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”

Why We Began a Daily “Crisis Series” on Social Channels

Recently, we began a “daily crisis” series of posts on our social channels to help people navigate this “new normal.” An integral part of our daily conversations revolve around social distancing, working remotely, sheltering in place, and staying home. The subject matter we are confronting makes it even more critical that organizational leadership address oneContinue reading “Why We Began a Daily “Crisis Series” on Social Channels”

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”

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”

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?”