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June 30, 2015 7:25 AM by Silas Gossman of Boardroom Buzz

Physicians don't always realize the correlation between their clinical documentation and the level of credit they get for providing quality patient care.
 
[Editor's Note: the following blog was written by Jennifer Woodworth]
 
No one chooses to work in the healthcare industry because it's easy.  We do it because we want to help others. The mounting frustrations ...

 
June 23, 2015 8:06 AM by Silas Gossman of Boardroom Buzz

[Editor's Note: the following blog was written by Paul Vosters, Discovery Health Partners president and COO]
 
Organizational and technology structures can keep health plans from recognizing, understanding and resolving their payment integrity challenges. However, another factor may be at the root cause of some of those challenges: eligibility. 
 
Eligibility ...

 
June 16, 2015 8:47 AM by Silas Gossman of Boardroom Buzz

[Editor's Note: The following blog was written by Dr. Anthony Oliva] 
 
Being able to "speak doctor" ensures that physicians are accurately capturing the level they provide to patients, and enables healthcare organizations to correctly identify their patient populations and predict their future healthcare needs.
 
I've worked as a CMO at hospital systems for ...

 
June 1, 2015 9:41 AM by Silas Gossman of Boardroom Buzz

There is a culture of certainty in healthcare that is driving unnecessary testing and increasing costs. But some organizations are using the latest technology innovations in radiology to help improve patient care and protect their bottom line.
 
[Editor's Note: the following blog was written by Karen Holzberger]

A few years ago, there was a witty car commercial advertising ...

 
May 26, 2015 9:16 AM by Silas Gossman of Boardroom Buzz

[Editor's Note: the following blog was written by Brian Garavaglia]
 
As we become more technologically advanced, we have come to increasingly enjoy many of the immediate pleasures of using such things as smart phones, emails, webinars, and  teleconferences just to name a few to communicate with others with a level of immediacy that has never before been witnessed.  Yet, has it ...

 
May 20, 2015 9:33 AM by Silas Gossman of Boardroom Buzz

[Editor's Note: the following blog was written by A J Johnson, general manager of analytics solutions, TriZetto Provider Solutions]

In today's healthcare environment, it is challenging for providers to succeed financially. Operational costs for providers continue to rise while reimbursement rates decline. And, it's harder to get paid ...


 
May 13, 2015 9:36 AM by Silas Gossman of Boardroom Buzz

[Editor's Note: the following blog post was written by Greg Girard, director of product, HealthCare with Calgary Scientific]

At Nebraska Medicine, technology innovations bring with them opportunities to enhance patient care. The ability to integrate patient images with synchronized and simultaneous audio and video has Nebraska Medicine's telehealth coordinator ...


 
May 4, 2015 11:05 AM by Michael Jones of Boardroom Buzz

[Editor's Note: the following blog post was written by Steve Whitehurst, CEO of Health Fidelity]

As we continue our transition from a fee-for-service world to a new set of programs promoting value-based care, it ...


 
April 3, 2015 9:56 AM by Robby Chakler of The Politics of Health Care

[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by  Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, SSGB, senior vice president of HIM and privacy officer.]

AHIMA's Information Governance Principles for Healthcare (IGPHC) provides ...


 
March 24, 2015 8:35 AM by Robby Chakler of The Politics of Health Care

[Editor's note: the following post was written by Dan Malloy PhD, executive vice president, Quantia, Inc.]

ACOs have long understood that patient engagement is a critical element to keeping individuals healthy and the chronically ill stable. Now ACOs are beginning to appreciate the importance of  physician engagement and alignment around the cost and quality measures that have emerged as ...


 
March 16, 2015 2:01 PM by Robby Chakler of The Politics of Health Care

[The following blog post was written by Rita Bowen, MA, RHIA, CHPS, SSGB, Sr. VP of HIM and Privacy Officer, HealthPort] 

Healthcare must move beyond compliance to a greater model of IG.

For the past three years, the Privacy Point column has focused primarily on privacy and security- issues, challenges, priorities along with strategies to promote compliance and mitigate risk. ...


 
March 3, 2015 12:09 PM by Robby Chakler of The Politics of Health Care

[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Jeff Margolis, chair and CEO, Welltok]

Data, data, everywhere...the practical dilemma is that even as the increasing threat of data security challenges is hitting the front page, healthcare industry leaders and pundits are in nearly universal agreement that far more - not less - consumer interaction and engagement with meaningful healthcare data is necessary ...


