How to Plan for HIMSS20 Attendance

If you’re looking for how to plan for HIMSS20 attendance, you’re in the right place. Attending HIMSS annual conference is an opportunity to hear from some of the leaders and top professionals in healthcare IT. Held this year in Orlando, FL, HIMSS20 is a great place to take in the latest trends, meet new contacts working in various aspects of health technology and plan for initiatives that take an organization or business to the next level in terms of cybersecurity, interoperability, analytics...

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How Flexibility in Data Standards can Support Interoperability in Healthcare

If there’s one thing that becomes quickly apparent when working in healthcare IT, it’s that the concept of “data standards” are all over the place. Sure, there are established formats and languages that allow for meaningful communication between EHRs, devices, organizations, etc. But when it comes to real life integration and pursuing true healthcare interoperability, a health system’s ability to deal with, and even ingest various data standards (however textbook or not they may be), makes all...

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The Importance of Logistics for Epic Go-Live Support

It’s no surprise that the roster for any given Epic implementation team is largely project and technical savvy resources. While these critical team members are no doubt experts in their respective areas -- be it EHR integrations and APIs, project management, or QA -- there is a little discussed element of successful Epic go-live that simply can’t be ignored: logistics. When details matter (and they do), it’s vital that the right skillsets are tapped to ensure that roll-out happens smoothly,...

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Planning for Smooth Epic Upgrades and Optimization

Congrats, you’ve successfully deployed your Epic instance and are humming along! There’s no lingering legacy EHR system, physicians and support staff are using the tool as expected, and the implementation team has disbanded. Three cheers for a fantastic Epic EHR Implementation! ...But wait. There’s an Epic upgrade that needs implementing. While this isn’t starting from square one, it is nevertheless a unique beast to tackle. Whereas integrating Epic for the first time in a health system may be...

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