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What Does the Future Hold for athenahealth, and Its Customers? Industry Insiders Weigh In

June 19, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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With new leadership coming in and a potential sale on the horizon, athenahealth is facing significant changes. Healthcare industry insiders weigh in on the company's possible suitors and how the changes could impact the company's customers.

Survey: Healthcare Orgs with Multiple RCM Systems Have More Challenges with Denials

May 15, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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More than two-thirds of health systems (about 70 percent) use more than one vendor for revenue cycle management, and those organizations that do use more than one solution report larger issues with denials, a recent survey found.

Pittsburgh Smog at Midday—and the Healthcare Informatics 100 in 2018

April 11, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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What does the history of the city of Pittsburgh have to do with the Healthcare Informatics 100? Think transformation—and this exciting moment in the ongoing evolution of the healthcare information technology industry

Baptist Health South Florida, Navigant Form RCM Joint Venture

April 11, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Coral Gables-based Baptist Health South Florida announced it has signed an operating agreement with Chicago-based Navigant to create a new joint venture entity to provide revenue cycle management (RCM) services to healthcare provider organizations.

Arizona ACO Pilots Blockchain Platform to Improve Clinical Outcomes, Reduce Costs

March 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Arizona Care Network, a Phoenix-based accountable care organization (ACO), plans to pilot a blockchain technology platform developed by Solve.Care with the aim of improving clinical outcomes, relieving healthcare’s administrative burdens, and reducing waste...

Survey: Providers Increasingly Adopting New Payment Technologies

February 28, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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In just the last year, there has been a dramatic increase in the adoption of payment technologies, including web portals and interactive voice response (IVR) technology, by healthcare providers and healthcare collection agencies, according to a new survey.

Flying Down to Las Vegas: What Makes This Year’s HIMSS Conference One to Watch

February 28, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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Trust this grizzled veteran: there’s never been a more exciting time to be in healthcare and healthcare IT—and the discussions, presentations, and messaging at the HIMSS Conference should be more interesting than ever

Study: Use of EHRs Does Not Reduce Administrative Costs

February 21, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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A recent study by Duke University and Harvard Business School researchers found that costs for processing a single bill ranged from $20 for a primary care visit to $215 for an inpatient surgical procedure, or up to 25 percent of revenue.

athenahealth Names Jeffrey Immelt Its New Chairman

February 7, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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On Wednesday, the Watertown, Mass.-based EHR and practice management vendor athenahealth named Jeff Immelt, former chairman and CEO of GE, as chairman of athenahealth

Evolving Financial Models to Support HIT Investments: One Financing Expert’s View

February 2, 2018  |  Heather Landi
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Gary Amos, of Siemens Financial Services, shares his perspectives on health IT investments and the need for financial models to evolve with the acceleration of technological advancements.

One Expert Looks at the CVS/Aetna Combination through the Broader Lens of Health Industry Change

January 6, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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David Friend, M.D., the chief transformation officer in the BDO Center for Healthcare Excellence and Innovation, shares his perspectives on some of the new business combinations that are disrupting all healthcare sectors

Optimism and Daily Challenges: The Leaders of a Rural Oklahoma FQHC on Revenue Cycle Management

January 4, 2018  |  Mark Hagland
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The leaders of the Central Oklahoma Family Medical Center, a federally qualified health center in south-central Oklahoma, discuss the challenges and opportunities facing their organization in the revenue cycle management arena

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