As providers wrap their arms around data exchange, patient engagement tools are the next hurdle

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 4, 2019 6:15:29 AM

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Healthcare providers are getting better at collecting, exchanging and managing data, but the adoption of patient engagement tools is still lagging, according to a new survey by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).

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Topics: Healthcare Data

CMS proposes interoperability rules to increase EHR access

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 4, 2019 5:43:23 AM

CMS released proposed rules that require many types of insurers to provide electronic health data in a standard format by 2020.

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Topics: medical billing, medical coding, technology, compliance, Healthcare Data

CMS will cancel major bundled payment initiatives

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 4, 2019 5:41:02 AM

CMS has proposed canceling the cardiac and expanded joint replacement bundled payment models.

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Topics: medical billing, medical coding, Healthcare Data

Healthcare price transparency tools seldom used, study finds; more reminders, marketing needed

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 3, 2019 6:10:35 AM

Price transparency tools have been gaining in popularity among providers, the idea being that they can reduce medical spending by allowing consumers access to pricing data — which in turn lets them shop around for less expensive services. A new study published in Sage Journals, however, found that few consumers actually use these tools.

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Topics: Healthcare, Healthcare Data, Patient Experience

Leverage analytics for better business decisions

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 3, 2019 5:19:02 AM

Data analytics has become vital in today’s health insurance environment. It not only offers insurers the opportunity to harness lots of data to effectively deter fraud, waste and abuse, it also helps them identify areas to improve quality and reduce cost.

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Topics: revenue cycle management, technology, Healthcare, Healthcare Data

Most under-35s okay with insurers digital spying if it cuts prices

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 3, 2019 4:18:30 AM

The majority of people between 18 and 34 would be willing to let insurance companies dig through their digital data from social media to health devices if it meant lowering their premiums, a survey shows.

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Topics: technology, Healthcare, Healthcare Data, Health Insurance

Need a doctor? Just ask alexa

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 3, 2019 4:08:38 AM

Now, if you need to talk to a doctor, you don’t need to leave the comfort of your home. Amazon’s Alexa is no longer just for checking the weather, playing music or shopping online. With a new app, you can now talk to Alexa about any health issues you may have. HealthTap CEO Ron Gutman discusses how the company’s app, Dr. A.I., dishes out medical advice.

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Topics: technology, Healthcare, Healthcare Data

Patient transport: Using Lyft, Uber reduces wait times, boosts care access, saves money

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 3, 2019 3:53:24 AM

Millions of Medicaid and Medicare patients have trouble getting transportation to and from nonemergency medical appointments each year, potentially exacerbating chronic conditions and leading to higher healthcare costs down the road. But pilot programs show that partnerships with ride-hailing programs such as Lyft and Uber could provide a cost-effective solution to transportation barriers.

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Topics: Healthcare, Healthcare Data, Patient Experience

Why next-gen mobile networks will be a boost to healthcare

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 1, 2019 8:41:25 AM
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Topics: medical billing, medical coding, revenue cycle management, technology, Value-Based Care, Healthcare Data

Tips for managing your practice’s reputation on physician review sites

Posted by Kate Tingley on Oct 1, 2019 7:17:04 AM

The internet giveth and the internet taketh. On one hand, the benefits of access, convenience, and the broad exposure of a strong online presence cannot be overstated. Everything from attracting and retaining new patients, to the ease of patient communications and booking appointments make it necessary for any modern medical practice to embrace life on the internet.

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Topics: technology, EHR, Healthcare Data, Patient Experience

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