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    5 critical steps within a successful Epic upgrade project

    Posted by Austin Hundley on Jan 25, 2017 11:02:06 AM

    You know what I love? The back-up camera on my car. Once considered a luxury you may not have even imagined, these cameras have become a standard safety feature, helping drivers (like me) avoid multitudes of injuries and harm. Moving to the latest release of Epic is a little like that, offering safety features and efficiencies you may not even realize are possible. Whether you’ve been on Epic for decades or a couple of months, you know that the latest version will allow you to be more effective and improve care.

    When approaching your first upgrade, you’ll likely have many questions, with the main one being “How can I ensure that my upgrade goes smoothly?” This post will give you an overview of upgrades, the general structure of an upgrade project, and then five critical steps that, if included in your project, will help you upgrade as smoothly as possible. Let’s dig in.

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    Topics: Epic support, Epic optimization, Epic training, Epic implementation, Epic upgrades, Epic project management

    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

    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

    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, Epic implementation, implementation leadership

    Large EHR implementations: Two critical success factors [video]

    Posted by Nordic on Apr 14, 2016 3:29:04 PM

    When you think about some of the largest EHR implementation projects, stories of missed deadlines and budget overruns probably come to mind. But what about the projects that were on-time and on-budget? What about the go-lives that went by without a hitch? What are the leadership keys to success in those projects?

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    Topics: EHR rollouts, project leadership, project management, Epic implementation, Advisory

    Tips for your Epic phases of care implementation

    Posted by Nordic on Feb 23, 2016 4:34:04 PM

    If you are interested in managing orders more efficiently, this brief video is for you. In the video, Nordic Senior Consultant Adrianna Baryla shares just a couple of tips that may make your Epic phases of care implementation go more smoothly. Rather read? Here's the transcript

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    Topics: Phases of Care, Epic implementation

    Pro tips for implementing Epic's MyChart

    Posted by Nordic on Nov 10, 2015 9:36:55 AM

    When it comes to making the most out of Epic’s MyChart, Senior Nordic Consultant Kassie Remo has a lot to offer. Nordic Practice Director Lauren Griessmeyer sat down with Kassie for a few minutes to learn more about Meaningful Use, patient engagement, and a number of pro tips for getting all you can out of Epic’s MyChart.

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    Topics: Meaningful Use, patient engagement, Epic MyChart, Epic implementation

    Nordic video series on Epic Conversion Planning: MAKING THE CUT – Episode 15 (Clinical)

    Posted by Nordic on Aug 5, 2015 5:47:00 AM

    Our saga wraps up as Nordic’s John Pollard addresses the night of cutover and post-cutover with Nordic Practice Director Megan Rice and Bellin Epic Operational Lead Gail Boushley. In this episode, we learn about who to recruit for your cutover team, what to do when the unexpected happens, and how to be prepared if it does.

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    Topics: planning, super user, clinical, go-live, cutover, staffing, Epic implementation, Epic project management

    Nordic video series on Epic Conversion Planning: MAKING THE CUT – Episode 14 (Clinical)

    Posted by Nordic on Jul 17, 2015 8:12:00 AM

    Nordic’s John Pollard continues the discussion with Nordic Practice Director Megan Rice and Bellin Epic Operational Lead Gail Boushley about Bellin’s transition to Epic. In this episode, we’re getting specific about the clinical data to enter into Epic as well as some additional logistics.

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    Topics: planning, clinical, admissions, command center, cutover, guidelines, Epic conversion, scheduling, Epic Procedure Orders, Epic implementation, Epic project management

    Nordic video series on Epic Conversion Planning: MAKING THE CUT – Episode 13 (Clinical)

    Posted by Nordic on Jul 2, 2015 11:56:00 AM

    We have a few more episodes left in our cutover series. For these, we’re going to get clinical. Listen in as Nordic’s John Pollard chats with Nordic Practice Director Megan Rice and Bellin Health Epic Operational Lead Gail Boushley about Bellin’s transition to Epic.

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    Topics: planning, super user, clinical, cutover, Epic conversion, Epic implementation, Epic project management

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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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