The 21st Century Cures Act was primarily publicized as a means to drive funding for precision medicine, adjusting drug development rules for pharmaceutical companies, tweaking Medicare reimbursement regulations, opening up opportunities for telehealth, and strengthening EHR certification protocols. It also includes information-blocking provisions. Despite the complexity of the proposed rules, the intentions and goals impacting patients and providers are simple.
Artificial Intelligence or "AI" has been in the news on a number of fronts. In this review, we seek to demonstrate how this technology can help support and improve revenue cycle performance across the financial continuum.
Price transparency is not a new concept for the healthcare provider market. There has been a year-over-year increase in consumer out-of-pocket cost and recent legislation requiring online access to provider charge master pricing.
In 2017, SEARHC joined the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, and other local Tribal health partners in implementing a shared Cerner electronic health record (EHR) system to improve communication between the organizations serving Alaska’s Native population and to enhance the quality of care provided.
Each step in the patient’s journey has a technology element that can be used to improve the user experience. This infographic outlines the relevant research supporting each opportunity and describes how health systems are using the available technology to improve patient engagement and their own bottom lines.
Healthcare is at a crossroads with regard to data, analytics, and reporting. While healthcare has historically lagged other industries in its approach to data, there is growing recognition that it is necessary to gather, analyze, and apply data in a meaningful way.
Is it time to cut your revenue cycle bolt-ons? Those applications you purchased to support your EHR/revenue cycle core system are not only expensive but may be impacting system efficiency and optimization.
Healthcare organizations often underestimate the financial risk associated with implementing a new revenue cycle system implementation. These best practices will help organizations drive workflow transformation and performance improvement while minimizing common system conversion pitfalls.
Tying a change management process to your EHR project is integral to the project’s long-term success. It will ease the transition for physicians, staff, and the organization as a whole.
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