Driving Clinical Outcomes with Robotic Process Automation

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, […]

Robotic Process Automation Enhancing Revenue Cycle Management

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 […]

Holston Medical Group: Analytics For Improving Medical Practice Performance

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 […]

The Four Pillars of Healthcare Business Intelligence

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 […]

Managing Chronic Care Management

By Susan D’Agostino, RN Before we can discuss managing Chronic Care Management (CCM), let’s talk about what CCM is. CCM was initiated in 2015 by CMS for Medicare beneficiaries.  Organizations were able to bill for chronic care management patients starting on January 1, 2015. Those organizations providing non-face-to-face time for Medicare patients who have 2 […]

Another Click?

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 […]

Follow-up to Three Steps toward Discovering Big Data

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 […]

Impact of the Election on MACRA

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 […]

MIPS Readiness

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 […]

More Alphabet Soup

By: Susan D’Agostino, RN MACRA, MIPS, APMs…the list goes on.  Just when you think you have them all down, CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) comes up with more.  Let’s go through a brief breakdown of what all these acronyms mean. MACRA– Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 MACRA repeals the Medicare […]