Smartphone Users Wild About Healthcare Apps
Smartphone Users Wild About Healthcare Apps

Mobile users with chronic conditions have already unlocked the power if healthcare apps and, according to a recent study, the majority of other users are interested in doing the same. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

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    In an effort to achieve content consistency and enhance efficiency, Ochsner Health System replaced three document management systems with a single ECM solution.

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    RCM Solution Much More Than HIPAA 5010 Fix

    The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health implemented a new revenue cycle management (RCM) suite to overcome HIPAA 5010 hurdles and received improved overall claims validation in the process.

  • Clinically Driven Revenue Cycles Create More Efficiency, Measurable Results
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  • Is Big Data Fueling Breaches?
    Is Big Data Fueling Breaches?

    Data breaches continue to dominate healthcare headlines, leading one to wonder if the unprecedented growth of Big Data is to blame? Health Data Consortium CEO Chris Boone shares his thoughts on this subject and more.

The Problem With Consumerism In Healthcare

Many industry leaders championed a free market approach to healthcare during the 12th Annual World Health Care Congress last week. Here are a few key reasons why I don’t think this model is “the fix” our industry so desperately needs.

Is Technology To Blame For Physician Burnout?

According to a recent Medscape survey, 46% of physicians say they are burned out. How much is the drive towards health IT adoption contributing to this epidemic?

The ONC’s Olive Branch

Just when the Meaningful Use program was on life support, the ONC makes two key announcements that seem to have healthcare leaders rallying around the program (and the organization) once again.

The Future Of Healthcare Depends On Price Transparency

A new Harris Poll suggests cost fears keep many people from visiting the doctor even if they are insured. This telling data is yet another illustration of the need for price transparency in healthcare.

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    Business software systems still largely occupy a world that Oracle built, and those used in the healthcare industry are no different. In this world, there are lots of relational databases that are either transactional or configured as data warehouses. However, the world that artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and cognitive computing occupy looks a lot like the infrastructure of the web. In order to make healthcare data more usable in the AI, machine learning, and cognitive computing world, we need to transition to a different infrastructure.

  • How Hospitals Are Getting Hacked And How To Prevent It From Happening To You
    How Hospitals Are Getting Hacked And How To Prevent It From Happening To You

    Many of you have likely heard the term ransomware begin to pop up in conversation or news reports. For those unfamiliar, ransomware is not a method of hacking, but instead a malicious malware attack that renders systems and data unusable to the victim until they pay a ransom. It’s hacking monetized.

  • 3 Best Practices To Establish Clinicians As Value-Based Care Navigators
    3 Best Practices To Establish Clinicians As Value-Based Care Navigators

    The shift to Value-Based Care (VBC) has not been a seamless journey for the healthcare industry, specifically for providers. With a fast approaching, CMS-mandated VBC deadline for 2018 and an industry-wide initiative towards population health, the time is now for healthcare organizations to make strides toward the future model with the help of quality-driven clinicians supported by accessible, easy-to-use analytics.

  • 3 Steps To Leveraging Analytics For Revenue Cycle Improvements
    3 Steps To Leveraging Analytics For Revenue Cycle Improvements

    Now more than ever, healthcare organizations are realizing the benefits of implementing a robust BI and data analytics program. To start, with revenue cycle optimization, analytics can increase and accelerate revenue, as well as eliminate revenue cycle inefficiencies. A strong BI program can also contribute to an organization’s quest to prepare for value-based reimbursement; however, before realizing any of these benefits, organizations must develop a plan specific to its needs and positioned to attain near- and long-term results. By Jeff Wood, vice president of product management, Navicure

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