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    Best Practices for Charting Your Epic Optimization Journey

    Best Practices for Charting Your Epic Optimization Journey

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    1 minute read
    By Stephanie Murray
    on Jul 19, 2024

    Healthcare organizations can achieve remarkable results with their Epic EMR by embarking on a journey of optimization. This ongoing process empowers you to maximize the value of your investment and...

    How a Small Texas Hospital Upgraded its Technology | Data Book Podcast

    How a Small Texas Hospital Upgraded its Technology | Data Book Podcast

    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Jul 12, 2024

    Article originally published onChief Healthcare Executive.

    In the latest episode of our podcast, we talk with Lynn Falcone, the CEO of Cuero Health in Texas. She talks about moving to a new...

    CIO Advice from Marty Paslick: 'Healthcare Professionals First, Then Technologists'

    CIO Advice from Marty Paslick: 'Healthcare Professionals First, Then Technologists'

    By CereCore
    on Jul 5, 2024

    In a recent interview on The CereCore Podcast, Marty Paslick, former Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of HCA Healthcare, shared experiences from his nearly four decades in...

    7 Ways to Optimize MEDITECH Expanse for Provider Satisfaction

    7 Ways to Optimize MEDITECH Expanse for Provider Satisfaction

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    2 minute read
    By Jerijah Mobley, BSN, RN
    on Jun 28, 2024

    Helping healthcare providers find ways to use the EHR in the most effective, efficient manner not only helps providers and clinical teams feel less frustrated by the technology, but patients...

    Charge Capture and Reconciliation for Strong Revenue Cycle Management

    Charge Capture and Reconciliation for Strong Revenue Cycle Management

    By Dawn Osborn, MHS, RHIA, CPC, MT
    on Jun 14, 2024

    In today’s competitive market, it is important to get credit for the work that is being completed within the healthcare continuum. The work effort within a healthcare organization or provider...

    Rural Healthcare CFO Shares EHR Implementation & Strategic Planning Advice

    Rural Healthcare CFO Shares EHR Implementation & Strategic Planning Advice

    By CereCore
    on Jun 7, 2024

    If you have a strategic plan for your healthcare organization, do you also have healthcare operations data that can help you make decisions? How does a healthcare chief financial officer (CFO) view a...

    Burnout Buster: Prioritizing the “People Piece” During an EHR Replacement

    Burnout Buster: Prioritizing the “People Piece” During an EHR Replacement

    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on May 31, 2024

    Article originally published on Digital Health Insights.

    Despite the fact that nearly every hospital in the United States has an electronic health record (EHR) in place, the market for these systems...

    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 May 17, 2024

    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 and minimize stress to drive adoption of...

    Surveillance Watchlists: Proactively Monitoring Patients

    Surveillance Watchlists: Proactively Monitoring Patients

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    4 minute read
    By Devon Dow, BSN, RN
    on May 10, 2024

    Looking for a way to improve patient monitoring and outcomes with MEDITECH? 

    You came to the right place! Surveillance watchlists are an amazing, completely customizable tool that displays a list of...

    Cybersecurity Expert from Defense Weighs in on Healthcare's Opportunities

    Cybersecurity Expert from Defense Weighs in on Healthcare's Opportunities

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore
    on May 3, 2024

    Cyber criminals only have to be right once to wreak havoc. In healthcare, we have to be right 100% of the time to manage the risk of cyberattack. In a recent interview on the CereCore Podcast, Phil...

    How To Bridge the Gap Between Epic and Your IT Ecosystem

    How To Bridge the Gap Between Epic and Your IT Ecosystem

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    1 minute read
    By Stephanie Murray
    on Apr 26, 2024

    How you implement, upgrade, and maintain Epic at your facilities and clinics impacts workflows, culture, and experiences. Planning the impact and managing the necessary changes to realize the full...

    5 Digital Surgical Scheduling Breakthroughs for Better Patient Care

    5 Digital Surgical Scheduling Breakthroughs for Better Patient Care

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    3 minute read
    By Brooke O'Brien
    on Apr 15, 2024

    In the fast-paced world of healthcare, efficiency is paramount. From patient care to administrative tasks, every aspect of the healthcare system benefits from streamlined processes. One critical area...

