Artificial intelligence is already playing a significant role in worldwide healthcare, but Michael Spencer, editor in chief at The Last Futurist, is here to assure you that we haven’t seen anything yet: The complexity and rise of data in healthcare means that artificial intelligence will increasingly be applied within the field. Several types of AI are already being employed by payers and providers of care and life sciences companies. AI is also starting to be used in pharma drug combinations and exploratory combinations and will drive a new era of biotechnology.Read More
With COVID-19 vaccines being administered across the globe, the healthcare payments industry — like the world population in general — is feeling cautiously optimistic as 2021 begins. The industry faced many challenges throughout 2020, but healthcare technology companies stepped up and transformed the pandemic into an opportunity to innovate, calling the pandemic a “catalyst” to accelerate the digital transformation for healthcare.
Matt Hawkins, CEO of Waystar, provides predictions for healthcare payments in the new year in an article posted on Modern Healthcare.
We have seen the banking and payments industries recover from the challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic with a resurgence of checks and sustained volumes of other payments. With this recovery, banks and financial institutions can now refocus on automation and fraud prevention projects which have been delayed while the economy recovers.Read More
To say 2020 will long be remembered as a challenging year for the healthcare industry is almost comical in its understatement. The strain put on all levels of the system, from front-line care all the way through collection and revenue cycle, has been incredible. Then comes this news out of Virginia via Healthcare Finance News: Newport News, Virginia-based Riverside Health System is coming out of 2020 able to say that it had one of its most improved collection, performance and revenue cycle years to date.Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the ways healthcare organizations — in particular healthcare RCM — operate, as many businesses shut down office locations and move to remote environments to ensure employee safety and to slow the spread of the virus. While this has altered the way RCM operates from a physical location standpoint, the pandemic has also had an interesting effect when it comes to technology.Read More
PatientEngagementHIT.com examines the growth of patients consumerism and its impact on the healthcare industry. “Consumerism in healthcare regularly tops the list of C-suite priorities, with most organizations knowing they need to adapt to new patient behaviors to survive in a competitive industry. Health IT developers, healthcare payers, and policymakers alike are also working to acclimate to a world where the patient is also the medical consumer.”Read More
With healthcare organizations seeing lower volumes of patients for routine and elective procedures, the industry is having to withstand massive losses. While healthcare revenue for each organization depends on many factors, the American Hospital Association (AHA) reports that hospital operating margins are still down 28% year-to-date compared to 2019.Read More
As we noted in our Check & Fraud recap earlier this week, the ORBOIMPACT VIRTUAL CONFERENCE, our two-day online event — which covered Healthcare Payments on Thursday, October 29, and Banking & Payments on Friday, October 30 — was a huge success! Industry speakers coupled with OrboGraph experts focused on AI innovation and payment strategy helped drive strong attendance, while innovative polling encouraged attendee participation and interaction.Read More
Group, and Studer Education, recently released research results that reveal how COVID-19 is shifting the priorities of Healthcare industry executives (you can download their study here without having to provide any information).Read More
Artificial Intelligence has made waves in a stunning variety of businesses, and Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management is certainly no exception. Over the past year, we have covered many different angles in our Modernizing RCM with AI and our OrboNation Healthcare Blog, including:Read More