Convenience Care is Here, and it's Eating Your Lunch
December 11, 2019
Patients want high-quality care that is accessible and affordable.
The number of Americans who report they have a dedicated primary care doctor is on the decline. Consumers now expect to engage with healthcare providers on their phones, tablets, or computers. Patients who don’t feel well want care right away, and as close to home or the office as possible.
The days of making an appointment to see the family doctor and waiting days or weeks for care are over. And healthcare systems that don’t see that—and that don’t find a way to meet those patients where and when they are—will be part of the past as well.
Empowering Patients Helps Improve Your Bottom Line
December 10, 2019
Price transparency is becoming increasingly more important as we usher in the new era of healthcare consumerism.
While insurance carriers benefit from reduced financial risk, providers and patients struggle to adapt. Patient responsibility accounts for a growing percentage of a practice’s accounts receivable, and that number can be even higher in the early part of the year as many plan deductibles reset in January.
Providers that don’t take action are putting their practice revenue at risk. Fortunately, providers now have access to simple financial clearance tools that help both them and their patients understand what is owed. It also helps providers begin the conversation with their patients.
Three Ways Advanced Printing Technology Supports Clinical Goals
December 10, 2019
In this executive brief, written with HIMSS, Dr. Patel takes us through three ways that advanced printing technology can support clinical goals. As the landscape shifts to a value-based care model, it is critical that every piece of technology in environment has a part in delivering the best patient experience. Learn about the three ways that printers, the original IoT device, have a key role in patient care.
Did you know the US has $6.2B in healthcare data breaches per year? ¹
Today, protecting your patient’s data is almost as important as protecting their health. With the copious amounts of sensitive personal data healthcare organizations process and store daily, it’s imperative that you have the right security methods in place. Read this white paper to learn how you can build a better defense and put the right solutions in place to protect yourself against a multitude of security challenges.
1. Becker’s Hospital Review, Jan 2017; https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/healthcare-breaches-cost-6-2b-annually.html
Strategic Outsourcing for Health Systems: A new model for innovation in revenue cycle operations
December 5, 2019
Outsourcing isn’t new, but it’s evolving.
It’s moving beyond simple point-solutions that silo operations, or widgets that address single process steps, or overreacting to the latest buzzword. It’s growing into a more strategic tool to transfer processes from your business to a partner that’s going to result in better quality and speed of delivery, share financial risk and reduce expenses.
This e-book explores a new model for revenue cycle operations that:
Provides perspective on turning industry challenges into opportunities.
Identifies characteristics of an ideal future state for revenue cycle operations.
Addresses concerns with traditional outsourcing models.
Shares key innovation strategies.
Promotes real, positive transformation through proven implementation practices.
Health care organizations are feeling a tremendous amount of pressure across the revenue cycle from reimbursement changes, growth in consumerism and increasing regulations. As a result, they are looking carefully at what initiatives should be driven by internal experts compared to those, such as revenue cycle, that are best suited for a strategic partner with the right expertise.
6 Questions to Develop and Affirm Your Investment Beliefs
Pavilion – a Mercer Practice
December 2, 2019
Learn how an agreed-upon set of investment beliefs can serve as a tool for healthcare entities to make investment decisions that help ensure capital is available to cover debt requirements, float operations, and/or fund capital spending needs now and in the future.
These 6 key questions can help your organization:
Get in the right mindset
Determine what investment success means to you
Identify the governance structure that best fits your unique needs