The Friday Five – White Papers
HealthcareNOW Radio’s sister site, HITECH Answers (@HITECHAnswers), is dedicated to educating healthcare providers and other stakeholders on the CMS EHR Incentive Program, Meaningful Use, HIPAA, and other Federal Health IT initiatives. HITECH Answers offers daily updates, news and resources to help keep readers up to speed on the latest happenings. This week’s Friday Five highlights some recent complimentary white papers from Spok, Zirmed, SA Ignite, ClearDATA and Software Advice. These white papers and many more health IT resources can be found and downloaded at HITECH Answers.
How to Move the Needle on Patient Satisfaction and Other Measures That Matter
Why do Measures Matter?
A hospital, like any business organization, measures a lot of things. From the cost of supplies to employee turnover, metrics help hospitals assess performance and look for areas to improve. Healthcare also uses specific measures regarding federal regulations, hospital credentials, and patient satisfaction.
These areas can have a significant impact on a hospital’s ability to attract patients and receive full payment for services.
In this paper, we delve into how communications can support some of these topics. We will look at how communications can help you move the needle on:
- Regulatory Measures
- Accreditation Measures
- Magnet Measures
Claim Status Inquiries: What’s at Stake for Your Organization
Every time a provider manually contacts a payer to check the status of a claim, it takes five to 12 minutes and costs the provider $5.40, on average.1 Multiply these numbers by millions of inquiries each year and it’s easy to see the tremendous strain this process places on hospitals, health systems, physician practices and billing services. There must be a better way.
This eBook digs into the claim status inquiry problem to expose its true impact and how providers can benefit by solving it.
Industry Report: The State of QPP Preparedness
by SA Ignite
New research reveals that health systems relying on EHR and PHM systems for quality performance management are at risk of falling short of their goals of maximizing payment incentives.
According to a new survey, the majority (64%) of healthcare providers intend to maximize payment incentives associated with the CMS Quality payment program (Qpp). But with 97% of respondents relying on their electronic health record (ehr) or population health management (phM) solution as their primary tool to do so, low satisfaction scores (39% average) indicate that these ambitious goals are at risk.
Electronic Health Record Pricing Guide – New 2018
by Software Advice
Download this guide to learn more about the cost of EHR software products. The guide covers pricing models, pricing ranges, unexpected costs, and pricing of popular systems. The guide is based on extensive market research and will help you to better understand the key aspects of software pricing. Don’t let price confusion keep you from selecting the best EHR system software for your organization’s needs.
Ransomware in Healthcare: Psychology, Anatomy & Prevention
Ransomware attacks are on the Rise! Even though the average ransom demand is relatively low, the volume of attacks, plus the rate of payment, make the attacks costly for you and lucrative for cybercriminals.
Ransomware attacks are rapidly becoming one of the fastest growing cybercrimes. And healthcare is a prime target. The growth of Ransomware is due both to the psychology of the method and the sophistication of the attack. This eBook provides valuable insight that includes:
- Attacks Are on the Rise
- The Psychology of Ransomware
- Tools of the Trade
- The Anatomy of an Attack
- Recovery Strategies
- Prevention Strategies