Consultant Shout Out: Phil Witt, Senior Revenue Cycle Interim Leader

Phil Witt is a true asset to the RoundTable Senior Revenue Cycle team.  As a Project Management Interim leader, Phil shares his 20 years of healthcare knowledge focusing on Revenue Cycle Operations, Revenue Integrity and CBO/SBO implementations by spearheading projects that yield successful outcomes.

Phil’s experience with Project Management combined with Revenue Cycle Analysis, EMR/Software applications, and SBO expertise offer our clients an excellent resource for implementing operational improvements, SBO design and implementation.

He succeeds in guiding cross functional teams in the execution of multiple projects and provides operational PMO oversight to lead and drive all internal operational work streams. Phil’s technical proficiencies allow him to serve as the expert to stakeholders when implementing changes and operational improvements.

Congratulations to Phil for his dedication to our clients and his ability to deliver excellent outcomes. He consistently exceeds expectations, receives positive feedback from our healthcare partners, and is offered project extensions and additional project work – all true testaments to his efforts. We are fortunate to work with Phil and appreciate him for his amazing work!

 

Consultant Shout Out – Jan Gunter, Senior Revenue Cycle Interim Leader

Jan Gunter is one of RoundTable’s Senior Revenue Cycle Interim Leaders, who has been an integral part of team for the last year. Jan has worked in the healthcare industry for over 30 years, 17 of which in leadership roles for nationally recognized organizations. With a primary focus on Revenue Cycle Operations, Revenue Integrity and CBO/SBO implementations, she blends strategic initiatives and business philosophy with industry standards and solution-based methodology tools to improve financial results for clients.

Her expertise in EMR/Software applications and regulatory knowledge provides our clients an excellent resource for implementing operational improvements and strategies significantly impacting cashflow positively.

Recently, Jan worked with a client implementing a Denials Management program in conjunction with design and implementation of their operations and workflows. She developed benchmarks and metrics to guide leadership in monitoring financial and operational status, long term. The outcome of this project showed measurable decrease in AR by an average of 27.5 days across the organization by means of cash collections, operations and technology efficiencies, not through write-offs.

Hats off to Jan and her dedication to the client and the ability to deliver excellent outcomes. She consistently exceeds expectations and gains positive feedback from our clients, including extensions and additional projects which are a true testament to her work. We are so lucky to work with Jan and appreciate her for her knowledge and dedication to making significant financial changes for healthcare organizations!

Consultant Shout Out – Sonja Adamowicz, Cerner Senior Analyst

At RoundTable, we seek to identify true EHR subject-matter-experts and professionals on our consultant teams who have a full-circle understanding of the modules that they support. In any IT consulting industry, a professional’s longevity supporting an application often ensures deep understanding of that application’s intricacies, end-user processes, common issues, and integrations. Winding down her second engagement with RoundTable, Sonja Adamowicz represents these roles with over 19 years’ experience as a specialized Cerner Analyst.

Sonja has worked with Cerner’s Operating Room module, SurgiNet, as a Senior Analyst and is a true SME of the product and processes that she supports. She has worked on almost every aspect of SurgiNet including: SurgiNet Anesthesia, OR Tracking Board implementation, EP/Cath Lab scheduling build, Preference Card standardization, Procedure File Clean-Up, SurgiNet to Scheduling design and more. While with RoundTable, she has been a consultant who is consistently extended or invited back to client sites based on her performance and in-depth knowledge of the SurgiNet solution.

On top of true technical expertise, Sonja has a brilliant personality and dedication to her work that quickly makes her an asset to any team that she joins. She is level-headed, analytical and always efficient in providing her clients with detailed explanations of their options as it relates to SurgiNet build decisions. She is a top advisor to those she serves, and we are so grateful to have her as a part of the RoundTable team!

