Posts by: Rick Shepardson, Director of Optimization Solutions

population health

Treating the “whole person” in vulnerable California communities

Nordic works with Contra Costa to optimize the EHR in line with its Whole Person Care initiative, which aims to improve care for low-income communities.

revenue cycle

Why you should prioritize a service area merge for your healthcare organization

Unifying your hospital service areas is a critical part of integration, but it can feel daunting. Here, Rick Shepardson walks you through the key benefits.

Performance Improvement

3 things you can do right now in Epic to kickstart your population health journey

Here are a few opportunities for quick wins to start achieving your population health goals by engaging your governance, operational, and analytics teams.

value-based care

Delayed or not, it's time to prepare for MACRA

The legislation has caused concern. While it may be delayed from its Jan. 1 start date, it will dramatically shift the healthcare reimbursement landscape.

provider efficiency

Apply supply and demand to grow strategically while increasing revenue and reputation

Applying supply and demand mechanics and queuing theory principles can help us to more easily understand the dynamics at play, support balance measures, and frame improvement opportunities.


Are you ready for bundled payments? Increased quality and safety reporting measures?

Medicare’s 2016 Inpatient and Outpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS/OPPS) final rules are published. We break down how it could impact your EHR.

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