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    From EHR to Health IT Operations: 10 Ways to Lower Costs and Save Time

    From EHR to Health IT Operations: 10 Ways to Lower Costs and Save Time

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    4 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Dec 3, 2021

    Looking to streamline healthcare IT operations or costsNeed tried and true tactics to save time for clinicians and IT teamsAs you develop strategic plans to support patient engagement, improve...

    The Path to MEDITECH Expanse: Where Should You Begin?

    The Path to MEDITECH Expanse: Where Should You Begin?

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    By Bob Gronberg
    on Nov 22, 2021

    MEDITECH Expanse is the most recent version of the MEDITECH electronic health record system. The path to MEDITECH Expanse is a significant transition. So where should you begin? Let’s dive into...

    7 Cybersecurity Safeguards to Mitigate Ransomware Risks

    7 Cybersecurity Safeguards to Mitigate Ransomware Risks

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    By Jeff Bell
    on Nov 17, 2021

    As we reach the end of the year, it’s good to reflect on the past year and develop plans for the next. For healthcare information technology and security leaders, this year has turned out to be all...

    IT Leadership: The Human Side of Disruption

    IT Leadership: The Human Side of Disruption

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    By Stephanie Murray
    on Nov 8, 2021

    Disruption. We’ve all heard the term. It’s been applied broadly and specifically, but regardless of the breadth or source, disruption has a significant (although oftentimes unacknowledged) effect on...

    Power in the Portals: How to Get Patients at the Center of Care

    Power in the Portals: How to Get Patients at the Center of Care

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Oct 28, 2021

    Cued by the pandemic, more patients than ever use EHR patient portals. If recent findings from Coherent Market Insights (CMI) are any indication, the global patient portal software market is expected...

    Why Healthcare CIOs Need Managed IT Services

    Why Healthcare CIOs Need Managed IT Services

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    4 minute read
    By Peyman Zand
    on Oct 25, 2021

    Achieving greater efficiency in day-to-day operations has a ripple effect across a health system — from reducing the cost of healthcare delivery to improving clinician experience as well as resulting...

    Alert Fatigue: A Story from the Patient’s Perspective

    Alert Fatigue: A Story from the Patient’s Perspective

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    4 minute read
    By Jared Talbot, BSN, MSN, RN
    on Oct 15, 2021

    From the outside, Sarah seems like an ordinary mother of two, but that is far from true. Through her seemingly ordinary life, Sarah achieves extraordinary things. She earned her master’s degree in...

    Digital Transformation Starts with Data

    Digital Transformation Starts with Data

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    3 minute read
    By Peyman Zand
    on Oct 1, 2021

    Healthcare systems are inundated with data coming from a variety of sources – legacy systems, new applications, third-party clinical applications bolted on from acquisitions and more. A solid...

    Getting Electronic Medical Record Data Right: How Small Changes are Big Wins

    Getting Electronic Medical Record Data Right: How Small Changes are Big Wins

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    2 minute read
    By Jennifer Fitisemanu, RN, BSN
    on Sep 24, 2021

    Historically, a patient’s electronic medical record was a way for the healthcare team to keep an account of the patient’s care. Over time, the record has become integral to sharing information with...

    5 Ways to Use Epic Flowsheet SmartForms™ to Capture Regulatory Data

    5 Ways to Use Epic Flowsheet SmartForms™ to Capture Regulatory Data

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    2 minute read
    By Kerry Barker, RN BSN
    on Sep 20, 2021

    How successful are you capturing regulatory data in Epic® via clinical documentation workflows?

    CereCore® Ranked in the Top Ten Best Places to Work in 2021

    CereCore® Ranked in the Top Ten Best Places to Work in 2021

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    1 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Sep 17, 2021

    CereCore® has been ranked No. 9 among healthcare suppliers in Modern Healthcare’s 2021 Best Places to Work award program. The complete list of this year’s winner rankings is ...

