ICD-10 Case Studies & White Papers
- National Medical Claim Denial Trends And The Impact On Providers 1/16/2018
Four Steps To Develop, Implement, And Operationalize A Bundled Payment Strategy
In the continuing effort to increase quality and decrease costs, health plans and providers are shifting from volume-based care (fee for service) to a value-based reimbursement structure (fee for value). Value-based reimbursement promises benefits to patients, providers, and health plans, as it encourages delivery of high quality care at the lowest cost, largely by improving clinical and administrative efficiency.
Choosing An Efficient HIPAA-Compliant Communication Solution At Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
Beginning in the 1960s, pager-like systems were put to use and quickly became the industry standard for sending messages. Over the last few decades, the way hospitals communicate sensitive information has evolved, and their technology needs have changed to secure Protected Health Information (PHI) in accordance with HIPAA rules. In light of this, hospitals are now searching for secure communication systems that are also more robust.
Top Ten Trends In Healthcare Technology
While public debate has centered on the Affordable Care Act and its potential replacement, other long- term trends have continued unabated, marking this period as the most innovative time in the history of healthcare. As was highlighted at the 2017 Healthcare Technology Conference hosted by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), technologists are moving rapidly regardless of the political environment. The results show significant trends in healthcare technology, both short and long-term. Since these innovations impact the quality, availability, and costs of healthcare, they require the attention of all corporate executives.
The Modern Healthcare Storage Environment: How To Balance Storage Capacity, Performance, And Cost
The need for efficient, reliable, and cost-effective storage solutions has never been greater. Healthcare providers are awash in data and as the amount of data healthcare users create continues to grow, so does the need for more robust security and better storage management.
SCL Health Gives Time Back To Doctors With Simplified IT Experience
As a $2.5 billion nonprofit healthcare network with 11 hospitals, 210 physician clinics, and home and hospice services throughout Colorado, Kansas and Montana, SCL Health supports more than 20,000 associates, physicians, clinical staff, students, contractors and consultants. This means that at any given moment, there are thousands of people who depend on the SCL Health IT network to access patient records, care for patients using an electronic medical record, and schedule and coordinate appointments. Since 2005, SCL Health has been in a strategic partnership with Citrix to facilitate and streamline its IT processes by simplifying how associates access data and systems so they can ultimately focus more time on patients.
Reducing Readmissions: How A Post-Discharge Phone Call Reduces Hospital Readmissions
Each year, approximately 16 percent of patients in United States hospitals are readmitted within 30 days of discharge. Readmissions and the additional treatments they entail are costly to both patients and insurers. Increasingly, they are costly to hospitals as well. A portion of readmissions are considered unavoidable, such as a planned readmission for chemotherapy, or an unexpected adverse event unrelated to the original diagnosis. However, many other readmissions are considered preventable through high quality clinical care and effective patient education and discharge procedures.
Effective Communications: Steps For Automating, Streamlining And Improving Healthcare Communications
The average 500-bed hospital in the United States loses $4 million each year directly due to inefficient communication, according to a study published in the Journal of Healthcare Management. Effective and efficient communication is essential to fulfilling a healthcare organization’s mission of providing high quality care. It is also crucial to eliminating unnecessary costs and maintaining an organization’s fiscal health.
McLaren Health Care Invests In Better Light
Offering $1.6M in annual savings, a Cree® LED lighting upgrade for McLaren Health Care’s 11 primary hospitals was a clear win for the balance sheet.
Getting It Right: Plan And Implement A Mobile Device Strategy That Works
Incorporating mobile devices into standard communication workflows in most health systems typically starts as a bottom-up effort by physicians and user groups who want the convenience and efficiencies that go hand-in-hand with mobile devices. Some have even said that mobility is the next battleground for patient engagement. Although those user groups must garner the buy-in and support of the executive management team, getting everyone to agree that technology creates valuable efficiencies and simplifies communication is generally not the holdup. Uncovering and analyzing all the possible options, weighing the pros and cons, and settling on the best mobile device strategy for each organization can be the longest steps in the process.