Although quality-reporting programs such as meaningful use provide incentives to help providers implement and use electronic health records (EHRs) to collect and report on clinical data, practices often need help deciding what data to collect, which measures to report on, and how to best use their EHRs to do so. This white paper provides you with the basic information you need to choose appropriate CQMs for your practice, and offers tips on how to use your EHR to store the data in a structured format.
Healthcare organizations are allocating significant dollars, time and resources to the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs). While several studies have estimated the cost to purchase and install an EHR to be anywhere between $15,000 to $70,000 per provider1, real-world implementations have soared into the billions.
Even as the move to electronic health records (EHR) progresses in earnest, there are a myriad of challenges involving legacy data systems. Chief among these challenges is the cost of maintaining obsolete systems solely for the patient information they contain. When up to 70% of a typical IT budget is spent on maintaining the current IT infrastructure and application portfolio, organizations have little left to invest in much-needed innovation. According to a recent HealthLeaders Media Survey, many organizations are still adjusting after their migration to a new EHR system. Hospitals need to get a better grasp on all forms and sources of data that they have—and the data they don’t yet have—so that the right information can be delivered to the right individual, and in the right context, at the point of care.
Provider organizations can realize tremendous gains in financial performance by integrating electronic health record (EHR) and revenue cycle management (RCM) systems. Especially in the face of the transition to ICD-10, results include optimizing revenue streams directly at the point of care, maximizing and speeding reimbursement, minimizing denials and streamlining the collection process.
Healthcare billing and claims handling has become increasingly complex. With the transition to Version 5010 of the HIPAA electronic transaction standards, the expansion of billing codes under ICD-10, and the ever-changing requirements of insurance companies and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), it can be nearly impossible for providers to keep up.
Electronic health record (EHR) system implementation is one of the largest IT investments most healthcare systems have ever made but it’s success is largely dependent upon the data which feeds it. One the main data sources for the EHR is the item master, which drives not only supply chain processes but also a broad range of clinical and financial functions. Only with a clean, accurate and complete item master can a healthcare organization trust the outputs generated from its EHRs – from evaluating the clinical effectiveness of products to securing reimbursements. Learn how to execute a master data management strategy to derive the greatest value from your EHR investment.
In addition to e-books, on-demand video and GPS devices, one of the future technological innovations envisioned by AT&T in its famous early 1990s series of “You Will” commercials was an Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system that enabled drivers to wirelessly pay their tolls as they drove through a toll booth. While that prediction was perhaps not as bold as the others (Europe began developing similar ETC systems in the 1980s), today we take for granted E-ZPass in the U.S. and similar systems where drivers can enter toll roads, HOV lanes, bridges and tunnels without having to stop at a tollbooth to pay.
Typically, these systems require a driver to put an OBU (On Board Unit, which can be called transponder or “edge” IoT device) in their vehicle and, when their vehicle passes through a toll booth, the toll booth wirelessly connects to the edge to automatically deduct the toll from their bank account.
Since Adobe debuted the PDF file format in the early 1990s, it has become the defacto standard for electronic documents in many markets. While engineers, publishers, and printers push the format to its technical limits with rich media and 3-D content, the general office worker comprises the PDF-using majority.
Email is the primary communication system and file transport mechanism used in organizations of all sizes. Email systems generate enormous amounts of content that must be preserved for a variety of reasons, including:
-Compliance with local, state, federal and international statutory requirements
- Electronic discovery requirements and best practices
- Knowledge management applications
- Disaster recovery and business continuity
Your business is changing. As a finance leader, you know that accounting is a labour-intensive, costly process where
systems often don’t allow for expedient exception handling and many days are fraught with difficulty in matching
invoices to other databases for reconciliation. Like most companies, you know where you want to go but may not have
infrastructure or internal expertise to handle electronic fund transfers, credit card payments or cheque processing— all
the pieces required to make your vision for an efficient, integrated operation a reality.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
DocuSign electronic signatures are valid and legally binding around the world. In fact, they are more enforceable than traditional handwritten signatures. Hear from DocuSign's Chief Legal Officer, Ken Moyle, and DocuSign's Founder, Tom Gonser, about how DocuSign delivers the highest levels of legal enforceability and is the only eSignature provider to warrant compliance with the Federal ESIGN Act.
Published By: DocuSign
Published Date: Feb 13, 2017
Running fully digital processes is an imperative. Deals need to be closed anytime, anywhere and they need to be closed NOW. Learn how your organization can use DocuSign and Salesforce with mobile to accelerate transactions, reduce costs, and increase security and compliance – all while providing an enhanced customer experience.
Published By: OpenText
Published Date: Mar 02, 2017
Whether you’re new to Electronic Data Exchange (EDI) or looking to enhance your understanding, EDI Basics is for you. This ebook explains fundamental EDI concepts in simple language to help you move away from old, manual processes to an automated supply chain.
"In today’s intensely competitive marketplace, the business world is moving rapidly to online transactions from inefficient, costly, paper-based processes. Furthermore, consumers expect to be able to interact digitally anytime, anyplace, so providing easily accessible digital touchpoints is also critical to successfully keeping and retaining your customers.
No matter the size or type of business you’re in, you want to save money and increase revenue. And you want to make it all easy. Electronic signatures are a powerful way to accomplish all that.
Read the report to learn how leading companies across industries are improving critical business processes using eSignatures to achieve:
- Greater customer satisfaction
- Higher close rates and productivity
- Lower costs, greater efficiency
- Improved time to revenue
- Compliance and security-risk mitigation"
The global electronics industry is the cornerstone of
the digital economy and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Electronic devices act as conduits for users’ digital
experiences, which are now seamlessly enabled and
updated in the cloud. The industry’s digital device
success has also introduced its latest challenge: going
beyond the device. Leveraging data to drive insights is
key to delivering greater value. Doing so requires
electronics firms to flawlessly integrate hardware,
software, services and data while learning from and
adapting to users. Through Digital ReinventionTM, they
can combine digital approaches and data by design to
drive new capabilities, changing business from the
Cyber attackers are targeting the application programming interfaces (APIs) used by businesses to share data with customers. Consumer mobile adoption, electronic goods and services, and high volumes of data have led businesses to use APIs for data exchange. Unfortunately, attackers can also use APIs to access or deny service to valuable data and systems.
This white paper explores strategies for protecting APIs. You’ll learn about APIs, how and why these endpoints are targets for web application attacks, security models, and how Akamai can help.
The volume of information in the healthcare industry continues to grow exponentially. Meaningful Use, ICD-10, and Accountable Care are all contributing to this data growth. Download this whitepaper to learn how your organization can develop strategies to effectively manage this information throughout its life cycle.