How Technology and Data Science Are Used to Fight a Pandemic

In a global pandemic such as COVID-19, technology, artificial intelligence, and data science have become critical allies in helping societies deal effectively with ramifications of an outbreak. There are smart devices that help diagnose fevers in communities, antimicrobial textiles that help destroy bacteria on hospital gowns and scrubs, drones and chatbots to help with deliveryContinue reading “How Technology and Data Science Are Used to Fight a Pandemic”

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”

Zeroing In On Claim Denials with RPA

Hospital leaders understand that it’s difficult to get claims out the door in the revenue cycle, but especially difficult to prevent claim denials. The complexity of revenue cycle management makes it hard for providers and healthcare organizations to identify the root causes beforehand. It’s a time consuming, administrative burden that is made easier with RoboticContinue reading “Zeroing In On Claim Denials with RPA”

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”

Providing a Digital Workforce for Revenue Cycle Optimization

In today’s value-based healthcare environment, there are gaps that inhibit hospitals and health systems from efficiently managing the revenue cycle. Information often lives in disparate data silos like patient kiosks, the EHR, legacy practice management systems, payor websites, and clearinghouses that may not communicate well, or even at all. Better management of the claims processContinue reading “Providing a Digital Workforce for Revenue Cycle Optimization”

Is Burnout Adequately Addressed in Healthcare?

In a 2019 study by the National Academy of Medicine, “35 to 54 percent of U.S. nurses and physicians have substantial symptoms of burnout, and the range for medical students and residents is between 45 to 60 percent.” The highest prevalence of burnout occurs in primary care-oriented specialties, although there are indications that burnout isContinue reading “Is Burnout Adequately Addressed in Healthcare?”