Technology

Linking Professional Fee and Facility Fee Data to Get the Big Picture

Matching patient and encounter data helped one Vermont hospital overcome the challenges of working with two different billing systems for its facility and physicians.

Laura Ramos Hegwer June 5, 2017

Improving Outcomes Using Social Determinants of Health

Rick Ingraham describes how patients’ social factors can help healthcare providers improve the quality of care.

Rick Ingraham June 2, 2017

What Finance Leaders Should Know About Cybersecurity Risks

IT security breaches can be costly: The average cost of a breached medical record is $158. Fortunately, finance leaders can help IT security teams protect against these unforeseen costs.

Laura Ramos Hegwer June 1, 2017

Leveraging the Cloud for Efficiency and Savings

Healthcare organizations seeking secure, efficient access to information need look no further than the cloud.

Paul M. Perry May 23, 2017

Transforming Healthcare Analytics to Manage Costs

Healthcare providers must transform how they analyze and use data by applying today’s improved data analytics techniques if they are to meet the requirements of value-based care of improved quality and reduce costs.

Caroline M. Kolman May 23, 2017

Best Practices for Securing and Protecting Patients’ Financial Data

When we think about data breaches, attacks on major retailers often come to mind. Yet, between 2010 and 2015, criminal attacks on healthcare data increased by 125 percent. In 2016 alone, there were 329 significant data breaches exposing more than 16 million records.

Gary Word May 19, 2017

How South Shore Health System Protected Revenue During an EHR Transition

South Shore Health System created a formal revenue integrity department to mitigate revenue loss during its EHR transition and to monitor and track progress after implementation.

Lisa A. Eramo May 15, 2017

What’s Behind an Innovative Tool?

A specialized department to help clinicians and researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital get their innovative ideas to market.

Laura Ramos Hegwer May 15, 2017

Finding Success with Provider-Sponsored Health Plans During Uncertain Times

Community Health Choice, a provider-sponsored health plan started by Harris Health System, has grown its marketplace membership from 300 enrollees to 150,000 over four enrollment periods. Despite uncertainty about the future of federal healthcare laws and the marketplaces, the health plan says that it may still experience growth in 2018.

Laura Ramos Hegwer May 12, 2017

Henry Ford Health System Builds a Population Health Management Platform

The health system’s plan for value-based care involves centralizing core population health management functions and integrating data from multiple sources.

Laura Ramos Hegwer May 11, 2017
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