Healthcare Operations and Healthcare Reform: Mend the Gaps & Get Connected

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By Brian Fugere, Chief Product Officer, symplr November 2021 – Why do the changes necessary to survive under healthcare reform distress many healthcare leaders? After all, we’ve met challenges before in quality, patient safety, and revenue. Perhaps it’s because the new order will require nothing less than 100% collaboration, transparency, and data sharing across healthcare… Read more »

In the Halls of Congress, Persistence is Key

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By Margaret A. Murray, CEO, Association for Community Affiliated Plans October 2021– Success requires persistence in the face of great doubt and, often, repeated failure. It looks like Thomas Edison’s 10,000 unsuccessful attempts to make the lightbulb. The 1,330 times Babe Ruth struck out. The two candy companies Milton Hershey couldn’t keep solvent. In Washington,… Read more »

How Digital Prior Authorization Is Improving Patient Care

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By Siva Namasivayam, Chief Executive Officer, Cohere Health September 2021– The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact in the U.S. and around the world. It also has been a major catalyst for healthcare innovation in many ways because it has laid bare the inefficiencies and inadequacies of this country’s existing system. A nation that… Read more »

Healthcare needs saving. And the hero is not whom you expect. 

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By Jacob Sattelmair, CEO and co-founder, Wellframe August 2021– American healthcare has struggled for decades with two persistent, intractable problems: the rising cost of care and, simultaneously, a poor patient experience.   The US spends nearly $4 trillion annually on healthcare. Many of us benefit from the most cutting-edge medical technologies and the best-trained professionals and caregivers. Yet… Read more »

What Partnering on your Virtual Care Tech Stack and Curbside Margaritas Have in Common

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By Julie Mann, Chief Commercial Officer, Carium May 2021- Picking up tacos, curbside, from my favorite Mexican restaurant is so amazing, and I am grateful every time I do. But, it gets better: margaritas too! I love a good cocktail and have mastered vodka-based martinis, however, margaritas? Not so much. I never would have imagined… Read more »

How Hospitals Can Improve Operating Room Turnaround Times

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By Neeraj Bhavani, Founder, Tagnos February 2021– For hospitals, operating rooms (ORs) are big business. The current pandemic is affecting this business in unprecedented ways, but the following shows how the ORs generate revenue and how they can optimize it, while improving throughput and patient satisfaction. One recent survey found that the four types of… Read more »