Financial/Revenue Cycle Management

Epic Nuance AI EHR

Epic President Carl Dvorak 

By Mike Miliard 11:07 am March 22, 2017
By bringing deep learning and natural language processing capabilities to the electronic health record, Nuance's computer-assisted physician documentation technology can help with quality improvement for value-based reimbursement, officials say.
Premier Chief Operating Officer Mike Alkire

"Making sense of that data has clearly become a priority for leaders as has the movement toward a more consumer-centric and accountable care delivery system," said Premier Chief Operating Officer Mike Alkire about leadership in the industry during the current political climate. 

By Jessica Davis 10:54 am March 22, 2017
Healthcare leaders are zeroing in on population health, patient engagement and analytics, according to a new Premier study.
Covenant analytics population health

Covenant Health care coordination manager Rebecca Williams, RN, said the system had to think of itself in a full-risk contract because it is on the hook for almost everything. 

By Bill Siwicki 08:31 am March 21, 2017
The health system transformed itself to tap into timely information to make care services more attractive to its own employees and as a result positively impact patient outcomes.

CMS Administrator Seema Verma

By Henry Powderly 12:13 pm March 14, 2017
The consultant, a close ally of Vice President Mike Pence from their days in Indiana, replaces former CMS chief Andy Slavitt, who has been an outspoken opponent of Republican proposals to replace the Affordable Care Act.
HIE ED readmission

HealthlinkNY CEO Christina Galanis expects further clinical and operational ROI from the HIE as patient data sets get more robust and more physicians gain experience using the exchange.

By Mike Miliard 12:36 pm March 08, 2017
Hospitals in New York are finding big quality and efficiency gains thanks to the ability to access patient EHR data via a regional health information exchange.
By Bernie Monegain 12:33 pm March 08, 2017
Platform integrates clinical and financial workflows.
AHA American Health Care Act

American Hospital Association CEO Richard Pollack said the organizaton cannot support the Republicans American Health Care Act as it exists right now. 

By Mike Miliard 10:30 am March 08, 2017
Two major hospital groups, concerned about the financial impact that would be imposed on them under House Republicans' proposed replacement for the Affordable Care Act, have said they can't support the bill in its current form.
Palmetto Health telehealth reimbursement
By Bill Siwicki 09:03 am March 08, 2017
As part of a population health program, telemedicine technology requires new assumptions and strategies as well as technology, clinicians and finance all working together, Palmetto chief value and informatics officer Tripp Jennings says.

The deal will expand HealthcareSource's staffing footprint to some 3,300 clients – including more than half of U.S. hospitals, officials say.

By Mike Miliard 12:58 pm March 07, 2017
The deal will expand HealthcareSource's staffing footprint to some 3,300 clients, including more than half of U.S. hospitals, officials say.

Patrick Soon-Shiong, MD, speaking at HIMSS17 in February.

By Jessica Davis 10:34 am March 07, 2017
The report claims the biotech mogul used charitable donations to benefit his health tech company.

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