Getting Started With RPA: Have a Plan

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is one of the best tools for automating repetitive tasks, but in order to gain the greatest benefit from an RPA initiative you must plan thoroughly, deploy correctly, and know exactly how to align the project with your existing infrastructure. It’s All About The Change Change management is one of theContinue reading “Getting Started With RPA: Have a Plan”

Bridging Data Gaps in COVID-19 Reporting and Tracking

Data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that the Delta variant is the most dominant COVID-19 strain. Eighteen months into the pandemic, there are at least twenty states that are still having difficulties filling the data gaps in reporting and tracking information. States track diseases in different ways, and mostContinue reading “Bridging Data Gaps in COVID-19 Reporting and Tracking”

RPA Addresses Staffing Shortages in a Post-COVID Era

Many healthcare organizations are currently experiencing talent shortages as a new wave of the pandemic continues to unfold. This crisis makes it extremely difficult to staff while continuing to maintain normal business practices. According to a recent report by McKinsey, 22% of nurses indicated they may leave their current position within the next year. InContinue reading “RPA Addresses Staffing Shortages in a Post-COVID Era”

COVID-19 Booster Shots Create Headaches For Healthcare System

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first COVID-19 vaccine on Monday August 23rd. The first vaccine to get FDA approval is the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine, marketed as Comirnaty. It is expected that FDA approval of the Moderna vaccine will follow. The FDA authorized booster shots for immunocompromised patients across the U.S. on AugustContinue reading “COVID-19 Booster Shots Create Headaches For Healthcare System”

Customer Experience: The New IT Imperative

As a leader in healthcare, you need to find a way to deliver timely, flexible IT services with the agility of the cloud, yet without the complexity. A great customer experience (CX) occurs when you co-create value with consumers and deliver more than is expected. Leadership, including CIOs, were previously focused solely on the productContinue reading “Customer Experience: The New IT Imperative”

Going to HIMSS21? Here’s What You Need to Know

HIMSS21 kicks off next week in Las Vegas. This much anticipated event, the industry’s largest, was rescheduled from March and is the first and largest on-site healthcare conference since the beginning of the pandemic. It’s everyone’s favorite healthcare and IT conference, and in past years included over 43,000 attendees. This year, a little over 700Continue reading “Going to HIMSS21? Here’s What You Need to Know”

How Healthcare Automation Builds Post-Pandemic Business Continuity

The COVID-19 pandemic placed additional pressure on CIOs to accelerate their digital transformation efforts. The unparalleled demand for services, facilities, staffing, and public health tracking created chaos in healthcare. Critical areas of focus like telemedicine, lab testing, and revenue cycle management required efficient processes be implemented at warp speed. There were no longer continued discussionsContinue reading “How Healthcare Automation Builds Post-Pandemic Business Continuity”

Reducing The Barriers To Interoperability

Interoperability is certainly not a new topic. It is a predominant theme at #HIMSS21, and has been a term of engagement in healthcare for over 20 years. To better understand the impact of data interoperability, Google Cloud recently commissioned The Harris Poll to survey more than 300 physicians across the U.S. Nearly all (95%) ofContinue reading “Reducing The Barriers To Interoperability”

Executive Order Tackles Healthcare Price, Transparency, and Competition

Lack of competition is a key reason for President Biden’s executive order, “Promoting Competition in the American Economy.” The proposed order tackles four key areas where a lack of competition in healthcare increases prices and reduces access to quality care: prescription drug costs, hospital consolidation, health insurance choice, and hearing aid access. Among other things,Continue reading “Executive Order Tackles Healthcare Price, Transparency, and Competition”

Streamlining the Process of Prior Authorizations in Healthcare

From the moment data is entered electronically into a patient chart, the prior authorization process begins. For care to be obtained, prior authorizations have to be identified and submitted with the right codes, approvals, and follow-up. The majority of health plan denials are attributable to prior authorizations, eligibility, and medical necessity rules. Currently, hospitals andContinue reading “Streamlining the Process of Prior Authorizations in Healthcare”