Walk into virtually any hospital or ASC and you’re almost guaranteed to see stacks of papers and binders of information somewhere. For most people this sight may appear to be simply “business as usual.” However, to the discerning eye, they are red flags.
EHRs have long been the culprit of waning patient satisfaction. But they don’t have to be.
The healthcare circles in the United States are reeled up by debates around the need for price transparency. The federal agencies are coming up with regulations. Healthcare associations are weighing in their concerns. Physicians, patients, and economists - everyone is articulating the pros and cons in a rather plausible manner.
Whether it’s shopping from a mobile app or having a video visit with a nurse to diagnose a minor illness, technology has certainly enhanced daily interactions, especially in the healthcare industry. In this digital transformation, artificial intelligence (AI) is also taking healthcare by storm.
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance is complex and requires adherence to a number of checks in order to keep sensitive data secure. Healthcare organizations and others that deal with sensitive personal data are in a tough spot.
We’ve all heard the discussions surrounding physician burnout. Demanding schedules, stressful situations, lack of time to connect with patients, and lack of sleep are just a few factors that can lead to emotional exhaustion and sap motivation for physicians and other healthcare workers. Recent research also shows that physician burnout doubled the odds of involvement in patient safety incidents.
Healthcare organizations today are challenged with meeting stringent HIPAA and Meaningful Use regulatory requirements, navigating Electronic Medical Record (EMR) conversions, and managing a widening skills gap. At the same time, they are expected to improve patient satisfaction, service quality, and overall efficiency metrics.
Zotec Partners (Zotec), one of the largest, privately-held revenue cycle management (RCM) providers in the country, recently announces its end-to-end RCM technology and services relationship with Walmart Health to simplify healthcare processes and provide its customers with more access and control over their healthcare experiences, including primary care, dental, vision, and mental health services.
Premier Inc.’s leading enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution has been recognized by KLAS Research, a healthcare IT data and insights company, and the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), the United States’ premier membership organization for healthcare finance leaders.