HITO Contributed Editorial

  1. Improving Revenue Cycle Performance With Comparative Analytics
    6/28/2017

    How can you determine whether your organization’s business performance is clicking on all cylinders? Many organizations have invested in business intelligence tools to help measure their internal performance, evaluate areas in need of improvement, and identify best practices. Yet, what exactly are “best practices” and how can an organization know if their practices truly are best? By Chris Bodam, RemitDATA

  2. Beyond The Patient Portal: Drive Patient Engagement Through Data-Driven Point-Of-Care Technology
    6/27/2017

    Despite industry emphasis on patient engagement in recent years and research showing its association with better outcomes and lower costs, engagement continues to be a challenge to many providers. In fact, a 2016 survey of healthcare executives found 54 percent of respondents believed less than a quarter of their patients were highly engaged. By Joe Guerriero, senior vice president of MDGuidelines at ReedGroup

  3. The Industry Shift From Regulatory To Contractual And Operational Quality Reporting
    6/26/2017

    Gone are the days where basic regulatory reporting was enough. Performance management in healthcare is constantly in a state of flux, and in order to meet the true needs of healthcare analytics, executives must be able to leverage data in far more complex ways than before. By Shailendra Rao, Senior Product Manager, CitiusTech and Kristi Jones, Director of Product Management, CitiusTech

  4. Comparative Analytics Delivers 360-Degree View To Improve Billing And Collections Processes
    6/23/2017

    Q1 denial rates reached a national average of 16.1 percent By RemitDATA

  5. Harnessing The Power Of IoT For Efficiency In Healthcare Systems
    6/22/2017

    In the age of mobile applications and constant connectivity, today’s patients expect the same level of technology and on-demand information in a healthcare environment as they have at home. By Dan McGinn, director of secure power systems, Schneider Electric

  6. 5 Steps To QPP Compliance
    6/21/2017

    Physician practices ignore the new Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP) at the risk of their financial future. While not participating is an option, that choice will lower your practice’s Medicare reimbursement rate by 4 percent starting in 2019 — so it’s really not an option to consider. By Timothy Mills, Chief Growth Officer, Alpha II
     

  7. The Role Of Telemedicine In Mental Health
    6/19/2017

    In a given year, one in five American adults is diagnosed with a mental health disorder. And more than half (56 percent) of the U.S. adults with a mental health condition do not receive proper treatment. By Lawrence Gleit, EVP & General Manager, Behavioral Health, MDLIVE

  8. Leveraging Automated Payment Technology To Improve The Patient Financial Experience
    6/16/2017

    As patients shoulder a larger portion of their healthcare costs due to increasing deductibles and rising co-payments, healthcare organizations are seeing a dramatic surge in the amount of revenue tied to patient payments. In fact, it is estimated around one-third of an organization’s earnings come from patient responsibility. By Jeff Wood, vice president of product management, Navicure

  9. Healthcare Consumerism: The Struggle For Power — Or Empowerment?
    6/15/2017

    A debate has erupted over who has — and who should have — the power to shape healthcare services.

  10. Dancing With The Patients: Patient Engagement Edition
    6/14/2017

    Anyone who is familiar with Dancing with the Stars understands the importance of having a great partner. On the TV show, experienced professional dancers are often paired with celebrities who have little-to-no dancing background.