Feature Content

  1. Budgets Tops Providers’ Security Concerns

    Aside from nosy employees and hacking, budget concerns top the list of provider worries when it comes to security. By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  2. CIO Struggles And Triumphs

    From outdated technology to changing culture, three healthcare CIOs share their thoughts on the daily struggles they are facing and how they are overcoming them.

  3. Why Does Medical Billing Still Rely On Paper?

    In an age when nearly everything is digital, why do hospitals continue to rely on antiquated paper processes when it comes to billing? By Katie Wike, contributing writer

  4. The Promise And Pain Of EHRS

    EHRs have provided faster access to patient data and billing information, but workflow disruptions have prevented many providers from realizing efficiency and patient care benefits from the technology.

  5. Secure Clinical Communications Makes Real Patient Impact

    MemorialCare Health System’s new secure clinical communications solution has done more than streamline communications among physicians. It has helped decrease patient wait times and length of stay as well.

  6. Improving Price Transparency With IT

    Providers are leveraging technology and enhancing education efforts earlier in the treatment process to better inform patients of their financial responsibility while gaining a competitive business edge.

  7. Medical Practice Increases Revenue 18% By Streamlining Patient Billing

    As patients incur more out-of-pocket healthcare expenses, they are becoming more price-conscious. Medical practices such as Urology of Greater Atlanta are responding by retooling the revenue cycle to determine patient responsibility and collect payment up front.

  8. Countdown To ICD-10

    After repeated delays, it now appears ICD-10 will become a reality Oct. 1. As the clock ticks, healthcare providers are focused on testing and preparing physicians and staff for the changes.

  9. The Troubling State Of EHR Progress

    When attestations for Stage 1 of the EHR Meaningful Use (MU) program began in 2011, it seemed like the healthcare industry was on the right path to ushering in a fruitful digital era that would benefit clinicians and patients alike.

  10. The Right Time To Implement RTLS

    Waiting for the “next big thing” before proceeding with an IT implementation can be a lesson in futility. Geisinger Health System faced such a conundrum when choosing an RTLS (real-time location system) solution, and here’s what they did to expedite the process.