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Looking in the mirror is the best thing leaders can do to improve revenue cycle management

Written by Larry Armstrong | Provider

Organization leaders need sustainable, long-term changes to their revenue cycle management that will help their organization become nimbler and more resilient as reimbursement models shift and change. Yet the first step toward lasting change is not to evaluate employees, technology or partners—the first step is to evaluate themselves. more

3 areas to focus on to find more money for your healthcare mission

Written by Larry Armstrong | Health plan, Provider

Many healthcare organizations truly want to focus less on money and more on delivering excellent care for the people who depend on their services. Yet administrative costs, shifts in public funding and constantly evolving reimbursement models can get in the way of this goal. Organizations need better revenue cycle management (RCM) so they experience fewer short-term financial crises and have funds to support their long-term missions. more

Help improve insights from health data

Written by Adam Orentlicher | Analytics, Data, Health plan...

According to a new IDC Market Spotlight, health plans are beginning to take a “top-down” approach to data and analytics, using data platform architecture to break down data silos and better meet the needs of the entire enterprise. more

Missed findings: One symptom of burnout in radiology

Written by David Gruen, MD, MBA, FACR | Artificial intelligence, Imaging, Provider

How artificial intelligence (AI) can potentially identify high-value findings and help ease the burden for radiologists more

How sensitive are healthcare consumers to changes in price?

Written by Betsy Block | Analytics, Data, Provider

For healthcare providers, data-driven insights about consumer opinions and behaviors can help shape better pricing strategies for their markets. New data shows that two out of three people say they would switch providers to save money. more

These patients are hard to treat

Written by Reed Abelson | Government, Provider

The surprising lack of results from a recent New England Journal of Medicine study offers a cautionary tale about how difficult it is to improve patients’ care and reduce costs. more

Weighing the evidence: Building trusted clinical support content

Written by Mya Baca, Pharm.D. | Provider

When it comes to clinical decision support (CDS), content is king. Healthcare providers need to know solid editorial principles and procedures have helped identify, prepare and validate the best clinical content in their systems. more

In the U.S., an angioplasty costs $32,000. elsewhere? maybe $6,400.

Written by Margot Sanger-Katz | Employer, Health plan, Provider

Why does health care cost so much more in the United States than in other countries? As health economists love to say: “It’s the prices, stupid.” more

Doctors, nurses and the paperwork crisis that could unite them

Written by Theresa Brown and Stephen Bergman | Provider

This article from The New York Times explores the burden of documentation for both doctors and nurses, and how they might work together to restore caring to healthcare. more

Consult the consumer

Written by Anita Nair-Hartman | Health plan, Provider

Today, providers and payers name each other as top collaborators. But consumers jump to the top of the list for both, when asked to predict top collaborators in three to five years, according to a recent study by the IBM Institute for Business Value (IBV). more

5 questions to ask when building a “shoppable service” strategy

Written by Betsy Block | Analytics, Provider

The move toward price transparency is an opportunity for those health systems that adapt quickly and build data-driven, consumer-centered strategies. more

6 things hospitals can overlook when benchmarking

Written by Kathy VanEnkevort | Analytics, Provider

To succeed in value-based care programs, hospitals need to take a hard look in the mirror to understand where they are strong, and where there is opportunity to improve. more