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When is the Best Time for an EHR Go-Live?

Posted by The HCI Group on June 20, 2017 at 10:50 AM

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When is the Best Time for an EHR Go-Live?

A client recently asked us: "When is the best time to do an EHR go-live?"

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Topics: EHR Implementation, EHR Go-Live

Are you Prepared for EMRAM Stage 7?

Posted by The HCI Group on June 13, 2017 at 11:39 AM

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Are you Prepared for EMRAM Stage 7?

How do you know if your organization is ready to achieve the HIMSS Analytics EMRAM Stage 7 Award?

From collecting data on your organization and comparing it to EMRAM Stage 7 criteria, to alignment and site readiness preparation, attaining Stage 7 status can be quite the undertaking. With so many factors to consider, less than 5% of hospitals had achieved Stage 7 status by the end of 2016.

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Topics: HIMSS, EMRAM, HIMSS Analytics

Digital Transformation = Cultural Transformation

Posted by The HCI Group on June 8, 2017 at 3:59 PM

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Digital Transformation = Cultural Transformation

 

Ahead of our upcoming webinar, The Journey Toward Digital Transformation, HCI recently sat down with digital transformation executive, visionary leader and CIO of Children’s Mercy Hospital, David Chou. The conversation hit on several topics and trends surrounding digital transformation in healthcare. The following is a portion of the conversation where Chou talks about establishing the groundwork that leads to digital transformation, his current initiatives as a hospital CIO and where he sees healthcare IT in 2020. 

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Topics: Digital Transformation

3 Roadblocks to Digital Transformation

Posted by The HCI Group on May 31, 2017 at 8:24 AM

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3 Roadblocks to Digital Transformation

HCI recently sat down with digital transformation executive and visionary leader, David Chou, to chat about several topics and trends surrounding digital transformation in healthcare.

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Topics: Digital Transformation

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 Transformation

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

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