Medicare Advantage is expanding coverage for what it considers “primarily health related supplemental benefits.” That’s good news, not just for treating illness and injury, but for helping high-risk patients maintain their health and prevent avoidable utilization. This article discloses the new list of services to be covered under Medicare Advantage, including transportation and in-home support.
This white paper will tell you how to implement a successful patient engagement strategy using these 5 elements:
1) Define your organization’s vision for patient engagement.
2) Create a culture of engagement.
3) Employ the right technology and services.
4) Empower patients to become collaborators in their care.
5) Chart progress and be ready to change and adapt.
Advanced Medical Imaging (AMI) offers a full range of diagnostic imaging and intervention services in the metro Denver, Colorado area. In an effort to create a more proactive patient collection process they turned to ZirMed. Learn how AMI was able to increase point-of-care collections by estimating patient responsibility and collecting a portion of payment before service.
Our active and actively aging population is the dichotomy
fueling significant growth for implantable medical
devices. Innovations focused on mobility, engagement and
quality of life are directly targeting this growing population.
The implantable medical device industry is poised to capitalize on these unique needs, while simultaneously
meeting unprecedented cost pressures. It is time for manufacturers to seek expertise in inventory management
and logistics for greater visibility, control and profitability.
For implantable medical device manufacturers to be as active and healthy as the patients they serve, their
future depends on the ability to differentiate products — not only by price, but through cost, service and
documented outcomes. New trends in personal health tracking keep patients moving, and data collection
will similarly improve the health of your business.
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.
Patient falls were the largest category of adverse events reported at Barnes- Jewish Hospital. Progress in meeting targets for reducing falls and fall injury rates had been static despite multiple efforts. One component of the hospital’s Fall Reduction Program was a portable bed exit alarm system—a Bed-Check Classic-Check® control unit (CU) with Sensormat® pressure sensitive mat— widely used throughout the hospital. Due to high demand by staff, the CU was often not available, resulting in delayed care delivery and staff dissatisfaction. Loss or damage due to handoff between staff and the central service department resulted in additional resources and costs.
Read this case study to learn how Barnes-Jewish Hospital implemented Bed-Check® Fall Management Solution as a part of their Fall Reduction Program, resulting in decreased fall injury rates and improved staff satisfaction.
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.
AWS supports healthcare organizations with HIPAA Eligible Services and the AWS Healthcare Compliance program. AWS products and services are being used by many customers that handle electronic patient health information (PHI) to build solutions that meet HIPAA and HITRUST regulatory requirements for cloud-based workloads.
In this webinar, you’ll learn how AWS HIPAA Eligible Services can help you build secure workloads to handle PHI in compliance with HIPAA and HITRUST standards. AWS Healthcare experts will be joined in this webinar by AWS Partner Network (APN) Partners ClearDATA and Cloudticity.
Carson Tahoe Health needed insights to convince its board that an outpatient palliative care program could help address its higher-thanaverage mortality rates and help decrease the risk of future financial impact from those rates
The healthcare system used IBM® CareDiscovery to track and analyze end-stage patient mortality and related length of stay, readmissions, utilization and costs in key disease groups—by comparing those who participated in trial inpatient palliative care and those who did not
The analysis was used to demonstrate to the system’s board that an outpatient palliative care service line was viable in terms of both cost savings and quality-of-care improvement
Gaps in care in health systems cause higher mortality rates and inflate costs. Download this case study for a closer look at how one health system used IBM CareDiscovery data to prove to their board that an outpatient palliative care service line was viable in both cost savings and quality of care improvement.
Southwestern Ontario Diagnostic Imaging Network relies on Centricity™ Clinical Archive to connect 62 hospitals with disparate PACS & RIS systems, resulting in reduced storage costs and data duplication and increased productivity and enhanced quality of care. Learn more in this case study.
Centricity Clinical Archive includes the following product components: Centricity Enterprise Archive, Universal Viewer ZFP, Caradigm eHIE, Centricity Clinical Gateway, NextGate MatchMetrix EMPI, PACSGEAR PacsSCANTM
Information allows patients to make the right decisions when planning for their care from a clinical and financial position, and helps them stay out of debt and pay off their balances sooner…improving the provider’s cash flow.
