Healthcare

Key challenges facing EHR system vendors

According to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), “An Electronic Health Record (EHR) is an electronic version of a patient’s medical history, that is maintained by the provider over time, and may include all of the key administrative clinical data relevant to that persons care under a particular provider, including demographics, progress notes, 

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Developing a performance management system: Key considerations for a healthcare provider

Research by Donald M.Berwick and Andrew D.Hackbarth in April 2012 estimated that five categories of healthcare cost waste consumed $476 -$992 billion or 18% to 37% of the approximately $2.6 trillion annual total of all health spending in the US in 2011. There are multiple factors that lead to significant healthcare cost wastes. However, potential 

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Medicare claims data: 3 Analytics solution ideas for Payers and Providers to enhance customer experience

The billing (claims) data of healthcare providers for the United States Medicare Program, which is considered to be one of the most important healthcare programs to be held private for almost 35 years, was made available to the public on April 9, 2014. The data that will be available to the public includes the identifiable 

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The patient-centricity era: Five key areas healthcare organizations need to focus on

National Health IT Week is being celebrated all week. As we start to look into the future, it’s clear that healthcare IT will play a major role in the U.S. economy. The federal government spends a total of $82 Billion annually (Sasso, “Hillicon Valley,” The Hill, 9/13). Add in the amount that the state governments and 

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Patient Engagement: The Way Forward for Providers

The focus of providers and payers is now, more than ever, on delivering enhanced patient experiences through multi-channel platforms to leapfrog competition given the growing individual-based and highly competitive market landscape. Healthcare organizations are exploring ways to leverage technology to achieve high rates of patient engagement in healthcare. Let us take a look at how 

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mHealth for Healthcare Payers: 5 Key Applications focused on Member Interactions

In one of my earlier blogs on SearchHealthIT titled “mHealth for Healthcare Payers: 5 Key Focus Areas for Mobile Applications”, I had listed applications for member interactions as one of the hottest areas that provide more value add to the payer organization. There is more focus on the member interactions due to the advancement of 

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5 Mistakes Payers Should Avoid While Implementing ICD-10

The deadline for ICD-10 implementation is fast approaching and healthcare Payers and Providers have less than two years to meet the requirements. Some healthcare organizations have yet to initiate their plans for the migration, some have progressed at a slow pace and very few have made substantial commitment to completion. Payers on track with the 

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Driving Value for Clients in the age of Enterprise 2.0

The last few years of the millennium have seen old business models giving way to new ones. Customer needs are transitioning from those of pure consumption-oriented to those of convenience-oriented with the coming of age of the digital native. Organizations big and small are being affected by the onslaught of myriad of factors including enlightened 

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Haven’t started yet? 10 things Payers and Payees need to consider for ICD-10 implementation before the deadline

Haven’t started planning for ICD-10 implementation yet?  Think that you have a lot of time before the implementation compliance date of October 2013?  Feeling that you don’t have the budget now but may have it in 2012 and 2013 and can start your planning then? These are some common sentiments of practically everyone in the 

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