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5-Step Epic Optimization Program
Posted by The HCI Group
on July 21, 2017 at 3:23 PM

5-Step Epic Optimization Program

Is your Epic system in need of a refresh?

Health systems across the globe face the challenge of balancing the competing daily demands of supporting their current systems and expansion, with the need to continue investing in systems optimization.

In this post, HCI's Vice President of Revenue Cycle & Optimization, Brad Rowlands looks at 5 steps for building your Epic optimization program. 

1. Compile a List of Projects

Compile a List of ProjectsWork with IT and operational stakeholders across your organization to compile a list of optimization projects.

2. Use a Scoring Tool

Use a Scoring ToolUse a scoring tool to prioritize the optimization projects into optimization phases based upon various weighting criteria including ROI. Document resource requirements and project timelines for all phases.

3. Reconvene & Review

Reconvene & ReviewReconvene stakeholders to review the optimization program. Obtain their feedback and buy-in to the key deliverables of each phase of the program.


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4. Present to Leadership

Present to LeadershipNow that you have a completed program plan, present it to executive leadership. Tabulate all resource estimates to provide the cost and make a strong business case for approval based on aggregate ROI.

5. Execute

ExecuteOnce you have an approved optimization program in place, it’s time to execute, but do not forget to continue to plan. Develop a process for optimization project intake in order to plan for future phases of the program as new enhancement opportunities will continue to arise.


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The HCI Group has built a detailed proprietary model for optimization that includes templates and assessment services to guide your organization through each step of the process.

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