October 2nd, 2019 | , , |

RoundTable Selected to Support Epic Willow InPatient Upgrade and Optimization Initiatives for Two East Coast Regional Hospitals

RoundTable has been selected to engage Epic Willow Inpatient Analyst Consultants with two East Coast Regional Hospitals to provide support for upgrade and optimization initiatives while enhancing the organizations’ Willow Inpatient application support and maintenance efforts.  Utilizing clinical pharmacy operations backgrounds and relevant subject matter expertise, RoundTable’s Willow InPatient Analyst Consultants will guide and execute related Willow InPatient application build, testing, validation and support, applying Best Practices in pharmacy and meds process features, functionality and related impacts.

Both contracts mark continued partnership with RoundTable to engage Epic Certified Analyst Consultant resources to strengthen the clients’ Epic Clinical Applications teams.

“The Pharmacy IS team shoulders a heavy burden,” reminds Lauren Rosenthal, Director of Delivery and Operations.  “Whether a hospital is large or small, the number of available medications is usually comparable.  Routine support and maintenance is a substantial load even within a stable applications environment.  Coupled with upgrade and optimization tasks, work efforts can quickly exceed the bandwidth of the applications team.  RoundTable is happy to provide, through our seasoned Consultants, Epic Willow InPatient application expertise attuned to our clients’ specific challenges.”

 

September 25th, 2019 | , |

Consultant Shout Out – James Harris, MEDITECH Analyst

RoundTable Strategic Solutions is thrilled to recognize and ‘Shout Out’ our MEDITECH Analyst Consultant, James Harris! James has been with RoundTable for nearly two years and has supported several of our East Coast client’s MEDITECH and Quality Reporting initiatives. He is a team player who can jump into any project effort, with little guidance at that, and become a true asset to the project’s success.

James has over 15 years of experience working with MEDITECH in every platform from MAGIC to Client Server to 6x. James has in-depth exposure to both Clinical and Financial modules of MEDITECH that allow him to troubleshoot issues he encounters with a full-circle understanding of integrations, charging, operational overlap and any other associated ‘ripple effects.’ His knowledge of Quality Reporting and analyzing appropriate data capture in the MEDITECH system is a true asset to our team. For example, James has assisted countless organizations reach their Meaningful Use program goals with subject matter expertise in: MEDITECH’s Patient Portal, e-CQMs, Report Writing, HIE integration, Security Requirements, among others. James has demonstrated success in developing strategies with our clients that ultimately prepare them to proactively respond to changing regulations in the field.

This past week, James received another client extension reflecting how invaluable he is to the teams with which he works. We are lucky to have him as a partner in the field as a great representation of RoundTable!

September 19th, 2019 | , |

RoundTable Selected to Support Client’s Cerner PowerChart Rehabilitation Application Expansion and CMS Rehabilitation Updates

Solving Two Complex Challenges with a Single Solution

A complex Mid-Atlantic IDN providing Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation services to a diverse multi-regional patient population has selected RoundTable to provide a Cerner PowerChart Rehabilitation Consultant for a long-term contract to address both PowerChart Rehabilitation documentation changes to address regulatory reporting updates and the expansion of PowerChart Rehabilitation to a newly acquired community hospital facility.

The PowerChart Rehabilitation consultant will guide Cerner PowerChart Rehab optimization decisions using Best Practice insight tailored to clinical, PT, OT, and SLP therapy workflows and documentation.  This will enable our client to maximize interdisciplinary communication in executing patient-tailored care plans, tracking patient progress, and being agile in making timely adjustments.  These changes will include upgrade of Cerner’s IRF-PAI utility tool to gather patient data from PowerChart and Registration and report on it in accordance with revised CMS guidelines.

“We are thrilled to continue to build on a consistent history of complementing our clients’ Cerner applications teams with exemplary PowerChart Consultants,” advises Lauren Rosenthal, Director of Delivery and Operations. “Our clients trust RoundTable’s Cerner PowerChart Consultants’ combination of knowledge around specialty-specific clinical/revenue workflow and complimentary Cerner PowerChart functionality.”

September 18th, 2019 | , |

Consultant Shout Out – Cerner Project Coordinator, Dennis Batiste

At RoundTable, our continued partnership with our healthcare clients is a direct reflection and result of the work our consultants are doing in the field. Dennis Batiste, Cerner Project Coordinator, is a true testament to that with demonstrated success in forming long-lasting relationships with the clients he’s served.

