Supplying your organization with the latest and greatest technology may feel like trying to keep up with the Joneses. Everyone else seems to have an IT infrastructure that blows yours out of the water – but how could you possibly afford what they have? You’re not alone – many business owners believe they can’t make room in the budget for better technology solutions. Luckily, finding the money to upgrade your infrastructure isn’t as unattainable as it may seem with a telecom audit.
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    Saint Luke's Health System, a 14-hospital organization based in Kansas City, Mo., said it plans to go from four regions to three for greater collaboration and consistency of patient experience.
  • Tennessee health systems partner on employer-sponsored health plan

    The University of Tennessee Medical Center, Tennova Healthcare and Summit Medical Group, all based in Knoxville, are partnering on a new employer-sponsored health plan called the East Tennessee Health Plan.
  • Becker's Health IT + Digital Health + Revenue Cycle Live Conference

    From cybersecurity to AI, consumerism & health equity — 240+ speakers at Becker's Health IT + Digital Health + RCM meeting will show how (and when) tech is the silver bullet. Join us this fall.
  • Precision in pre-service: How accurate data collection and patient-powered processes drive better clinical, administrative and financial outcomes

    Patient-centered technology is key to transforming the prior authorization, appointment-setting and revenue cycle processes from tedious tasks to frictionless experiences.
  • Specialty Care Demands a Specialized Approach to Revenue Cycle Management

    In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, refining Revenue Cycle Management (RCM) will be paramount for healthcare leaders to keep pace with operational and clinical efficiency while increasing cost savings. Specialty practices face an additional layer of complexity. The intricacies of specialty care demand an RCM approach as precise as the care itself to ensure practice optimization.
  • Digital Health delivering in a world of Value-Based Care

    After the exhilarating burst of adoption of Digital Health technologies through the global pandemic, the reality of Digital Health’s initial promise is normalizing. The bar has been raised to demonstrate the impact of Digital Health. The advent and growth of value-based contracts heightens the need to demonstrate the role of Digital Health in improving the quality and cost outcomes intrinsic to value-based models. This article focuses on the challenges and opportunities for Digital Health technologies to clearly demonstrate value in a world of value-based contracts and models.
  • Telehealth Plus Locum Tenens: A Winning Formula for Enhanced Patient Access During Healthcare Labor Shortages

    In the face of an evolving healthcare landscape and challenges brought on by a labor shortage affecting the nation, healthcare organizations are increasingly seeking innovative strategies to not only cut costs but also maintain a high standard of patient care.
  • eBook: What is the status quo costing you? Strategies to reduce nurse attrition and labor cost

    Staff shortages are the reason 60% of nurses feel they don't have control of their careers. See if your retention strategy is falling short + 6 steps to fix it.
  • Better supply chain efficiency, more savings: How leaders are reexamining implant procurement practices as elective surgeries grow

    During COVID-19 pandemic, implant procedures slowed as elective surgeries were put on hold. Now, demand is ramping back up. With the resumption of demand, many hospitals, health systems and ambulatory surgery centers are encountering unique challenges related to ordering and distributing implants.
  • Beyond MEAT: Providers Face 3 Common Operational Problems in Adopting HCC Coding

    To facilitate full and accurate Hierarchical Condition Category (HCC) coding, it is crucial that providers take a disciplined approach to documenting medical encounters in patient records. The AAPC  suggests providers use the acronym “MEAT” to ensure accurate HCC coding and proper documentation:
  • 4 ways healthcare organizations are responding to industry trends

    What trends are impacting healthcare organizations this year? Where do leaders anticipate their focus will be in three-to-five years? To get a pulse on what industry leaders are thinking, Huron surveyed 300 healthcare executives across the U.S.
  • What the chaos era for Netflix and Disney spells for healthcare

    The home might grow noisy and crowded in the years to come. 
  • The gas station company delving into urgent care

    On the surface, gas stations and urgent care centers don't have a lot in common. But a deeper dive into their business models reveals striking similarities, Lou Ellen Horwitz, CEO of the Urgent Care Association, told KFF Health News.
  • From Beds to Clinics: How 37 Healthcare Leaders Are Adapting to the Outpatient Revolution

    Becker's asked C-suite executives from hospitals and health systems across the U.S. to share their organization's areas of growth for the next few years. 
  • Go beyond “either/or” thinking for virtual and in-person care

    Highlights from our conversation with Thomas Jefferson University’s Judd Hollander, MD, Senior Vice President of Healthcare Delivery Innovation, and Colleen Mallozzi, MBA, RN, Senior Vice President, Chief Nursing Informatics Officer.
  • The looming health system 'redesign'

    Healthcare C-suites are zeroing in on system "redesigns" to provide more care and services with fewer staff members and tighter margins than ever before.
  • Amazon, healthcare and head noise

    Ask anyone to name healthcare's emerging disruptors, and Amazon will be among the top three – if not No. 1. The company with a $6.7 billion Q2 profit has a strong chokehold on the industry's hypothetical thinking. 
  • Does your anesthesia team deliver value?

    Anesthesiology plays a critical role across all facets of perioperative and procedural services. With clinical expertise in pre-, intra-, and post-operative care, your anesthesia team has the potential to build strong networks with surgeons, nurses, and other peers in perioperative services and facility operations. These ties can enhance your existing surgical services to save time, reduce costs, and improve your facility’s brand among surgeons and patients.
  • ASCs central to Intermountain strategy to ease care access, CEO says

    Hospital and health system leaders have various issues demanding their attention. Among the list is crafting strategies to provide the most effective care access for people.
  • More systems overhaul COO role

    On July 27, two health systems reported they were nixing the chief operating officer role, adding to a growing list of C-suites reevaluating the position. 
  • A Robust Workforce Strategy: Leveraging All of the Tools in our Toolbox

    Hospitals and health systems have spent years sounding the alarm: there are not nearly enough working nurses in the field to meet patient demand.

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