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 »

More than a Mandate: Price Transparency Rules as a Market Differentiator

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By Pooja Babbrah, PBM Services Practice Lead, Point-of-Care Partners January 2021– In late October, CMS issued a final price transparency rule, closing out a momentous march toward price transparency unlike anything seen before. Over the past few years, CMS and this administration has released four price transparency rules and one Executive Order related to surprise… Read more »

We Need to Collaborate to Accelerate the Adoption of Value-based Care

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By Jonathan Bradley, Principal, Ironwood Health December 2020- Many recent articles correctly point out that the widespread and full-throated adoption of the principles of value-based care are moving at a casual pace, at best. To be sure, there are pockets of rapid progress, but the overall adoption of advanced payment methodologies, and with it, the… Read more »

Winning Through Culture

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By Brian Dorsey, Chief Culture Officer and Mindy Braithwaite, Vice President of Administration, Sellers Dorsey November 2020- To compete for talent and win in the business of health care, be intentional about company culture. Every company has a workplace culture whether or not its management guides that culture with intention. Like the temperature in a… Read more »

Is Value-Based Care Stalled?

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By Kevin Hutchinson, CEO, Apervita October 2020 – Value-based care remains widely misunderstood by many across the healthcare industry. Much of this confusion stems from our collective inclination to misinterpret activity as progress, and that misinterpretation has created plenty of frustration among payers, providers and regulators. The truth is, we’re failing to see the bigger… Read more »

The Next Epidemic: Data Breaches and HIPAA Violations

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by Geoff Halstead, GoCircle, Inc.  September 2020– The global impact of COVID-19 has dramatically accelerated existing trends by fundamentally requiring companies of all sizes to quickly adopt a remote engagement and distributed collaboration strategy for their customers, employees and business partners. The early indicators – and our collective lived experience – tells us that this… Read more »

We Need to be There in Person… Or, Maybe Not

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by Doug Cusick, CEO, TransformativeMED August 2020- COVID-19 is challenging everything we thought about what can be accomplished at a distance Six months ago, few U.S. economic and business experts would have thought that companies could be productive with 66% of employees working from home. Certainly, many industries and the economy have suffered due to… Read more »

What Would My Replacement Do?

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by Edwin Miller July 2020 – “I’ve been fired more times than anyone in this room.” – Ken Schwaber, Inventor of SCRUM, while teaching an early SCRUM certification course. I’ll admit it.  I’ve had many job changes since the early ‘90s when I started in HIT.  It should be no surprise then that I’m familiar… Read more »

The Day Music Changed the World

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by Jim Gibson, President, Gibson Consultants June 2020 – These past few months have been rough, rougher than anything we’ve seen in some time. They’ve provoked intense emotions and exposed raw nerves. As a nation we feel worn down. Yet, we’re approaching Independence Day, when we come together as Americans – in spirit, if not… Read more »

Automation in Healthcare: Not Just “Nice to Have”

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by Linda Stotsky, Content Marketing Strategist, Boston Software Systems May 2020 – As reflected in February’s Healthcare Musings, “Healthcare AI is here to stay;” artificial Intelligence (AI) is being referred to as a “must have” for technology vendors looking to make their claim in the Health IT market. AI in healthcare is expected to reach… Read more »