    5 Stars for 5 Years: CereCore® Receives Best Practice Rating for MEDITECH Hosting

    5 Stars for 5 Years: CereCore® Receives Best Practice Rating for MEDITECH Hosting

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    1 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Sep 17, 2021

    CereCore is proud to be recognized by Securance Consulting as a Best Practice MEDITECH Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider for more than five years running.

    3 Problem Areas an IT Asset Inventory can Uncover in Healthcare Facilities

    3 Problem Areas an IT Asset Inventory can Uncover in Healthcare Facilities

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    By Phil Sobol
    on Sep 3, 2021

    In early 2021, results from an online survey* of healthcare leaders who are College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) members indicated that areas of greatest opportunity for...

    CereCore® Wins ClearlyRated’s 2021 Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for Service Excellence

    CereCore® Wins ClearlyRated’s 2021 Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for Service Excellence

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Aug 24, 2021

    Fewer than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada earn the Best of Staffing designation.

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Aug. 24, 2021 –  CereCore®, a leading healthcare IT services firm,...

    CIOs: Is Now the Time to Implement MEDITECH Expanse?

    CIOs: Is Now the Time to Implement MEDITECH Expanse?

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    4 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Aug 13, 2021

    MEDITECH Expanse is the current and most recent version of the MEDITECH electronic health record (EHR) or health information system (HIS)By far the most advanced, comprehensive suite of integrated...

    3 Practical Principles for Managing Data from Different EMRs

    3 Practical Principles for Managing Data from Different EMRs

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    By Stephanie Murray
    on Aug 6, 2021

    Many health systems have one main EMR used as the source of truth for patient data. However, in today’s merger and acquisition environment, organizations must be prepared to combine data from...

    MEDITECH Expanse Registration Worklists: A Quick Win for EHR Optimization and Revenue Cycle

    MEDITECH Expanse Registration Worklists: A Quick Win for EHR Optimization and Revenue Cycle

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    2 minute read
    By John Walsh
    on Jul 23, 2021

    Is your facility having issues pulling registration data from MEDITECH Expanse? Are registrars entering data incorrectly and you need more insight into the errors? Are bills being delayed,...

    CereCore® Welcomes Michael Gagnon, its first Enterprise Fellow

    CereCore® Welcomes Michael Gagnon, its first Enterprise Fellow

    1 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Jul 7, 2021

    CereCore® recently welcomed Michael Gagnon who joined the team as the company’s first Enterprise Fellow. As Enterprise Fellow, Michael will not only provide technical direction and guidance in the...

    Perspectives from CIOs: Results from Online 2021 IT Priorities Survey

    Perspectives from CIOs: Results from Online 2021 IT Priorities Survey

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Jul 2, 2021

    What’s changed for healthcare technology leaders recently? What pain points are keeping CIOs up at night? What hinders day-to-day operations the most?

    MEDITECH Rules and Worklists
    Leading Through Change in Healthcare Technology Management

    Leading Through Change in Healthcare Technology Management

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    3 minute read
    By Stephanie Murray
    on Jun 18, 2021

    In life and in the workplace, change is something we have learned to expect. Thousands of books and blogs have been written about ways to set expectations, minimize the stress, adapt, and embrace the...

    Epic Hyperspace Printing Tips that Reduce Cost and Maintenance

    Epic Hyperspace Printing Tips that Reduce Cost and Maintenance

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    2 minute read
    By Kerry Barker, RN BSN
    on Jun 4, 2021

    Save time and money by setting up Epic Hyperspace Local Printing/Virtual Local Printing (HLP/VLP)

    Want to save time and money at your Epic facility?  How you set up your printers is a way to help...

    Health System CIO Priorities: 2021 Survey
    The Truth About Advanced Analytics: What Healthcare Leaders Need to Know

    The Truth About Advanced Analytics: What Healthcare Leaders Need to Know

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    1 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on May 21, 2021

    How ready are healthcare leaders for the future of advanced analytics? The short answer—there is a way to go. A recent survey from IDG reveals that only 25% of IT leaders expect advanced analytics,...