    CereCore Named Consulting Services Partner in the New MEDITECH Alliance Program

    CereCore Named Consulting Services Partner in the New MEDITECH Alliance Program

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    1 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Apr 9, 2024

    Participating in this MEDITECH certification program seeks to enhance the value of EHR platforms for healthcare organizations

    CereCore provides comprehensive MEDITECH services that address all stages...

    Uncover Hidden Revenue and More With a Consultant's Help

    Uncover Hidden Revenue and More With a Consultant's Help

    By CereCore
    on Apr 5, 2024

    Optimizing revenue cycle operations, streamlining workflows and maximizing technology investments are top of mind strategies for healthcare leaders as they look for ways to bolster margins and drive...

    Addressing Epic EHR Support Gaps When Resources are Scarce

    Addressing Epic EHR Support Gaps When Resources are Scarce

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    5 minute read
    By Kerry Barker, RN BSN
    on Mar 22, 2024

    Recent years have seen concerning labor shortages, and for healthcare, those challenges continue to this day. 2022 was when more than 50 million workers quit their jobs, breaking the record from the...

    Unlocking the Full Potential of Your EHR: Why Optimization Pays Off

    Unlocking the Full Potential of Your EHR: Why Optimization Pays Off

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    5 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Mar 8, 2024

    Large implementations can be overwhelming, and often organizations run out of steam. Modern EHR platforms are like living, breathing entities that require care and feeding to keep an organization...

    Future-Proofing Healthcare: Long-Term Vision for EHR Optimization and Beyond

    Future-Proofing Healthcare: Long-Term Vision for EHR Optimization and Beyond

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Mar 1, 2024

    The question of when to optimize or modernize Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems is crucial for healthcare IT (HIT) leaders at provider organizations. During a recent HIMSS podcast episode, led...

    How Commitment to ROI can Improve a Health System’s Bottom Line

    How Commitment to ROI can Improve a Health System’s Bottom Line

    By Phil Sobol
    on Feb 23, 2024

    Technology is a must have for patient and provider experiences, but how do you ensure a return on your healthcare organization’s investment? And how do you prove the return was realized? 

    As part of...

    Partnership is Key for Maximum Intelligence Against Growing Security Risks

    Partnership is Key for Maximum Intelligence Against Growing Security Risks

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    2 minute read
    By Darcy Corcoran, MBA, CISSP
    on Feb 16, 2024

    Malicious actors are ramping up exploitation efforts with technology that has the potential to be more destructive than ever, introducing new risks and intensifying existing ones as they learn from...

    Rural Health CIO Advice: Things to Prioritize for EHR Implementation

    Rural Health CIO Advice: Things to Prioritize for EHR Implementation

    By CereCore
    on Feb 9, 2024

    Ismelda Garza, CIO for Cuero Regional Hospital, is a rural health IT leader with sage advice for hospitals and health systems preparing for or in the middle of an EHR replacement. In this interview...

    How to Determine When It’s Time to Optimize Your Epic EHR

    How to Determine When It’s Time to Optimize Your Epic EHR

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Feb 2, 2024

    Committed to supporting an Epic EHR that satisfies patients and providers, but not sure where to start? It’s a common situation complicated by variables ranging from the service offerings of your...

    Decoding Innovation: Digital Health Insights into Surgery Partners' Tech Evolution

    Decoding Innovation: Digital Health Insights into Surgery Partners' Tech Evolution

    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Jan 26, 2024

    During a recent interview, Varun Gadhok, Chief Information Officer of Surgery Partners, spoke with Sarah Moors from Digital Health Insights. Gadhok provided practical insights into Surgery Partners'...

    Pharmacist POV: Patient Safety with MEDITECH Expanse Pharmacy

    Pharmacist POV: Patient Safety with MEDITECH Expanse Pharmacy

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    3 minute read
    By Ken Ginsburg
    on Jan 19, 2024

    Years ago, I had the opportunity to serve as consulting informatics pharmacist during multi-facility MEDITECH implementations, and ever since then I have been helping clinical teams navigate EHR...

