Healthcare News & Insights

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 Existing healthcare payment processing solutions are often outdated, cumbersome and need to be revamped to reduce costs and provide better patient experiences.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]

Benefits of implementing robotics in care facilities

A significant portion of a healthcare facility executive or decision maker’s responsibility is ensuring optimal patient care. While there’s no shortage of new technologies and services claiming to optimize a facility’s efficiency and the care it provides, not all of them live up to their hype. In this guest post, Dr. Eric Dusseux, CEO of a robotics […] [MORE]

7 key factors for healthcare mergers and affiliations

Mergers and affiliations allow hospitals to share expenses and offer patients a wide array of services. In this guest post, Robin Figueroa, a consultant with a California-based healthcare management consulting firm, offers seven steps you need to consider when undertaking a merger.

A healthcare data revolution – The case for data visualization

With data volumes increasing exponentially, health care can no longer rely on antiquated data presentation tools like spreadsheets and tables. In this guest post, Mark Jahn, a consultant with a California-based healthcare management consulting firm, shows how new and creative means of data visualization are helping users more effectively determine findings and trends, communicate analytical […] [MORE]

Out in front: Using real-time technology to get ahead of hospital crises

Hospital emergencies, like natural disasters and shootings, are a part of the world we live in. The key to effectively respond to these events lies in the ability to leverage technologies so executives and administrators have real-time data to react to. In this guest post, Ed Monan, director, corporate security sales at a company that […] [MORE]

Emerging new technology: Changing the face of NEMT for service providers

Not everyone can get to their medical appointments with ease. Especially for the elderly and frail patients, finding transportation can be difficult. In this guest post, Monica Rivera, VP of business development and sales at a non-emergency transportation broker, shows how advanced technologies can help non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) patients get the care they need […] [MORE]

Keeping protected health information private in the era of AI

Artificial intelligence-powered technology has a lot to offer hospitals, but it also comes with risks. In this guest post, Hoala Greevy, founder and CEO of a HITRUST CSF-certified secure email solution, offers four ways healthcare facilities can keep patients’ protected health information safe while using AI-powered services to work more efficiently and effectively.

Clinician-healthcare administrator partnerships: Effective treatment for opioid epidemic

The Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a national leader in the field of orthopedics and performed approximately 32,000 surgical cases in 2018. In this guest post, Dr. Seth Waldman, Roberta Stack and Lisa Goldstein (see bios at end of article) detail how the hospital successfully implemented a pain management program incorporating clinicians across the […] [MORE]

Lowering direct costs with smarter PPI sourcing strategies

Healthcare spending is out of control, and no one knows that better than hospital executives. But there are areas where hospitals can save without sacrificing care or reinventing the wheel. In this guest post, Alex Saric, CMO of a provider of cloud-based spend management solutions, shares how hospitals can rein in spending.