Dennis will be celebrating his one-year consulting anniversary with RoundTable and at this point, has supported several Cerner expansion and optimization efforts in a project coordination capacity. He has worked in the healthcare industry for over 30 years; 15 of which he focused on Cerner EHR with specializations in SurgiNet and SurgiNet Anesthesia. In his consulting career, Dennis has functioned as a Cerner Applications Analyst, Team Lead, Project Manager, Testing Coordinator among other positions as he assisted numerous healthcare organizations expand their Cerner environment. For SurgiNet specifically, he has led everything from workflow design discussions, BMDI configuration, Cerner scheduling build, preference card clean-up and more.

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September 11th, 2019 | , , , |

Consultant Shout Out – Epic ASAP ID Analyst, Miyako Boyer

RoundTable is proud to give a consultant shout out to Miyako Boyer, Epic ASAP Analyst & ID who is coming up on her one-year anniversary with RoundTable.  Drawing from 7+ years of EPIC ASAP Analyst experience, implementation, optimization and instructional design, Miyako shares her broad knowledge and passion for helping to support successful implementations and post go-live optimization.

Currently, Miyako is the ASAP ID Analyst for the post go-live and optimization for a client that recently implemented the Epic platform. Miyako’s instructional design skills and strong ASAP analyst background has contributed to the teams successful results.

Miyako is based in Nevada, but she has found her second home in Maryland with the RoundTable team! RoundTable is grateful for your contributions to our team and our clients! You are a Rockstar!

August 15th, 2019 | , |

East Coast Healthcare System Partners with RoundTable for EHR Support

Beginning this month, an East Coast Healthcare System has engaged RoundTable for supplemental project support of their enterprise-wide EHR initiatives for this fiscal year. Two RoundTable Analysts will, respectively, assist in the everyday maintenance of Cerner CORE (Security, Privileges, Locations, etc.) and iBus PulseCheck (Emergency Department module) handling tickets and break-fix issues of LIVE environments. These tasks will be transitioned from our client’s internal EHR Analyst team, providing them the bandwidth to expand their EHR environment to two new sites in the coming year.

This utilization of RoundTable’s Staff Augmentation Model has strategically been chosen by our client allowing their internal analysts to benefit from the new build experience. In the next year this healthcare system will be opening a new Emergency Department and Cancer Center that will ultimately inherit their existing EHR environment. With their internal EHR Analysts’ maintenance tasks offloaded to the RoundTable team, they will have the opportunity to work with end-users and operational stakeholders who are joining the health system for the EHR implementation process prior to GoLive. These design and development interactions will be invaluable to our client’s IS team as those EHR Analysts will ultimately be providing system support to those clinicians for years to come.

“We are thrilled that both RoundTable Analysts have worked with this organization previously in earlier EHR expansion efforts. This historical knowledge of internal processes, end-users and system intricacies will allow for a more seamless transition of responsibilities,” said Casey Hafford, Account Director, RoundTable Strategic Solutions.

August 7th, 2019 | , , |

Consultant Shout Out – Healthy Planet Experts, Doug Jones-Graham and Clara Paik

Round Table is proud to give a consultant shout out to Doug Jones-Graham and Clara Paik, Epic Healthy Planet Analyst Consultants. Doug and Clara each draw from 6+ years of full-cycle implementation Epic-specific experience, focused on Ambulatory optimization and Healthy Planet stand-up and enhancement.

Currently, Doug and Clara are partnered as Epic Healthy Planet Analyst Consultants for the implementation of Healthy Planet for a client who is live on the Epic platform.  Drawing from prior technical and clinical experiences, Doug and Clara have been providing exceptional Healthy Planet guidance from day one, complimenting each other’s expertise and focus at each further step of the project. Doug and Clara’s strengths in uniting operational/clinical throughput with technical specifications, understanding interdependencies and communicating them effectively across audiences make this dynamic duo a population health monitoring powerhouse.

Reaffirming the appreciation consistently voiced by our client’s leadership team, RoundTable is grateful for your contributions to our team and our clients! A big Shout Out to Doug and Clara, you are amazing!

July 23rd, 2019 | , |