Automation is a Key Defense to Mitigate Losses in Healthcare

Playing defense is key to hospitals and provider organizations remaining financially healthy, according to the American Medical Association. A recent survey from the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), on the financial impact on medical practices, found that physician practice revenue has been cut in half during this unprecedented public health crisis. In addition, a “majorityContinue reading “Automation is a Key Defense to Mitigate Losses in Healthcare”

Tracking Lost Productivity During COVID-19

Managing disruptions to people and productivity caused by the coronavirus is not an easy task. It’s likely that your team is adapting to temporary COVID-19 working conditions, even if that means sharing a kitchen table with a spouse, kids, and pets. Whether working remotely or social distancing, the danger of rapid declines in productivity, morale,Continue reading “Tracking Lost Productivity During COVID-19”

Boston WorkStation Automates COVID-19 Lab Result Reporting Required by HHS

Today we are facing a global crisis. It’s time to leverage the power of technology resources. Boston WorkStation’s lab reporting automation platform was built for this. A letter was sent to all hospitals Sunday requesting that they report their COVID-19 testing data to HHS on a daily basis. This applies to hospitals with in-house labs.Continue reading “Boston WorkStation Automates COVID-19 Lab Result Reporting Required by HHS”

Transforming the Health System with Automation – Where to Start in 2020

Healthcare is always in need of help. We thought EHR was going to be a panacea for record keeping, and in many ways it was an excellent concept, yet one fraught with workflow inefficiencies and alerts that made no sense to clinical users. Next came HIE, also a great concept. Having access to relevant, up-to-dateContinue reading “Transforming the Health System with Automation – Where to Start in 2020”

Gaining Support from the C-Suite for Revenue Cycle Optimization

Gaining support from the C-Suite is the first step in optimizing revenue cycle management systems, services, and resources. Revenue cycle leadership should prepare to align the strategic needs of the organization with revenue cycle goals and proposed changes. Gaining buy-in from the C-Suite requires information that illustrates why change is needed, and where gaps canContinue reading “Gaining Support from the C-Suite for Revenue Cycle Optimization”

Looking for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Solutions at HIMSS20?

Leading up to #HIMSS20, the Health IT world is abuzz with the terms Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). In a recent HealthITNews article, Optum stressed, “AI is of paramount concern today.” We see the use of the term AI over 151 times in HIMSS20 sessions, bios, vendors, and solutions. It’s a catch phraseContinue reading “Looking for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Solutions at HIMSS20?”

Automation in Healthcare: Providing the Missing Piece of Usability

Automation in healthcare is being hailed as the “missing piece of usability,” with multiple use cases for data migration, greater efficiency, and revenue cycle management tasks. Yet, many aren’t aware of the additional benefits of adding automation to a digital health strategy. Many processes can benefit from the increased efficiency, reduced manual data input, andContinue reading “Automation in Healthcare: Providing the Missing Piece of Usability”

Hospital and Health System Mergers and Acquisitions – Achieve Organizational Goals Using the Power of Automation

Value-based care, reduced reimbursement rates, and increased competition push hospitals and health systems to consider strategic affiliations in order to survive in today’s challenging healthcare landscape. The same reasons for mergers and acquisitions, place healthcare organizations under considerable pressure to manage performance, quality of care, and curb financial costs. The need to integrate multiple disparateContinue reading “Hospital and Health System Mergers and Acquisitions – Achieve Organizational Goals Using the Power of Automation”

Why You Need Healthcare Automation for Revenue Cycle Health

Automating mundane business practices allows health systems to focus on improving revenue cycle health. The use of an AI-driven digital workforce consists of process automation, cognitive automation, and built-in reporting capabilities. It doesn’t require a robot, but it does offload manual redundancies like checking payor websites, making sure data is filled accurately, or increasing theContinue reading “Why You Need Healthcare Automation for Revenue Cycle Health”

Healthcare Automation Technology Trends in 2020

As we approach 2020, it’s time to head to the crystal ball and predict the biggest healthcare automation technology trends for the coming year. Not surprisingly, 2020 will continue to focus on digital transformation. For patients, this means a greater focus on prevention, quality, and access, while for providers it translates to improvements in technologyContinue reading “Healthcare Automation Technology Trends in 2020”