to reimbursement. With the industry changing, healthcare organizations are becoming more creative in the way they align technology with care, and that extends to EHR implementations.

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    Topics: implementation, value-based care, mergers and acquisitions, Epic Community Connect, Epic implementation, Advisory

    A quick and painless intro to rolling out your EHR [2-min. video]

    Posted by Nordic on Jun 6, 2017 10:40:02 AM

    Have you ever tried to convince your friends to watch your new favorite TV show? You know they’ll love it, but they’re a little apprehensive to start a 22-episode run (and maybe a little sick of you talking about it).

    Rolling out your EHR to new sites can feel much the same way. Whether you’re extending your EHR to owned sites, newly merged or acquired sites, or independent partners, you know that your sites will be more efficient and high-functioning once they are live on Epic – but that doesn’t mean there aren’t challenges along the way. Luckily, you have a team on your side who has been there before.

    In this video, Director of Affiliate Solutions Andrea Schmeichel gives a quick overview of the three types of roll-outs Nordic handles and how they differ based on organizational needs.

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

    #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

    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

    CEO Bruce Cerullo shares a few things you might not know about Nordic

    Posted by Bruce Cerullo on Feb 7, 2017 2:11:56 PM



    Three years back, if you had asked the team what Nordic does, most would have said we’re the largest Epic consulting firm on the planet or that we have “the best depth, breadth, and quality in the industry.” Our client partners knew that if they had a talent need, we were the go-to source. 

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    Topics: revenue cycle, culture, Epic optimization, data and analytics, managed services, value-based care, mergers and acquisitions, Epic Community Connect, Epic upgrades

    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

    Community Connect versus EpicCare Link: Nordic's take

    Posted by Nordic on May 27, 2016 1:41:37 PM

    Are you considering extending your EHR to affilaite partners? Nordic Director of Affiliate Solutions Scott Isaacson briefly explains the difference between Community Connect and EpicCare Link in under 90 seconds. Watch the video below to help inform your decision to affiliate.

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    Topics: EpicCare Link, Affiliate Solutions, Epic Community Connect

    Training your affiliate partners: 3 best practices

    Posted by Nordic on May 18, 2016 11:32:57 AM

    If you're preparing to roll out your EHR to affiliates, you're putting a training plan in place or will be at some point. Here are a few best practices to keep in mind from Kate Grimm, a member of our Affiliate Solutions team. You might be surprised how easy it is to overlook these important considerations. Remember, it's all about the audience. 

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    Topics: Epic training, Epic affiliate management, Affiliate Solutions, mergers and acquisitions, Epic Community Connect

    Rolling out to an owned site versus via Community Connect: Nordic’s take

    Posted by Nordic on May 11, 2016 9:27:16 AM

    When extending your EHR, there are many things to consider. Nordic VP of Affiliate Solutions Abby Polich answers a question that clients often ask. What's different about rolling out to an owned site compared to extending your EHR to an idependent site via Community Connect?

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

    Extending your EHR: Preparing for success

    Posted by Nordic on Feb 12, 2015 10:07:00 AM

    By Abby Polich, Nordic VP of Affiliate Solutions

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    Topics: Abby Polich, extending Epic, mergers and acquisitions, Epic Community Connect

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