Feature Articles

  1. The Age Of Consumerism: Taking Charge Of Healthcare Spending

    Payers and providers must adopt new industry models to meet customer needs.

  2. Leveraging Your Data For Bottom Line Improvement

    Success in the value- based landscape requires both depth and breadth of financial and clinical data.

  3. Payer And Provider Solutions For The Revenue Cycle Of The Future

    The healthcare industry’s transition to value-based payment models is rapidly progressing. Unsustainable, rising healthcare costs—reaching $3 trillion in 2014i—are pressing both government and commercial payers to control costs by improving efficiency and reducing waste. Payers, in turn, are pushing providers to take on greater risk and move to value based reimbursement models.

  4. Cost Containment: Improper Payments, Fraud, Waste And Abuse

    How Payers and Providers are Tackling Losses to Improper Payments.

  5. Journey To Value: The State Of Value Based Reimbursement

    Value-Based Payment Hits The Tipping Point: Second in a series of national research studies on healthcare’s transition from volume to value.

  6. Reinventing Claims Payment For A Value Based World

    The U.S. healthcare industry’s claims-payment system is frustrating to providers, payers, and patients alike. Inefficiency and a systemwide tendency for error wastes precious resources, worsens miscommunication and mistrust among all stakeholders, and inhibits the ability to transition to value-based approaches that achieve better outcomes. We need to rethink our industry’s disjointed and siloed approach in order to solve a very integrated problem.

  7. Three Reasons DSM-5 Mapping Strategies Matter

    The introduction of industry standards such as SNOMED CT, ICD-10, LOINC, and RxNorm is an important step toward achieving the goals of interoperability and information sharing. Yet healthcare organizations still face notable challenges to laying the best frameworks for normalizing data to these standards. Since there is no one standard that addresses all healthcare information, clinical and financial data must be “cleaned” and appropriately mapped to a single source of truth to remove semantic ambiguity.

  8. Are Your Reports Showing Pregnant Men And Smoking Babies?

    A goldmine of data exists across the healthcare continuum. Hospitals and health systems, by and large, recognize the opportunity. Many just don’t know how to overcome the complexities of data management to make it work for them.

  9. How The Biocomplexity Institute Of Virginia Tech Is Leveraging High-Performance Analytics For Public Health

    The recent outbreak of the Zika virus and its impact highlights the need for the world’s leading health organizations and governments to innovate using emerging technologies for tracking and preventing epidemics. By Harshal Shah, Senior Director, Healthcare, Persistent Systems

  10. Hospital Tells Story With Interactive Video Wall

    As part of a significant expansion and modernization of the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, the San Francisco General Hospital Foundation was looking for a way to recognize and honor the many individuals and groups that contributed to the project’s success. By Greg Giordano, AIA, Director of Design & Strategy, Sensory Interactive