Growth in new markets introduces new costs to
control, regulations to manage, and supply chain
complexities to solve.
Longer, more complicated cold chains mean that
collaboration with third party logistics providers
(3PLs) can help make the difference between
profitable simplicity and unmanageable complexity.
Companies are increasingly relying on their 3PLs
for services such as monitoring and intervention,
contingency planning, and cost control.
Reduce risk by improving packaging, visibility, and
establishing QA best practices.
Improved visibility, new tools, new monitoring
capabilities and appropriate packaging can also help
drive down costs for shippers.
One-fourth of all healthcare products today are temperature-sensitive and that number is growing. For many pharmaceutical or biologic shipments, 2 degrees Celsius is all that separates medicine from becoming spoiled inventory and a costly write-off. Here are four risk mitigation strategies for temperature-sensitive shipments.
Everybody’s talking about big data. Huge promises
have been made about its role in driving enterprises
forward. But few organizations are realizing its
For those able to put data to good use, there’s
much to be excited about. Data is transforming
not only businesses, but entire industries, and
the world as we know it. Today organizations are
harnessing big data to do things like transform
healthcare, provide eyesight for the visually impaired,
and bringing us closer to autonomous cars
Health care providers cope with an avalanche of complex rules, regulations, and administrative processes just to run their practices. At the same time, costs are increasing and reimbursement rates are declining. The only way for a practice to achieve financial health in this demanding environment is to learn how to operate at peak performance level.
Our web-based patient communication system and services go well beyond medical scheduling software by improving all patient interactions outside of the office. Learn how physicians can communicate with patients online and improve their bottom lines with our unique approach to medical scheduling software and other automated messaging services.
PayerView, an annual healthcare payer rankings report by athenahealth, uses objective, data-driven methodologies to analyze the payer-provider relationship. The 2013 healthcare payer rankings report, which covers industry trends in 2012, does not show dramatic industry changes over the year, but highlights areas where there could be trouble as industry changes emerge.
Healthcare mergers and acquisitions and medical group growth have been strong industry trends for years. One reason is the desire for critical mass to gain leverage with payers as reimbursement declines and costs increase. Healthcare mergers and acquisitions may offer benefits for many medical groups; it is not without its challenges. Read this whitepaper to learn how to successfully manage growth of your medical group.
In recent years, there has been a great deal of discussion about how to engage patients in their care. Patient engagement has always been considered a good thing in practices and health care organizations. Today it is vital to the business of delivering care. This Whitepaper Outlines 5 elements of Launching a Successful Strategy.
For providers, Stage 2 Meaningful Use raises the bar across the board on what it means to “meaningfully use” an EHR: there are more core measures, new menu measures, and higher reporting thresholds. Reap the rewards by following these five steps to help your practice successfully achieve Stage 2 Meaningful Use.
The adoption of the ICD-10 code set will represent a significant change in the health care industry. This whitepaper outlines the five major risks of the ICD-10 transition that your practice should expect, as well as ways to ensure your medical billing, practice management, and EHR vendor is prepared to make your transition as smooth as possible.
Statements can be a great opportunity to improve the patient experience and expedite collections, or they can lead to frustrated patients, lower self-pay revenue and increased bad debt.
As pioneers of the healthcare industry’s patient-friendly initiative nearly 10 years ago, RelayHealth continues to research and innovate. Its most recent patient focus group provided input on how statement design impacts their satisfaction with the hospital, post-discharge experience and willingness to pay.
Learn the critical components to creating patient statements that get results and help compel patients to pay: Download the 10 Keys to Creating Engaging Patient Statements today.
RelayHealth's Vice President, Business Analytics, Jason Williams examines how healthcare organizations can better set strategies by focusing on key decision points and adding data from real-time sources to what they have already collected.
This eBook, Accelerate Cash Flow: Optimizing Your Two Sources of Revenue, provides several best practices for you to review and incorporate into your revenue cycle process. Please download the eBook to learn more helpful tips.
Many hospitals are implementing patient engagement strategies to help improve care outcomes and engaging financially with patients can also yield significant benefits for patients and providers. Financial patient engagement includes educating and communicating with patients at every point in the revenue cycle – pre-service, point of service and post-service – to facilitate higher collections and help improve patient satisfaction. Because these points in the revenue cycle stretch across many departments such as patient access, financial services, call centers and third-party collection agencies, a single, integrated solution that connects all parties involved and provides comprehensive data is critical.
Join RelayHealth for a recorded Healthcare Finance News webinar, Accelerating Service-to-Payment Velocity. With all of the changes happening in healthcare today, some things do remain the same. Your two primary sources of cash are still patients and third-party payers. While patient financial responsibility is rapidly increasing, a large percentage of revenue still flows in via governmental payers and commercial health plans.
Consumers have increasingly become more educated about their healthcare choices and economically vigilant about the costs.
In a HealthLeaders Media podcast, David Dyke, Vice President of Revenue Cycle Systems for RelayHealth, explains that when healthcare systems capitalize on patients' expectations, balance sheets and improve patient satisfaction scores.
To keep up with sweeping global economic and societal changes, public services organizations are undergoing significant technology-driven transformation. Aging populations, rapid urbanization, political instability, concerns about sustainability and resiliency, and changing worker and resident expectations are driving public services organizations to radically improve operations and service delivery. At the core of this transformation is the ability to collect and process vast amounts of data to help to improve outcomes and services. One way to generate this data is through the Internet of Things (IoT) — which IDC defines as a network of networks of uniquely identifiable endpoints or “things” that communicate without human interaction using IP connectivity. The IoT is a transformational technology that can reshape the public sector, enabling improved outcomes and new services such as remote patient monitoring, advanced traffic solutions and predictive policing.
The right identity and access management solution can integrate with a healthcare provider’s EMR system to help keep sensitive medical data safe—and keep the organization compliant. It can provide valuable insights and visibility into accounts, access privileges and entitlements, across the wide range of users. By closing the gaps in identity protection, organizations can fight the threats of inadvertent misuse and intentional theft that may lead to security breaches.