Technology

7 Thoughts on the Importance & Future of Blockchain in RCM

If you don’t know already, Blockchain is a ledger of records arranged in data batches called blocks that use cryptographic validation to link themselves together. Each block references and identifies the previous block by a “hashing function,” forming an unbroken chain, which is where we get the name. (We’ve discussed Blockchain in the OrboNation before for banking and…

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Orbograph’s Healthcare Payment & Revenue Cycle Management Predictions

And now, OrboGraph’s Healthcare Payment and Revenue Cycle Management Predictions… Just as we did in the check payments arena, we’ll give our best guess on 2017 predictions.  Usually our predictions are a bit on the conservative side. Why? Because the media likes to hype new payment mechanisms, but adoption is always slower than what the…

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Looking to 2017: Risk and Fraud

Andrew Davies, Vice President of Global Market Strategy, Financial Crime Risk Management at Fiserv, makes several great points about how quicker transactions – and the customer expectations attached to that speed – can be dangerous in terms of exposing fraud and theft opportunities. (Read it HERE.) Mr. Davies describes a “perfect storm of factors,” broadly consisting of: Greater demands…

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Top Bankers: What to Expect for Wall Street in 2017

Predictions. If we’ve learned anything in 2016, it is that anything can happen. Pundits and polls? Worthless! The Cubs won the World Series, for Pete’s sake! So, a tip of our hat to the banking pros who went out on a limb to predict Wall Street activities and trends in the year to come. We’re treading unbroken…

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Leveraging the Cloud for Big Data Analytics

All across the healthcare space, data analytics are providing exceptional results to the companies whose livelihoods depend upon accurate projection of future trends based on current divergent information inputs. Leveraging the cloud as a central information depository and distribution point has proved beneficial to Johnson & Johnson. A manufacturer of medical devices and bioinformatics, pharmaceutical, and consumer-health…

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Digital vs. Traditional: What to Prepare For

BAI.org offers valuable insight into consumers’ adoption of digital interaction with their financial institutions via a document entitled “Digital Banking and Analytics: Enhancing Customer Experience and Efficiency.” The downloadable PDF provides great information about current and future use of digital interactive technology among bank customers, as well as a cogent overview of future expectations that the industry…

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The Life of a Check: Tree to Payment Processing

The folks at Crosscheck have put together a great overview of the life of a check – – starting at the tree (now that’s comprehensive) and advancing through the various legislative and technological steps that have kept checks speedy and relevant in the digital age. They also get into the nitty-gritty of check “construction” with…

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Are Banks Still Taking a Traditional View Toward Branch Technology?

New technologies by the FINTECH community continue to grab the spotlight in the market. FINTECH is pushing hard on digital payment varieties and all kinds of scenarios to make P2P, B2B, and P2B via mobile devices and new card/chips options, taking volume from the branches. Banks are looking for ways to better serve millennials, too.…

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Banking in the Next 5 Years: Video Interviews

Recipients of the 2016 FinTech Forward awards discuss how evolving technology will reshape banking in the next five years. Some of the key takeaways: Data, data, data. Huge value in data analytics for those who efficiently gather it. It will be crucial to respond to the shift occurring in the next five years toward “banking where and…

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The Devil is in the Details: A Parable of ONE KEYSTROKE

Steve McNair of FTP Consulting tells a great story about how a credit card processing company made a significant $$$ investment in system upgrades, which delivered “lower performance”. The customer blamed the solution provider — however, the system was running fine. Sound familiar? After nine months of working with the system, no one could identify the root cause of…

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