Top 5 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, we have compiled our top 5 most popular blog posts of 2019, in one place. We hope that you enjoyed our posts from 2019, and we look forward to sharing more content with you in 2020. Thank you for reading the 314e Healthcare IT Blog!

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The Value of Automated Testing in Healthcare IT

If there was one aspect to healthcare IT integration and implementations that insiders would likely point to as not getting nearly enough respect, it’s testing. From functional testing to end-to-end validation, proper testing of healthcare solutions can make or break any given deliverable (sometimes quite literally). After all, the use case of an application for hospitals or health systems isn’t just moving data from point A to point B -- or rather, provider A to provider B -- but to ensure...

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EHR Interfaces: Pursuing More than Data for Data’s Sake

The challenges associated with connecting multiple, disparate EHR systems -- be it ancillary provider or private clinic to hospital or health system, or any combo therein -- are not to be taken lightly. Every data point in healthcare IT represents a potential decision-point that, in error or omission, has significant implications for patient outcomes. The driving force behind EHR integration efforts is often consolidating patient records to get a more comprehensive view, but amassing data alone...

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Developing Engaging Content for EHR Training Materials

We’ve previously shared some tips for delivering the best Epic training in the healthcare IT space, but as the devil is in the details, we’re going to focus in on EHR training materials. There are many “out of the box” tools available on this front, usually from the EHR vendors themselves, but when it comes to encouraging adoption for Epic implementation (or any other EHR), it’s a wise move to up the ante and develop custom training materials. The idea isn’t to recycle existing content; on the...

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3 Ways to Gain Buy-In from Ancillary Providers for Epic Integration

Health systems embarking on Epic integration projects are rarely doing so to exist in a bubble. The goal we often hear from clients is establishing the right healthcare IT solution to support collaborative care, making population health attainable and more efficient. As the days of fee-for-service are behind us, large hospitals must approach their care delivery philosophy as encompassing a whole network of care providers, many of whom may reside outside their network. To this end, getting the...

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