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(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

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

Epic Community Connect: What Makes it so Beneficial for Healthcare Organizations?

Posted by The HCI Group on November 16, 2016 at 4:50 PM

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Epic Community Connect: What Makes it so Beneficial for Healthcare Organizations?

Epic Community Connect can offer many advantages to healthcare organizations that are looking to leverage their investment by seeking technology affiliates, or that are still relying on paper. It is a cost-effective method for hospitals to address the challenges that face healthcare organizations today – high capital requirements for technology acquisition, demands for ever-increasing interoperability and regulatory compliance, as well as patient and market pressures – all while improving patient quality.

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Topics: Epic Community Connect

Epic Community Connect: 3 Cost Considerations

Posted by The HCI Group on October 21, 2016 at 4:24 PM

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Epic Community Connect: 3 Cost Considerations

Community outreach programs such as Epic Community Connect require organizations to make financial and workforce investments. However, through this program you will soon see further ROI from your Epic EHR.

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Topics: Epic Community Connect

Epic Community Connect: 7 Keys to Unlocking Your ROI

Posted by The HCI Group on July 18, 2016 at 4:47 PM

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Epic Community Connect: 7 Keys to Unlocking Your ROI

Now that many Epic implementations are complete, attention has turned to the community of providers. Hospitals, in an effort to solidify referral patterns, enhance primary care and grow their business, have begun to offer their Epic Community Connect technology platform to the community. Yet many healthcare IT departments are simply NOT ready. In his Epic Community Connect webinar, HCI’s VP of Community Outreach Services, Scott Jacobs, answers 7 key questions you should ask in order to make your program a success, and make sure you are maximizing your ROI for Epic.

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Topics: Webinar Recordings, Epic Community Connect

Epic Community Connect: 4 Initial Considerations

Posted by The HCI Group on July 13, 2016 at 11:56 AM

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Epic Community Connect: 4 Initial Considerations

If your organization has already implemented Epic, you may be considering reaching out and extending it into the community. In this blog, HCI's VP of Community Outreach, Scott Jacobs, discusses what to consider before beginning an Epic Community Connect project.

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Topics: Epic Community Connect

Epic Community Connect – Key Goals to Set Before You Start Your Project

Posted by The HCI Group on June 20, 2016 at 2:16 PM

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Epic Community Connect – Key Goals to Set Before You Start Your Project

When beginning a journey with Epic Community Connect, there are many different aspects that go into how it will be developed.  Having a plan, or, a set of goals to achieve before starting your project can be a major factor in assuring that the process will go as smoothly as possible.  Scott Jacobs, an Epic Community Connect specialist, discusses four key goals that you can set before beginning your project.

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Topics: Epic Community Connect

Epic Community Connect: Potential Implementation Challenges (Video)

Posted by The HCI Group on March 31, 2016 at 9:53 AM

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Epic Community Connect: Potential Implementation Challenges (Video)

Scott Jacobs identifies 2 potential challenges when you're implementing Epic Community Connect.

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Topics: Epic, Epic Community Connect, Video

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

How Can Technology Partnerships Help Community Physicians?

Posted by The HCI Group on May 13, 2015 at 3:36 PM

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How Can Technology Partnerships Help Community Physicians?

Scott Jacobs, Vice President HCI's Outreach Services takes a look at how technology partnerships can benefit community physicians.

Provisions from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and other regulatory requirements will drive the independent physician, physician group and small hospital to seek assistance from a host or larger organization.

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Topics: Epic, Epic Community Connect, Big Data, Data Mergers, Technology Partnerships

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