    The Buyer’s Guide to IT Managed Services: Elevating Healthcare Excellence

    The Buyer’s Guide to IT Managed Services: Elevating Healthcare Excellence

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    3 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Jan 16, 2024
    eBook excerpt

    The Power of Managed Services for Health Systems

    Managed IT services include one or more components of the overall IT operation. This could include service desk, application support,...

    Podcast: Fostering a Culture of Innovation and Growth

    Podcast: Fostering a Culture of Innovation and Growth

    By CereCore
    on Jan 5, 2024

    “Healthcare IT is always evolving,” said Shahzad Fakhar, HCA Healthcare, Vice President Field Operations – Information Technology Group. “The desire of innovation comes internally to make things...

    Recapping the Best Blog Posts and Resources of 2023

    Recapping the Best Blog Posts and Resources of 2023

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Dec 21, 2023

    Find articles and podcasts highlighting recommendations from healthcare IT leaders and industry experts on EHR strategy, implementation, optimization, clinical IT service desk and technical debt.    

    2024 Healthcare Technology Industry Trends: Top Challenges for CIOs

    2024 Healthcare Technology Industry Trends: Top Challenges for CIOs

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    4 minute read
    By Peyman Zand
    on Dec 15, 2023

    Many of the anticipated trends for healthcare technology in 2023 came to fruition leading to new opportunities, and solutions to consider in 2024. Last year saw deployment of the cloud for optimized...

    Ways to Overcome the Gap Between IT and Physicians

    Ways to Overcome the Gap Between IT and Physicians

    By CereCore
    on Dec 8, 2023

    Often healthcare IT leaders and teams find a chasm in expectations and understanding when it comes to implementing and optimizing technology for the physician community. In an interview on The...

    Automation, Workflow & Staffing: Oh My! What CHIME23 Taught Me

    Automation, Workflow & Staffing: Oh My! What CHIME23 Taught Me

    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Dec 6, 2023

    CHIME23 Fall Forum featured inspiring stories from keynotes and encouraged conversation around top healthcare IT challenges. CereCore’s leaders were cited in this article with several key takeaways:

    Elevate Efficiency: Epic Reporting Processes Optimization

    Elevate Efficiency: Epic Reporting Processes Optimization

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    2 minute read
    By Lyndsay Schuering
    on Dec 1, 2023

    Analytics touch every application within your system, working in parallel with your workflows. A strong analytics program integrates reporting content directly into users’ day-to-day activities,...

    Ensure Successful Service Desk Partnerships with Preparation

    Ensure Successful Service Desk Partnerships with Preparation

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    6 minute read
    By Chris Wickersham
    on Nov 17, 2023

    Concerned about handing over your service desk to a third party? Rightfully so. Your service desk defines experiences with your healthcare organization and is critical to your user satisfaction...

    Omnichannel PX: How Do you Integrate Offline and Online Experiences?

    Omnichannel PX: How Do you Integrate Offline and Online Experiences?

    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Nov 15, 2023

    Ian Lindsey, manager, service delivery at CereCore, talks about customer experience on the Touch Point podcast with Chris Boyer. Ian explains CereCore’s unique approach to training service desk...

    How Technology Can Help Providers Get Paid and Common Challenges

    How Technology Can Help Providers Get Paid and Common Challenges

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    3 minute read
    By Dawn Osborn, MHS, RHIA, CPC, MT
    on Nov 10, 2023

    Traditionally, a Hospital Information System (HIS) is geared toward creating a patient medical record, placing orders for patient care, and ultimately, capturing revenue to support coding and...

    Pharmacists and Physicians Refining the EHR

    Pharmacists and Physicians Refining the EHR

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Nov 8, 2023

    This Week in Pharmacy (#TWIRx) podcast on the Pharmacy Podcast Network featured Dr. Charles Bell and Andrea Corner, PharmD in a conversation about the collaboration needed among pharmacists and...

