An academic medical center’s efforts to bring telemedicine to patients with Parkinson’s disease has reduced costs and improved outcomes.
Research showed healthcare providers were able to reduce opioid misuse in their practices by 40% when they followed prescribing guidelines that included regular prescription drug monitoring program checks and toxicology testing.
Tackling state and federal prescribing guidelines can improve healthcare providers documentation and administrative reporting and potentially reduce their liability for patient opioid misuse.
Hospitals can expect new revenue opportunities, increased near-term costs and loss of revenue to new competitors due to expanding digital technologies in healthcare, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
Digitization of care plans can help healthcare providers create processes of care that focus on achieving high-value outcomes.
Humana may be a more desirable partner for physicians interested in risk arrangements if its collaboration with Epic reduces potentially preventable ED and inpatient utilization due to increased medication adherence.
Healthcare organizations should develop IT plans, measure themselves against their plans and consistently review how regulatory and product changes mandate the need for plan revisions.
Natural language processing can help providers discover patients’ social needs from the vast amounts of unstructured data in electronic health records.
Timely decision making and partnering with the right vendor can provide a smooth legacy A/R conversion and be the difference between success or failure.