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.

*NEW* MU Attestation Audit Readiness

CMS is increasing scrutiny on compliance and potentially rescinding payments made to organizations who have not truly achieved the requirements for incentives. This increased scrutiny is resulting in MU attestation audits, MU HIPAA audits as well as possible RAC audits around clinical documentation in the EHR – and many providers, even the most well-meaning, simply aren’t prepared for that level of scrutiny. Encore helps clients through the full Meaningful Use life cycle starting with the right governance, the right EHR content, the right workflow, as well as document and evidence storage requirements including audit sign-off. We bring to each new project a deep understanding gained through multiple client engagements which have attested and successfully passed their audits. We know what it takes to pass, and Encore brings that experience to bear for our clients. To learn more about this offering, click here.  


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.

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