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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.
Find suppliers and products in this comprehensive vendor directory for healthcare finance professionals.
Guidance for understanding and communicating about the price of health care.
Guidelines on how to make it easier for consumers to get information about healthcare prices.
Improve your revenue cycle performance through standard metrics, peer comparison, and successful practices.
The ability to manage data in a meaningful way is a challenge for hospitals and their IT departments.
Learn four areas where hospitals typically encounter challenges after acquiring a physician practice—and strategies for successful integration.
There are still some steps that can be taken to ensure a smooth implementation of and transition to EHR applications.
Several revenue cycle application systems will be essential to responding effectively to payment reform.
From a healthcare technology perspective, interoperability involves data exchange, infrastructure interoperability, user interface interoperability, and process interoperability.
Healthcare organizations can use predictive analytics to prevent readmissions and to determine which procedures and care methods are likely to produce the most effective outcomes.
A study used FTE employees per adjusted occupied bed as a measure to ascertain the effect of EHR investments on labor productivity.
A lack of good costing data is a barrier to achieving value in healthcare organizations. Learn how to select and implement technologies designed to improve costing.
After a technology upgrade, a hospital should take specific steps preempt issues that could lead to decreased revenue.
Integrating medical devices with an electronic health record can boost clinician efficiency by reducing clinicians' overall documentation activities.
An ordinary least squares trend analysis can help determine whether a correlation exists between staffing levels and the number of applications in use by hospitals.
An examination of the problems several hospitals have encountered in the rush to implement EHRs could help other organizations avoid similar challenges.
Providers of all sizes can reap both tangible and intangible benefits from an EHR investment.
The first step hospitals should take in making healthcare data actionable is to determine how the data will be used.
Demonstrating meaningful use of electronic health records is critical in an environment of outcomes-based payment and healthcare reform.
Investments in EHR performance management are essential to reducing costs and improving quality of care with the help of this technology.
Healthcare IT is now entering a convegence stage that could accelerate improved performance.
Healthcare finance leaders should look to a strong HIT system to help find ways to coordinate care, improve outcomes, and manage costs.
Workflows will change with an EHR implementation and should be anticipated, planned for, and carefully implemented.
This fact sheet provides a quick look at the Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive programs.
Healthcare IT can play a transformative role in accountable care frameworks.
One health system managed the implementation of its organizationwide electronic health record by first gaining input from clinicians and working cooperatively with competitors.
These healthcare providers still have some work to do to qualify for HITECH meaningful use incentives. But their electronic health records are already creating efficiencies-and, most important, improving patient care in meaningful ways.
The introduction to "Collaborating for Results," a Leadership special report. This report demonstrates how providers can increase quality and reduce costs by crossing department and organizational silos and working cooperatively.
Case studies of how leading-edge providers are collaborating to improve quality and reduce costs. Topics covered: Creating a culture of collaboration, learning each other's language, developing a useful EHR, and coordinating the doctor's orders.
Brian Kueppers, founder and CEO, Apex, discusses the importance of a robust patient payment strategy in boosting organization revenue and enhancing patient satisfaction.
Brian Grazzini, CFO, HealthPort, describes the importance of efficient and compliant information exchange and audit management in helping HIM staff spend less time on paperwork and more on mission-critical projects.
Cindy Matthews, executive vice president, Community Hospital Corporation, discusses how rural and community hospitals can use collaborative partnering to position for success through tough market conditions.
Rick Heise, senior vice president, revenue cycle, at Cerner Corporation, discusses the importance of integrating clinical and financial data to excel in health care’s changing payment environment.
Dale Hockel, senior vice president of operations, and Jim Fanelli, CFO, TriMedx, share strategies for elevating clinical engineering through innovative management programs.
Russ Graney, founder and CEO for Aidin, and John Laursen, head of business development for Aidin, share insights on how to improve care transitions between acute and post-acute care settings and incentivize high-quality patient outcomes.
Scott Elston, strategic accounts manager, GE Healthcare Services, describes how substantial cost reduction in health care requires rethinking business strategy and asset use.
Robert Williams, MD, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP, and Arielle Freiberger, product strategist, ConvergeHEALTH by Deloitte, explain how sophisticated retrospective, real-time, and predictive data analytics can inform decision making to reduce costs and improve care.
Stuart Hanson, director of business development (healthcare solutions) at Citi Retail Services, discusses how improving the payment experience can benefit consumers and healthcare providers.
Scott Schmidt, vice president, Cerner RevWorks, LLC, shares insights on best practices for maximizing a revenue cycle management partnership.
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