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Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

Posted by The HCI Group on January 3, 2018 at 11:28 AM

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Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2017

With the close of 2017, we thought you might enjoy a compilation of the top 10 most popular blog posts of 2017, in one place. We hope you enjoyed the content from 2017, and look forward to even more helpful information in 2018. 

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Topics: Epic, EHR Implementation, Training, Go-Live Support, EMR, Blockchain, Digital Transformation, Cyber Security, Security, Epic Upgrade, EHR Optimization, Managed Services

10 Areas of Focus for Planning Your Epic Upgrade

Posted by The HCI Group on August 4, 2017 at 1:46 PM

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10 Areas of Focus for Planning Your Epic Upgrade

 

When the time comes for your Epic upgrade, proper planning and execution is imperative to your success. In this post, we've compiled a list of 10 areas of focus for you to consider with planning for your Epic upgrade.

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Topics: Epic, Epic Upgrade

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, Epic Certified, Training, Go-Live Support, ERP, Epic Upgrade, Cerner, HIMSS Analytics, EMR

Epic Upgrades: 3 Considerations When Deciding Between a Single or Double Upgrade

Posted by The HCI Group on November 8, 2016 at 11:32 AM

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Epic Upgrades: 3 Considerations When Deciding Between a Single or Double Upgrade

Keeping up with Epic Upgrades will be a regular event for your organization, as Epic releases major versions of its software about every 18 months. In order to stay within Good Maintenance requirements and receive the latest functionality, you want to ensure to not be behind more than 2 versions. It is not uncommon for organizations to fall behind with these upgrades, and many organizations may feel it is advantageous to utilize a double upgrade to catch up to the most recent version. While this strategy does provide the latest functionality features, as well as provide a cost savings over two separate upgrades, it does bring some additional challenges.

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Topics: Epic, Epic Upgrade

(Healthcare IT Podcast) Epic Upgrades: Key Strategies and Cost Considerations

Posted by The HCI Group on October 31, 2016 at 4:30 AM

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(Healthcare IT Podcast) Epic Upgrades: Key Strategies and Cost Considerations

For the fifth episode of our Monday Morning Healthcare IT Podcast Series, we take a call with Chelsea Wyatt, our Director of Epic Services here at the HCI Group. Tom and Chelsea will be going over some key strategies and cost considerations that healthcare organizations should be keeping in mind during an Epic upgrade project.

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Topics: Podcast Series, EHR Training, Go-Live Support, Epic Upgrade, Epic

Epic Upgrade: Single vs. Double Upgrade - A Review

Posted by The HCI Group on April 26, 2016 at 12:57 PM

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Epic Upgrade: Single vs. Double Upgrade - A Review

In our latest white paper, we look at eight points to consider when deciding between a single or double upgrade of your Epic EHR: Training, Compliance, Downtime, Workflow, Maintenance, Technology, Precedence, and Special Updates.

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5 Epic Upgrade Cost Considerations

Posted by The HCI Group on February 4, 2016 at 10:05 AM

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5 Epic Upgrade Cost Considerations

In this blog post, we discuss budget considerations that should be front of mind when planning your next Epic upgrade.

Staying current with Epic releases is important, and the reasons for upgrading are many: take advantage of the latest functionality, ensure compliance with Meaningful Use requirements, remain in Good Maintenance standing, and leverage the latest technical platforms. The big takeaway is that preparing and executing a cyclical upgrade schedule is critical to maximizing your organization’s investment in an Electronic Health Record. 

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Topics: Epic, Epic Upgrade

8 Essential Factors for a Successful Epic EHR Upgrade

Posted by The HCI Group on January 11, 2016 at 11:39 AM

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8 Essential Factors for a Successful Epic EHR Upgrade

"But we just installed the system, now you're saying we must upgrade?!"

For maximum EHR (Electronic Health Record) ROI to be achieved, regular upgrades are needed. Continually reaping the benefits of your EHR investment requires you to commit to both the optimization and maintenance of the system, well beyond the initial Go-Live. Major EHR upgrades require significant investments of your finite time, labor, and budget resources.

In this article we will discuss challenges that you will likely face and ways in which the HCI Group can help.

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Topics: Epic, Epic Upgrade

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

Epic Service Desk – Why Analytics Hold The Key

Posted by The HCI Group on August 21, 2015 at 6:45 AM

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Epic Service Desk – Why Analytics Hold The Key

An interview with Mike Sinno

Let’s face it no matter how you slice it, while the benefits are plentiful there’s no escaping the harsh reality that an Epic adds costs on an operating basis. As such, it is important that attention is paid to minimizing the costs of supporting an Epic while maximizing its benefits. In this interview, HCI COO Mike Sinno will discuss ways in which you can do this. 

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Topics: Epic, Epic Upgrade, epic service desk

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