Why RPA is (Still) a Game Changer in the Post-COVID Era

COVID-19 challenged healthcare systems around the globe with massive disruption, quickly escalating the need for social distancing, virtual patient appointments, and added efficiencies. Critical areas of focus like telemedicine, lab testing, and revenue cycle management required efficient processes to be implemented at warp speed. CIOs quickly realized that more efficient capabilities were the key toContinue reading “Why RPA is (Still) a Game Changer in the Post-COVID Era”

Top Healthcare Technology Trends for 2022

There is no one-size-fits-all approach in healthcare. There are many challenges, roadblocks, and ever-changing conditions. This was especially evident in the last year as we worked to support people and improve healthcare processes throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As we position CIOs and other HealthIT executives for continued challenges in 2022, we look at trends andContinue reading “Top Healthcare Technology Trends for 2022”

Will Healthcare Recover in 2022?

Hospitals aren’t expecting a return to normal anytime soon. According to the 2022 report by Kaufman Hall, 20% of hospital executives surveyed said they were “extremely concerned” about their financial viability until an effective vaccine or treatment is available, and another 50% said they were “moderately concerned.” Approximately 1 in 3 physicians, APPs, and nursesContinue reading “Will Healthcare Recover in 2022?”

HITsm Holiday Chat: Healthcare IT Holiday Wish List

December 10, 2021 Hosts: @EMRAnswers and @bossoft As we enter the 2021 holiday season, healthcare leaders continue to anticipate the challenges and opportunities that continue to emerge as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare was hit hard in 2020. C-Suite executives say they expect the COVID-19 crisis to be one of the biggest opportunitiesContinue reading “HITsm Holiday Chat: Healthcare IT Holiday Wish List”

CMS Requires COVID-19 Vaccines for Healthcare Staff by January 4th

The Biden Administration is requiring all staff who work at healthcare facilities to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 4th, 2022. This emergency order, issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in an effort to protect those healthcare workers and staff on the front lines of the pandemic, is currently on holdContinue reading “CMS Requires COVID-19 Vaccines for Healthcare Staff by January 4th”

Is RPA the Future of Revenue Sustainability?

2020 was a difficult year for hospitals. Losses due to the pandemic were projected to be at least $323.1 billion in the US. In addition, over three dozen hospitals closed their doors due to fluctuating volumes. And it’s not just hospitals that have been affected. Providers of all kinds — from primary care physicians andContinue reading “Is RPA the Future of Revenue Sustainability?”

5 Benefits of Process Automation In Healthcare

What is Process Automation? Process automation, also known as digital transformation, is the technology-enabled automation of complex business processes. It accelerates the accuracy and speed of tasks by routing information to the right person, at the right time, through user-defined rules and actions. When processes are automated, they require less human involvement which translates toContinue reading “5 Benefits of Process Automation In Healthcare”

Why Business Process Automation Is Essential For The Healthcare Sector

Business process automation has proven to be imperative for the healthcare ecosystem, improving business functions, speeding data migrations, and empowering human teams by streamlining repetitive, tedious tasks. What Does Business Process Automation Look Like in Healthcare? The goal of automation is not to replace healthcare staff, but rather to augment the human workforce and enableContinue reading “Why Business Process Automation Is Essential For The Healthcare Sector”

Connecting the Dots in Revenue Cycle Management

Healthcare revenue cycle is the heartbeat of hospitals, provider organizations, and health systems. The revenue cycle processes, tracks, and collects for services rendered to patients. As medical billing becomes more complex, and rules and regulations keep constantly shifting, it is no longer just a simple business office transaction. The revenue cycle touches everything from schedulesContinue reading “Connecting the Dots in Revenue Cycle Management”

Streamlining the Process for Relief Funds

The Biden-Harris Administration made $25.5 billion in new funding available for healthcare providers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. HHS announced availability of the funding, which includes: $8.5 billion in American Rescue Plan (ARP) resources for providers who serve rural Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or Medicare patients An additional $17 billion for Provider ReliefContinue reading “Streamlining the Process for Relief Funds”