    Bridging the Health Literacy Gap in the Digital Age

    Bridging the Health Literacy Gap in the Digital Age

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    1 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Nov 6, 2023

    Doreen DeGroff, CereCore senior director, MEDITECH consulting practice, CPHIMS, shares her perspective on the healthcare literacy gap in the digital age and how it is a hidden problem among US...

    Rural Healthcare: Why Advocacy, Community Engagement, and Technology Matter

    Rural Healthcare: Why Advocacy, Community Engagement, and Technology Matter

    By CereCore
    on Nov 3, 2023

    Meet Lynn Falcone, a rural healthcare CEO, with over 30 years of experience in healthcare operations, most of which was spent working in large urban settings. Today, she is the CEO of Cuero Regional...

    A Provider's POV: Can Technology Help Us Be Better Patient Advocates?

    A Provider's POV: Can Technology Help Us Be Better Patient Advocates?

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    2 minute read
    By Charles H. Bell, D.O., B.S. Pharm
    on Oct 20, 2023

    Healthcare delivery is changing with the evolution of technology.

    It’s no secret that healthcare has evolved exponentially over the last few decades. I entered the healthcare world over 40 years...

    For Epic Implementations the Right Project Manager is Crucial

    For Epic Implementations the Right Project Manager is Crucial

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    3 minute read
    By Melissa Alfiero
    on Oct 13, 2023

    Have you ever wondered what makes some Epic implementations run so smoothly while others feel like an endless string of challenges? One explanation lies in the understanding that managing an Epic...

    Vision and Value-Driven EHR Optimization: A Leadership Interview

    Vision and Value-Driven EHR Optimization: A Leadership Interview

    By CereCore
    on Oct 6, 2023

    The need to optimize is part of the EMR implementation process explains Cory Lane, director of operations at OakLeaf Surgical Hospital during a podcast interview with Phil Sobol, vice president of...

    Realizing the Opportunities for a Clinical Service Desk

    Realizing the Opportunities for a Clinical Service Desk

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    3 minute read
    By Chris Wickersham
    on Sep 29, 2023

    Clinical service desks that employ understanding of clinical workflows and issue urgency are the way of the future for healthcare IT. Sound service desk practices and technological know-how are the...

    Supporting Workers Overseas

    Supporting Workers Overseas

    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Sep 25, 2023

    Cultural differences and legal issues can significantly impact successful overseas work experience, according to global commerce experts. This article explains the types of American workers overseas...

    The Next Big Thing for Healthcare IT Service Desks – Support with Clinical Context

    The Next Big Thing for Healthcare IT Service Desks – Support with Clinical Context

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    3 minute read
    By Chris Wickersham
    on Sep 8, 2023

    For IT service desks in healthcare, adding new value to their organizations involves much more than a tool decision. It's time for today’s healthcare IT (HIT) service desks to offer what traditional...

    Liverpool Women’s CIO Perspective: Digital Maturity One EPR Milestone at a Time

    Liverpool Women’s CIO Perspective: Digital Maturity One EPR Milestone at a Time

    By CereCore
    on Sep 1, 2023

    Matt Connor is the chief information officer (CIO) for Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust, and they were the first NHS organisation in the UK to go-live on MEDITECH Expanse. Matt joined our...

    Next Generation EHR Meets Surgery Partners

    Next Generation EHR Meets Surgery Partners

    By CereCore
    on Aug 25, 2023

    OakLeaf Surgery Hospital Moves to MEDITECH Expanse 

    The Client

    Surgery Partners is a leading operator of surgical hospitals and ancillary services with more than 180 locations nationwide. They have...

    14 Hospital Execs on their Top Leadership 'Must Dos'

    14 Hospital Execs on their Top Leadership 'Must Dos'

    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Aug 15, 2023

    Ismelda Garza, CIO, Cuero Regional Health System in Cuero, Texasand senior consultant for CereCore shared her leadership perspective with Becker’s Hospital Review editors when asked this question:...

