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”

Automation Helps Hospitals Survive Narrowing Margins During the Pandemic

Due to the complexity of the pandemic, more than a third of US hospitals are estimated to maintain negative operating margins through the end of 2021 as overall expenses continue to be higher than pre-pandemic levels, according to a recent report prepared by Kaufman, Hall & Associates. In the face of mounting pressures, health systemsContinue reading “Automation Helps Hospitals Survive Narrowing Margins During the Pandemic”

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”