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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.