    From a CEO: What Makes a MEDITECH Expanse Implementation Successful

    From a CEO: What Makes a MEDITECH Expanse Implementation Successful

    By CereCore
    on Aug 4, 2023

    Anne Hargrave-Thomas, CEO of OakLeaf Surgical Hospital and vice president of operations at Surgery Partners, sees technology as a must-have for healthcare operations. A former nurse turned healthcare...

    CereCore International Earns MEDITECH Hardware Integrator Certification

    CereCore International Earns MEDITECH Hardware Integrator Certification

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    1 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Aug 1, 2023

    LONDON, Aug. 1, 2023 -- CereCore International today announced the company is a certified hardware integrator for MEDITECH in the United Kingdom and Ireland and is providing end-to-end healthcare IT...

    Questions for Key Stages of Your Epic System Journey

    Questions for Key Stages of Your Epic System Journey

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    2 minute read
    By Stephanie Murray
    on Jul 28, 2023

    Setting a strategy to realize thefull potential of your IT team and Epic platform takes time, attention, and experience. Our CereCore team has worked with clients onsolution and acquisition...

    MEDITECH Rules: How to Start Optimizing and Solving Pain Points

    MEDITECH Rules: How to Start Optimizing and Solving Pain Points

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    2 minute read
    By Kelly Del Gaudio
    on Jul 28, 2023

    The MEDITECH Rules Engine is one of the most powerful, underutilized, and misunderstood tools in your EMR. You can use rules to pull forward discrete data elements, reduce documentation redundancy,...

    In Their Own Words: 4 HIT Experts Advise CIOs

    In Their Own Words: 4 HIT Experts Advise CIOs

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    3 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Jul 21, 2023

    ICYMI, we’re recapping some of the best advice shared on The CereCore Podcast by industry leading HIT executives and a physician, too.

    CIO on Innovation and Mobile Adoption:

    CIO on Innovation and Mobile Adoption: "Keep Your Eye on Operations"

    By CereCore
    on Jul 14, 2023

    Innovation is a top priority for CIOs. Given the importance of trust and adoption to the success of any innovative effort, CIOs must also prioritize sound operations and relationships built on trust....

    Healthcare Applications in the Cloud: Is it Really the Easy Button?

    Healthcare Applications in the Cloud: Is it Really the Easy Button?

    By Treece Efird
    on Jul 7, 2023

    You’ve decided to host one or more of your strategic applications remotely or in the cloud. If you’ve gotten this far, you’ve done a lot of due diligence ensuring the application will perform in a...

    4 Proven Strategies for a Successful EHR Implementation

    4 Proven Strategies for a Successful EHR Implementation

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    1 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Jun 27, 2023

    Samantha McInnis is a manager and consultant for MEDITECH professional services at CereCore where she advises and collaborates with care locations on their EHR projects which includes anything from a...

    Drowning in Technical Debt? Uncover Big Risks to Patient Care

    Drowning in Technical Debt? Uncover Big Risks to Patient Care

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    3 minute read
    By Peyman Zand
    on Jun 23, 2023

    Technical debt is on the minds of healthcare CIOs. In March 2023, CereCore sponsored an online survey of healthcare IT executives, all CHIME (College of Healthcare Information Management Executives)...

    Healthcare CIO Advice on Leading through the Complexities of Change

    Healthcare CIO Advice on Leading through the Complexities of Change

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    3 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Jun 16, 2023

    Crossroads — these are familiar places for healthcare IT leaders today. Al Smith, SVP and CIO of Lifepoint Health, shares advice from his extensive career leading through decades of change in...

    Epic Advisory Services: An Acquisition and Install Story

    Epic Advisory Services: An Acquisition and Install Story

    By CereCore
    on Jun 15, 2023

    Moving from MEDITECH to Epic

    One Hospital System’s Formula for Navigating the Unknown

    The ClientPrivate, nonprofit hospital system being acquired by another hospital system.

    The FacilityThe...

    How to Transition from MEDITECH Legacy EHR to Expanse

    How to Transition from MEDITECH Legacy EHR to Expanse

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    7 minute read
    By Bob Gronberg
    on Jun 9, 2023

    For the past 40 years, MEDITECH Magic has been a stable, cost-effective electronic health record solution for healthcare organizations. But, Magic is an aging technology that eventually will...

