Rasu Shrestha, M.D., chief innovation officer at Pittsburgh-based UPMC, shares his perspectives on what's at stake for the imaging industry in the ongoing evolution of healthcare and the path forward toward value-based imaging.
December 18, 2017 | Bob Hoover, VP of Consulting Services at Change Healthcare
Successfully delivering value from healthcare IT investments is difficult. That’s a refrain I’ve heard again and again from healthcare leaders, whether in the boardroom, the executive suite, or the data center.
December 8, 2017 | Carol Everhart, RN, MS, IQCI, Senior Clinical Consultant, Decision Support Change Healthcare
Hospitals everywhere are striving to answer this question: How can we better manage denials?
Denials related to medical necessity account for about 5% of denials nationally. But by closing common gaps that lead to medical necessity denials, your...
November 16, 2017 | Carolyn Wukitch, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Network & Financial Management, Change Healthcare
Alternative payment programs are now firmly rooted in state-level healthcare policy, as discussions regarding health reform continue in Washington. That’s according to a new national study commissioned by Change Healthcare which finds over 40 states pursuing...
November 2, 2017 | Suresh Yarlagadda, Medical Director, Clinical Strategy, Change Healthcare
Unnecessary care is unnecessarily in the news these days. We say “unnecessarily” because such care—as well as the associated costs it incurs and risks it poses for patients—can be mitigated.
Kaiser Health News just published a report, “So Much Care It Hurts...
October 6, 2017 | David V. Gallegos, SVP, Consulting Services, Change Healthcare Consulting
Reducing costs and improving quality are the two prevailing objectives behind most healthcare initiatives. However, one leg of the proverbial stool that doesn’t get much attention are the efforts to improve the patient experience. Healthcare in the United...
Hospitals’ progress toward interoperability is slow and that progress has mainly been focused on moving information between hospitals, such as sending and receiving data, and not on ensuring the usability of information in clinical decisions, according to...
September 15, 2017 | Bill Sillar, National Director of Clinical Call Services, Change Healthcare
Quality of care through optimized performance is today’s mantra in healthcare. It underpins our industry’s pursuit of the Triple Aim: to improve the experience of care, improve the health of populations and reduce per capita costs of healthcare.1 Achieving...