Jonathan Sharr, Senior Decision Support Analyst, Middlesex Hospital A community hospital based in Middletown, Conn., Middlesex Hospital strives to provide the safest, highest-quality healthcare, and the best experience possible for our community. Our position as the state’s first Mayo Clinic Care Network member demonstrates our commitment to improving care through innovation and collaboration. To do that, we need actionable data not just within the hospital, but also across our physician practices. Multiple disparate systems complicate the...

L. Albert Villarin, MD, FACEP Information is critical to delivering care and dozens of decisions per day are based on the what data is available at that time. Several industries, including travel and automotive, have been years ahead of healthcare in incorporating technology to gain insight and guide decisions. When you check into a hotel, they seem to know you and your preferences, including when you last stayed with them, if you prefer a higher floor...

Revenues collected are the lifeblood of any healthcare organization and the efficiency of how they are processed dictate its ability to grow. With each claim, there is room for human error and data-driven, manual processes that are ripe for change. Robotic process automation (RPA) is transforming revenue cycle management, bringing it to the next, more efficient, level. In fact, McKinsey & Company found that more than one third of tasks in the healthcare industry could...

Samantha Sizemore, Director of Operations, Holston Medical Group As a 150 provider, independent multi-specialty practice, Tennessee’s Holston Medical Group (HMG) strives to improve performance measures across its 26 locations. We all need to make the most of our resources and HMG looked to analytics as a means to do just that. Being part of a successful, physician-owned Accountable Care Organization (ACO) has also increased our need for insightful data. Our organization has been working with OnePartner...

Dan Reber, VP of Product Strategy and Development, PrecisionBI Healthcare organizations are plagued with multiple systems that are home to troves of information. Some of these solutions speak to each other; however, most do not, leaving data siloed and unable to be used in an impactful way. Healthcare business intelligence (BI) can assist by enabling access to and easy analysis of information to optimize decisions and performance. Using BI, you can report on key business and...

By Susan D’Agostino, RN One of the most frequent complaints I have heard from physicians when using an EHR is, too many clicks.  Why do I have to click so many things? Why does it take so many clicks to get something done? From KevinMD.com Working with Today's EMRs is Mentally Exhausting to AmericanEHR Blog Has EHR Increased Your After-Hours Workload?, doctors have plenty to say. And, they have a valid point. When a physician is mandated to...

By: Dan Reber In my previous blog post, Three Steps toward Discovering Big Data, I began a discussion on the three significant steps, or transformations, I believe are required before healthcare data analysis can begin a significant evolution from crawling to walking. The discussion began with a commentary on Step 1: Exception Reports. You can read up on the earlier part of the discussion HERE. Now, I’d like to move forward to discussing Step 2: Analytics Department Setup...

By Jaime Ojeda It is an understatement, to say the least, that the results of the presidential election was a shock to many.  For those of us intimately involved with the healthcare landscape, and specifically focused on Health IT that supports many goals of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the question quickly turned to, “How will all this impact Health IT spending in the coming years?” By coincidence, I spent the night of the election, and the...

By Susan D’Agostino, RN Using proper tools of analysis, an organization can drive clinical excellence by managing initiatives, providing patient population management and measuring key performance indicators (KPIs). PrecisionBI can empower a healthcare facility to extract data from the EHR and turn it into information that can help transform healthcare. What can a clinic do in preparation for 2017 MIPS measures?  Keep reading. Assuming that you are already participating in MU, PQRS and so on, the first step...

By: Bill Stone As part of its Revenue Acceleration Program (RAP) and commitment to providing outstanding client service, Meridian Medical Management utilizes the 4 Disciplines of Execution® (4DX) strategy to increase critical goal execution and deliver trustworthy automation with optimal client results. 4DX represents a modernized way of thinking and working that is essential to thriving in today’s competitive medical billing workplace. It is a simple, yet proven formula for executing on what are the most crucial...