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    How Technology Can Help Providers Get Paid and Common Challenges

    How Technology Can Help Providers Get Paid and Common Challenges

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    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...

    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...

    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...

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    MEDITECH Expanse Pharmacy: Wins and Benefits of Formulary Service Vendor Changes

    MEDITECH Expanse Pharmacy: Wins and Benefits of Formulary Service Vendor Changes

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    By Amanda Lane, CPhT
    on Sep 22, 2023

    Sometimes you hear the word change and you’re not quite sure if that’s a good thing or not. MEDITECH Expanse Pharmacy introduces some changes that will alter how you implement or maintain the system,...

    How to Stop Revenue Leaks with MEDITECH Automated Financial Testing

    How to Stop Revenue Leaks with MEDITECH Automated Financial Testing

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    3 minute read
    By Bob Gronberg
    on Sep 15, 2023

    One could say that maintaining and preventing revenue leaks within a health system’s EHR is a similar exercise to preparing to sail.

    My beloved sailboat is 43 years old now. You can imagine how a...

    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...

    An Operation Leader’s Take on Partnering for MEDITECH Expanse Projects

    An Operation Leader’s Take on Partnering for MEDITECH Expanse Projects

    By CereCore
    on Aug 25, 2023

    CIOs report alternative staffing models such as contracting with a partner for partial IT outsourcing and hiring contractors for a specific, short-term project are among the best ideas for addressing...

    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...

    Automation Saves Thousands for MEDITECH Expanse Implementation (Time Is Money)

    Automation Saves Thousands for MEDITECH Expanse Implementation (Time Is Money)

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    By Sarah Messer
    on Aug 11, 2023

    Automation tools are a must-have when it comes to implementing MEDITECH Expanse today. Recently, our team of automation developers and MEDITECH consultants worked with experts from a large health...

    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...

    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,...

    Liverpool Women's is First to Complete Modern EPR Milestone

    Liverpool Women's is First to Complete Modern EPR Milestone

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore Media Coverage
    on Jul 25, 2023

    Liverpool Women's has become the first NHS Foundation Trust to go-live on MEDITECH Expanse, and CereCore International provided expertise during the planning stages, go-live support, and optimisation.

    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...

    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...

    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 Multi-Disciplinary MEDITECH Transformation

    A Multi-Disciplinary MEDITECH Transformation

    By CereCore
    on Apr 28, 2023

    A MEDITECH Staffing Story

    Facility and Technology Renovation: Implementing at a Like New HospitalA Multi-Disciplinary MEDITECH Transformation

    The Client

    Texas’ second largest private employer, a...

    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. 

    Bottom Line: Cost Savings Is Why MEDITECH EHR and AP Automation Make Sense

    Bottom Line: Cost Savings Is Why MEDITECH EHR and AP Automation Make Sense

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    By Lisa Lambrecht
    on Mar 17, 2023

    Automation in healthcare IT has taken processes and workflows in financial departments by storm and it continues to be an operational area ripe with opportunity. When I began my healthcare career as...

    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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    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...

    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...

    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...

    MEDITECH Expanse Implementation: Use Automation to Win the Battle Against Time

    MEDITECH Expanse Implementation: Use Automation to Win the Battle Against Time

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    3 minute read
    By Bob Gronberg
    on Oct 14, 2022

    Let’s face it, large scale EHR projects are resource intensive events. If properly staffed and planned, they reach deep into operational and IT areas for talent. Successfully structured projects...

    Optimize Orders in MEDITECH Now to Save Providers Time Later

    Optimize Orders in MEDITECH Now to Save Providers Time Later

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    2 minute read
    By Dee Rentmeister
    on Aug 26, 2022

    When was the last time your facility reviewed the MEDITECH procedure build? Has it been since the original implementation or build? Is your operational philosophy, “If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it,"...

    MEDITECH Expanse: Why Clinicians Will Love It

    MEDITECH Expanse: Why Clinicians Will Love It

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    4 minute read
    By Doreen DeGroff
    on Aug 19, 2022

    We have definitely become a society that loves to have the latest and greatest. I can remember the Christmas my grandparents got us the newest video game — Atari. My brother, sisters and I would play...

    Getting Provider Billing Right: EHR Workflow and Optimization Tips

    Getting Provider Billing Right: EHR Workflow and Optimization Tips

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    4 minute read
    By Dawn Osborn, MHS, RHIA, CPC, MT
    on Jul 22, 2022

    Assuring that the correct provider charges are billed can be extremely challenging - despite last year’s updates to the Evaluation and Management coding criteria. Recent studies indicate that the...

