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  1. 3 Steps To Leveraging Analytics For Revenue Cycle Improvements

    Now more than ever, healthcare organizations are realizing the benefits of implementing a robust BI and data analytics program. To start, with revenue cycle optimization, analytics can increase and accelerate revenue, as well as eliminate revenue cycle inefficiencies. A strong BI program can also contribute to an organization’s quest to prepare for value-based reimbursement; however, before realizing any of these benefits, organizations must develop a plan specific to its needs and positioned to attain near- and long-term results. By Jeff Wood, vice president of product management, Navicure

  2. Reducing Diagnostic Errors Through Clinical Decision Support

    Physicians have long approached diagnoses as a mixture of art and science. CDS is a means to bolster the science portion by providing a broader clinical view of the patient, including clinical details from ambulatory EMRs and the systems of labs, radiology departments, and more combined with evidence-based best practices. CDS systems operate mainly in the background of an EMR, monitoring clinical documentation as it is being entered, and issue alerts when information, often not available at the point of care, suggests a different course of action. In certain instances, these alerts can mean the difference between a timely and accurate diagnosis and a potentially dangerous diagnostic error. By Nancy Zimmerman RN, BSN, Chief Nursing Officer for medCPU

  3. Risky Business: Why Providers Need A (Real) Security Risk Analysis

    HIPAA compliance is a journey, not a destination. While that’s not exactly a new revelation, it bears repeating until it sinks in across the healthcare industry, among providers, payers and the businesses that serve them. The importance of HIPAA compliance is taking on even more urgency with the imminent arrival of Meaningful Use (MU) Stage 3 and its ramped-up emphasis on securing patient health data. The number one requirement: perform a risk analysis of this data — also known as protected health information (PHI) — that conforms to HIPAA security and privacy standards. By Carl Kunkleman, Senior Vice President and Co-Founder, ClearDATA

  4. How Private Capital Is Accelerating Interoperability

    According to venture capital firm Rock Health, “Funding of digital health companies in 2015 is closely mirroring 2014’s record-breaking year, with funding surpassing $2B through the first half.” At this year’s Health IT Leadership Summit in Atlanta, executives from a group of fast-growth, venture-backed health IT companies spoke about the relationship between private capital and innovations in healthcare interoperability. One central theme emerging from the panel discussion: to secure investment capital, companies must demonstrate how their technologies solve key business challenges, in addition to technical ones. By Kirk Elder, Chief Technology Officer, Wellcentive

  5. Get It Right The First Time: Cleaning Up Claims Improves Profit And Service

    As we enter the third enrollment period for ACA, patients and providers are finding some of the kinks getting worked out — but many issues still need attention. For medical practices and insurance providers, one of the main challenges is, quite simply, staying profitable. By Yossi Zekri, president and CEO, Acuant

  6. Charting The Course Toward Value-Based Care With A Healthcare Data Lake

    There is no doubt healthcare providers are working hard to improve clinical outcomes. With healthcare reform progressing, providers are being asked to accelerate their goals and timetables to programmatically manage current and future high risk populations as their organizations make the transition to value-based payment structures. “All hands are on deck” is the cry as IT teams work to integrate EHRs, medical imaging, labs, and pathology at the same time they are building better predictive analytic models to inform clinicians at the point-of-care. By Roberta Katz, Director, Healthcare-Life Sciences, EMC

  7. Adaptation: The Key To Future HIM Success

    It’s a known fact in the animal kingdom that all organisms need to adapt to their habitat to survive. Take the camel, for example. Their long eyelashes, ability to open and close their nostrils, wide feet, fluctuating body temperature, storage of fat (not water) in their humps, plus their sandy color allow them to successfully survive in the harshest of desert conditions. Given the evolving healthcare landscape, it should come as no surprise that HIM professionals will need to adapt and refine their skill sets if they too want to meet the future challenges of the profession. The seismic shifts that are occurring across the healthcare industry are causing significant disruption to the status quo—but this massive change is also creating significant opportunity for HIM professionals. By Karen Snyder, Director of Healthcare Consulting, Iron Mountain

  8. Can IT Boost A Hospital’s Physician Appeal?

    EHR systems have a bad reputation in the view of most physicians. When I ran a physician group in western Massachusetts I heard a lot of complaints, and there’s a constant flow of stories in the media that reiterate those negative sentiments. Last month, the American Medical Association (AMA) launched a campaign using the hashtag #FixEHR to systematically compile physicians’ stories (mainly complaints) about their experiences using EHR systems. So I’m always impressed when I speak with physician leaders at community hospitals who have found a way not only to defuse the complaints, but to turn information technology (IT) into a competitive advantage for physician recruitment and retention. By Donald M. Burt, MD, CMO, PatientKeeper, Inc.

  9. As Medical Identity Theft Surges, Importance Of E-signature Security Rises

    The healthcare industry is a permanent and blaring target to the hunters of the dark web – a danger which healthcare IT professionals must be constantly prepared to meet on the virtual field of battle. By John Harris, SVP of product management, SIGNiX

  10. Why You Should Move Your Practice To The Cloud

    Looking for medical software as a method for better managing your practice? It may be time to consider a program hosted in the cloud. By Zach Watson, content manager, TechnologyAdvice