    Clinical Care Classification (CCC)
    CereCore® recognized as One of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2021

    CereCore® recognized as One of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2021

    1 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on May 18, 2021

    Chicago, IL – May 17, 2021 – CereCore® has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2021 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The complete list of this year’s winners, in alphabetical order, is...

    Epic Appointment Reminders: 4 Tips to Standardize Patient Notifications

    Epic Appointment Reminders: 4 Tips to Standardize Patient Notifications

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    3 minute read
    By Katrina Williams
    on May 17, 2021

    Many of us struggle keeping up with our busy schedules and remembering all the important details of our daily to-dos. It’s even more challenging when you are the person keeping track of family member...

    Cyberattacks on Hospitals: Top Lessons from Critical Infrastructure Breaches

    Cyberattacks on Hospitals: Top Lessons from Critical Infrastructure Breaches

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    2 minute read
    By Jeff Bell
    on May 14, 2021

    The lessons learned from analyzing breaches in 2020 has underlined the need for healthcare providers to double-down on security. The recent Colonial Pipeline attack has, once again, demonstrated the...

    5 Ways We Celebrate Nurses and Improve Healthcare Technology, Today and Everyday

    5 Ways We Celebrate Nurses and Improve Healthcare Technology, Today and Everyday

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    3 minute read
    By CereCore
    on May 6, 2021

    National Nurse’s Week is the perfect time to recognize the nurses working in our communities and among us, and we thank nurses across our nation for using your gifts and talents to care for others in...

    CereCore® Welcomes Two Regional Vice Presidents of Sales

    CereCore® Welcomes Two Regional Vice Presidents of Sales

    1 minute read
    By CereCore
    on May 3, 2021

    CereCore® recently welcomed two Regional Vice Presidents of Sales: Paul Fabrizio and Mark Rowland.

    Health IT Infrastructure: Tips for Ensuring A Strong Networking and Technology Foundation

    Health IT Infrastructure: Tips for Ensuring A Strong Networking and Technology Foundation

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    3 minute read
    By Ismelda Garza
    on Apr 30, 2021

    I have been in the healthcare IT industry for years, and I remember when network and hardware infrastructure were an afterthought, with healthcare facilities supported by a handful of servers. Things...

    Tom Kurtz’ CIO Perspective on The Future of Telehealth & Importance of Team Agility

    Tom Kurtz’ CIO Perspective on The Future of Telehealth & Importance of Team Agility

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    1 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Apr 23, 2021

    Tom Kurtz, Vice President of Information Services & CIO of Memorial Healthcare, sat down for a recent interview with Healthcare Innovation Editor-in-Chief Mark Hagland to share his perspective on...

    Improving Epic In Basket Efficiency – Hot Tips to Cool Provider Frustration

    Improving Epic In Basket Efficiency – Hot Tips to Cool Provider Frustration

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    2 minute read
    By Erica Perez
    on Apr 9, 2021

    Do you know a healthcare provider that can tell you exactly how many clicks a specific workflow takes them to complete, or how many minutes they spend repetitively completing the same EHR...

    Strategic IT Alignment for Health System CIOs: Tools and Takeaways

    Strategic IT Alignment for Health System CIOs: Tools and Takeaways

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    1 minute read
    By Peyman Zand
    on Mar 19, 2021

    Hospital and health system IT leaders are caught in the middle of funding models, cost pressures, shifts in patient demographics, and data sharing struggles – not to mention the impacts of the...

    For Clicks Sake! Streamlining EHR Nursing Documentation

    For Clicks Sake! Streamlining EHR Nursing Documentation

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    2 minute read
    By Jennifer Fitisemanu, RN, BSN
    on Mar 5, 2021

    In my role as an Epic EHR Architect, as well as my “side job” as a critical care nurse serving in overwhelmed units during the pandemic, I can attest to the importance of streamlined nursing...