    Oncology Integrations in MEDITECH Ambulatory: 7 Focus Areas for Team Collaboration

    Oncology Integrations in MEDITECH Ambulatory: 7 Focus Areas for Team Collaboration

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    3 minute read
    By Sarah Smith, CPhT
    on Jul 8, 2022

    MEDITECH Expanse gives sites the ability to take advantage of the new updated version of the Oncology application. This essentially new version further integrates the application with MEDITECH’s...

    A Healthcare IT Consultant Story: Why You Need a Guide

    A Healthcare IT Consultant Story: Why You Need a Guide

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    2 minute read
    By Bob Gronberg
    on Jun 10, 2022

    The fly fishing consultant

    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....

    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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    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...

    Automated Tools Save Staff Time in MEDITECH Expanse Patient Accounting Desktop (PAD)

    Automated Tools Save Staff Time in MEDITECH Expanse Patient Accounting Desktop (PAD)

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    2 minute read
    By Vicki Munro, MA
    on Feb 4, 2022

    Are you maximizing the arsenal of tools in the Patient Accounting Desktop (PAD) in MEDITECH Expanse? Does your staff print lists and follow up with aged accounts from hard copy reports? Are you...

    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...

    CereCore® Recognized Again as MEDITECH READY-Certified Partner

    CereCore® Recognized Again as MEDITECH READY-Certified Partner

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    1 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Jan 7, 2022

    CereCore continues its long-standing history as a MEDITECH READY-Certified implementation and 5-star hosting partner, a designation the company has held since January 2015 during the early days of...

    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...

    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.

    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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    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...

    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,...

    MEDITECH Rules and Worklists
    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...

    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....

    End of Year Checklist for EHRs
    Thomas Hospitals

    Thomas Hospitals

    By CereCore
    on Nov 19, 2020

    Innovative Partnership Paves The Way For A Singular, Modern MEDITECH Platform

    Memorial Healthcare

    Memorial Healthcare

    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...

    Parrish Health

    Parrish Health

    By CereCore
    on Nov 5, 2020

    Swift MEDITECH Conversion Meets Meaningful Use Requirements, Adds New Functionality

    Ohio Valley

    Ohio Valley

    By CereCore
    on Oct 20, 2020

    Streamlining The Path To Meaningful Use Stage 2 Attestation

    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...

    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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    By Peyman Zand
    on Sep 8, 2020

    Originally published on 9/8/2020 on MEDITECH.

    MEDITECH Release Management
    Endless Mountain Health System

    Endless Mountain Health System

    By CereCore
    on Jul 20, 2020

    Addressing Compliance And Quality Measures As A Smaller Health System

    The Client

    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...

    Automated Financial Testing
    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...

    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

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

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Aug 20, 2019

    Recently, MEDITECH has been encouraging organizations on the 6.1x platform to consider upgrading to the Expanse platform. Reason being is there are multiple enhancements across the product suite that...

    Three Ways to Improve Supply Chain Processes: Inventory Management, Integration, and Reconciliation

    Three Ways to Improve Supply Chain Processes: Inventory Management, Integration, and Reconciliation

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Apr 2, 2019

    Supply chain plays an integral role in hospital operations. Since its impact spans the organization, it is important to take the time to identify current challenges and potential changes. We have...

    Charge Reconciliation: Process, Roles, and Reporting

    Charge Reconciliation: Process, Roles, and Reporting

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    2 minute read
    By CereCore
    on Feb 25, 2019

    Timely, consistent, and accurate charge reconciliation is an important process within a healthcare organization’s revenue cycle function. Charge reconciliation involves multiple steps across various...

    The MEDITECH Scheduling Module: Tips and Benefits When Upgrading to 6.1

    The MEDITECH Scheduling Module: Tips and Benefits When Upgrading to 6.1

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    By CereCore
    on Mar 29, 2017

    MEDITECH is offering a variety of tools in their 6.1 platform that enable hospital administration to be more efficient with their time and information. Among those tools is the Scheduling module...

    MEDITECH Users Preparing for Meaningful Use Stage 3

    MEDITECH Users Preparing for Meaningful Use Stage 3

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    By CereCore
    on Feb 10, 2017

    A significant amount of work and investment on behalf of providers has gone into attesting to the various stages of meaningful use over the past few years. The hope is to achieve better clinical...

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