IT Strategy & Planning

Encore helps our clients prepare for the future with our IT Strategy and Planning services. Whether your organization needs to adapt to new regulations and standards such as ICD-10, eMeasures or ACOs or to revisit your IT strategy and planning, Encore can help your organization define the right path to the future.

CMS Meaningful Use

From an initial meaningful use workshop to an in-depth Meaningful Use (MU) assessment to remediation and implementation assistance, Encore supports your MU needs. Our CoreQUEST® methodology and our data tool, CoreGPS®, are designed to support MU requirements down to the data element level.


Encore helps you plan and implement ICD-10, including the technical, operational, and financial impacts. We determine the systems ICD-10 affects, help you establish governance, and develop a remediation plan and budget. We provide project management and subject matter expertise to redesign policies and procedures, configure and test technical changes, and understand and mitigate financial risk.


From an initial eMeasure workshop to an in-depth assessment to remediation and implementation assistance, Encore supports your eMeasure needs. Our CoreQUEST® methodology and our data tool, CoreGPS®, are designed to support eMeasure requirements down to the data element level.

Healthcare IT Strategic Planning

Our strategic planning services follow tested methodologies that can be tailored for your needs. Examples of service offerings include strategic planning, application portfolio evaluation, information exchange and interoperability, vendor selection and negotiations, and IT budget development and remediation.

Accountable Care Organizations

Encore can help your organization strategize, assess and plan for becoming an ACO.  Our service offerings include an initial ACO workshop, an ACO IT readiness assessment, and ACO IT strategic plan development.

Business Intelligence and Analytics 

Encore can help you assess your analytics environment, select business intelligence vendors, create a business intelligence roadmap, develop deployment and collaboration models, and accelerate identifying your source data.  Our data tool, CoreGPS®, can reduce data mapping time by 50%, helping you realize your analytics goals sooner.

Strategic Leadership and Mentorship

Encore can help your organization by providing seasoned, knowledgeable, interim IT leaders including CIO, CMIO, PMO Director, and other key resources. We can also serve as your trusted advisor, providing strategic guidance and support to supplement the internal management team through education in current industry trends, review and evaluation of key strategic business and technology concerns, support of vendor communications, and development of strategic alternatives.

Press Release:

Encore Health Resources named by KLAS Enterprises as one of the top two overall performers in the health IT advisory services segment.

About CoreQUEST®

CoreQUEST® was designed around the “5 Coordinates” required to ensure that the system design, build and implementation first establishes a foundation to participate in the federal incentive program, and ultimately provides the information infrastructure needed to respond for the future.