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Good Data, Better Value-Based Care Can Boost Population Health

RevCycleIntelligence With just 5 percent of patients accounting for nearly one-half of the nation’s healthcare spending, hospitals and health systems have a significant opportunity to address a large proportion of their costs by improving the health of a relatively small number of individuals. In order to do so, healthcare organizations need to develop population health management interventions tailored...


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How HIPAA Regulations Apply to Key Patient Data Access Situations

HealthITSecurity Individuals have an inherent right to access their own health information. Patient data access can be a critical tool for proper care, but both providers and patients often face confusion about how HIPAA regulations impact the exchange and release...

How Open Source Software Benefits Health IT Infrastructure

HITInfrastructure Health IT infrastructure forms the foundation for everything that happens in a healthcare organization, from quality improvement and patient safety to financial sustainability and business intelligence. While many different health IT strategies...

What Are the Social Determinants of Population Health?

HealthITAnalytics Financially and clinically successful population health management programs must take much more into account than what happens to a patient while she is sitting on the exam table.  As the healthcare system’s responsibility expands...

Key Strategies for Succeeding with Healthcare Bundled Payments

RevCycleIntelligence Healthcare bundled payments are a value-based reimbursement model that uses a single, comprehensive payment to address an entire defined episode of care. This alternative payment model has become a critical stepping stone for providers as they...

What Telemedicine, Telehealth Resource Centers Offer to Providers

mHealthIntelligence Healthcare providers, organizations and vendors interested in knowing more about telemedicine and telehealth have a ready resource at their fingertips: a network of telehealth resource centers covering every region of the country. Established...

Integrating Patient Engagement Strategies into Specialty Care

PatientEngagementHIT Integrating meaningful patient engagement strategies into primary care is often cited as one of the industry’s greatest challenges, but specialty healthcare providers may face even more obstacles when trying to forge strong patient relationships....

Leveraging Business Intelligence for Healthcare Management

HealthITAnalytics Considering that the phrase “value-based care” is almost always immediately followed by a discussion about how to trim inefficiencies and improve patient outcomes, few industries are more in need of comprehensive insight into their...

Using Broadband to Support Internet of Medical Things

HITInfrastructure Healthcare organizations are adopting Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices to connect patients and clinicians to the network. IoMT devices provide remote monitoring solutions for patients and collect valuable data that can be used for analytics....

How Providers Can Address Online Physician Reviews, Social Media

PatientEngagementHIT Online physician reviews are growing in popularity, with more patients leveraging different social media platforms to express their healthcare experience and learn more about their provider options. Based upon their social media management strategies,...

How Providers Can Detect, Prevent Healthcare Fraud and Abuse

RevCycleIntelligence Healthcare fraud and abuse cases cost the industry billions of dollars a year. Without processes in place to detect and prevent fraudulent activities, healthcare providers could face an investigation that may cost them their reputation and revenue....

Challenges, Opportunities of Mobile Health Devices in the Hospital

mHealthIntelligence Digital health tools and data have the potential to propel America’s beleaguered healthcare system into a value-based care environment. The challenge comes in aligning incentives with workflow. That’s not an easy road to travel. New...

Ensuring Security, Access to Protected Health Information (PHI)

HealthITSecurity Healthcare data breaches are sadly a regular occurrence in the industry, and there is no indication that the trend will slow down. With cybersecurity threats such as ransomware and malware becoming a popular choice for cyber criminals to gain...

Benefits of Software-Defined Networking in Healthcare

HITInfrastructure Healthcare organizations are rapidly introducing more connected devices into their health IT infrastructures, which calls for increased network visibility and management. Entities currently deal with Wi-Fi connectivity supporting cloud applications,...

The Difference Between Medicare and Medicaid Reimbursement

RevCycleIntelligence Medicare and Medicaid are government healthcare programs that help individuals acquire coverage, but similarities between the programs more or less end there. Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement structures vary significantly by program and state....

Overcoming Patient Barriers to Chronic Disease Management

PatientEngagementHIT Improving adherence to chronic disease management and treatment plans is a critical facet of improving outcomes and keeping costs low. In order to engage patients, communicate efficiently, and help individuals achieve their wellness goals, providers...

Data Integrity Strategies for Patient Matching, Identification

HealthITAnalytics Patient matching errors are an insidious but all-too-common threat to patient safety in the healthcare setting.  While providers have generally embraced the idea that a patient’s electronic record should follow her from the moment...

Telepsychiatry Opens a New Window into Behavioral Healthcare

mHealthIntelligence Telepsychiatry is one of the fastest-growing platforms in the telemedicine space these days, due in large part to improvements in video-conferencing technology. Mental healthcare is described as the one medical field in which the doctor doesn’t...

EMR v. EHR: Electronic Medical, Health Record Differences

EHRIntelligence The terms electronic medical record (EMR) and electronic health record (EHR) have become widely synonymous, but they did not start that way and some still argue that a distinction between is necessary to restate. Healthcare organizations and...

Turning Healthcare Big Data into Actionable Clinical Intelligence

HealthITAnalytics Healthcare organizations on the hunt for lower costs, better outcomes, and value-based care bonuses have invested heavily in hoarding as much big data as they can get their hands on.  From customer service call logs and clinical documentation...

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