Who’s Safe From Amazon Infiltration – Not Even CHECKS?

March 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) reports that Amazon may be looking at entering the checking account game. Sanvada reports online for those who do not subscribe to the WSJ: A report from the Wall Street Journal has claimed that the retail giant is working on what it calls a “hybrid-type checking account” designed for…

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“The Experience” of an OrboGraph Conference

March 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

Have you heard about “the experience” of an OrboGraph conference? The 2018 Healthcare and Check Payment Technology Conference is again shaping up to be an amazing event. This year, we are hosting the conference on May 7th-9th, 2018, at the Union Station Hotel in Nashville, TN. For a glimpse into the past, see videos and photos from our…

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5 Strategies to Grow Your Organization’s Financial Muscle

March 9, 2018 / 0 Comments

Value-based health care is around the corner — or are we supposed to be already living it?  The uncertainly in the health care world today has caused many healthcare organizations to slow or stall their efforts to prepare for risk-based medicine. A Deloitte survey found more than 80 percent of physicians still received compensation under fee-for-service…

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Are Mid-Sized FIs Failing To Climb The Innovation Curve?

March 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Is your financial institution ready for payment innovation? The Innovation Readiness Playbook from PYMNTS.COM surveyed US financial institutions and created a gem for strategic and tactical considerations. Like many surveys, you can take a positive or negative spin on the data and critique the questions. For example: Is this a wake-up call to mid-sized financial institutions that…

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Are You a Revenue Cycle Hero?

March 2, 2018 / 0 Comments

eBooks are fun! Check out Becker’s Hospital Review’s eBook “The Revenue Hero’s Guide to Revenue Cycle Success.” Revenue cycle leaders are the unsung heroes of every healthcare organization. Optimizing revenue cycle management requires that you deliver super hero level effort each day, to achieve the financial results necessary to fund the clinical mission. The purpose of…

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The End of Free Checking as We Know It?

February 27, 2018 / 0 Comments

You’ve probably seen the headlines: Bank of America ends free checking option, causing customer uproar Bank of America Is Eliminating a Popular Free Checking Account A major bank eliminates free checking – – a blow to the lower income consumer who depends on checks and checking accounts, right?  Would it spur industry-wide changes, similar to…

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Trump’s 2019 Budget: 15 Healthcare Takeaways

February 23, 2018 / 0 Comments

No matter which side of the aisle you reside, healthcare professionals are looking at a mixed bag of good, bad, and indifferent in the budget blueprint put forward by the administration. Becker’s Hospital CFO Report has an analysis of healthcare impacts in the proposed budget. Here’s the list; visit their site for insights and see…

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“The Future of Payments – Get Ready for a Wild Ride”

February 22, 2018 / 0 Comments

Let’s get crazy!  OK, maybe a podcast from BAI Banking Strategies isn’t crazy, crazy, but if you are into payments, this could be the best 10-15 minutes of the year! Managing editor Lou Carlozo speaks with Tommy Marshal, FinTech Lead for North America at Accenture about their new payments report entitled Driving the Future of Payments: 10 Mega…

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Now Checks Are Causing Hardships?

February 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

The “death” of the check is still way behind schedule, according to many organizations that predicted the end of paper checks many years ago. We keep reporting that checks are still popular when they were supposed to have been dwindling years ago. (That’s the boring part of the post) The latest installment in PYMNTS’ Kill…

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OrboGraph Embraces AI

February 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

THE TECHNOLOGY HEADLINES features an article examining OrboGraph’s utilization of AI technologies and the effect it’s had the check and healthcare lines of the business. With OrboGraph’s main focus on automating payments, the company looks at AI as a means to improve efficiencies into the entire payment mix and to facilitate electronification of payments, which ultimately…

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