Day 10: Ten Ladies and Lords A Leaping
It is day ten of our 12 Days to Christmas Posts and as is our custom every month, we have compiled our Top 10 most read posts that deserve a second read. This list takes those lists just one leap further.
Here are the most read and shared posts of the year. Thank you to all these authors that have shared their thoughts with us and our readers.
This year’s 10 Ladies and Lords of Leaping.
8 Healthcare Trends on the 2021 Horizon
By Maria Perrin, Chief Growth Officer, HMS
At the close of each year, we take a look back to look forward — reflecting on the events of the past 12 months and anticipating how they might shape the year ahead. Of course, as we hit publish on our 2020 forecast, little did anyone know a novel coronavirus was emerging that would soon become the greatest health and economic crisis of our generation — and that it would still be the top global concern come year end. Continue reading…
6 Ways the Pandemic Changed Health Insurance Trends in 2021
By Devin Partida, Editor-in-Chief, ReHack.com
The COVID-19 pandemic caused drastic shifts throughout virtually all segments of society. Here are six ways the health crisis influenced trends in the insurance industry. Continue reading…
The State of Advanced Analytics in Healthcare: Seven Industry Leaders Speak Out
By Peyman Zand, Vice President, CereCore
Healthcare CIOs face increasing pressure to implement advanced analytics at virtually every turn. According to a recent State of the CIO Survey by IDG, twenty-five percent of IT leaders plan expect advanced analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to drive their technology investments in 2021. As one of healthcare’s most favorite buzzwords, advanced analytics is a nascent technology term with lofty vendor promises but few real-world case success stories. Continue reading…
On this episode I talked to Abboud Chaballout, founder/CEO of Diagnoss, the medical coding “whisperer” company. Like many of my guests Abboud has an interesting journey, in his case through law school developing experience founding and building companies as an entrepreneur and working in the medical coding and billing world where he learnt about money flow in the healthcare system and especially in medical offices. Continue reading…
One of the biggest frustrations of the COVID-19 pandemic has been unraveling why we still lack the data needed to successfully contain the coronavirus outbreak. Amid testing shortages, especially in the early months of the pandemic, we saw advancements in our ability to predict where spikes in COVID-19 cases could occur and where hidden outbreaks may already exist based on trends in flu-like illnesses. But even in Western countries, public health officials struggled to perform contact tracing, in part due to a dearth of data. Continue reading…
Is Your Revenue Cycle Ready for 2021?
By Matt Seefeld, Executive Vice President, MedEvolve
The long-awaited debut of 2021 has come and gone. And while many physician practices are ready for a fresh start, the reality is that the unprecedented financial challenges of 2020 will have a lingering impact. One mid-year 2020 study from the American Medical Association found that the average drop in revenue experienced by providers amid the pandemic was 32%. As practices kicked off the new year, many are operating within razor-thin margins and must implement strategies and processes that ensure no reimbursement dollars are left on the table. Continue reading…
Six Tech Trends That Will Influence Physician Practices in 2021
By Roland Therriault, President and Executive Vice President of Sales, InSync Healthcare Solutions
Every year presents new challenges to healthcare leaders, but 2020 threw a curveball like few others: Covid-19. Over the last 10 months, physician practices and their partners have had to rethink healthcare clinical and billing practices and embrace new technology even when they weren’t ready for it. While many were happy to show 2020 the door, 2021 will deliver new patient care challenges as value-based care continues to evolve. Continue reading…
Modernizing HIPAA for the Current, Patient-Centered World
By Kristen Ballantine, Vice President, State and Federal Government Relations, HMS
The date is August 21, 1996. The Macarena is at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The medical drama ER, in its second year running, is the number one rated television show in the U.S. Bill Clinton has nearly secured a second term in the White House. One of the most influential pieces of U.S. healthcare legislation is signed into law. Continue reading…
Mitigating Risk Along the COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain
By Troy Ament, field CISO for healthcare, Fortinet
In line with their standard playbook, hackers never let a good opportunity go to waste. As the U.S. undertakes what is probably the largest and fastest vaccine rollout in its history, it’s already been challenged with issues along the supply chain. Rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine has varied across states, and supplies have lagged while some companies try to ratchet up production. Continue reading…
Improved Patient Experience is More Critical Than Ever to Healthcare Organizations
By Greg Miller, Vice President, Industry Strategy, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Talkdesk
COVID-19 delivered an unambiguous message last year to healthcare providers: Digital transformation can no longer be delayed. Providers heard that message loud and clear. In response to the events of 2020, 60% of healthcare organizations are adding new digital projects, while 42% are accelerating some or all existing digital transformation plans, according to professional services company BDO’s 2021 Healthcare Digital Transformation Survey. Continue reading…