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    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

    A successful approach to making time for optimization

    Posted by Nordic on Jun 17, 2016 10:26:22 AM

    Is there ever a good time for optimization projects? Nordics VP of Business Lines Development Matt Schaefer sat down with Rush University Medical Center Project Manager Jayson Woods and Nordic Senior Consultants Erik Westman and Kevin Morge to talk about Rush’s recent successful physician specialty optimization project.

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    Topics: Epic optimization, EHR optimization, clinical optimization

    Why EHR assessments make sense for every healthcare organization

    Posted by Kelsey Bonney on Apr 21, 2016 1:58:43 PM

    Here's the Problem

    When you implemented Epic, you took every feature, focused on best practices and made sure that the workflows were in tune with the way your staff worked (or should work). Like everything in the tech world, however, things change fast. Whether you implemented 20 years ago or six months ago, there are bound to be best practices that have changed or features that have been improved.

    Completing your Epic upgrade or taking all relevant release notes is rarely enough because it doesn't go that one step further and analyze how or why improvements need to be made. For example, you may be thinking, “The workflow worked three years ago, so why is it broken now? This recommended new feature seems like it should help us but is causing nothing but strain.”

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    Topics: Epic optimization, assessments

    #HIMSS16 - CHIME CIOs discuss optimization, data and analytics

    Posted by Nordic on Mar 4, 2016 11:00:00 AM

    Yesterday we wrapped up the second of two CHIME focus groups we were privileged to facilitate during HIMSS16. In this focus group, VP of Business Line Development Matt Schaefer led a discussion entitled Optimization & Analytics: Unlocking the Full Potential of Your Epic EHR. Click the video below to hear how CIOs are approaching optimization as well as their areas of interest with data and analytics. 

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    Topics: Epic optimization, data and analytics, predictive analytics, data visualization

    #HIMSS16 - Quantifying optimization success, managing large EHR rollouts

    Posted by Nordic on Mar 4, 2016 9:30:00 AM

    Nordic Director of Managed Services Ian Mamminga stopped by the booth to share a few of his key takeaways from HIMSS16. First, Ian shares some takeaways on optimization as well as on how to quantify success. Then, he talks about some of the client conversations he's had around large EHR rollouts. Click the video below to watch. 

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    Topics: Epic optimization, HIMSS16, managed services, EHR rollouts

    After reading 2016 trends, let's take some action

    Posted by Nordic on Jan 15, 2016 4:57:14 PM

    Maybe you've been sifting through a some of the news and industry posts on 2016 healthcare IT trends. As you read, you might be thinking to yourself, "Hmmm, yes, I can see that <some 2016 trend> would be big in 2016." But what are you going to do about it? That's the real question. 

    Below, we also offer some of the most likely trends, but then, in addition, offer concrete actions you can take to move your healthcare organization forward. Here’s to a fantastic 2016!

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    Topics: patient engagement, Epic optimization, Epic Decision Support, care coordination, revenue integrity, EHR optimization, EpicCare Link

    You : your EHR :: Me : my skis

    Posted by on Dec 16, 2015 4:01:00 PM
    Despite the warm weather here in Madison, I'm back at my Birkie (cross-country ski marathon) training. Last year, I had my worst finish and most terrible experience ever. I could have possibly understood it if I hadn’t trained, but the truth is, I trained pretty hard. 
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    Topics: EHR, Epic optimization

    Improving Chronic Care Management – and getting paid for it

    Posted by Nordic on Jul 30, 2015 7:31:00 AM

    CMS has recently released a few new CPT codes that allow organizations to bill for transition of care management and chronic care management, which can lead to significant returns. In a recent conversation, Nordic Director of Optimization Solutions Rick Shepardson explains what you need to do to take advantage of these new codes.

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    Topics: billing, medicare, transition of care management, chronic care management (CCM), ROI, CPT, Epic optimization, CMS

    Nordic video series on Epic Conversion Planning: MAKING THE CUT – Episode 10 (Rev Cycle)

    Posted by Nordic on Jun 2, 2015 8:16:00 AM

    In our last episode, we looked at the first 24 hours of revenue cycle cutover. In this episode, we’re focused on the first seven days of cutover and, specifically, the importance of communication. Nordic consultants Nick Daar and TJ Smith continue the conversation with Josh Kalscheur.

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    Topics: revenue cycle, billing, go-live, cutover, implementation, Epic optimization, communication strategies

    Nordic video series on Epic Conversion Planning: MAKING THE CUT – Episode 9 (Rev Cycle)

    Posted by Nordic on May 27, 2015 8:54:00 AM

    We’re continuing our series on revenue cycle cutover and joined by Nordic consultants Nick Daar and TJ Smith.

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    Topics: revenue cycle, billing, go-live, cutover, implementation, Epic optimization, Epic conversion

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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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