Annual Conference: Houston Methodist uses AI in virtual models for critical care, patient observation and more
Artificial intelligence (AI) is driving innovation in clinical operations at the Houston Methodist hospital system, as explained during a presentation this week at HFMA’s Annual Conference. Among other virtual-care programs developed by the organization’s innovation center, Houston Methodist has incorporated a virtual ICU and virtual observation in the inpatient setting. Both programs use AI to…
Annual Conference: Health system CFO panel reflects on the importance of embracing change
The healthcare industry is enduring tough times, but finance leaders are equipped to guide their organizations through choppy waters, CFOs said Sunday as part of a panel discussion. Speaking onstage during the opening session of HFMA’s Annual Conference in Nashville, five health system CFOs described how they’ve responded during a tumultuous period that began more…
Artificial Intelligence for RCM: Separating Hype from Reality
A growing volume of tagged data is exacerbating an already complex healthcare revenue cycle management (RCM) process that is largely transactional in nature, thus making RCM an area that is prime for automation and the application of artificial intelligence (AI). From automating manual and redundant tasks within patient access, coding, billing, and collections to applying…
Leveraging extensible technology to create consumer-centric healthcare ecosystems
Implementing new technologies can eliminate tedious tasks and open the door for more impactful work as well as provide patients with easier access to convenient scheduling, registration and billing options. Dive into this roundtable for additional insight on technologies progressing the industry.
Healthcare News of Note: CVS finalizes purchases of Signify Health, Oak Street Health, moving into home healthcare and primary care
CVS Health has completed the acquisitions of Signify Health and Oak Street Health, expanding its efforts to implement a value-based payment ecosystem focused on holistic care. Chatbot responses to patient’s questions were preferred over physician responses, earning higher rankings from evaluators for both quality and empathy, according to a recent study. Increasing rates of depression,…
Healthcare disruptor Glen Tullman says providers need more of a consumer-centric approach
One of the country’s most prominent healthcare entrepreneurs has a warning for legacy healthcare stakeholders. “Many of you in the audience are leading major health systems, and you’re the hub for healthcare today,” Glen Tullman said during a presentation at the HIMSS Global Health Conference and Exhibition, which took place the week of April 17…
Automation from documentation capture to code: Insights from healthcare finance leaders
Read tips on strengthening return on investment and engagement as well as the role of process automation in navigating the documentation and workforce challenges facing healthcare in this roundtable with hospital leaders.
How to use analytics and automation to build an intelligent A/R strategy
Health systems seeking to improve their accounts receivable function are turning to machine learning and AI to streamline patient interactions in ways that benefit the organizations and their patients. Read the challenges and benefits of using automation health system executives discuss in this roundtable.
Cloudmed, an R1 company, helps health systems get paid for the care they provide
Using one company’s AI platform, health systems will find uncovered funds that can be used to hire essential practitioners, build new facilities and fund outreach programs.
Revenue cycle technology budgets rise to meet need for automation, AI and robotics, says new survey
See five areas where there is room for additional automation according to respondents in a recent survey. Also read about using AI in the revenue cycle and the benefits it brings hospitals and healthcare systems such as dealing with staffing challenges, dwindling margins and increased denial rates.