provider satisfaction

4 health IT trends that are top-of-mind in 2019

Matt Schaefer, executive VP of Strategic Services, shares four main priorities organizations have told us they'll be planning for in 2019.

provider efficiency

How Allina Health used EHR data to increase provider efficiency and satisfaction

Allina Health recently partnered with Nordic to optimize its EHR and improve provider efficiency. As a result, the organization is saving saving some providers a few minutes per patient every day.

value-based care

Preparing for changes to value-based care reimbursement in 2019 [podcast]

Our optimization team members discuss the changes ACOs can anticipate from the new MSSP in 2019, providing a breakdown of ways organizations can demonstrate value-based care.

HIMSS

HIMSS EMRAM: What you need to know about getting Stage 7 certified

Reaching Stage 7 of HIMSS EMRAM is no easy feat. Senior Consultant Zoe Herbst de Cortina recently helped Loma Linda University Health work to achieve this prestigious designation, and offers advice for other organizations that may have their sights set on Stage 7.

#NordicGivesBack

Nordic gives back 2018: A roundup of causes to consider supporting

Looking for a worthy cause to give back to during the holiday season or throughout 2019? Here’s a roundup of some great organizations to consider supporting.

Data & Analytics

Breaking down your data silos with data warehousing and data virtualization

Eric Pennington, manager of Data & Analytics, discusses how to turn your data asset into insights through effective data warehousing and data virtualization strategies.

consulting tips

5 Ws for a successful health IT contract transition

Senior Consultant Nick Davis shares the key questions you should ask when preparing your end-of-contract checklist.

provider efficiency

ROI from your EHR: Three focus areas for a brighter budgeting season

'Tis the season for budget planning. To help guide your planning process, Aaron Mann, director of business development, shares three main areas your organization can focus on to realize a demonstrable return on your investment.

quality measures

Expert advice on preparing your MSSP submission [podcast]

Jake Aleckson, director of Optimization Solutions, and Kyle McAllister, a senior consultant on the Optimization team, share tips for ACOs to successfully navigate the complex MSSP submission process.

Epic optimization

HCC in 1-2-3: Three steps to implementing Hierarchical Condition Categories in Epic

Are you looking to your optimize HCC documentation? You're in luck. Here's a step-by-step guide for implementing and improving HCC capture in Epic.

Managed Services

The calm through the storm: How I relied on my Managed Services team during Hurricane Florence

Tim, a Managed Services consultant, volunteered during Hurricane Florence and shares how his Nordic teammates supported him while he served his community.

Data & Analytics

How to use claims data to get a full report on population health

Nordic's data & analytics team breaks down some ways your organization can use claims data to help inform your population health planning.

training

An innovative approach to end-user enablement: virtual instructor-led training

Lauren discusses some of the benefits of virtual instructor-led training (VILT), an innovative way to engage and enable your teams and also save your organization time and money.

Health IT

U.S. National Health IT Week: Catalyzing change in healthcare

Nordic celebrated U.S. National Health IT Week, Oct. 8-12, by spotlighting those who are catalyzing change in healthcare. Check out our roundup of the week's top highlights.

EHR optimization

2018 OR Manager Conference: Top perioperative EHR optimization priorities

Nordic's Munaf Noorani and Brian Beinborn share EHR optimization priorities they discussed with perioperative leaders at the 2018 OR Manager Conference.

Managed Services

4 common misconceptions about Nordic’s Managed Services team

A pair of Nordic's Managed Services team leads dispel a few false impressions you may have about Managed Services.

Epic optimization

Optimizing the EHR for hospice and palliative care

Nordic partnered with Agrace Hospice & Palliative Care to optimize Epic and help the organization better serve their population of hospice and palliative patients.

Epic Consulting

How to become an EHR consultant

A quick guide to the important points to consider when deciding which EHR consulting role fits you best and how to engage an EHR consulting firm to learn more about possible opportunities.

Madison

Nordic’s 2018 Open House: Photos and video to relive the night

Check out photos and video from Nordic’s 2018 Open House – a fun evening of food, drinks, and lively conversation.

EHR optimization

How to reduce physician burnout through EHR optimization

Are your providers burned out on documentation and other bureaucratic tasks? The EHR can be a helpful tool to manage workload, not increase it.

Madison

Things to do in Madison: A guide to the city's best places to visit

Here is a list of top places to visit while you're in Madison this August. In addition, don't forget to add Nordic's Open House to your must-do list. RSVP today.

Life at Nordic

Looking for a job in healthcare consulting? Here's what you can expect from us.

Our Candidate Relations team takes the interview process extremely seriously. Here are a few tenets of our approach to your experience as a candidate.

Madison

Need a reason to come and party with Nordic later this month? Here are 6.

When you're in Madison this August, stop by Nordic's Open House for beer, cocktails, snacks, and great conversation. We'd love to see you!

Epic upgrades

EHR upgrades will be on everyone's mind this August, so let's talk about it

Many healthcare leaders are wondering how to prioritize, approach, and staff quarterly upgrades for their EHR. Here are a few thoughts going into the larger conversation this August.

Epic Community Connect

Developing a strategy for your Epic Community Connect program [podcast]

Lindsey Manzuk, implementation strategy director, and Lauren Piazza, director of Affiliate Solutions, sit down to talk about the tenets of a successful Community Connect strategy and their lessons learned from many extension projects.

Data & Analytics

Using CMS data to improve clinical outcomes and reduce penalties

Data & Analytics Services Delivery Manager Eric Pennington walks you through the dashboard Nordic configured to visualize CMS' pay-for-performance data around hospital-acquired conditions, readmissions, and value-based purchasing.

Epic optimization

A quick intro to optimizing and refreshing your EHR performance

If you're looking to optimize or refresh your EHR performance, we are ready with a team of experts to assess your challenges and provide solutions.

Managed Services

How can Application Managed Services help your organization? [podcast]

Ian Mamminga and John Lanari answer some of our most common client questions about bringing on Managed Services to tackle EHR support and maintenance.

Epic Community Connect

Creating a successful Community Connect program

Thinking about creating or optimizing your Community Connect program? Nordic is here to help!

Data & Analytics

How the EHR could help stem the opioid epidemic

The EHR could be a powerful tool to help providers prevent opioid misuse. Our experts explain how.

corporate social responsibility

This Pride Month, let's push for a more inclusive workplace

This Pride Month, let's all take a moment (or a few moments) to think about how we can better support a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Life at Nordic

I'm a traveling consultant and a single father. Here's my advice.

Senior Consultant Garrett Olson shares his experience as a single father and a traveling consultant, along with advice for new parents entering the consulting industry.

consulting tips

6 steps to creating a standout EHR consultant resume

Learn how to set yourself apart as an EHR consultant by creating a powerful resume. We've gathered expert insights from an experienced practice director who helps consultants land interviews with their ideal clients every day.

Life at Nordic

Can I work from home as an EHR consultant?

Can you become an Epic consultant if you're not interested in traveling Monday through Thursday every week? The short answer: Yes.

Epic implementation

Staffing your EHR implementation: 4 areas to watch as you plan

Are you planning an implementation and unsure if your staffing model will work for your organization? Lindsey has some tips for areas to watch as you plan.

Life at Nordic

Why corporate values fail to resonate (and how to make sure yours do)

Are your corporate values falling flat? Here are some ideas to make sure your values resonate with your employees and work to build an even better culture.

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