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August 26, 2015 8:38 AM by Silas Gossman of Boardroom Buzz

[Editor's Note: this blog was originally written by Jonathon Dreyer of Nuance]

The overall patient experience is becoming increasingly important, so how can providers ensure they are meeting their patients' needs? Focusing on accessibility to personal health information, preserving the art of medicine and improving communication are three critical ...


 
August 17, 2015 9:25 AM by Silas Gossman of The Politics of Health Care

[Editor's Note: this blog was originally written by Ken Perez, vice president of healthcare policy, Omnicell, Inc.]

With the U.S. presidential election campaign season in full swing and a number of polarizing candidates apparently gaining traction among sizable portions of the electorate, the longstanding issue of media bias has arisen once again. ...


 
August 10, 2015 8:07 AM by Silas Gossman of Boardroom Buzz

[Editor's Note: this blog was original written by Jonathon Dreyer] 

Inspiration for innovation can be found everywhere - even in the pages of a book. James Bond's gadgets and sleek cars have been essential to outsmarting villains and wowing audiences for decades, but this cool technology might not be as far off as you think.


 
August 3, 2015 10:47 AM by Silas Gossman of Boardroom Buzz

[Editor's Note: this article was originally written by Eric Venn-Watson MD, MBA, senior vice president - Clinical Transformation, AirStrip]

This is the third in a three-part series looking at how digital health is transforming healthcare.

The Goldman Sachs report1 I mentioned in the first part ...


 
July 29, 2015 8:03 AM by Silas Gossman of Boardroom Buzz

[Editor's Note: this article was originally written by Eric Venn-Watson MD, MBA, senior vice president - Clinical Transformation, AirStrip]


This is the second in a three-part series looking at how digital health is transforming healthcare.

Last ...


 
July 20, 2015 2:08 PM by Silas Gossman of Boardroom Buzz

This is the first in a three-part series looking at how digital health is transforming healthcare.

[Editor's Note: this article was originally written by Eric Venn-Watson MD, MBA, senior vice president - Clinical Transformation, AirStrip]

Digital healthcare holds the promise of saving a staggering $305 billion, according to a recently ...


 
July 15, 2015 10:39 AM by Silas Gossman of Boardroom Buzz

[Editor's Note: the following blog was written by Karen Holzberger]

The Joint Commission has issued new standards around protocols, documentation and education that are designed to reduce unnecessary medical imaging and improve quality and safety. But is it enough?

The Joint Commission standards1 for diagnostic ...


 
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 ...


 

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