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Top 10 Most Popular EHR Blog Posts of 2015 from The HCI Group

Posted by The HCI Group on December 16, 2015 at 3:14 PM

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Top 10 Most Popular EHR Blog Posts of 2015 from The HCI Group

On August 8, 2013, we launched our Healthcare IT Blog with the post - Key Strategies to a Successful Go-Live. Since then, we have added close to 100 articles including top tips, white papers, infographics, guides and more.

Our most popular post to date is our paper on 'Tips for successfully implementing Epic’s Model System for Revenue Cycle'. In close second is our paper on 'EHR Optimization - Planning for success', however in this post we take a look at the most popular posts of 2015.

In 2016, we will continue to expand our offerings by launching our first ever video series covering tips & tricks from industry leaders.

Finally, thank you to all of our readers and ever-growing list of subscribers. To subscribe to our blog and stay up-to-date with the latest healthcare IT expertise, click here.

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Topics: Epic, EHR Implementation, Epic Upgrade, Epic Community Connect, McKesson, EMR, ERP, epic service desk, Go-Live Support, HIMSS Analytics

McKesson Horizon | Which Way Now? | Part 3

Posted by The HCI Group on October 13, 2015 at 11:30 AM

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McKesson Horizon | Which Way Now? | Part 3

McKesson Horizon Series

Part 3 - Stakeholders & Resources

In part 2 and 3 we considered the planning, contract, and legacy issues of McKesson Horizon®. In part 3 we look to the areas of stakeholders and completing the transition. 

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Topics: EHR Implementation, McKesson, McKesson HORIZON

McKesson Horizon | Which Way Now? | Part 2

Posted by The HCI Group on October 7, 2015 at 10:30 AM

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McKesson Horizon | Which Way Now? | Part 2

McKesson Horizon Series

Part 2 - Limited Time & Legacy Support

In part 1 we considered the fact that the sooner you initiate a plan, the more likely you will be successful. In part 2, we consider two further areas that you should include in formulating your EMR plan beyond McKesson Horizon® applications from contract considerations to legacy support.

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Topics: EHR Implementation, McKesson, McKesson HORIZON

McKesson Horizon | Which Way Now?

Posted by The HCI Group on September 28, 2015 at 2:53 PM

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McKesson Horizon | Which Way Now?

McKesson Horizon Series

Part 1 - Time & Contract

It’s not a good feeling. As the CIO of multi-faceted health system that is currently using McKesson’s HORIZON© suite of applications throughout your system, you’re now faced with a decision, a myriad of decisions actually.

The coffee in your “World’s Best (you fill in the blank)” mug has grown cold again. You’ve been studying the papers on your desk, one piece of paper in particular… As you pick up the letter from McKesson, the IT equivalent of a Dear John letter, you can’t help but think that it just seemed like yesterday that you had finished the Go-live of the final hospital, that quaint little 80-bed facility in the farthest reaches of your health network, and now, more decisions loom, more projects to plan.

Chances are, you’ve been discussing this day, but it’s time to stop procrastinating and begin developing a strategy for moving forward. Let’s take a moment and review some considerations that you should include in formulating your EMR plans beyond McKesson’s HORIZON® applications. 

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Topics: EHR Implementation, McKesson, McKesson HORIZON

Epic Implementation | Evaluate & Sustain Support Plans

Posted by The HCI Group on September 10, 2015 at 10:00 AM

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Epic Implementation | Evaluate & Sustain Support Plans

The Epic Implementation Series

Leaders preparing for a multi-hospital Go-Live have to evaluate their support plans very carefully. Detailed departmental support gaps have to be identified in the many inpatient, HOD and ambulatory areas. Multiple command centers must be considered and a robust communication process has to be in place to ensure stakeholders are routinely updated. 

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Topics: Epic, EHR Implementation, Go-Live Support, Epic Implementation

Epic Implementation | Project Management & Marketing

Posted by The HCI Group on September 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM

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Epic Implementation | Project Management & Marketing

The Epic Implementation Series

Project Management is key to a successful implementation. Of course, all project management components such as managing scope, budget, quality, risk, etc. are essential, but there are other important aspects to be aware of. 

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Topics: Epic, EHR Implementation, Epic Implementation

Epic Implementation | Flexibility & Accountability

Posted by The HCI Group on September 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM

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Epic Implementation | Flexibility & Accountability

The Epic Implementation Series

There is no doubt that installing Epic’s systems within a single hospital can be a complicated process. But when you’re an organization that is planning to roll out Epic across multiple inpatient sites, their associate clinics, in house physicians groups, including revenue cycle management, you have likely discovered an entirely new set of roadblocks that could inhibit your successful, on-time installation. Flexibility and accountability shouldn't be overlooked.

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Topics: Epic, EHR Implementation, Epic Implementation

Epic Implementation | Planning

Posted by The HCI Group on September 1, 2015 at 10:30 AM

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Epic Implementation | Planning

The Epic Implementation Series

There is no doubt that installing Epic’s systems within a single hospital can be a complicated process. But when you’re an organization that is planning to roll out Epic across multiple inpatient sites, their associate clinics, in house physicians groups, including revenue cycle management, you have likely discovered an entirely new set of roadblocks that could inhibit your successful, on-time installation. The good news is that, with proper planning, these obstacles can be overcome.

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Topics: Epic, EHR Implementation, Epic Implementation

Revenue Cycle Management: Key Steps in Preserving Revenue Integrity During Install

Posted by The HCI Group on July 30, 2015 at 11:55 AM

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Revenue Cycle Management: Key Steps in Preserving Revenue Integrity During Install

The EHR Implementation Go-Live Series

The biggest disruption in the RCM process is that the vast majority of charges (usually around 80%) are now actually entered by the clinicians themselves. Here is what your organization will probably look like post Go-Live:

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Topics: EHR Implementation, Optimization & Adoption, Revenue Cycle, Go-Live Support

Go-Live Clinical Adoption – 10 Tips

Posted by The HCI Group on July 28, 2015 at 12:19 PM

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Go-Live Clinical Adoption – 10 Tips

The EHR Implementation Go-Live Series

In this blog post we discuss 10 tips to meeting the needs of your clinicians and physicians when implementing new technology.

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Topics: EHR Implementation, Optimization & Adoption, Go-Live Support

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