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by Michael Woods, Global Chief Medical Officer, caresyntax August 27, 2019 – When one speaks of patient injury in healthcare, it’s easy to point at the statistics. However, almost everyone has a friend or family member who is represented by those statistics. Through that lens, patient harm becomes very personal. Yet the rate of all-cause… Read more »

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by Lynn Carroll, Chief of Strategy & Operations, HSBlox July 2019 – As value-based care accelerates, the disparate data of traditional fee-for-service doesn’t work. Data silos and a lack of patient integration present challenges for dissemination of data across the continuum of care.  As a result, the reporting feedback loop required for the development and… Read more »

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by Heather Kawamoto, Chief Product Officer, Recondo Technology June 2019 – Healthcare has a high turnover problem, and not just for clinical staff. In many hospitals, especially in rural areas, it is notoriously difficult to find employees with specialized expertise in working with healthcare insurance companies on various revenue cycle transactions. Compounding the problem is… Read more »

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by Staci Porter, Senior Clinical Strategist, Zynx Health May 2019 – The Russian proverb “Trust, but verify” entered the American lexicon in the 1980s when it became a favorite mantra of Ronald Reagan during arms-reduction negotiations with the Soviet Union. Reagan understood that while trust can provide a strong foundation for a relationship or agreement,… Read more »

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by Chase Johanson (This article originally appeared in Healthcare Value Analysis & Utilization Management Magazine https://valueanalysismag.com/the-supply-chain-stars-of-tomorrow-understand-this-value-analysis/) A Recruiter’s Perspective Chase Johanson, Hospital Supply Recruiter, Gibson Consultants The Value Analysis Professional Vs. the Rising Cost of Healthcare According to projections, “Under current law, national health spending is predicted to grow at an  average rate of 5.5 percent… Read more »

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By Robin Hill, Chief Clinical Officer, Vivify Health April 2019 – With U.S. healthcare evolving toward a value-based system that rewards quality over quantity, provider organizations are being required to take on more patient risk than in past contractual agreements with payers. That means providers must collect as much relevant patient data as possible to… Read more »

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By Matthew Sappern, CEO, PeriGen March 2019 – Expectant mothers might want to consider medical tourism to Poland or Estonia or Saudi Arabia.  According to the CIA World Factbook and a study in the medical journal The Lancet, these countries and MANY more have better rates of maternal mortality than the United States. (1)  The… Read more »

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by Jim Gibson (This article originally appeared in Healthcare Musings in November 2011) February 2019 – Last month’s article discussed how finding and attracting good people is Job #1 of the successful CEO. There are many ways to do this, and the methods vary according to circumstances. A common approach – and one that is… Read more »

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by Jim Gibson (This article originally appeared in Healthcare Musings in October 2011) January 2019 –  It seems that every couple of months I read someone, usually involved with early stage companies, commenting about the top priority of the successful CEO. The most recent example was a story on Inc.com about Kevin Ryan, founder and… Read more »

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By Ken Lynch, CEO, Reciprocity, Inc. Gibson Consultants Note: HIPAA has become a household issue during the past 22 years. However, with so many new healthcare companies being formed, a primer on its requirements, definitions, and compliance might be useful to new market entrants. January 2019 – All organizations are required to adhere to HIPAA guidelines in… Read more »