 
February 5, 2015 8:57 AM by Robby Chakler of The Politics of Health Care

[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by  Dr. van Terheyden, CMIO at Nuance Communications.]

Regardless of which side of the exam table you sit, we're all healthcare consumers. Technology holds the potential to create clinical synergy between patients and caregivers, providing better intelligence about personal health data and outlining proactive measures to take to become better partners ...


 
October 15, 2014 12:00 PM by Lynn Nace of Boardroom Buzz

[Editor's note: This blog is posted on behalf of Paul Spiegelman, chief culture officer, Stericycle, Inc., award-winning speaker and best-selling author of "Patients Come Second."]

Gallup, a global research and consulting firm, annually conducts a survey called "The State of the American Workplace." This year the results should alarm American business leaders, particularly our healthcare colleagues. ...


 
October 2, 2014 10:10 AM by Robby Chakler of The Politics of Health Care

[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Bonnie Cassidy, senior director of health information management (HIM) innovation for Nuance.] 

Much has been said about the politics and jockeying of groups behind the scenes, lobbying either for or against ICD-10. That's not going to change. Healthcare providers must be proactive and plan for ICD-10 compliance, while also being agile ...


 
September 3, 2014 1:36 PM by Robby Chakler of The Politics of Health Care

[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Toby Samo, M.D., chief medical officer, Allscripts. This is the first installment in our 5-part series focusing on Global Healthcare Megatrends] 

There are more than 7 billion people on the planet today. Our growing global population has triggered some of the biggest healthcare challenges we'll ever face. Listening to clients in Australia, ...


 
June 30, 2014 2:22 PM by Robby Chakler of The Politics of Health Care

[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Neil Pithadia, founder and CEO, I Will Change Healthcare

Moe, the Two-Star Motel Repairman

I arrive at my motel on a road aptly named Motel Circle. As I approach my accommodation in my rental ...


 
June 23, 2014 12:04 PM by Robby Chakler of The Politics of Health Care

[Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Bonnie Cassidy, senior director of health information management (HIM) innovation, Nuance]

With the ICD-10 transition date now at least 16 months away, we must think about the impact this has on the workforce that was hired or educated with the original date in mind

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) ...


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March 21, 2014 12:39 PM by Robby Chakler of The Politics of Health Care

[Editor's note: this blog post was written by Michael Murphy, MD, founder of ScribeAmerica] 

Medical scribes and medical scribe vendors are riding a new wave of change in the American healthcare system where doctors and hospitals are being consistently called upon to do more with less. ...


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January 2, 2014 10:24 AM by Robby Chakler of The Politics of Health Care

[Editor's note: this blog post was written by Jackie Griffin, associate vice president of client services at TriZetto Provider Solutions]


 
December 5, 2013 11:37 AM by Robby Chakler of Boardroom Buzz

Editor's note: the following blog post was written by Tom Hills, executive vice president of sales, PerfectServe

I regularly cross paths with hospital executives looking to integrate the latest and greatest health IT tool or processes. By far their primary challenge in adopting new technology is dealing with resistance to change. Last month, I attended a bi-annual Health Management Academy meeting that ...


 
November 13, 2013 1:53 PM by Robby Chakler of Boardroom Buzz

Editor's note: this is the final installment of the 3-part series on 'Integrating Labor Across ACOs.' It was written by Chris Fox, CEO of Avantas

In the first ...


 
October 23, 2013 11:03 AM by Robby Chakler of Boardroom Buzz

Editor's note: this blog post was written by Leigh Ann Myers, vice president and Chief Clinical Officer at PerfectServe

I spend a lot of time discussing the need to fix broken clinical communication processes in hospitals. That's partially because I've experienced these issues personally, but also because I've spent much ...


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October 11, 2013 1:29 PM by Robby Chakler of Boardroom Buzz

Editor's note: this blog post was writen by Chris Fox, CEO, Avantas

In the first post in this three-part series focusing on the potential of enterprise workforce management strategies and technology in ACOs, I outlined the current state of ACOs, the year-one results of the Pioneer group, and the need to focus on labor, especially within medical groups - ...


 
October 9, 2013 9:30 AM by Robby Chakler of Boardroom Buzz

This blog was written by Anthony Cirillo, FACHE, a healthcare consultant and aging expert who helps CEOs connect the dots that start healthcare movements. Contact him at

 

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