Healthcare Industry

Brush Up Before Becker’s Conference: 25 Things to Know About RCM

If you’re going to the Becker’s Hospital Review 3rd Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference next week in Chicago, better brush up on the top industry topics. Check out Becker’s Hospital Review list of 25 things to know about revenue cycle management.  The article was written in January, but still highly useful as it’s interesting to see…

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Healthcare Moving to the Cloud – and Out of “Dark Ages”

A recent report available for purchase from Forrester Research (and summarized at Healthcare It News) says that healthcare specific developments from cloud service providers are in the process of ending the “dark ages” of health IT. From the report: The enterprise health cloud market is growing in large part due to healthcare CIOs increasingly realizing that…

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Paper Remains: OrboGraph Highlighted as Top 25 Healthcare Technology Vendor for 2017

Healthcare costs are skyrocketing and paper remains an obstacle to electronification —  but, even with all that, the August CIO Applications publication (see electronic versions here) highlighted OrboGraph as a Top 25 Healthcare Technology Solution Provider for 2017! The magazine highlighted the OrboAccess cloud-hosted platform solution, which not only intercepts the paper but also streamlines the overall…

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A “Blocking and Tackling” Approach to Healthcare Revenue Cycle

The football season is soon upon us, and so we will tie this recent RevCycle Intelligence article into the season of the gridiron by offering a refresh to those in the industry and a step-by-step overview with many industry stats related to healthcare revenue cycle. Kicking off a new season in football requires practice, repetition,…

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EDI 835’s Close the Loop for Healthcare Fraud and Compliance

A comprehensive article at RevCycleIntelligence entitled “How Providers Can Detect, Prevent Healthcare Fraud and Abuse” offers insight into ways to “tighten the ship” regarding practices that cost the industry billions of dollars a year. Complying with the myriad of regulations can be difficult for providers who already focus on a range of priorities, including care delivery,…

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Hospitals Leaving $22M On the Table Says Advisory Board

Fierce Healthcare reviewed a report by The Advisory Board and lists four challenges in the area of Revenue Cycle Management. Most significantly, they point out that hospitals concentrating on costs are leaving big dollars on the table: The Advisory Board found that because of the focus on cost reductions over RCM revenues, the average 350-bed hospital…

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Cloud-Hosted vs. On-Premises Healthcare Applications

Adoption is driving huge growth for cloud IT vendors. However, an article at HIT Infrastructure shows that, in spite of the many advantages of cloud-hosted Healthcare computing — increased flexibility as well as less expensive scale when more space is needed (among other strengths) — many healthcare organizations are still weighing their options. IT departments who…

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2017 Industry Survey: The State of Healthcare Payment Electronification in U.S. Hospitals

What’s really happening in hospitals related to electronification of payments? Have other topics become a priority? Are there “hidden” problems in infrastructure which are adding excessive costs to the healthcare industry?  Along with Commonwealth Health Advisors, OrboGraph completed a market research initiative which surveyed over 100 US hospitals. The objective of the research was to…

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On the HFMA ANI Hot Seat: Improving Revenue Cycle Performance

Wondering what attendees at the (HFMA ANI) Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Annual National Institute conference in Orlando, Fla., told Becker’s Hospital CFO Report when asked: What is one thing hospitals can do today to improve revenue cycle performance? A few highlights include: strong leadership in place to drive performance and utilize technology getting your payers…

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Small Practices: Time to Jump on the Tech Bandwagon

An article in RevCycleIntelligence points out that an astounding 95 percent of practices with less than five physicians identified their facilities as “not tech savvy,” according to a Black Book survey. Small practices tend to avoid or delay health IT adoption because of the costs associated with implementation and upkeep. A 2016 Medical Group Management Association…

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