Magazine Article | August 24, 2015

Clinically Driven Revenue Cycles Create More Efficiency, Measurable Results

Source: Health IT Outcomes

By Scott Westcott, Contributing Writer

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is wedding finances with patient care data to create more efficiency, increase profitability, and improve the delivery of patient care.

For years, Edward Martinez, SVP and CIO at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, saw the glaring disconnect between patient care and the cost of that care. It was the common problem that has long vexed healthcare providers — what happened in the hospital room didn’t always align with the information and data that ultimately ended up in the billing department.

“In healthcare, we spent about 40 years with pretty much the same patient accounting system,” says Martinez. “People became comfortable in that environment and saw very little reason to change it.”

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