clinical optimization

3 steps to building shared ownership and increasing EHR satisfaction

Nordic's Dr. Amy Maneker, physician executive, and Leanna Hester, RN, director of Optimization Solutions, recommend three steps for establishing shared ownership and increasing end user satisfaction with the EHR.

culture

#BalanceforBetter: Nordic celebrates International Women’s Day 2019 with notable female achievements

International Women’s Day is officially recognized on March 8, but leading the charge to gender equality is a movement that lasts throughout the year. As this year’s theme is Balance for Better, we take this time to reflect on the impact we have on elevating a gender-balanced workforce.

implementation

4 common pitfalls to avoid during your EHR implementation [Executive Summary]

With the right strategy and planning, you can implement an EHR that truly transforms your organization. Lindsey Manzuk, Implementation Strategy Director at Nordic, shares how to overcome four common EHR implementation pitfalls and achieve clinical transformation.

Managed Services

What's proactive Managed Services, and how can it add value to my organization?

Ian Mamminga, vice president of Managed Services at Nordic shares how our proactive approach to remote support helps organizations save time and money.

events

Our top five moments from HIMSS19 [photos]

In case you missed it, or want to relive the magic, here are our top five highlights from HIMSS19.

Managed Services

Join a supportive and growing team in Nordic’s Managed Services

Managed Services Senior Analyst Daniel Zhou explains why continuing his health IT career in Nordic's Managed Services offers the perfect mix of lifestyle, challenge, and team camaraderie.

featured

7 signs it's time for an EHR refresh

How do you know when it's time to optimize your organization's EHR? Here are some of the most common reasons you need a refresh.

Managed Services

Getting to know Nordic’s Managed Services

Watch this video to learn what it's like to be part of our Managed Services team.

HIMSS

4 reasons to connect with Nordic at HIMSS19

If you're finalizing your plans for HIMSS19, here are four reasons you should hold a spot for us in your schedule.

Epic upgrades

Five steps you can take right now to prepare for quarterly EHR upgrades

In case you missed our webinar on successfully transitioning to the quarterly upgrade model, here are five steps our senior consultants recommend you take right now to prepare for the switch.

implementation

Staffing your EHR implementation: 3 traits for transformational results

Lindsey Manzuk, our Implementation Strategy Director, shares the top three traits you should look for when staffing your EHR implementation.

Managed Services

Reaching your career goals in 2019: How Nordic’s Managed Services team can help

Two of Nordic's Managed Services team members share how they've been able to advance their health IT careers and solve some tough client challenges through certifications and professional development opportunities.

HIMSS

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.

clinical optimization

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.

Health IT

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.

revenue cycle

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.

population health

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.

population health

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.

training

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.

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