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.
Interest in managed services is extremely high
Nordic Director of Managed Services Ian Mamminga shares common concerns and how outsourcing Tier 2 Epic maintenance and support can free up your staff for other initiatives. View the post here: Managed Servcies: Your EHR challeneges, our solutions
EHR implementations are still going strong (and of interest)
Your peers were interested in learning about the projects that were on-time and on-budget, the go-lives that went by without a hitch, and the leadership keys to success in those projects. To learn the answers to those questions, we sat down with Zack Tisch, one of Nordic’s experienced advisors to clients undergoing large EHR implementations. View the post here: Large EHR implementations: Two critical success factors [video]
In a related post, Nordic Vice President of Business Line Development Matt Schaefer sat down with Implementation Strategy Director Lindsey Manzuk and Director of Managed Services Ian Mamminga to share some tips and tricks (including which shoes to pull from your closet) learned while participating in over 60 Epic go-lives. Preparing for Epic implementation: Your go-live playbook [podcast]
Connecting to partners continues to be a popular topic
Many of our website visitors were interested in the simple differences between Community Connect and EpicCare Link. Learn more here: Community Connect vs. EpicCare Link: Nordic's take
Phases of care was also of major interest
In the video (transcript included), Nordic Senior Consultant Adrianna Baryla shares just a couple of tips that may make your Epic phases of care implementation go more smoothly. View the post here: Tips for your Epic phases of care implementation
You still want to get more from your EHR
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. Learn how to get from here to there in this post: Why EHR assessments make sense for every healthcare organization
Hopefully some of these posts were as interesting and helpful to you as they've been to our viewers over the year. If you'd like to have a conversation about any of these topics, please give us a holler.