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What Role Does Technology Play in your Healthcare Practice?
Posted on 5/29/2015 9:49:15 AM by Chris Claudio

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to health care executives at the New England MGMA Regional Conference on the topic of 'Healthcare IT Strategic Planning and Budgeting'. The majority of the attendees in the audience were practice managers in healthcare organizations of all areas and sizes, so this post is geared mainly towards managers looking to get a handle on the IT of their practice. As you know, budgeting and a healthy IT infrastructure are topics that I am passionate about. Early in my career, I was on the front lines of the beginning of a growing healthcare IT trend, and was fortunate to work with a lot of really talented healthcare IT professionals, with years of experience for healthcare organizations. This hands on experience shaped my view on the role of IT in healthcare organizations. Strategic IT planning, foundational budgeting and IT governance are all elements that simply are no longer optional in today's complicated healthcare IT environment. Additionally, neglect in these areas are proving costly and in some cases dangerous. With a little planning, real commitment and some guidance you can systemize the inclusion of IT strategy into your practice.

Doctors and other healthcare professionals tend to be myopic on their view of technology and healthcare practices are almost always influx with EHR efficiency, reimbursements and the overall healthcare regulatory landscape. With all of these moving parts in the healthcare world, IT needs to be a foundation to their business plan and often times can understandably be overlooked amid all of the other business critical functions.

From my presentation, here is a snapshot of the major pillars to consider that help make IT support successful within your healthcare organization:

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5 Things to Remember When Getting Started With SharePoint: Part One
Posted on 5/18/2015 10:40:52 AM by Hannah Dexter

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of bank executives at the Maine Bankers Association Expo on the topic of "5 Things to Remember When Getting Started with SharePoint". While this might seem like an overwhelming subject, updates to SharePoint 2013 and SharePoint Online/ 0365 have made the benefits of the platform more accessible to small and medium-sized organizations, who may be working with tighter schedules and budgets. SharePoint can solve many pain points for organizations and addresses a number of business productivity challenges when thoughtfully implemented and managed. In a well-executed implementation, SharePoint unifies regional offices and makes employees feel more connected to their organization. Without careful planning and an experienced SharePoint team on your side, your SharePoint deployment could create more problems than it solves. In part one of my two part post on this topic, I will cover two of the five most important things to consider before getting started with SharePoint.

Governance & Planning -- Have a business conversation with your team. Take time to sit down with your team and map out how your SharePoint environment is going to run before deployment. Without proper planning and a roadmap of governance to keep your new environment clean and updated, you could end up with a web of confusing and outdated information once your site goes live.

Business Analysis and Documentation -- Once you figure out how your SharePoint environment is going to run, document these requirements so you can follow through with your plan and have high end user adoption. Easily the least exciting part of any business function, documentation can mean the difference between long term success or short term failure.

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5 Things to Remember When Getting Started With SharePoint: Part Two
Posted on 5/26/2015 1:54:44 PM by Hannah Dexter

In my previous post I shared how I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of bank executives at the Maine Bankers Association Expo on the topic of 5 Things to Remember When Getting Started with SharePoint. In part one of my two part post, I covered two of the five most important things to consider before getting started with SharePoint. In part two of my post, I will cover the remaining three most important things to consider before getting started with SharePoint.

Information Architecture -- This is the part of the planning process that decides what information is important to display, what information isn't as important, and how the SharePoint site should work. This phase should determine a structure that will meet the organization's business requirements in a layout that will be most intuitive and engaging for end users. Information architecture is always done in black and white and the focus is on the functionality rather than the design of the site. Work with your colleagues to learn what corporate information is important to them. The name of the game is business productivity, so be sure your information is designed in a way to help them do their jobs with more ease and convenience.

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In this issue:
May 2015
What Role Does Technology Play in your Healthcare Practice?
5 Things to Remember When Getting Started With SharePoint: Part One
5 Things to Remember When Getting Started With SharePoint: Part Two
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Winxnet in the Community:

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