    PowerBI and Quality Measures Reporting: Asked and Answered

    PowerBI and Quality Measures Reporting: Asked and Answered

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Mar 3, 2021

    Microsoft’s PowerBI is quickly becoming a solution of choice for healthcare organizations to gain better insights into their data and a cost-effective alternative to 3rd party reporting platforms....

    Epic MyChart
    CereCore® Announces HQ Move To Accommodate Changing Workforce

    CereCore® Announces HQ Move To Accommodate Changing Workforce

    1 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Feb 22, 2021

    Nashville, Tennessee – February 22, 2021CereCore®, an IT services firm focused on supporting hospitals and health systems, announced a move of its corporate headquarters. As of February 1st, 2021,...

    Epic Testing: Tips for Taking Testing Virtual

    Epic Testing: Tips for Taking Testing Virtual

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    4 minute read
    By Kerry Barker, RN BSN
    on Feb 19, 2021

    Epic upgrades, integrations, and new implementations are still necessary despite travel restrictions being in place long after anyone expected. Case in point is new units or new clinics created to...

    EHR Quality Improvement: 3 Ideas for Eliminating Waste

    EHR Quality Improvement: 3 Ideas for Eliminating Waste

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    2 minute read
    By Michelle Scott, MSM, BSN, RN-BC
    on Feb 12, 2021

    HealthIT.gov lists continued quality improvement as the last step in implementing or upgrading a hospital EHR system. But quality improvement doesn’t wait until go-live of the EHR. It begins during...

    Multi-Team EHR Projects: Three Keys to Cross-Team Communication and Leadership

    Multi-Team EHR Projects: Three Keys to Cross-Team Communication and Leadership

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    4 minute read
    By Stephanie Murray
    on Feb 5, 2021

    EHR projects often touch every facet of a healthcare organization and therefore involve multiple teams, resources, software providers, and support desks. Working with Epic EHR systems and analytics...

    Leaning Into Telemedicine: 5 Ways To Enable More Effective Virtual Visits

    Leaning Into Telemedicine: 5 Ways To Enable More Effective Virtual Visits

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    3 minute read
    By Jared Talbot, BSN, MSN, RN
    on Jan 29, 2021

    Much fewer words have been dedicated to leveraging the victories of 2020 than capturing the difficulties. As a trained nurse and Epic EHR analyst working with facilities across the country, I have...

    CereCore® Recognizes Team Members in Annual Service Awards

    CereCore® Recognizes Team Members in Annual Service Awards

    1 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Jan 20, 2021

    At CereCore, the highest value is placed on supporting clients and our communities. The CereCore Rock Solid Award recognizes team members who have exemplified these values during the past year. Award...

    Three Ways Health IT Project Kickoff Meetings Fall Short

    Three Ways Health IT Project Kickoff Meetings Fall Short

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    4 minute read
    By Bob Gronberg
    on Jan 15, 2021

    After a year of healthcare IT projects being delayed to make way for front-line support, many teams are reassessing projects such as EHR migrations and related implementations or kicking off new...

    The Hidden Benefits of a Legacy Data Management Strategy

    The Hidden Benefits of a Legacy Data Management Strategy

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    3 minute read
    By Josh Dunaway
    on Jan 9, 2021

    Healthcare provider organizations that have yet to plan a legacy data management strategy are missing key opportunities to address the new wave of cost pressures, merger and acquisition activity, and...

    2021 Health IT Predictions: Fasten Your Seatbelts for Dramatic Transformation

    2021 Health IT Predictions: Fasten Your Seatbelts for Dramatic Transformation

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    3 minute read
    By Peyman Zand
    on Jan 4, 2021

    2020 may be referred to as the year of transition as it was a remarkable year from many different aspects. The impact of the pandemic strained the healthcare industry like no other time in recent...

    End of Year Checklist for EHRs
    EHR and the Year-End Close: Tips for Making it the Most Wonderful New Year

    EHR and the Year-End Close: Tips for Making it the Most Wonderful New Year

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    1 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Dec 18, 2020

    As the classic song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” Although it is fair to recognize that after this year’s challenges, it may not feel that way. Almost everyone in the health IT...

