Financial/Revenue Cycle Management

CareFirst breach Maryland

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield offices in Washington, D.C. Credit: Google Maps

By Jessica Davis 01:56 pm April 02, 2018
The Maryland insurer is already involved in a lawsuit stemming from a 2014 breach of about 1.1 million members.
DrChrono to offer Apple hardware leasing for physician practices

A screensnap of the Drchrono EHR.

By Mike Miliard 01:35 pm April 02, 2018
The first EHR vendor to build a native app for iOS devices now aims to make it easier for small and large practices to customize personal hardware packages for their offices, including MacBooks, Apple TV and more.
Blockchain in healthcare
By Susan Morse 10:28 am April 02, 2018
The alliance is one of the first, if not the first, national blockchain alliances for healthcare, says Optum engineer.
NIST framework
By Mike Miliard 09:49 am March 30, 2018
Inside access control of employees a must says health law attorney Barry Herrin.
healthcare CIOs

John Halamka of Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, David Chou of Children's Mercy Kansas City and David Higginson of Phoenix Children's Hospital speaking at various HIMSS events.

By Tom Sullivan and Mike Miliard 02:18 pm March 29, 2018
The mission of the chief information officer is shifting quickly toward innovation, transformation and revenue generation, with organizations leaning on these execs more for their sociology and business school training than IT chops.
Medical supply shortage
By Jeff Lagasse 04:11 pm March 28, 2018
The findings underscore financial challenges many health systems are experiencing as the operating room is one of the costliest units to run.
NTT partners with DataFirst on imaging AI
By Mike Miliard 04:00 pm March 27, 2018
The partnership will expand access to NTT's Imaging Insights solution with stronger patient health profiling opportunities for provider customers.
Mercy Hospital Network cut nursing leakage by $4.3 million

Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur, Missouri. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 09:21 am March 26, 2018
Staff created the dashboard for tracking multiple performance metrics, including leakage.
AI trade group
By Mike Miliard 12:23 pm March 23, 2018
The Partnership for Artificial Intelligence and Automation in Healthcare aims to foster a better understanding of how AI can improve care access and quality while also lowering costs.
How Canopy Health reduced mobile app development costs by 70%

Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, is among the Canopy Health providers. Credit: Google Maps

By Bill Siwicki 09:35 am March 22, 2018
After switching to a cloud-based Mobile Backend-as-a-Service platform and agile development tactics, the ACN can now launch an app for $148,800 – compared to $496,000 using the Waterfall methodology.

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