Get Paid Sooner, Get Paid More: Reduce Days in A/R or Risk Losing Money | Daily Practice Blog

Imagine opening your car window while on a road trip while you have an important stack of papers in the passenger’s seat. It will only be a matter of time until those papers get caught by a wind gust, never to be seen again. Now, think of time as the wind, and your organization’s cash … Continue reading Get Paid Sooner, Get Paid More: Reduce Days in A/R or Risk Losing Money | Daily Practice Blog

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3 Revenue Cycle Trends Worth Watching at HIMSS17 | Daily Blog

What’s the fastest way to turn a happy patient into a frustrated one? An unexpected medical bill is the first thing that comes to mind. Inconvenient payment options stand out, too. Not surprisingly, as patients take on more responsibility for the cost of their healthcare, they also want more transparency from providers on the amounts … Continue reading 3 Revenue Cycle Trends Worth Watching at HIMSS17 | Daily Blog

Trump’s pick to lead CMS has concerns about EHRs | Health Data Management

If Seema Verma, President Trump’s nominee to head the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is confirmed by the Senate, she will seek to modernize CMS’s programs to better address the changing needs of the people the agency serves, leveraging innovation and technology to drive coordinated, cost-effective care. “Doctors are increasingly frustrated by the number … Continue reading Trump’s pick to lead CMS has concerns about EHRs | Health Data Management

What providers can learn from the hospitality industry | Health Data Management

Patient satisfaction is not just about whether a patient is pleased with the treatment being received; more important is whether the patient really is having a good clinical experience that will translate to improved outcomes. Hospitals aiming to provide optimal patient satisfaction and outcomes could learn some lessons from the hotel industry, particularly Hilton Hotels, … Continue reading What providers can learn from the hospitality industry | Health Data Management

Why practices are struggling to exchange records | Health Data Management

Medical record administrators are continuing to have difficulties exchanging patient records with other providers. Data exchange is particularly difficult when receiving providers are not on the same electronic health record as the sender, according to results of a survey conducted in January by Black Book Research, which found that more than 40 percent of responding … Continue reading Why practices are struggling to exchange records | Health Data Management

HIT leaders buoyed by Price confirmation as HHS head

While Senate Democrats voted along party lines against Price’s nomination because of concerns about his strong support for repealing the Affordable Care Act, health IT stakeholders generally see his combined legislator and physician experience as a big plus for taking the helm at HHS. Also See: Trump’s pick for HHS Secretary has health IT chops … Continue reading HIT leaders buoyed by Price confirmation as HHS head

Why the pressure’s rising for EMRs to make an impact

As the country wonders about the next iteration or obliteration of the Affordable Care Act, the 1996 movie Jerry Maguire starring Tom Cruise and Cuba Gooding, Jr., provides all the information needed to prepare for changes in the healthcare marketplace in 2017. Cruise plays sports agent Jerry Maguire who represents Rod Tidwell, a fictional Arizona … Continue reading Why the pressure’s rising for EMRs to make an impact

Industry leaders mull mandating use of FHIR for info exchange

Health Level Seven International’s Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources has tremendous potential for the interoperable exchange of health information, but some industry watchers wonder if its use should be required to facilitate widespread information exchange. The use of FHIR, an application programming interface, is gaining momentum among providers and vendors, but it may be too early … Continue reading Industry leaders mull mandating use of FHIR for info exchange

ONC continues to grapple with how to implement Cures Act provisions

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology is still deciding how it will approach implementing the 21st Century Cures Act’s wide-ranging interoperability provisions, according to Acting National Coordinator Jon White, MD. “I know that a lot of folks have questions about the transition to the new Health IT Advisory Committee that is … Continue reading ONC continues to grapple with how to implement Cures Act provisions

EHRs are everywhere: Now what?

“The EHR market has commoditized now and the healthcare domain is coming into an era where most other domains, like the financial domain, have been for a long time – understanding risk, identifying and mitigating risk, and finding tools to do so,” said Fred Rahmanian, chief technology officer at Geneia, a vendor of population health, … Continue reading EHRs are everywhere: Now what?