ARTICLES BY KEN CONGDON
5 Revenue Cycle Game Changers
There was no shortage of useful revenue cycle management advice for healthcare providers at this year’s ANI conference hosted by the HFMA (Healthcare Financial Management Association). Here are the 5 top messages I took away from the event.
The Invasion Of The Health Apps
Health Datapalooza IV featured several entrepreneurs developing new health apps and computer programs for both consumers and providers. Here’s a look at some of the most intriguing.
Fighting For Provider Revenue
Healthcare reform, reimbursement cuts, sequestration, and RAC and Meaningful Use audits are new financial challenges cutting into provider revenue. How can you cope?
Open Data Drives Transparency
Release of chargemaster data proved that outlandish healthcare charges are the norm.
Can Entrepreneurs Save Healthcare?
I love to hear Jonathan Bush speak. Say what you will about his agenda as president and CEO of EHR vendor athenahealth, but the guy is a charismatic, passionate, and persuasive public speaker. When you hear Bush give a keynote, it’s clear he’s inherited much of the political swagger that runs in his bloodline (former president George H.W. Bush is his uncle and George W. Bush is his cousin).
A Spotlight On Personalized Medicine
Angelina Jolie’s drastic decision to have a preventative double mastectomy has brought public awareness to the concept of personalized medicine, but what can healthcare providers and health IT do to take it to the next level?
A Golden Lesson In Patient Care
It’s amazing to me how a television show that first aired back in 1989 (that’s 24 years ago folks) is still so relevant today. As far as the healthcare industry has come from a technology and treatment standpoint in the past two-and-a-half decades, we haven’t made much progress when it comes to how physicians interact with their patients. Many are still woefully poor performers when it comes to listening, communicating, and compassion.
Are Health Data Breaches An Epidemic?
New reports of electronic health data breaches seem to emerge every week. While definitely concerning, a new report suggests that these healthcare security leaks may not be that bad when compared to other industries.
Obamacare’s Big Data Opportunity
There isn’t much middle ground with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly referred to as Obamacare. Most healthcare providers are either staunch supporters of the legislation, or they despise it. However, no matter what side of the fence you fall on regarding ACA, one thing is certain — ACA is here to stay and it will impact healthcare providers in many ways.
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UPCOMING INDUSTRY EVENTS
24th World Congress on Pediatrics, Neonatology & Primary Care
October 19 - 20, 2020