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MAP App is a web-based application that helps organizations improve revenue cycle performance based on industry-standard metrics called MAP Keys.
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Transformation toward value-based healthcare is reshaping the delivery of care, patient expectations, and payment structures.
Improve your revenue cycle performance through standard metrics, peer comparison, and successful practices.
The healthcare industry is making progress toward eliminating paper from the remittance process, but more work is needed.
Hospitals should take five steps in assessing the value of cloud computing—and determining the right approach.
A rural medical center facing threats of data breaches discovered that hospital IT security investments go beyond just dollars and cents.
Predictive and comparative analytics have the potential to drive improved value by pinpointing areas where proactive steps can better support optimal revenue cycle performance—as well as the organization’s mission.
To accommodate its growing data storage needs, St. Dominic Hospital adopted a new flexible, expandable infrastructure approach called scale-out network-attached storage.
Cloud computing multiplies the compliance risks for healthcare organizations, which possess both protected health information and financial information.
Learn the critical traits of an evolving healthcare learning environment.
Information object-level controls have the potential to better protect hospitals from data breaches that by building security precautions into the information itself.
Hospitals can gain a competitive edge by responding strategically to the rapid proliferation of mobile devices in health care, with security being an intrinsic part of their strategy.
The dimension of change in health care — for individuals, organizations and the system as a whole — requires that we apply the analytics necessary to transform data into information.
Learn questions to ask before working with a cloud vendor.
Learn the limitations of cloud computing in protecting information recorded by hospitals and health systems.
Although the term may be unfamiliar, data governance is a long-standing obligation of the healthcare industry.
After launching their patient portals, Cleveland Clinic and Texas Neurology are working to get patients to use the portals to communicate with providers and transmit personal health information.
Bob Chaput urges healthcare organizations to take clear steps to avoid preventable data security breaches.
The potential of direct secure messaging (DSM) to reduce readmissions and costs could make it a powerful tool in an era of reform.
Four case studies illustrate that texting, mobile apps, virtual visits, and other mHealth approaches stand to fundamentally change the traditional patient-provider relationship.
Atlantic General Hospital and Health System shares the steps it used to roll out a telemedicine program in its ICUs. Results included improved sepsis outcomes and a reduction in patient days on ICU ventilators.
A hospital can avoid many hidden costs associated with equipment service contracts by having the in-house clinical engineering department assume greater responsibility for this function.
The costs of operating data centers, which use large amounts of water and electricity and require a full-time staff, can be significant. View the average annual operating costs for a typical 75-person data center in four cities.
Tools that enable OR managers to track and analyze patient flow, schedule supply use, and release unused block time can help contain OR costs.
Hospitals and health systems can achieve significant savings by using ultrasound at the point of care in lieu of other imaging approaches in appropriate medical situations.
The Medical Clinic of North Texas launched a population health initiative in 2010 that has involved working with self-insured companies to manage the health of their employee populations.
Providers and experts are trying to determine the best way to store and protect sensitive healthcare information—a massive challenge in light of regulations, storage costs, and IT limitations.
With the implementation of ICD-10, the number of procedure codes will skyrocket. Most of the new codes are related to hospital inpatient surgical episodes. Here’s how to prepare.
In this Business Profile, Bruce Haupt, president and CEO of ClearBalance, discusses how a patient loan program can increase patient collections, reduce bad debt, and speed cash flow.
In this Business Profile, Jerry Bruno, principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP, discusses the importance of choosing revenue cycle solutions that help an organization meet the challenges of a quickly evolving healthcare environment.
In this business profile, Lane Jackson, a partner in the Grant Thornton LLP Health Care Advisory Services practice, with extensive experience in overseeing system implementations and revenue cycle reorganizations, discusses best practices for elevating revenue cycle performance during an EMR implementation. Grant Thornton LLP is a sponsor of the Large System Controllers Council Affinity Group.
In this business profile, Amy Gross, senior vice president of Key Government Finance, discusses the benefits of private placement transactions to support large-scale financing projects.
In this business profile, Doug Polasky, executive vice president at Xtend Healthcare, explains the importance of having sound workflow processes in a consolidated business office to ensure optimal performance and reduce costs.
In this business profile, sponsored by SSI, Jay Colfer, vice president of sales and marketing, shares how patient access solutions are reversing the trend toward increased bad debt resulting from the rise in high-deductible consumer health plans.
In this business profile of Deloitte Consulting, Matthew Hitch and David Betts explore the potential benefits of elevating the customer experience and outline strategies to change service delivery.
TriMedx helps health systems control costs and uncover savings opportunities by optimizing the clinical engineering function.
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