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The number of mergers and acquisitions in healthcare has been increasing. M&A activities almost always involve changes in technology, EMRs, and/or workflows. Are there implications to clinical...

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    Healthcare M&A: Why Clinical Operational Readiness Matters

    Healthcare M&A: Why Clinical Operational Readiness Matters

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    3 minute read
    By Kerry Barker, RN BSN
    on May 13, 2022

    The number of mergers and acquisitions in healthcare has been increasing. M&A activities almost always involve changes in technology, EMRs, and/or workflows. Are there implications to clinical...

    MEDITECH Expanse: Customizable Features that Improve Clinician Satisfaction

    MEDITECH Expanse: Customizable Features that Improve Clinician Satisfaction

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    3 minute read
    By Devon Dow, BSN, RN
    on May 6, 2022

    MEDITECH Expanse is packed with functionality to help your hospital improve its efficiency. You have likely heard that Expanse has new, improved features. Let’s explore several Expanse features that...

    MEDITECH Expanse: Bringing Ambulatory and Acute Under One EHR

    MEDITECH Expanse: Bringing Ambulatory and Acute Under One EHR

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    3 minute read
    By Samantha McInnis
    on Apr 1, 2022

    MEDITECH’s Expanse Ambulatory platform provides an opportunity for healthcare organizations to unite their ambulatory practices and the acute care system within a single electronic health record....

    5 Qualities That Add Value to a Managed IT Services Partner

    5 Qualities That Add Value to a Managed IT Services Partner

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    5 minute read
    By Phil Sobol
    on Mar 25, 2022

    Guardian of patient data. Steward of IT budgets. Advocate for care teams. Liaison between technology and healthcare operations. You wear all of these hats and more as a healthcare IT leader. Juggling...

    Four Ways to Support Patient Safety Through Healthcare Technology and Communication

    Four Ways to Support Patient Safety Through Healthcare Technology and Communication

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    3 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Mar 18, 2022

    Making sure the right clinical staff receive test results on time, documenting medication information, taking advantage of alerts and alarms – here are just a few examples of communications...

    EHR Change Management Tips That Help Overcome Reluctance

    EHR Change Management Tips That Help Overcome Reluctance

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    5 minute read
    By Kristin Cox
    on Mar 11, 2022

    The reasons for implementing changes to your EHR can vary from the need for new workflows, improving existing workflows and processes, regulatory requirements, or introducing new technology. So how...

    The Power of Diligence on Data Privacy

    The Power of Diligence on Data Privacy

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    2 minute read
    By Josh Dunaway
    on Jan 28, 2022

    Data breaches, stolen identities, and fraudulent charges are a fact of life in our modern age. However, for healthcare organizations, protecting patient data is only the beginning. Additional...

    Epic Rover® App: Practical Ways to Help Clinicians On-The-Go

    Epic Rover® App: Practical Ways to Help Clinicians On-The-Go

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    2 minute read
    By Kerry Barker, RN BSN
    on Jan 21, 2022

    Most organizations are investigating ways to help their clinicians spend more time at the bedside yet still document and gather needed information. However, workstations are not always conveniently...

    MEDITECH Dictionary Cleanup for Clinicians (and IT)

    MEDITECH Dictionary Cleanup for Clinicians (and IT)

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    4 minute read
    By Amanda Lane, CPhT
    on Jan 21, 2022

    “Spring Cleaning”— some of us love it, some of us hate it, but we all know that periodically taking the time to clean will benefit you and those around you in the future. The same applies to your...

    Healthcare Industry Trends 2022

    Healthcare Industry Trends 2022

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    4 minute read
    By Peyman Zand
    on Jan 7, 2022

    2020 and 2021 events pushed the healthcare industry into uncharted territories of digital transformation at an unexpected and often uncomfortably rapid pace for many providers. And this was the...

    CIOs: What’s Trending in Healthcare IT and Leadership?
    ICYMI: Most Read Posts for Epic EHR Optimization
    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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    3 minute read
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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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    3 minute read
    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...

    3 Practical Principles for Managing Data from Different EMRs

    3 Practical Principles for Managing Data from Different EMRs

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    3 minute read
    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...

    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...

    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,...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    Price Transparency Requirements: Are You Prepared?
    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...

    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...

    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
    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...

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