The Two-Aspirin Headaches of Tomorrow's Clinicians

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When it comes to clinical communications and workflow, today’s headaches could become tomorrow’s – but they don’t have to. Our new eGuide looks at four key challenges to clinical communication and workflow, and how four different hospitals overcame them.

Staffing shortages: See how nurses can accomplish more with less stress and spend more time on patient care.

Blending operational efficiency with clinical quality: Find out how nurses’ half hour communication workflow can be reduced to an instant.

Delivering an exceptional patient experience: Discover how our customers made complaints go down and HCAHPS scores go up by making rounding easy and systematic.

Getting physicians to adopt new technologies and protocols: Learn about how we’ve helped hospitals get physicians on board with new technology and want to keep using it.

Download the complete eGuide today!

Improve Eight Major Financial Metrics With One Change to Your Infrastructure

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Imagine making significant progress on multiple imperatives with just one change in infrastructure.

What is that one infrastructure change?
Your patient access systems. In particular, the systems that connect patients with your organization, getting them scheduled with the right provider at the right time. We’re talking about your call center.

Download our report to find out:

  • Which eight metrics are affected
  • Why call centers can make a difference
  • The qualities of a world-class call center

In the wake of healthcare reform and the shift to value-based performance, hospitals, health systems and multi-specialty practice groups are facing the need to achieve more key financial objectives than ever before. Download this report today to find out what steps healthcare leaders are taking to improve patient satisfaction and deliver financial results.

Medical Billing Denials Are Avoidable: How to Help Prevent the Top 5

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To help manage the complexity surrounding your denials management program, we’ve written this article to help you better understand how denials affect your organizations’ revenue, cash flow and operational efficiency.

In this article, we’ve laid the framework to help you take a proactive role in preventing these denials, including:

  • Understanding the role denials play in your overall bottom line
  • Helping you establish medical billing benchmarks, reducing backlogs, identifying root causes
  • Outlining eight key elements that should be part of your denials management program
  • Sharing strategies for the most efficient and sustainable way to augment your revenue cycle team
  • Offering practical advice from a revenue cycle leader with experience at large health systems across the country

If you are a CFO or someone responsible for managing any piece of the revenue cycle at your hospital, you’ll appreciate this overview of the top reasons for medical billing denials, how to prevent them in the first place, and reviews key strategies for efficient and cost-effective denials management that you and your teams can put into place today.

Not only a great reference tool for your revenue cycle team, but this is also great reading to share with your patient access team members as many denials stem front front-end processes. Take a proactive role and help reduce your denials today.

Unlocking Big Data for Healthcare

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Privacy Analytics

PHI is the most sensitive of all data – and unlocking it for Big Data Analytics is no easy feat. The risk of reidentification grows along with the size of health data being created. Fears around patient privacy hinder progress.

This white paper discusses the inherent risks in large and linked datasets and offers guidance on the steps companies can take to protect patients and themselves.

Healthcare Fiduciary's Handbook

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Russell Investments

To help manage the complexity surrounding your investment program, we’ve written the Healthcare Fiduciary’s Handbook. In this step-by-step guide, we’ve laid the framework to help you manage the complexity surrounding your investment program. The handbook includes:

  • An intuitive framework to effectively oversee your investment program.
  • Practical advice from Russell Investment experts on aligning your asset pools with your organizational goals.
  • How to target your investment objectives by aligning your investment beliefs.

If you are a Board member, serve on the Investment Committee, or are the trustee or CFO of a non-profit hospital or health system, this reference book was written for you. The Healthcare Fiduciary’s Handbook provides practical advice, planning tools, and information on best practices to help you understand and successfully fulfill your fiduciary responsibilities.

Not only a great reference tool, the Healthcare Fiduciary’s Handbook is also a great primer for new Board and Investment Committee members.

Finding a Faster Path to Value-Based Care

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Quest Quanum

New Study of Physicians and Health Plan Executives

The U.S. healthcare system is progressing along a continuum from volume- to value-based care models where physicians and health systems aren’t simply compensated for doing more, but instead for delivering higher-quality care at a better value. The transition hasn’t been easy, however, and much has been written about new burdens placed upon health plans, hospitals, ACOs and physicians.

This study reveals that the complexity of quality measures and physicians’ lack of access to patient data at the point of care are barriers to the healthcare industry’s adoption of value-based care.