The annual Truven Health AnalyticsTM 100 Top Hospitals® identifies U.S. hospitals with the best overall performance across multiple organizational metrics, including clinical, operational, and financial. The ability of some hospitals to adapt as the industry is changing demonstrates leadership as the winners set the standards their peers seek to achieve. The study revealed that the nation’s best hospitals had a lower mortality index, considering patient severity; had fewer patient complications; followed accepted care protocols; had lower 30-day mortality and 30-day readmission rates; sent patients home sooner; provided more timely emergency care; kept expenses low, both in-hospital and through the aftercare process; and scored better on patient surveys of hospital experience
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.
Partners HealthCare has implemented a program that helps surgeons and other clinicians easily apply best practice guidelines to a patient’s unique status. In this case study executives share the secret to boosting rates of appropriate use of high-cost procedures, and eliminating medical necessity reviews.
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.
Creating a state-of-the-art clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program isn’t just about boosting coding accuracy. It’s a key strategy in managing the transition from volume-based to value-based care, say healthcare leaders. That transition is a risky endeavor that is putting hospital and physician financial performance to the test. As hospitals participate in new care and business models aimed at improving value, leaders must ensure that their organizations are able to maintain reimbursement levels, effectively treat the chronically ill—especially in outpatient settings—and gather accurate data that will allow them to assess performance and segment their varying populations. While some organizations often believe they are leaving revenue on the table because of documentation and coding issues, CDI offers numerous opportunities for improving financial performance, finds a recent HealthLeaders Media survey of 149 healthcare executives at provider organizations.
Driving financial performance in the outpatient setting is a top-of-mind priority among senior health system leaders. But managing the differing clinical documentation methodologies and risk assessment strategies present the greatest challenges to optimizing this important source of revenue, according to a recent HealthLeaders Intelligence survey. Provider organizations are finding the ambulatory setting is still a ‘Wild, Wild West’ in terms of assessing risk, clinical documentation, coding billing and medical record keeping practices. Download this report to discover key targets to improve ambulatory revenue.
Published By: Zix corp
Published Date: May 11, 2016
Email is the most used communication tool in business and IT security and compliance professionals cannot ignore the sheer volume of unsecured PHI exchanged regularly in email. Read why email security is critical to your organization.
Published By: Zix corp
Published Date: May 11, 2016
Email is the most used communication tool in business. It's so easy to click that seemingly innocent 'Send' button that you may not realize the risk. Find out your next steps to an implementing an effective secure email strategy.
We know that primary care is challenging today, but these challenges don’t have to derail your practice’s success. This resource from Greenway takes the top three challenges in primary care and explains how specialty-specific tools can help you meet them by achieving better clinical outcomes, improving population health, lowering costs and increasing practice profitability, while still providing compassionate care to patients.
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.
HealthLeaders' survey on workforce management queried leaders from a cross-section of U.S. healthcare organizations, including hospitals, health systems, physician organizations, and long-term care/skilled nursing facilities. The 150 respondents represent executives across all disciplines — administration, clinical, operations, finance, marketing, and information. In the next three to five years, hospitals, health systems, and other patient service providers expect to augment their time-and-attendance and payroll systems with integrated applications that enable more sophisticated data crunching around labor analytics, acuity management, and staffing assignments. The goal? To convert the workforce from overhead to asset — a flexible, agile asset that will help organizations succeed in an increasingly demanding regulatory and competitive environment.
Published By: Precyse
Published Date: Oct 15, 2014
First it was going to be October 1, 2013, and everybody panicked. Then a reprieve came when the date was changed to October 1, 2014, now we have another extension. You may not want to breathe a sigh of relief however and start thinking that there is now plenty of time to prepare for the transition to ICD-10. Time flies by and 2015 will be here before we know it. So don’t be left wondering where all the time went.
Can hospital staff use personal devices for work-related communications? Spok surveyed 450+ healthcare organizations to assess the current landscape. Results show a lot of variation and may surprise you.
Learn how a medical center improved their HCAHPS scores by streamlining the delivery and documentation of medication teaching at the patient bedside with an Interactive Patient Care system that’s integrated into the clinician's workflow and EMR system.
Published By: TigerText
Published Date: Jun 30, 2015
With clinicians wasting 45 minutes per day playing phone tag, it’s time to retire pagers and migrate to a secure messaging solution, that saves your staff time, is HIPAA compliant and fosters workflow collaboration.
Published By: Dell SB
Published Date: Aug 27, 2019
Viele Kleinunternehmer glauben, dass ihre Unternehmen aufgrund der Größe kein Ziel von Hacks, Ransomware und anderen Arten von Cyberangriffen werden. Andere sind sich der Notwendigkeit von Cybersicherheit bewusst, sind aber der Meinung, nicht über genügend Ressourcen zu verfügen, um Cybersicherheit zur Priorität zu machen. Dies sind nur einige der Gründe, weshalb ganze 90 % aller Kleinunternehmen keine Sicherheitsvorkehrungen treffen, die die Daten des Unternehmens und der Kunden schützen könnten.
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In this book, I want to talk about unified communications.
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Published By: Kustomer
Published Date: Aug 27, 2019
The modern-day customer expects their needs to be met immediately, no matter the channel. Drive meaningful customer relationships, increase revenue streams and improve operational performance, with omnichannel support.
Rehab programs will experience a major infux of medically complex patients, including those with neurological conditions, in the coming decades. The drastic increase is being spurred by an aging population. For instance, stroke prevalence is expected to rise by 21% by 2030, and more than 1.2 million citizens are projected to have Parkinson’s disease.
This leaves rehab leaders with one signifcant question: What can be done to prepare for the increase of medically complex patients? By evolving to meet the needs of this changing population, rehab programs can successfully meet the challenge, providing patients with the highest level of care while achieving greater performance standards.
In this whitepaper, we’ll examine the three areas that drive the greatest impact on treating medically complex patients: • Clinical staff • Tech innovation • Patient and family member experience