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”

Staying On Track with Digital Initiatives

This has been one tough year for healthcare, and like other parts of life, progress isn’t always linear. What we find more valuable than simply acknowledging the outcome of progress is in recognizing the value of the experience itself. And this applies well to digital technology. We Embraced Digital Technology We made great strides inContinue reading “Staying On Track with Digital Initiatives”

Boston Software Systems Interview with Brad Cox, Director of Patient Accounting, Northwestern Medicine

When a provider contacts a payer to check a claim status, it takes an average of 14 minutes and costs the provider $7.12. By the time a claim reaches a denied status, the provider has lost at least two weeks. Considering that the time between claims submission and payment can be as long as fourContinue reading “Boston Software Systems Interview with Brad Cox, Director of Patient Accounting, Northwestern Medicine”

Does Your Digital Transformation Strategy Include RPA?

Digital transformation refers to improvements in a “digital era.” Healthcare has seen significant strides from digital transformation efforts during the past year. Projects have included a diverse range of solutions, from hosting IT services in the cloud, to creating touchless encounters like telehealth, reducing manual tasks, and improving connectivity across disparate systems. COVID-19 increased theContinue reading “Does Your Digital Transformation Strategy Include RPA?”