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Orbograph Client Conference Summary: Payments and Check Update

To say the 2017 Orbograph Client Conference in Atlanta turned out to be a great event would be shameless self promotion, which we would never do.  So speaking objectively, it all started with a must-see introduction movie trailer. Then, on the check and payments side, we recruited a number of the best companies and speakers in…

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Would ACA Repeal be Credit Negative for Hospitals?

It wasn’t long ago that all signs pointed to “doom” for the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. Though it seems that the Trump administration’s initial attempt to repeal the ACA has been thwarted/deferred for now – – someone needs to add a question mark to our “end is near” signage… as of April 6th, Paul Ryan now…

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Check Recognition Is Like the Greatest Comeback in Super Bowl History

How is the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history like check recognition? If you’re the New England Patriots, Bill Belicheck and Tom Brady, you practiced, trained and, to use their oft-repeated mantra, worked hard…“worked ‘expletive’ hard!” They constantly optimize technology and planning, and then execute on the field. That recipe all came together when they were down 28-3. They saw…

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2017 RCM Global Forecast: Realistic or Exaggerated?

When a market report predicts steady, or potentially explosive growth of revenue cycle management, what comes to mind? Is it a real opportunity or should we be skeptical? This link provides a summary of the larger, comprehensive report offered by ReportLinker: The global revenue cycle management market is projected to reach USD 80.56 billion by…

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“Go Ahead, Write a Check for Your Coffee,” Just Not for Beef Jerky

Gert Watkins just become the poster child of checks in an article about the reality of check writing. The Wall Street Journal article, posted by former colleague and friend Kathy Strasser, explored the dynamics behind why checks still exist and what the leading motivations are. Of course, when it comes to checks, technologists want to bash…

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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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Orbograph 2017 Predictions for Check Payments

Within the first months of 2017, there will be a number of important market studies released related to check volumes via FED research, fraud losses (ABA Deposit Account paper), and retail banking (BAI).  As OrboGraph looks to the future in check payment innovation, we believe the following trends will feed market innovations. Check volume declines…

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Top 10 Retail Banking Trends & Predictions

For the sixth consecutive year, Digital Banking Report has surveyed a panel of over 100 global financial services leaders for their thoughts and predictions on retail banking and credit union trends. The crowdsource panel includes bankers, credit union executives, industry analysts, advisors, authors, and fintech followers from Asia, Africa, North America, South and Central America, Europe,…

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The Future of Blockchain in RCM

A few months ago we asked, “How Will Banks React to the Blockchain?” Now it’s the healthcare sector that needs to take a good look at Blockchain and its potential integration into RCM. BlockGeeks.com graphic Here’s an excellent Blockchain primer from Blockgeeks.com using a GoogleDocs analogy: “The traditional way of sharing documents with collaboration is to send a…

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