Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management
Earlier this week Dr. Bob Wachter, the Chair of Medicine at UCSF and author of New York Times bestseller The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age, shared a discussion with Dr. Muthu Alagappan, Medical Director at , to explore tested strategies for using AI and automation to get the most out of your EHR data and, as a result, thrive in the post-EHR era. A recording of the discussion can be viewed here.Read More
UnitedHealth’s information and technology-enabled health services subsidiary Optum — a nonprofit physician group that operates 30 medical practices offering primary care, more than 50 specialties, plus imaging, lab, and pharmacy services to the Boston area — is set to acquire Massachusetts-based Atrius Health, according to The Boston Globe and reported at HealthcareFinancenews.com. Meanwhile, Ensemble Health Partners announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted three additional patents to the company for its innovative automation technology — that brings the total of Ensemble-approved patents to five.Read More
Brandon Sim, the chief technology officer and chief operating officer at, a tech-powered healthcare management company, says the time to fully implement artificial intelligence and machine learning is now. From Healthcare Finance: “Especially because recent CMS regulations are going to force electronic health record companies to share their data in a more reasonably accessible fashion,” Sim said. “Just the sheer amount of data that is being collected – the rise of alternative sources of data like remote patient monitoring and wearable devices – make it a very natural fit for using machine learning and AI methods in healthcare.”Read More
An excellent article by Giri Rajaiah, Executive Leader and Vice President for Global Healthcare and Life Sciences at DISYS, takes a look at how automation is absolutely essential to any healthcare organization that wants to remain relevant in today’s — and tomorrow’s — healthcare ecosystem. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought the immense pressure the U.S. healthcare system is under into sharp focus. Recent dynamics are compounded by the industry’s efforts to adopt newer ways of working and digitizing patient records, while implementing automation throughout their business processes to increase overall efficiency and productivity.Read More
Are you ready for the wave of changes coming to healthcare? As is to be expected when a new administration takes over in Washington, the first 100 days of President Biden’s presidency are likely to bring a number of changes for employer-sponsored health and welfare plans, says Debra Hoffman and Stephanie B. Vasconcellos of Mayer Brown in their blog at Lexology.com.Read More
Without a doubt, Artificial Intelligence, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, and other technologies are streamlining the revenue cycle management and healthcare payments industries in many different ways. Roni Boker, OrboGraph product manager notes: “Market need still exists, and organizations are now having to move faster than ever with new work environments as a means to implement greater controls on their data and assist with compliance and resiliency.”Read More
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No one has to tell you the revenue cycle automation process is complex, and getting more so every year. That’s why it’ll come as no surprise that Healthcare Finance News is reporting that about 30% of health systems and hospitals are unable to manage their revenue cycle automation efforts without at least two vendors. The numbers were gathered via the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s Pulse Survey program, fielded between May 19, 2020 and June 22, 2020 among 587 chief financial officers and revenue cycle leaders at various health systems.Read More
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.