This month marks one year since COVID-19 mushroomed across the planet and changed everything. For healthcare providers, the pandemic has been a major disruption that led to in-office safety protocols and created a chilling effect as patients refrained from scheduling the care they needed. Medical practices across the country resorted to reducing their hours or temporarily shuttering their offices. For many in the healthcare business, the reduction in appointments and closures precipitated revenue shortfalls of as much as 50 percent.
New Communication Methods Can Help Ring In New Year Of Greater Patient Engagement1/11/2021
Telehealth will continue to prove valuable, but it’s not enough. Though we’ve seen rapid adoption of telehealth platforms over the last year, our end goal is sustainable patient satisfaction. That means across the entire health interaction—not just at the point of care. To develop greater hospital-patient engagement, organizations need to view telehealth as only one piece of the entire puzzle.
COVID-19 And Physician Burnout: What Hospitals Can Do To Help1/11/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified physician stress and burnout. Healthcare teams have had to adapt quickly to overcome new challenges and limitations to care delivery, often while operating with reduced financial and human resources. As providers grapple with patient surge and exposure mitigation, support of our physicians has never been more paramount.
Setting The Facts Straight: 3 Common Misconceptions When Applying Automation To The Revenue Cycle12/30/2020
After an extremely difficult year – one where health systems now face losses projected to exceed $323 billion due to COVID-19 and as much as $200 billion in administrative waste as a result of revenue cycle inefficiencies – providers, now more than ever, are feeling enormous pressure to reduce costs and effectively manage finances. Many organizations are turning to automation technologies to navigate healthcare’s operational challenges and improve outcomes at a lower cost – however, many may be taking a misguided approach that is preventing them from reaching widespread efficacy and justifying the initial cost of investment.
The Evolution Of Telemedicine9/28/2020
Early into the pandemic, Dr. Jonathan Wirjo became the only psychiatrist to conduct in-person rounds with known COVID-19 patients at his Las Vegas facilities. But the steadily increasing patient load soon made it difficult for him to service all sites without support. While his clinics had already switched to 100% telemedicine, hospitals within his practice posed a different challenge.
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Hospital Ensures High Availability In The AWS Cloud With SIOS DataKeeper5/6/2020
SIOS Chosen for its Ability to Deliver both High Availability and High Performance.
How Payspan Conquered The Unique Challenges Of NAS Migrations In Healthcare4/16/2020
Complex unstructured data migration tests healthcare payments company.
Healthcare’s Unique Challenge: Managing Employee Spend9/12/2019
Healthcare facilities nationwide face increasing pressure to reduce costs across their organization. Providing patient care is the top priority. For that reason, healthcare executives take advantage of cost savings opportunities within administrative spend to reinvest in critical business areas. These reinvestment efforts enable them to provide better quality care.
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