In the past three years, health system and hospital leaders have faced a critical combination of workforce shortages, persistent supply chain issues, and rising costs, especially in labor.
Despite these challenges, healthcare organizations are demonstrating adaptability and resilience, focusing intently on two crucial areas of their operations: improving staffing strategies and advancing digital health initiatives.
These areas have been at the forefront of hospital priorities since the pandemic, and their signifiance continues to grow as organizations look to reduce labor pressures and improve financial stability in the coming years.
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Interoperability, a long-standing goal in healthcare, has been thrust into sharper focus in recent years. The upheavel of a global health crisis, the enactment of new laws, the relentless transition toward value-based care, and escalating patient demand for personalized, real-time data continue to amplify the necessity of enhanced data-sharing practices.
Hear from Eric Smith, Chief Digital Officer at Memorial Hermann Health System, and Scott Arnold, EVP and CIO at Tampa General Hospital, about data optimization in this Industry Focus Section.
How AI and Automation Are Reshaping Hospital Revenue Cycle Technologies
June 28, 2023
Under constant pressure to improve efficiency and optimize financial operations, hospital revenue cycle leaders are leaning toward technology solutions that leverage automation, AI, and machine learning. However, deciding to adopt these newer technologies for the revenue cycle isn’t straightforward due to the expense, the lengthy and complex implementation process, and the product development work required before, during, and after the rollout.
In the latest Healthleaders Industry Focus Section, we spoke with three hospital leaders with expertise across revenue cycle, clinical documentation integrity (CDI), and IT, who shared their recent experiences and insights on the value and limitations of adopting these technologies.
Payers face another tumultuous year as they address the persistent impact of COVID-19 and ballooning costs, all white pivoting toward value-based care programs, reducing healthcare inequities, and prioritizing consumer engagement.
Healthcare leaders from Geisinger Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, and more weigh in on key areas they are spotlighting as they navigate this tricky terrain.
Can Clinicians Get More Work Done With AI and Machine Learning?
December 9, 2022
Increasing administrative tasks, multiple screens and clicks, and ongoing workforce gaps are top challenges that prevent clinicians from working smarter, increasing efficiency, and most importantly, spending more time with patients.
Physicians and nurses are begging for relief, say hospital and health system tech leaders, which is leading to heightened interest in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to automate manual tasks and reduce clicks.
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Data Interoperability: Getting the Right Information Into the Hands of Clinicians and Patients
September 30, 2022
Improving data interoperability continues to be a top goal for healthcare organizations still challenged with data silos and clinical and financial IT systems that don’t talk to one another, including different HER systems across inpatient and outpatient settings. However, the unprecedented adoption of digital technologies during the pandemic, increasing innovation, consumer pressure, and a succession of regulatory and legislative moves have built momentum for greater interoperability.
In our latest Industry Focus Section, three health system chief information/informatics leaders share key ways interoperability is evolving, barriers that persist, and how their organizations are increasing data sharing and creating more connected systems.