By Richard Cohan – Since the 1960s, medical prior authorizations have established a system of checks and balances that help control the costs of medication, services, and procedures. While much has changed since those days, many challenges—such as cumbersome manual processes for payers and providers and delays in care for patients—have remained the same.Read More
By Catherine Richards PhD MPH – Data visualization in healthcare has been a topic of conversation for years, however, the industry’s interest and investments in that arena are growing as of late. The global data visualization market is projected to grow 11.6% by 2026 and reach over $10 billion…
By Matt Fisher – Remote patient monitoring is a form of telehealth receiving increasing attention and focus as a means of improving overall patient health and engagement. As a starting point though, what is remote patient monitoring?
By Pamela J. Gallagher – For organizations and their leaders, the past year has been one of upheaval, intense challenges, and new opportunities. The word resilience has been on the tip of every leader’s tongue and the subject of many articles.
By Jim Hammer – After 20 years in healthcare IT and witnessing countless implementations, mergers, acquisitions and data archives, a recurring theme that I know to be true is this: The best time to start your legacy data management project is today.
By David W. Johnson – This month’s song is our riff on Joe South’s 1969 megahit “Games People Play.” It’s a song about posturing, bravado and hypocrisy. It describes people who are “Never saying what they mean now. Or meaning what they say.” Our version emphasizes the need for healthcare companies to stop playing games and offer American fair, transparent and high-value healthcare services.
By Jessica Serrao – Medical device alarms are meant to detect and alert caregivers to life-threatening situations, life-threatening device malfunction, and imminent danger to the patient. Within the critical care setting, however, studies show that more than 87% of device alarms require no medical action or attention.
By Darya Efimova – In 2018, the healthcare industry saw an upsurge in patient portal adoption, with about 90% of providers deploying these tools, according to a report by MGMA. Though the tools are seen as an unbeatable advantage for patients, they are just as important for medical professionals. However, this point often goes unnoticed.
By Eric Tran MS & Donald Voltz MD – For years, hypertension has dominated the healthcare field, afflicting 45 percent of all adult Americans, inducing a number of lethal complications in patients across the country. Another disease that has gained renown in the world of healthcare is diabetes, afflicting 10.5 percent of the U.S. population with its own complications.