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    Four EHR Health IT Cost Control Strategies With Proven Results

    Four EHR Health IT Cost Control Strategies With Proven Results

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Nov 20, 2020

    It goes without question that the EHR is the most significant technology investment for a hospital or health system. With the financial impact(s) of COVID-19, it is more critical than ever for health...

    Thomas Health

    Thomas Health

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Nov 19, 2020

    Innovative Partnership Paves The Way For Successful MEDITECH 6.15 Large Scale Implementation

    The Client

    Cyberattacks on Healthcare: Key Takeaways for Plan B (Downtime Procedures)

    Cyberattacks on Healthcare: Key Takeaways for Plan B (Downtime Procedures)

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    1 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Nov 13, 2020

    With the first patient death directly tied to a cyberattack in Germany and other recent high-profile cyberattacks on healthcare organizations in the United States, health IT leaders are doubling down...

    Staffing Services
    Ardent Health’s Prescription for Service Desk Efficiency

    Ardent Health’s Prescription for Service Desk Efficiency

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    3 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Nov 9, 2020

    Ardent Health Services supports 4900 beds, 1200 providers, and over 25 thousand employees, making the service desk one of the most important services they provide. In 2016, Ardent began the...

    Memorial Healthcare

    Memorial Healthcare

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    4 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Nov 6, 2020

    Independent Health System Fuels Growth and Quality with MEDITECH Expanse

    Memorial Healthcare moves from their aging Magic EHR and Allscripts Ambulatory systems to leverage a unified Expanse solution...

    Why Early HIM Team Involvement Can Prevent Health Technology Project Failure

    Why Early HIM Team Involvement Can Prevent Health Technology Project Failure

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Nov 6, 2020

    The need to quickly adopt and scale solutions during the COVID-19 crisis and has reinforced some hard-learned lessons for the successful adoption of new healthcare technology systems. One of which is...

    5 Best Practices for Health IT Service Desk Performance
    Parrish Health

    Parrish Health

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Nov 5, 2020

    Swift MEDITECH Conversion Meets Meaningful Use Requirements, Adds New Functionality

    MEDITECH Services
    Preparing Your EHR for 2021 Evaluation and Management Coding Changes

    Preparing Your EHR for 2021 Evaluation and Management Coding Changes

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    4 minute read
    By Doreen DeGroff
    on Oct 23, 2020

    On January 1st, 2021, the American Medical Association (AMA) is set to roll out a new set of Evaluation and Management guidelines. This is part of the CMS Paperwork Over Patients Act to reduce the...

    Ohio Valley

    Ohio Valley

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Oct 20, 2020

    Streamlining The Path To Meaningful Use Stage 2 Attestation

    ServiceNow Workflows: Best Practices for Maximizing Your Investment

    ServiceNow Workflows: Best Practices for Maximizing Your Investment

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    3 minute read
    By Scott Tuck
    on Oct 9, 2020

    Many IT teams begin their ServiceNow journey by replacing an aging, outdated service desk solution and investing in a solution that can manage everything from incidents to assets.  Rightfully so....

    MEDITECH Patient Portal Functionality Checklist
    MEDITECH Patient Portal: Are You Missing Out on Engagement Tools You Already Own?

    MEDITECH Patient Portal: Are You Missing Out on Engagement Tools You Already Own?

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    3 minute read
    By Sarah Smith, CPhT
    on Oct 2, 2020

    The Patient and Consumer Health Portal (aka The Patient Portal, for short) is used in many MEDITECH facilities and was an important part of meeting MU Stage 2 and 3 (now Promoting Interoperability...

    Getting the Most from EHR Virtual Training

    Getting the Most from EHR Virtual Training

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    2 minute read
    By Terri Johnson
    on Sep 18, 2020

    EHR implementations have gone virtual in response to COVID. And so has training related to activations, upgrades, optimization projects, and onboarding of new clinics or staff. Healthcare...

