Real Consulting // NASCAR Here I Come!

By Josh Erdman, Senior Consultant The bell rings twice as I pull into the Santa Maria Jiffy Lube.  Immediately I am greeted by the Courtesy Technician and whisked away into the plush waiting room.  Behind me, a team of six is at the ready to service my car with the goal of completing my oil… Read more »

The IT Anti-Trend of 2017

By Russ Levanway, CEO Each December, announcing trends for the coming year is standard operating procedure for the IT media. Journalists and insiders always predict a sea change in how people work and what they do; if you go back a few years, the prevailing trends include the move to mobile and how everything is… Read more »

Selecting the Right EHR System

By Nathan Stott, Practice Director Selecting an electronic health records (EHR) system can be a difficult undertaking for any practice. In our last post, we discussed some of the important details regarding EHR use under the new MACRA ruling. With the largest percentage (25%) of the MIPS composite score for 2017 being reliant upon the Advancing… Read more »

Does this robot make me look fat?

By Josh Erdman, Senior Consultant Pop culture has done a great job exposing us to telepresence robots. From The Good Wife to The Big Bang Theory – it’s easy to poke fun at the obvious absurdity of the telepresence robot.  So while I doubt many of us have actually seen one in use at the… Read more »

Balancing Security and Productivity

By Russ Levanway, CEO Now that the election is over maybe it’s finally safe to talk about something that’s been on my mind. I didn’t want to touch it with a ten-foot pole, but it’s obviously very relevant to IT and our industry: I’m talking about Hillary’s emails.

Best Practices for Active Directory Group Policies

By Ruby Nahal, Senior Engineer Active Directory Group Policies are an extremely powerful component of Active Directory. They are the magic wand that will help you control the functioning and behavior of entities in your Active Directory domain. And because they are so powerful, it can also be dangerous if they are misconfigured. Ever heard… Read more »

EHR & MACRA // What Physicians Need to Know

By Nathan Stott, Practice Director We recently broke down the MACRA Transition Year Requirements and briefly touched on each of the four performance categories that will affect physician payments under the Quality Payment Program. One of these categories, Advancing Care Information, is the replacement for Meaningful Use and reflects the largest percentage (25%) of the MIPS composite… Read more »

HOW TO // How to Listen to your Team

By Jeremy Koellish, COO If you have ever met me in person, the first thing you will notice is that I am in perpetual motion. And when I am not at work running around and bounding up the stairs…I am literally running. That said, I, perhaps more than most, work on drawing my attention toward… Read more »

Real Consulting // Drilling Deep & Giving Back

By Josh Erdman, Senior Consultant Shock and Awe I had no idea what to expect when visiting an industrial drill bit company. I knew there would be lots of metal and welding for sure, but when I stepped into the lobby at Melfred Borzall, all my expectations went out the window.  

Why Your IT Company Screws Up All The Time

By Russ Levanway, CEO Numbers Don’t Lie According to a study performed by the IT industry trade association CompTIA, “Roughly 4 in 10 end users think the method in which their IT is managed is working fine as currently structured, but a NET 61% believe there is room for improvement, including 9% that said IT… Read more »