    Technical Debt and the Patient

    Technical Debt and the Patient

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    1 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Jun 5, 2023
    eBook excerpt

    CIO survey results imply that the presence of technical debt is pervasive in HIT, and where there's technical debt, there are cybersecurity considerations. What can a Healthcare IT...

    Talking about Nurses During Nurses Week 2023

    Talking about Nurses During Nurses Week 2023

    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on May 11, 2023

    Jennifer Fitisemanu (RN), consulting architect for Epic Services at CereCore, is a former nurse who reflects on how much data is available to nurses at the point of care because of technology’s...

    Maximizing the Value of Current EHR Systems and Patient Care Data

    Maximizing the Value of Current EHR Systems and Patient Care Data

    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on May 10, 2023

    American Hospital Association reports showed hospitals and health systems will continue to operate under resource and economic pressures in 2023.

    Healthcare NOW Radio recorded educational response...

    A Clinical Service Desk for Epic Users: Emphasis on Clinical

    A Clinical Service Desk for Epic Users: Emphasis on Clinical

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    7 minute read
    By Chris Wickersham, Stephanie Murray
    on Apr 28, 2023

    Not all Epic clinical service desks are created the same. At CereCore, our Epic help desk is focused on providing well-informed Level 1 agents backed by experts with decades of clinical expertise....

    Opportunities Abound in the Fight Against EHR Staffing Shortages

    Opportunities Abound in the Fight Against EHR Staffing Shortages

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    4 minute read
    By Doreen DeGroff
    on Apr 21, 2023

    As an IT hiring manager, finding the right resource with the right skills, knowledge and culture fit can be a herculean task. In the fast-changing healthcare IT space, finding individuals who have...

    A Physician’s Perspective: Bridging the EHR, Healthcare IT, and the PAC (Physician Advisory Committee)

    A Physician’s Perspective: Bridging the EHR, Healthcare IT, and the PAC (Physician Advisory Committee)

    By CereCore
    on Apr 14, 2023

    Step into the shoes of L. Austin Fredrickson, MD, an internal medicine physician at Salem Regional Medical Center whose outpatient practice recently navigated an EMR transition to MEDITECH Expanse. 

    Surprising Perspectives from ViVE2023

    Surprising Perspectives from ViVE2023

    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Apr 14, 2023

    Peyman Zand, chief strategy officer, shares perspective on healthcare IT in the U.S. and the U.K. in this video interview at the conference. Regardless of location, health systems today are focused...

    US firm CereCore brings its EMR implementation expertise to the UK

    US firm CereCore brings its EMR implementation expertise to the UK

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Apr 13, 2023

    CereCore is pleased to participate as a sponsor of Digital Health in the UK. Jon Hoeksma, editor and CEO of Digital Health, interviewed Curtis Watkins, President and CEO of CereCore, to learn more...

    What Are They Saying About ViVE 2023?

    What Are They Saying About ViVE 2023?

    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Apr 7, 2023

    Peyman Zand, chief strategy officer, shares his perspective on how vital the modern CIO has become to helping healthcare organizations navigate emerging technologies to provide better care and...

    Big and Small Ways Healthcare IT Can Address Technical Debt

    Big and Small Ways Healthcare IT Can Address Technical Debt

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    3 minute read
    By Doreen DeGroff
    on Mar 31, 2023

    The term technical debt, while not new, has recently been clarified and defined by McKinsey as the “off-balance-sheet accumulation of all the technology work a company needs to do in the future.”...

    More Than a Silent Epidemic: Lack of Health Literacy is Blocking Patient Access

    More Than a Silent Epidemic: Lack of Health Literacy is Blocking Patient Access

    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Mar 20, 2023

    Health literacy has been a pain point in healthcare since the beginning of the 21st century. And the issue has intensified for physician practices, hospitals, and patients due to the COVID-19...

