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Top 10 Most Popular EHR Blog Posts of 2016

Posted by The HCI Group on December 27, 2016 at 9:13 AM

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Top 10 Most Popular EHR Blog Posts of 2016

The year 2016 was one of growth for us here at The HCI Group. From the inception of our Healthcare IT Blog in August of 2013, up to the end of 2015, we had published nearly 100 different articles on Healthcare IT. In just 2016 alone, we reached that same number — including the launch of our Healthcare IT Podcast Series IT Podcast Series.

We would like to say thank you to all who have subscribed to our blog and our podcast, and that we can't wait to keep providing you with the best content that the Healthcare IT industry has to offer.

Before moving forward to 2017, however, we pause to take a look back at the posts that you, our subscribers, found the most value in during the year that was.

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Topics: Epic, EHR Implementation, Cerner, Epic Upgrade, Training, EMR, ERP, Go-Live Support, HIMSS Analytics, Epic Certified

Our Most Popular Cerner Blog Posts of 2016

Posted by The HCI Group on December 20, 2016 at 11:50 AM

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Our Most Popular Cerner Blog Posts of 2016

Being one of the most popular EHRs in the world, it is no surprise that the posts we created having to deal with Cerner were some of our most viewed in 2016. Here were three of our best:

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Topics: Cerner, Training, Go-Live Support, Clinical Service Desk, Best of Series

Cyber Security: Handling Insider and Outsider Threats (Part 2)

Posted by The HCI Group on December 15, 2016 at 9:00 AM

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Cyber Security: Handling Insider and Outsider Threats (Part 2)

In part one of our series on cyber security, Ryan McDaniel discussed its importance, some examples, and the flaws of some traditional methods of breach prevention. In part two, he will go into detail on User Behavioral Analytics (UBA), and why it can be such a huge benefit to preventing a breach of your information.

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Topics: Cyber Security

Cyber Security: Identifying Insider and Outsider Threats (Part 1)

Posted by The HCI Group on December 14, 2016 at 1:12 PM

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Cyber Security: Identifying Insider and Outsider Threats (Part 1)

Cyber security is critical to healthcare because healthcare, by definition, revolves around information collected from patients. In paper form, patient health information (PHI) can be cumbersome to store and difficult to access.  In response, many healthcare organizations have adopted electronic medical record (EMR) solutions. EMRs have added the benefit of simplifying storage and dramatically increasing ease of access. Unfortunately, the shift to EMRs has also increased the risk that unauthorized parties also have easier access to patient health information.

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Topics: Cyber Security

Epic Community Connect: 3 Executives Who Stand to Benefit From An Outreach Program

Posted by The HCI Group on December 14, 2016 at 9:32 AM

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Epic Community Connect: 3 Executives Who Stand to Benefit From An Outreach Program

Oftentimes, organizations are reluctant to embark on community outreach programs such as Epic Community Connect because they can’t really see the benefit. Traditionally, healthcare leadership have not viewed their IT department from an entrepreneurial standpoint, or as a way to achieve their organizational goals.

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Topics: Epic Community Connect

(Healthcare IT Podcast) EPR Readiness: What Goes into an EPR Implementation, and How to Prepare ft. Dave Lang

Posted by The HCI Group on December 12, 2016 at 4:09 AM

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(Healthcare IT Podcast) EPR Readiness: What Goes into an EPR Implementation, and How to Prepare ft. Dave Lang

For the 11th episode of our Monday Morning Healthcare IT Podcast Series, Tom sits down with Dave Lang, a Senior Program Director for HCI in the United Kingdom. Tom and Dave will be going over different areas that healthcare organizations should be looking at before deciding if they are, or are not, ready for an EPR Implementation.

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Topics: EHR Implementation, Podcast Series

How to Maintain a High Level of Patient Care When Your EHR Goes Down

Posted by The HCI Group on December 9, 2016 at 11:36 AM

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How to Maintain a High Level of Patient Care When Your EHR Goes Down

As much as vendors would love for their system to never go down, the reality is that it is going to happen from time to time. Being able to handle downtime effectively can mean all the difference in maintaining a high level of safe patient care while your system is offline.

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Topics: EHR Implementation

Healthcare Innovation: Why You Need an Innovation Team

Posted by The HCI Group on December 8, 2016 at 9:04 AM

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Healthcare Innovation: Why You Need an Innovation Team

Healthcare Innovation is the creative adoption and usage of technology that works to improve the quality of healthcare by enabling personalized care models to predict when adverse healthcare conditions may occur and to better manage the health status of a patient real-time. Obviously the adoption and implementation of innovative tools will require significant changes to existing patient care models and organization restructuring to focus on personalized care.

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Topics: Healthcare Innovation

(Healthcare IT Podcast) EHR Training: Developing Your Curriculum, Using Your LMS, and Organizing Your CTs ft. Stephen Tokarz

Posted by The HCI Group on December 5, 2016 at 4:34 AM

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(Healthcare IT Podcast) EHR Training: Developing Your Curriculum, Using Your LMS, and Organizing Your CTs ft. Stephen Tokarz

For the 10th episode of our Monday Morning Healthcare IT Podcast Series, Tom sits down with Stephen Tokarz, HCI's Senior Vice President of Operational Delivery. Tom and Stephen discuss what goes in to developing a curriculum, online training, using your LMS, and organizing your credentialed training program during an EHR training project.

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Topics: EHR Training, Podcast Series

EHR Training: Commonly Overlooked Areas

Posted by The HCI Group on December 2, 2016 at 2:48 PM

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EHR Training: Commonly Overlooked Areas

Training environments can get out of sync when training for an EHR Go-Live, due to changes in test environments and production. You will want to make sure that both your patients and your end users are being taken care. Making sure that your end users are comfortable during your EHR Training project can go a long way in contributing to its success.

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Topics: EHR Training

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