How to tackle five common employer benefits challenges

While managing and providing adequate health benefits is important for employers, it can also be one of the biggest investments. Developing a strategy that is both impactful and cost-effective is a balancing act.

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How to drive smarter benefits programs

Human resource (HR) professionals are often tasked with finding out how to deliver smarter benefits programs.

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Technology and strategy are a winning combination

Radiology Associates of San Luis Obispo took a two-pronged approach to adjust the way they operated and turned the business around, which led to both financial gains and happier radiologists.

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How to overcome barriers to government data sharing

Data barriers create barriers to care. Research has indicated that inter-agency data sharing can lead to better outcomes for people who receive government services and benefits, yet there are several barriers that make government interoperability difficult to achieve.

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Positioning for success with bundled payment models

As part of the healthcare’s industry shift from fee-for-service to value-based reimbursements, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and commercial payers have developed an array of financial models.

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Three child welfare challenges that technology could solve

Few government responsibilities are more important than keeping children safe and protecting their well-being.

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Three things to know about IBM Watson Imaging Patient Synopsis

Watson Health plans to debut its newest AI-powered solution, IBM Watson Imaging Patient Synopsis, which displays relevant patient data in a single-screen view for the radiologist.

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Healthcare consumers ask: How much will this cost me?

Providers, health plans, employers and government are all part of the price transparency equation.

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Consolidation is coming: Is your organization ready?

Half of chief financial officers and other top executives from mostly middle-market healthcare companies said they plan to buy or merge with existing businesses in the next year.

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Harnessing clinical and administrative data for hospital performance improvement

Today’s advanced analytics have the power to help clinicians quickly isolate common patterns in their patient populations, so they can intervene sooner and more effectively.

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Methods to address and measure challenges

Developing sound comparison standards is a critical part of the process to identify performance improvement opportunities in health systems, hospitals and departments.

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Identify data-driven opportunities

Administrators need to understand the current status of their health system’s performance as well as recognize emerging trends to accurately identify areas that are performing well or lagging.

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