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Editor’s Notes: Exploring New Worlds—In Space and in U.S. Healthcare

September 29, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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Facilitating a shift in the U.S. healthcare delivery system from volume to value may be different from expanding the boundaries of space exploration; at the same time, there are real similarities.

Leveraging IT to Optimize Revenue Cycle Management

September 29, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Practice leaders are increasingly automating and streamlining RCM processes and seeing marked improvements to the bottom line due to decreases in denial rejections and optimized reimbursements.

Developing a Robust RCM Strategy in an Evolving Payment Landscape

September 28, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Priorities are shifting these days as healthcare CFOs are under immense pressure to optimize revenue cycle performance. Healthcare finance thought leaders share their perspectives on developing a robust RCM strategy in an evolving payment landscape.

For Documentation Reform, Innovative Processes Breed Better Outcomes

September 28, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At some point in their push for better quality, clinical and IT leaders realized that if their old processes around documentation weren’t etched in their workflows for the past several years, they would never have started that way.

Clinical IT Vendor Thought Leaders Share Perspectives on Ever-Evolving Segment

September 26, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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As part of the broader Healthcare Informatics 100, clinical IT vendor executives were interviewed to gauge their thoughts on segment trends and what could be in store for the future

“One Foot in the Boat, One Foot on the Dock”: Providers and Payers Forge a New Social Contract into Value-Based Healthcare

September 26, 2017  |  Mark Hagland
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The leaders of medical groups, hospitals and health systems are finding willing partners—and tons of practical challenges—as they move forward with the federal government and with private health insurers into the new world of value-based healthcare.

Change Healthcare Announces “Enterprise Blockchain for Healthcare” Solution

September 25, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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Nashville-based Change Healthcare today announced the first blockchain solution for enterprise-scale use in healthcare, according to its officials.

Wisconsin Health System, Agnesian Healthcare, Sues Cerner for $16M in Losses

September 25, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Agnesian Healthcare Inc., a health system based in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, filed a lawsuit against Cerner Corp. for breach of warranty and fraud after claiming issues in its billing software resulted in losses of more than $16 million, according to reporting by...

How Natural Language Processing is Helping to Revitalize Physician Documentation

September 25, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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In our September/October cover story, experts discuss how leading healthcare organizations are finding ways to preserve the patient narrative in the note for all care team members involved.

Study: Telemedicine Can Lower Costs for Health Systems by $24 per Patient

September 22, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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A new study of telemedicine visits by Nemours Children's Health System found that patients and families who use telemedicine for sports medicine appointments saved an average of $50 in travel costs and 51 minutes in waiting and visit time. Each telemedicine...

At ATLAS Conference, Experts Analyze the Wide-Ranging Implications of Health Policy

September 19, 2017  |  Rajiv Leventhal
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At the ATLAS conference, thought leaders discussed the current health policy landscape and how patient access, evolving care delivery models, and innovation all could be impacted.

RCM Technology Companies Navicure, ZirMed Announce Merger

September 19, 2017  |  Heather Landi
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Healthcare revenue cycle management technology companies Navicure, based in Duluth, Georgia, and Louisville, Kentucky-based ZirMed announced last week that they have signed a definitive agreement to combine companies.

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