Creating a successful patient experience strategy is a long-term investment in planning, surveying, training, and technology. Healthcare organizations hope these efforts will pay off at the very least with a growing base of loyal patients, better care quality, and stable reimbursement. And then there are those organizations that are turning patient experience into a movement. What’s their endgame? They intend to build state-of-the-art service-oriented cultures that rival other industries, and they are doing it through data analytics, unique communication programs, radical cultural shifts, and consumer-centric technologies.
Published By: Evariant
Published Date: Apr 09, 2018
If you're going to commit to providing the highest quality care to patients, improving the customer experience and providing proactive service that builds lifetime relationships with patients is a requirement. By creating a comprehensive 360 view of the caller, agents are armed with the right context and talking points to provide a highly personalized, more informed experiences on-the-fly.
Watch this presentation to capitalize on every customer interaction to build deeper, more personalized relationships with their prospects and existing patients, effectively transforming the call center into a profit center. Watch the presentation now.
Lenovo Health’s patient engagement, care delivery and diagnostic solutions — supported by a powerful data center and comprehensive services — help deliver higher-quality care and achieve better outcomes by empowering you to:
• Optimize patient engagement
• Streamline clinician workflows
• Improve diagnostic speed and accuracy
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Spending on supplies and pharmaceutical services varies among U.S. hospitals. It is not uncommon for hospitals with similar types of patients, including case mix and severity, to have significant differences in purchasing intensity for certain clinical services. Even small changes in efficiency can make a difference for hospitals and health systems, because supply-chain spending typically accounts for hospitals’ biggest spend after labor costs. Costs totaled about $74 billion in 2012, according to the Healthcare Supply Chain Association.
Nearly six years after passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the healthcare industry is in the midst of a massive retooling that is dramatically altering the way we think about cost management, strategic partnerships, and customer service.
Fee-for-service reimbursement is giving way to new models of care delivery and payment to support a system based on pay-for-value. With financial risk or payments tied to value measures (such as patient satisfaction, clinical performance, and population health), compensation and reimbursement will increasingly be tied to value-based incentives.
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.
Fresenius Medical Care North America est le premier fournisseur de soins de santé haut de gamme pour les personnes souffrant de maladies rénales et autres conditions chroniques. Aux États-Unis, 640 000 personnes vivent avec une maladie rénale en phase finale. Dans le monde entier, plus de trois millions de personnes souffrent d’insuffisance rénale chronique. Fresenius Medical Care North America fournit des soins coordonnés à plus de 180 000 patients aux États-Unis, grâce à son réseau leader sur le marché de 2 200 centres de dialyse aux États-Unis, de laboratoires cardio-vasculaires externes, de centres de service d’urgence ainsi qu’à ses hôpitaux prestataires de soins aigus, les plus grands d’Amérique du Nord.
The changing healthcare environment means that both payers and providers must use all of their available data to ensure that employee productivity goals are met, members and patients receive high-quality service, and compliance is maintained. Unfortunately, many organizations face challenges with disparate systems providing inconsistent data. Find out how leading healthcare organizations are integrating HR and finance systems for one source of truth, and in turn enabling better decisions.
Published By: CodeBaby
Published Date: Nov 27, 2012
This guide reviews some market drivers which are spurring innovation in patient engagement and wellness participation. In addition, it overviews the main capabilities of the leading virtual assistant solution, CIVA health adviser.
Published By: CodeBaby
Published Date: Nov 27, 2012
This guide reviews market drivers which are spurring innovation in benefits self-service and enrollment as well as wellness engagement. In addition, it overviews the main capabilities of the leading virtual assistant solution, CIVA benefits advisor.
The importance of healthcare providers to assure their patients the utmost security, confidentiality and integrity of their sensitive information cannot be understated. This means being HIPAA compliant within every aspect of their practice, with a particular emphasis on the components of their healthcare IT infrastructure
This white paper described elements and best practices of a HIPAA compliant data center. This comprehensive guide spans the administrative, physical, and technical safeguards of the HIPAA Security rule from the physical security and environmental controls necessary of the facility itself, to the requirements needed between a Covered Entity (CE) and the data center provider when outsourcing.
Detailing both the benefits and risks of a third-party partnership, this white paper provides answers to key questions such as what exactly makes a data center HIPAA compliant, what to look for when choosing a service provider to work with, and why a Business Associate Agreement (BAA) is important for establishing accountability with these partners.