    Epic Go-Live Planning: Keys to Successful HOD Implementation

    Epic Go-Live Planning: Keys to Successful HOD Implementation

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    4 minute read
    By Kerry Barker, RN BSN
    on Mar 3, 2023

    Hospital Outpatient Departments (HODs) are often a pain point in an otherwise excellent EHR go-live. They all seem to have unique workflows. Each department may have a different way that they like to...

    Building a Unified EHR with MEDITECH Expanse: A Look Back at Key Decisions

    Building a Unified EHR with MEDITECH Expanse: A Look Back at Key Decisions

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Feb 24, 2023

    One of the first steps Memorial Healthcare in Owosso, MI took when they were deciding to unify their EHR with MEDITECH Expanse was to closely examine integrations, workflows, and day-to-day...

    Sese Bennett Shares How Hospitals Can Be Best Prepared for Cybersecurity Breach

    Sese Bennett Shares How Hospitals Can Be Best Prepared for Cybersecurity Breach

    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Feb 3, 2023

    Over the holidays, a cybersecurity breach at a New Jersey hospital forced the healthcare facility to turn away emergency department visitors and suspend outpatient services. This type of debilitating...

    2023 Predictions Final Thoughts

    2023 Predictions Final Thoughts

    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Jan 9, 2023

    CEO Curtis Watkins and Peyman Zand, chief strategy officer, provided some thoughts about areas of opportunity for healthcare IT leaders and healthcare systems to consider going into 2023. Watkins...

    The Secret to One Hospital's $115k Savings in EHR Build Costs

    The Secret to One Hospital's $115k Savings in EHR Build Costs

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    2 minute read
    By Bob Gronberg
    on Jan 6, 2023

    After wrapping up a recent MEDITECH Expanse project in which our team used automation tools and processes, we did some analysis on the overall cost savings —we saved the healthcare organization over...

    The Buyer's Guide to MEDITECH Hosting

    The Buyer's Guide to MEDITECH Hosting

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Jan 2, 2023
    eBook excerpt

    Benefits of Hosting

    Outsourcing any aspect of an operational-critical application can be daunting, but many organizations have found that the benefits outweigh the risks. So why is...

    ICYMI: 10 Clinician-Focused Blogs to Help You Get the Most Out of Healthcare IT

    ICYMI: 10 Clinician-Focused Blogs to Help You Get the Most Out of Healthcare IT

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Dec 30, 2022

    Here’s a look back at our most popular blogs from the year. From EHR implementation and optimization topics to recent survey findings from healthcare CIOs and CFOs on the industry’s top challenges,...

    2023 Healthcare Technology Industry Trends: Top Challenges for CIOs

    2023 Healthcare Technology Industry Trends: Top Challenges for CIOs

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    5 minute read
    By Peyman Zand
    on Dec 2, 2022

    The healthcare industry began to breathe again in early 2022. As the environment became more stable, IT investments increased and organizations further integrated telemedicine into the care delivery...

    4 EHR Implementation Budget Busters and How to Prevent Them

    4 EHR Implementation Budget Busters and How to Prevent Them

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    6 minute read
    By Bob Gronberg
    on Nov 4, 2022

    EHR implementations are a huge investment. And for many healthcare IT teams, this type of project may be a once in a career type of experience. I have spent more than 30 years of my career helping...

    How a New Structure in the C-suite can Drive Innovation

    How a New Structure in the C-suite can Drive Innovation

    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Oct 12, 2022

    Listen as Peyman Zand, Chief Strategy Officer at CereCore, talks with HFMA editor Erika Grotto about how the role of the CFO is evolving and how interactions between C-suite leaders have changed over...

    HFMA Poll: CFO and CIO Synergy is Crucial to Successful Initiatives

    HFMA Poll: CFO and CIO Synergy is Crucial to Successful Initiatives

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Oct 7, 2022

    CereCore teamed up with HFMA to sponsor a survey uncovering collaboration disparities between the finance and IT department within healthcare organizations. The survey focused on IT decisions and the...

    Bridge The Health Literacy Gap for Your Patients With These Top Tips

    Bridge The Health Literacy Gap for Your Patients With These Top Tips

    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Sep 29, 2022

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    The Goal

    BENEFITS

    Improve patient experience

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