Steff Deschenes is the former Social Media Producer for Healthcare Finance News and PhysBizTech.
By Steff Deschenes 09:45 am November 01, 2012
When a patient is educated and empowered, it results in higher quality of care, more coordination and ultimately lower healthcare costs.
By Steff Deschenes 12:20 pm October 29, 2012
Even as providers are being encouraged to digitize their healthcare information, the threats against that data's security are increasing dramatically. Security experts warn about the vastly higher cost of waiting until breaches occur, rather than doing the upfront work to prevent them.
By Steff Deschenes 10:33 am October 22, 2012
ICD-10 educator Rhonda Buckholtz says the industry needs to calm down about ICD-10 so everyone can fully understand what really has to happen and begin to prepare in earnest.
By Steff Deschenes 08:31 am September 25, 2012
Waiting until next year is not a reality for healthcare organizations intending to embark down the VBP path. Rather, this year is needed for the measurement process, including these three steps for ensuring a positive financial impact.
By Steff Deschenes 10:15 am September 24, 2012
EHRs and clinical decision support are among the tools hospitals should use to achieve top metrics and draw the highest worth from the government's value-based purchasing program, according to one industry insider.
By Steff Deschenes 05:48 am September 12, 2012
Many may think of data in terms of numbers and text, but not only does voice documentation have a place in the array of data collection tools that can be used by healthcare companies, it offers financial benefits.
By Steff Deschenes 12:45 pm August 23, 2012
Health information exchange, enabling a free flow of clinical information between IT systems, can enhance patient care. For CFOs and CIOs, it can also lead to big revenue returns.
By Steff Deschenes 08:53 am August 01, 2012
Healthcare Finance News' New Media Producer Steff Deschenes breaks out the leading ICD-10 voices on Twitter.
By Steff Deschenes 03:08 pm July 27, 2012
Providers of cellular and satellite networking services for connecting telehealth and other non-phone wireless devices are approached every day with new use case scenarios about how telemedicine can provide novel value. Those applications are growing rapidly in the market.