    Lessons Learned: 6.0 to MEDITECH Expanse with Acute and Ambulatory
    MEDITECH Expanse: What’s New in Version 17

    MEDITECH Expanse: What’s New in Version 17

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    2 minute read
    By Doreen DeGroff
    on Sep 11, 2020

    To respond to a fast-changing healthcare environment, MEDITECH Expanse updates are published quarterly. While some updates address necessary regulatory changes, others offer new and enhanced...

    Returning to Work: Health IT Leadership Takeaways

    Returning to Work: Health IT Leadership Takeaways

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    on Sep 8, 2020

    Originally published on 9/8/2020 on MEDITECH.

    CereCore® Wins ClearlyRated’s 2020 Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for Service Excellence

    CereCore® Wins ClearlyRated’s 2020 Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for Service Excellence

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Aug 26, 2020

    Earned by less than two percent of all staffing agencies in the U.S. and Canada.

    The Longer-Term Impacts of COVID on the EHR

    The Longer-Term Impacts of COVID on the EHR

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    3 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Aug 24, 2020

    EHR is the core of every healthcare organization today. Many aren't aware of all the changes that were required to the EHR to enable the COVID-19 response. Many EHR consulting teams, vendors, and...

    Price Transparency Requirements: Are You Prepared?
    Service Desk Metrics for Cost and Satisfaction Alignment, with Ardent Health
    MEDITECH Release Management
    Data Analytics Ranks Higher for Healthcare CIOs Post COVID-19

    Data Analytics Ranks Higher for Healthcare CIOs Post COVID-19

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Jul 31, 2020

    CereCore recently discussed the results of a pre-quarantine CHIME CIO survey in this Healthcare IT News interview. In addition, feedback from the CereCore CIO Cohort and recent CHIME focus group has...

    Endless Mountain Health System

    Endless Mountain Health System

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Jul 20, 2020

    Addressing Compliance And Quality Measures As A Smaller Health System

    The Client

    CereCore® Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2020

    CereCore® Recognized as One of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2020

    1 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Jul 15, 2020

    CHICAGO, July 15, 2020 - CereCore® has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. The complete list of this year’s winners, in alphabetical order, is...

    Provisioning Epic or MEDITECH Ambulatory EHR to Affiliated Clinics

    Provisioning Epic or MEDITECH Ambulatory EHR to Affiliated Clinics

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    3 minute read
    By Bob Gronberg
    on Jul 10, 2020

    There are distinct advantages to adding affiliated or independent clinics to your existing Ambulatory EHR solution. The provider can utilize the full functionality of the Ambulatory EHR system, with...

    The COVID Factor: What Health System CIOs are Saying About Their IT Priorities Now

    The COVID Factor: What Health System CIOs are Saying About Their IT Priorities Now

    By CereCore
    on Jun 26, 2020

    What is the new reality for health system CIOs post-COVID? In February of 2020, CereCore surveyed CIOs through CHIME to identify top IT priorities and barriers to progress. With social distancing...

    Supporting Epic Clinical Users During Staffing Mobilization

    Supporting Epic Clinical Users During Staffing Mobilization

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    By Kerry Barker, RN BSN
    on Jun 19, 2020

    During the height of the COVID-19 crisis, healthcare facilities have had no choice but to cut regularly scheduled procedures and surgeries. This meant cutting staff hours. As our country's facilities...

    Legacy Data Archive: Avoiding the Sticker Shock of Data Retention

    Legacy Data Archive: Avoiding the Sticker Shock of Data Retention

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    3 minute read
    By Jeff Hooven
    on Jun 12, 2020

    Depending on the state the facility is located, medical record retention mandates can require maintaining health records for 10 to 50 years. Mergers, acquisitions, and the adoption of newer platforms...

    Price Transparency Preparedness – Two Hospital Considerations

    Price Transparency Preparedness – Two Hospital Considerations

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    2 minute read
    By Dawn Osborn, MHS, RHIA, CPC, MT
    on Jun 5, 2020

    We are already halfway through 2020, with a new and fast approaching federal regulation specific to hospitals. Federal price transparency requirements, or more specifically the CY 2020 Hospital...

