June 10, 2016
A cloudy political outlook, industry consolidation, shrinking IT budgets and more have healthcare organizations on their toes. John Halamka, MD, says he's "increasingly on the lookout for organizations which will address these challenges during the uncertain 24 months ahead."
May 06, 2016
"Sometimes when you remodel a house, there is a point when additional improvements are impossible and you need to start again with a new structure," writes Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CIO John Halamka, MD, about a 962-page rule that "no mere human will be able to understand."
February 11, 2016
Electronic health records are typically touted as providing two primary and vital services: readily accessible patient records and protection against contraindicated medications. But Intermountain Healthcare is benefiting from a growing and transformative versatility in the application of its EHRs.
January 21, 2016
There is one constant in today's healthcare climate: change. As hospitals and health systems navigate the shifting landscape of revenue cycle management, there is a unique opportunity to align strategies for the better by leveraging the right information, expertise and systems.
January 11, 2016
(SPONSORED) Two healthcare business strategists from McKesson explain how hospitals and retail pharmacies can work together to improve the health of their patients as well as their own financial health.
December 30, 2015
As patient payments constitute upwards of 30 percent of hospital revenues, leveraging technology that works across different healthcare information systems can streamline and maximize payment collections, while keeping patients happier and making them more likely to pay their medical bills on time.
December 17, 2015
With risk-aversion, prior investments and a misaligned payment system standing in the way, how can we bring about true transformation?
November 19, 2015
In part one of this series, we discussed thinking about becoming an ACO and the strategic foundation necessary to accomplish that. In part two, we discussed how patient engagement is another important element of successful ACOs. In this third installment, we'll look at ACOs from a technology perspective.
November 16, 2015
By leveraging a few key strategies, you can greatly simplify the reporting process and begin realizing the financial benefits of the code more quickly than you might expect.
October 07, 2015
Electronic Submission of Medical Documentation aims to eliminate the use of fax for prior-authorizations and audits. Four years later, more than 7,000 Medicare providers use esMD, possibly leading to lagging patient care or redundant, unneeded procedures being performed.