A Decades-Long History in RPA

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has a decades-long history. Screen scraping started during the early days of the Internet to help users extract data from the web. It referred to the practice of reading text data from a computer display terminal’s screen. Simple scenarios involved automation navigating through a series of steps in an application usingContinue reading “A Decades-Long History in RPA”

Uninsured Patients HRSA Claims Reimbursement for COVID-19 Testing, Treatment, and Vaccine Administration

As part of the Cares Act legislation, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will provide claims reimbursement to health care providers for testing, treatment, and vaccine administration to the uninsured patient population. More than $5.6 billion dollars have been paid to date and over 238,000 health care providers have enrolled in the program.Continue reading “Uninsured Patients HRSA Claims Reimbursement for COVID-19 Testing, Treatment, and Vaccine Administration”

Unlocking Patient Access: The Cures Act Information Blocking Provisions

On April 5th, 2021, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) finalized the Cures Act’s information blocking provisions. These new rules focus on data exchange and patient information blocking. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) states: “Putting patients in charge of their health records is a key piece of patient control inContinue reading “Unlocking Patient Access: The Cures Act Information Blocking Provisions”

Driving the Future of Digital Health

We’ve learned a lot of lessons through this pandemic. We are still learning. But one thing is certain: we’ve made great strides in digital health. We’ve adapted to the constraints posed by embracing technology and realizing that we could actually thrive in times of uncertainty, in ways we never imagined.

Leveraging Automation in Healthcare

Leveraging automation in healthcare has proven to deliver real benefits. The Deloitte Global RPA Survey found that “53% of respondents have already started their RPA journey. This is expected to increase to 72% in the next two years.” Leaders are no longer debating the benefits of digital health. It is the right tool to fightContinue reading “Leveraging Automation in Healthcare”

What Can “We” Do Better in Healthcare?

We recently had an opportunity to sit down with Don Seamons, from the Healthcare Solutions Project, and discuss ways in which the “collective we” can improve in the healthcare system. Now more than ever, we need products that work for end users and allow them to efficiently and effectively care for patients. However, there’s aContinue reading “What Can “We” Do Better in Healthcare?”

Automation Makes Population Health Management Scalable and Sustainable

The use of automation to replace manually laborious tasks that are better done by machines saves time, and allows clinicians to devote more time to higher-value roles, such as patient interaction. Identifying patient challenges is the foundation of care coordination. Multiple organizations use paper or EHR-based assessments to pinpoint social determinants of health and communicateContinue reading “Automation Makes Population Health Management Scalable and Sustainable”

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”

Automating Population Health Data Initiatives

The inherent value of a population health perspective is the ability to facilitate increased knowledge across multiple measures that can help a clinician understand or predict health outcomes. This includes looking at data inputs such as chronic conditions and treatment plans, and adding in a multitude of possible risk factors that may impede health inContinue reading “Automating Population Health Data Initiatives”

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”