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(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

What is MACRA and What Does it Mean for Me?

Posted by The HCI Group on January 5, 2017 at 3:43 PM

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What is MACRA and What Does it Mean for Me?

With MACRA having recently gone into effect, organization’s should be prepared and equipped with an understanding of both what it is, as well as what it will mean for their unique health system. Without this information, healthcare facilities could stand to face several financial penalties.

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Topics: MACRA

EHR Implementation: 3 Overlooked Areas During the Design & Build

Posted by The HCI Group on January 4, 2017 at 1:57 PM

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EHR Implementation: 3 Overlooked Areas During the Design & Build

Over the last decade, there has been an upward trend in hospitals forming partnerships and merging into larger hospital organizations.  According to the American Hospital Association (AHA), there are 5,627 U.S. Registered Hospitals.  Of those, 4,802 are Community Hospitals in a System or Network.  Community hospitals are defined as all nonfederal, short-term general, and other special hospitals. In today’s blog post, Cindy Klukas, an Epic Consultant for HCI, covers three areas that go into implementing an EHR for hospital systems and networks.

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Topics: EHR Implementation

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