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6 ways to take back your medical practice

When implemented carefully, with scalability at top of mind, providers can take back their practice. Read on for my six ‘no rocket science required’ steps for taking back your medical practice.

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Are you becoming a more consumer-centric organization?

You’ve all experienced, one way or another, patients demanding change in how they receive healthcare. Is that what’s happening? Or were patients always asking for healthcare services where and when it is convenient for them and you’ve just started listening and responding?

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Bluetree and the on-demand economy

When you need a lift to dinner you can order a car via the Uber app on your smartphone. When you travel to an unfamiliar destination you can stay in someone’s home or apartment using Airbnb. When you need assistance building your new couch from Ikea you can get help through Handy. These companies—which utilize technology to fulfill consumer demand through the immediate supply of labor and/or services—are all part of this fast growing “on-demand economy."

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Bluetree announces addition to Client Service team

Bluetree Network, a fast-growing Epic consulting and strategy solutions company for healthcare providers, recently welcomed Rachel Reynolds to its Client Service team. Reynolds, a former Epic Implementation Director, has worked with Epic software for seven years.

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Bluetree announces office move, launch of Service Center

Bluetree, an Epic consulting and strategy solutions company for healthcare providers, announced today the launch of its Epic-focused Service Center and upcoming office relocation. The office move and new service line comes on the heels of continued 2018 growth and will offer the dedicated, Epic-specific support its clients have been asking for.

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Bluetree announces On-Demand Support model

MADISON, Wis. – Bluetree Network, a fast-growing Epic consulting and talent solutions company for healthcare providers, announced Monday a flexible, tiered pricing approach to staffing that will help clients save money. This On-Demand model enables healthcare organizations to free themselves from fixed-hour staffing contracts and allows them to pay for the work they need with little commitment.

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Bluetree Network announces additions to Executive Leadership team

Bluetree Network, a fast-growing Epic consulting and strategy solutions company for healthcare providers, recently welcomed a trio of industry experts to its expanding Executive Leadership division. The division, which partners with customers to plan, design, and lead some of the most complex and integrated initiatives in healthcare IT, added Minal Patel, MPH, CPHIMS, Tye Cook, and Daniel Fleisher.

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Bluetree Network named to Inc. 5000 list

After years of sustained growth, Bluetree Network was named to the Inc. 5000 list released Wednesday. The annual report recognizes and ranks the fastest-growing private companies in America.

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HIMSS18: Hey look, another forest!

Forest. Jungle. Woodland. Thicket. Whatever the correct terminology, we’re thinking 540 trees meets the threshold.

While more than 43,000 attendees navigated the groves of exhibitor booths at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas last week, we were extremely lucky (and proud) to stick out among the crowd and have enough visitors at our signature big blue tree for us to up our numbers again.

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iPhones, printed kidneys, and actuaries

You can’t turn on the TV without hearing about healthcare. With costs still rising (although at a slightly reduced clip), the technology landscape changing, and the ongoing debate in Washington, we’re being inundated with both good and bad information. IT is at least partially in the center of the noise, which means Bluetree Network is in the thick of it...

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Less classroom training time doesn't have to be frightening

In-classroom training can be costly, yet most organizations still rely on this method. I’m here to tell you this Halloween season that less time in the classroom doesn’t have to be as scary as the archaic carnivore you see in the image above.

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Part I - A Q&A on Share Everywhere with Stephen Beck

With news of Epic’s Share Everywhere making its rounds in the past couple of months, Bluetree Network’s Ryan Hill sat down with colleague Stephen Beck, our Director of Physician Services, to assess the news’ impact, what patients and providers can expect with the changes, and the long-term implications of such an initiative.

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Part II - A Q&A on Share Everywhere with Stephen Beck

We’re back for Part II. In Part I, Dr. Beck discussed the overall impact of Share Everywhere, how it will likely free up time for administrators and physicians, and data integration. Today, he’ll offer up his take on topics such as discrete data and population health.

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Q&A with Analytics Specialist, Jeremy Bakken

Jeremy Bakken, a healthcare IT professional with more than 15 years of experience, joined Bluetree's Analytics team this past June. Now, he's already in a Data Architect role at a client of ours and has some wisdom to share in this blog post.

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Q&A with Director of Executive Leadership, Melissa Bruss

Melissa Bruss, a recent addition to Bluetree Network’s Executive Leadership team, sat down with Bluetree’s Brand Ambassador & Events Coordinator, Ryan Hill, for a Q&A session on what she’s excited to work on while at Bluetree.

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Week 1: The five major roadblocks to clinical optimization

Optimization. It’s become one of the most dreaded buzzwords in the clinical applications arena. Hundreds of hours and seemingly endless effort can go into implementing functionality that clinicians won’t help you design, training resistant users on new workflows that they don’t want to learn, and juggling competing priorities. It might seem as though nothing gets done with the care and attention it deserves. Fortunately, we’ve been around this block before, and we’re here to help.

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Week 2: The five major roadblocks to clinical optimization

In week two, we'll discuss how to build a successful relationship between IT and operations. You might see them as demanding doctors who won’t listen to reason. They might see you as instituting unnecessary roadblocks in order to avoid doing what needs to be done...

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What data do I need before experimenting with at-risk contracts?

Value-based healthcare has been a burning topic for many organizations this year. In this post, I’ll dissect the role of analytics in shared-risk/full-risk (capitation) contracts. I’ll also show you what it takes to get the data you need to make smart business decisions while fully utilizing your Epic platform...

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What to watch for with Bluetree in 2018

Bluetree Network’s Brand Ambassador and Events Coordinator, Ryan Hill, sat down with Bluetree’s VP of Solutions, Wayne Achterberg, to talk about the transition year that was 2017, and what folks should be on the lookout for in 2018.

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