Healthcare News & Insights

Patients, not paperwork: 3 ways to take advantage of CMS’ reduced burdens

Regulations are created for a reason – keeping patients safe and providing quality care. Today, physicians and facilities are looking for ways to reduce costs and save time, while still providing quality care. In this guest post, Larry Lacombe, VP of program development, support and FM compliance at a company specializing in facilities management, safety, […] [MORE]

Healthcare today: Swapping IT assets for vendor risk in a cloud-enabled world

The adoption of cloud computing in the healthcare industry has helped hospitals work more effectively and efficiently. However, it’s also brought to the forefront many new security threats. In this guest post, Kurt Hagerman, cyber strategy CxO advisor at a provider of cybersecurity advisory and assessment services, lays out a holistic approach facilities can take […] [MORE]

eConsult platform use in community primary care settings reduces uncompensated care provided by hospitals

Rural hospitals are facing severe challenges in maintaining operating margin, with uncompensated care being a major factor. In this guest post, Chris Jaeger, head of ACO and Health System Strategy for a company that develops solutions to improve patient outcomes, will show how Telehealth eConsult platform use in local primary care settings to improve “right […] [MORE]

Avoid these 5 leading pitfalls of program management

Program managers are the orchestra conductors of business: Leading sizable yet finite resources through several complex and changing passages to achieve a set goal. Both roles also make a greater difference to the final results than many people might think. In this guest post, Zaida Aronovsky and Samir Panchal, consultants for a healthcare management consulting […] [MORE]

CMOs must evolve to lead the next generation of health care

Running a hospital successfully today with our ever-changing healthcare system is a challenge to say the least. And it’s not about to get any easier. In this guest post, Nate DaPore, managing director of an executive search and talent solutions firm, details the four areas of expertise a chief medical officer (CMO) needs to have.

Data analytics holds promise of dramatically improving outcomes for patients with autoimmune disease

Many industries are using data analytics to make predictions about future events and use them to their advantage. But can this technology benefit the healthcare industry? In this guest post, Chase Spurlock, PhD, founder and CEO of a data analytics company, and Michael Fleming, MD, founding director, chairman and chief medical officer for a company […] [MORE]

What’s new with patient information blocking and MyHealthEData

While attending HIMSS 2018, an administrator from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the MyHealthEData Interoperability Initiative, which aims to “empower patients by ensuring they control their healthcare data and can decide how their data is going to be used, all while keeping that information safe and secure.” In this guest post, […] [MORE]

Panning for gold: Insights in the healthcare data ocean

The healthcare industry has mass quantities of data. The challenge is turning it into something useful. In this guest post, Brian Robertson, CEO of a company that integrates and simplifies complex big data from multiple sources, will explain how artificial intelligence (AI) can help hospitals do that.

How merchant services software can improve the efficiency of healthcare payment systems

Considering national healthcare spending is projected to increase by 5.5% per year from 2017 to 2026, security and efficiency are more important than ever for today’s hospitals. Existing healthcare payment processing solutions are often outdated, cumbersome and need to be revamped to reduce costs and provide better patient experiences. Some of the main areas that […] [MORE]

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