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  • Shifting the Data Security Paradigm
    Last week, I discussed why data security should be treated as an opportunity for the healthcare field instead of an obstacle. It has the potential to become an environment for listening to patient and customer needs and innovating the ways to secure the data for their requests. This is a paradigm shift that has only just begun with the new guard in information security.
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  • Finalizing Business Processes on Time to Ensure Success
    Barbie Hunley: The fifth item we’d like to address about business processes during a CloudSuite implementation is getting them finalized on time. This is relevant for so many reasons, one being that when we enter into design, we don't want to get to UAT when we should be accepting the system and someone tells us there was a last-minute pay structure change. Whenever that happens, we need to incorporate that as soon as possible.
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  • Appropriate Resource Levels Create Successful Implementations
    Another element of preparing for a payroll implementation is having enough resources involved and making decisions. You have to make sure that the correct people will not only be involved in the project, but that they have the capacity to take on what is required of them for its duration.
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  • Updates in the Cloud: Challenge or Advantage?
    Another challenge we have on CloudSuite projects in that they are multi-tenant, so the updates are continuously coming. If this is new to you, it requires a little bit of a change in mentality. Like Keith was saying last week, when you look at potentially doing a training video, you might want to do it two months after you go live and things have settled down a little bit to prevent it from immediately becoming obsolete.
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  • Treat Data Security as an Opportunity, Not an Obstacle
    The healthcare industry needs to protect patient data as it embraces more digital health technologies, including wearables, diagnostic equipment, telemedicine tools, mobile care apps, cloud applications, and data-driven software platforms. While new technology can increase patient accessibility and satisfaction with their overall care, these digital tools don’t come without risks — most specifically to sensitive patient data.  
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  • Preventing Complex Functional Requirements
    Joe Hoover: Number four on our business process list is prevent complex functional requirements. Like we spoke about earlier in terms of simple business processes and best practices business processes, it's sometimes easy to want to replicate what you are currently doing because it's comfortable.
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  • Preparing for GHR Payroll
    So, what does a payroll implementation look like? It’s important to know up front that timelines can vary from 10 to 15 months or so, depending on the size and complexity. However, there are steps you can take ahead of time to mitigate this hurdle. For example, if you do GHR and if you do your finance implementations prior to payroll, then that transformation has probably already occurred. If you make sure to know what your new pay codes and accounting codes will look like, that will also make...
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  • Getting in the CloudSuite Mindset
    The bottom line when it comes to moving to the cloud is ensuring end users are engaged and involved in this project to help work through any issues in a constructive way. Although an executive might be able to talk about the value of having a cloud-based modern enterprise application that features better reporting and is always up to date, that same executive probably doesn't know how to sit down and correctly process an AP invoice.
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  • The Impact of Interoperability on Healthcare Providers
    Aside from patient benefits, improving interoperability would also make healthcare providers’ lives easier. It would allow public health officials to access the flow of data and care information for better prediction of and response to major health events. Coupled with the appropriate monitoring, if we could have access to this information before the next pandemic in America, we might be able to act earlier and proactively allocate resources to predicted high-impact areas.  
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  • eTech Insight–Build-A-Bear EHRs?
    COTS EHRs are Expensive and Workflow Confining The market noise around EHR cost as well as their rigidity in workflow capabilities that drive physician and nurse burnout continues unabated. Epic and Cerner represent vendors of enterprise EHRs that are designed to support both financial and clinical workflows for both acute care and ambulatory environments. Many clinicians feel the EHRs are designed specifically to support billing functions and do not provide the necessary ...
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