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David Chou on Leading Digital Transformation

Posted by The HCI Group on May 23, 2017 at 3:20 PM

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David Chou on Leading Digital Transformation

The tech world has seen some amazing success stories, like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg.

Though all three are known for helming companies that made some great business decisions at the right time and made a lot of people a lot of money, some of their biggest achievements are how they structured their companies to keep on thriving, with or without their presence.

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Topics: Digital Transfornation

Responding to the WannaCry Cyber Attack

Posted by The HCI Group on May 18, 2017 at 8:54 AM

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Responding to the WannaCry Cyber Attack

As many customers, friends, and colleagues in over 150 countries experienced last Friday, the threat of ransomware is real. Aside from the progressively growing ransom costs and associated operating losses, the WannaCry ransomware demonstrated both how critical and vulnerable our data is. Nowhere is this more important than in the clinical care environment.

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Four Cyber Security Threats to Healthcare that You Can’t Ignore

Posted by The HCI Group on April 19, 2017 at 7:50 AM

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Four Cyber Security Threats to Healthcare that You Can’t Ignore

The data that is most critical for healthcare organizations to provide, track and meaningfully contribute to the wellness of their patients is under constant threat.

From distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks to spear phishing, the motives behind cyber attacks vary as much as the means. Different adversaries can simultaneously attack you on various fronts.

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Topics: Cyber Security

9 Essential Cyber Security Measures for Healthcare

Posted by The HCI Group on April 17, 2017 at 7:40 AM

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9 Essential Cyber Security Measures for Healthcare

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then effective cyber security measures are worth a ton for healthcare organizations because your data could be compromised at any time from any point.

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Topics: Cyber Security

10 EHR Testing Questions To Avoid Costly Errors

Posted by The HCI Group on April 14, 2017 at 9:23 AM

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10 EHR Testing Questions To Avoid Costly Errors

When the time comes to embark on the journey of implementing a new EHR system, there are a number of factors to consider in the overall budget and timetable.

While going through your EHR Integration checklist, testing is often one area that is shortened to make up for lost time or cost savings, but what may be an initial time saving act, can end up being quite a costly mistake down the road.

In this post we take a look at 10 key questions to ensure your testing sets you up for a successful go-live.

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Topics: Integration & Testing

How to Improve Physician Adoption with Peer-to-Peer Training

Posted by The HCI Group on April 5, 2017 at 3:00 PM

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How to Improve Physician Adoption with Peer-to-Peer Training


No one knows how a physician works as well as another physician.

Peer-to-peer training improves physician engagement during an EHR implementation because clinical users get knowledge and support that is relevant to how they care for patients.

In working with colleagues, physicians can increase efficiency and improve documentation by applying shortcuts and best practices that they might not have learned otherwise.

Conversely, physicians may adopt new practices more slowly, thus impairing their productivity, if you fail to engage them early and to provide them with peer-to-peer training. Concerns that could have—and should have—been handled early on become impediments at go-live instead.

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Topics: Physician Adoption

Three Steps to Prepare for MACRA

Posted by The HCI Group on March 31, 2017 at 3:23 PM

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Three Steps to Prepare for MACRA

Many healthcare organizations still don’t understand the intricacies of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which took effect on Jan. 1. But organizations could incur fines or lose reimbursements if they don’t properly prepare for MACRA’s reporting requirements and payment provisions.

This post offers three steps that will help you prepare for, and benefit from, the new regulations concerning reimbursement for treating Medicare patients.

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Topics: MACRA

EMR Go-Live: 5 Tips for Building a Useful RFP

Posted by The HCI Group on March 30, 2017 at 10:21 AM

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EMR Go-Live: 5 Tips for Building a Useful RFP

An EMR Go-Live is one of the biggest logistical challenges in healthcare today. The grand nature of this undertaking calls for a process which simplifies the decision variables, and allows your organization to make an informed choice based on only relevant information. The RFP is the tool by which an organization gathers information and is a benchmark with which to compare multiple firms.

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Topics: EHR Go-Live

(Healthcare IT Podcast) MACRA: Preparation, Benefits, and Third-Party Assistance

Posted by The HCI Group on February 6, 2017 at 12:28 PM

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(Healthcare IT Podcast) MACRA: Preparation, Benefits, and Third-Party Assistance

For the 14th episode of our Monday Morning Healthcare IT Podcast Series, Tom sits down with MACRA expert Shaila Kapur. Tom and Shaila will be discussing what MACRA is, how organizations should prepare for it, some benefits of MACRA, and why third-party assistance can be so beneficial to your organization's MACRA compliance.

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Topics: MACRA, Podcast Series

Cyber Security Series: Ransomware and Unpatched/Unmanaged Equipment

Posted by The HCI Group on January 31, 2017 at 11:03 AM

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Cyber Security Series: Ransomware and Unpatched/Unmanaged Equipment

There are several threats to an organization’s information and network, and these threats only increase in complexity and number as technology advances. In order for healthcare organizations to ensure that their information is secure, it is necessary for them to have a comprehensive understanding of the dangers that are out there, as well as how to prevent them.

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Topics: Cyber Security

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