    Automated Orderable Charge Testing
    MEDITECH Charge Capture: Avoiding Revenue Leaks

    MEDITECH Charge Capture: Avoiding Revenue Leaks

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    2 minute read
    By Bob Gronberg
    on May 29, 2020

    Spring has finally arrived here in New England and one of my “rites of spring” is getting the boat ready for the upcoming season. Within this familiar checklist and cadence, one of the most difficult...

    Health System CIO Priorities: 2020 Survey
    2020 Health System CIO Priorities – CHIME Survey

    2020 Health System CIO Priorities – CHIME Survey

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    1 minute read
    By CereCore
    on May 15, 2020

    One month before social-distancing measures were implemented in the United States, an online survey of healthcare executives, all CHIME members was conducted by CereCore. As these technology leaders...

    Tech Optimization: Unlocking the Promise of Precision Medicine

    Tech Optimization: Unlocking the Promise of Precision Medicine

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    11 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on May 13, 2020
    The Appropriate Use Criteria 2021 Deadline: Asked and Answered

    The Appropriate Use Criteria 2021 Deadline: Asked and Answered

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    3 minute read
    By Doreen DeGroff
    on May 7, 2020

    While coronavirus waivers include some exceptions around promoting interoperability, no changes have been announced to date for the Appropriate Use Criteria requirement. The January 2021 deadline...

    Hospital IT Service Desk Metrics that Impact Costs

    Hospital IT Service Desk Metrics that Impact Costs

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    3 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Apr 30, 2020

    Hospital IT leaders have always carefully balanced support costs along with transforming the delivery of care with new solutions. And as we begin defining the effort for recovery from the COVID-19...

    Expanded Telemedicine Regulations: Documentation Requirements Overview

    Expanded Telemedicine Regulations: Documentation Requirements Overview

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    2 minute read
    By Doreen DeGroff
    on Apr 3, 2020

    With the expansion of the telemedicine guidelines and payment criteria, facilities are quickly expanding or rolling out solutions to meet the anticipated demand as well as many vendors and suppliers...

    Lab Ordering System Design: Two Roads Diverged

    Lab Ordering System Design: Two Roads Diverged

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    3 minute read
    By David Noble
    on Feb 21, 2020

    When it comes to ordering laboratory tests within our EHR and related applications, have we inadvertently made the provider’s job more difficult? If the system(s) were designed to operate based on...

    Five Keys to Planning EHR Go-Live Support for Providers

    Five Keys to Planning EHR Go-Live Support for Providers

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    2 minute read
    By Bob Gronberg
    on Dec 12, 2019

    As the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a first impression. This applies to the go-live of an Electronic Health Record (EHR) system as well. The first two weeks post go-live will set the...

    A New Approach to Clinical Care Classification in Epic

    A New Approach to Clinical Care Classification in Epic

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    1 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Sep 25, 2019

    If you have been dinged by The Joint Commission for not providing easy individualization of Care Plans, your Care Plan workflow is cumbersome and not clearly linked to other documentation, or maybe...

    5 Key Steps to Building Provider Access in MEDITECH Expanse

    5 Key Steps to Building Provider Access in MEDITECH Expanse

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Sep 2, 2019

    MIS Provider build and maintenance can be an intimidating task without the knowledge of certain access settings and controls with MEDITECH Expanse. Because we’ve done this for multiple clients, we...

    3 Things to Consider When Upgrading from MEDITECH 6.15 to Expanse: Part II

    3 Things to Consider When Upgrading from MEDITECH 6.15 to Expanse: Part II

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Aug 27, 2019

    Continuing our conversation on what to consider when upgrading your MEDITECH 6.1x platform to Expanse, there are multiple enhancements across the product suite that you can leverage to make the most...

    3 Things to Consider When Upgrading from MEDITECH 6.15 to Expanse: Part I

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