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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

Cyber Security Series: Business Email Compromise

Posted by The HCI Group on January 20, 2017 at 1:29 PM

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Cyber Security Series: Business Email Compromise

EHRs are revolutionizing patient care by greatly increasing the ease in which physicians can deliver care to their patients. A major concern that healthcare organizations that have access to an EHR should have, however, is making sure that the sensitive patient data stored on them is secure. These healthcare facilities need to be aware of both external and internal threat, as well as how to be prepared for them.

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Topics: Cyber Security

EHR Implementation: 3 Planning Considerations

Posted by The HCI Group on January 17, 2017 at 4:26 PM

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EHR Implementation: 3 Planning Considerations

Healthcare facilities that are considering replacing their current health record with an EHR know that it can be a complex process before reaching the goals they set out at the beginning of their project. Implementing an EHR can lead to an increase in revenue, ease of use for physicians, and an overall increase in patient care. It is important, however, that healthcare organizations be prepared for the challenges that go hand-in-hand with an EHR implementation project.

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Topics: EHR Implementation

(Healthcare IT Podcast) Epic Community Connect: Preparation, Leadership, and Marketing ft. Scott Jacobs

Posted by The HCI Group on January 16, 2017 at 5:28 AM

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(Healthcare IT Podcast) Epic Community Connect: Preparation, Leadership, and Marketing ft. Scott Jacobs

For the 13th episode of our Monday Morning Healthcare IT Podcast Series, Tom sits down with our VP of Community Outreach Services, Scott Jacobs. Tom and Scott discuss Epic Community Connect, covering topics such as why organizations are turning to Epic Community Connect, how organizations can prepare for Epic Community Connect, the role of leadership in outreach programs like Community Connect, and how to market your Community Connect program.

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Topics: Epic Community Connect, Podcast Series

See You at HIMSS17!

Posted by The HCI Group on January 14, 2017 at 11:41 AM

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See You at HIMSS17!

The 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition is scheduled to take place in Orlando, from February 19-23. This conference is a unique chance to meet over 40,000 healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, and executives from across the globe.

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Topics: HIMSS

MACRA: 3 Vital Questions to Ask Yourself

Posted by The HCI Group on January 12, 2017 at 11:42 AM

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MACRA: 3 Vital Questions to Ask Yourself

Since going into effect on January 1, 2017, MACRA has been a topic of interest in the healthcare field. MACRA, or, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, is a set of requirements from CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) that is designed to move healthcare for Medicare patients from volume to value through new weights and measures. The goal is to reward providers for giving better care to their patients, but many healthcare facilities are unaware of the new rules – which can lead to organizations being hit with negative payments, and can result in reductions to their medicare reimbursements from CMS.

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Topics: MACRA

(Healthcare IT Podcast) EHR Training: Best Methods for Ongoing New Hire Training

Posted by The HCI Group on January 9, 2017 at 5:22 AM

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(Healthcare IT Podcast) EHR Training: Best Methods for Ongoing New Hire Training

For the 12th episode of our Monday Morning Healthcare IT Podcast Series, Tom is joined by Shantra Moore, Jason Huckabay and Stephen Tokarz, HCIs Director of Training and Activation, and Senior Vice Presidents of Operational Delivery, respectively. They discuss two of the newer, more unconventional methods of ongoing new hire EHR Training: on-the-floor training and eLearning. In addition, they cover cost considerations for both, why outside resources are so beneficial to their success, and advice for organizations who are preparing to conduct ongoing new hire training.

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Topics: EHR Training, Podcast Series

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