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October 18, 2021 – 2:06 am |

Health informatics is a term that describes the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of healthcare information to foster better collaboration among a patient’s various healthcare providers. Health informatics plays a critical role in the push toward healthcare reform.
Health informatics represents the intersection of information …

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Costs of COVID-19

October 1, 2020 – 2:02 am |
Costs of COVID-19

Many unsubstantiated reports out there are inferring that hospitals and providers are claiming COVID-19 as the cause of death or diagnosis on any patient having symptoms or suspected of having the novel virus. This topic …

Coordinating Benefits

June 30, 2020 – 2:02 am |
Coordinating Benefits

Healthcare has two sides, the patient care one and the financial one. It isn’t the popular side, but to continue providing care, it is a symbiotic relationship. Medical Economics brought this topic to us in …

Health Care Consumers

June 3, 2020 – 2:02 am |
Health Care Consumers

In an era of high out-of-pocket patient costs and high deductible health plans, it feels like patients or consumers should be able to search for providers and get access to price transparency. This interesting topic came …

Billing, EHRs and Care

March 12, 2020 – 2:02 am |
Billing, EHRs and Care

Healthcare has two sides, the patient care one and the financial one. It isn’t the popular side, but to continue providing care, it is a symbiotic relationship. Medical Economics brought this topic to us in …

Grant Will Enable Rural Arkansas Hospitals to Participate in the State Exchange

March 5, 2020 – 2:04 am |
Grant Will Enable Rural Arkansas Hospitals to Participate in the State Exchange

Blue Cross and Blue Shield has awarded over $800K to Arkansas Rural Health Partnership to expand its health information exchange (HIE) to rural southern Arkansas. Rural hospitals in Arkansas will now be able to fully access the …

Reimbursement Model Confusion

February 19, 2020 – 2:02 am |
Reimbursement Model Confusion

The new Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) has been billed as focusing on the unique, individualized needs, characteristics, and goals of each patient. However, there is ongoing confusion within the industry about what PDPM is, and …

Health Information Technology DNA

February 13, 2020 – 2:04 am |
Health Information Technology DNA

Time is the enemy. It is also possibly, the most valuable resource healthcare executives have. Leveraging new technologies in a timely manner has many benefits. This interesting topic came to us from Open Minds in their article, …

Physician Burnout and Finances

January 29, 2020 – 2:02 am |
Physician Burnout and Finances

Physician burnout is a frequent topic and a great concern of many. The healthcare industry as a whole worries about the future of medical care and the economic impact of this crisis. Medical Economics brought …

The Facets of Reimbursement

January 6, 2020 – 2:06 am |
The Facets of Reimbursement

ICD-10 was not the only reformation of healthcare in the past few years. The financing of healthcare is rapidly changing in this country. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has introduced several value-based alternative payment …

Adding Consumerism to Healthcare

November 6, 2019 – 2:06 am |
Adding Consumerism to Healthcare

In an era of high out-of-pocket patient costs and high deductible health plans, it feels like patients or consumers should be able to search for providers and get access to price transparency. This interesting topic came …

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