Health IT Issues that Deserve a Second Read – May 2023

One of the ways that Answers Media is different from other media sites is the sense of community. The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. We publish at least eight guest posts a week now, so in case you missed some, here are the top ten read and shared guest posts in the month of May. You can also read previous month’s Top Ten Lists. Thank you for contributing and reading.

Most Played Radio Episode in May

On this episode the Healthusiasm panel is joined by two digital health experts: Tjaša Zajc, podcast host of Faces of Digital Health and internationally recognized digital health speaker and Thomas Hagemeijer, digital transformation and health tech strategist. Together with the panel they debate: The looming need for Super GPs; The mega-popularity of weight loss injections; The most promising health & self-care solutions by Google. Take a listen!

Most Read Thought Leader Posts in May

How Artificial Intelligence Solutions are Transforming Medical Insurance Claims Processing
By Dmitrii Evstiukhin, Director of Managed Services, Provectus
Twitter: @Provectus_inc

Ask any healthcare practitioner or medical office manager what causes the biggest headaches in their business operations, and you are likely to get the same answer: medical insurance claims processing. Insurance claim forms come in a variety of sizes and formats, with data requirements ranging from simple to complex.  Continue reading…

Embracing the Potential of AI in Healthcare: Strategies for Overcoming Adoption Challenges
By Bulat Lutfullin, AI/ML Product Lead, Provectus
Twitter: @Provectus_inc

The healthcare industry is on the brink of a technological revolution that could change the way we diagnose, treat, and manage diseases. Artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a game-changer, with the potential to improve patient outcomes, enhance clinical decision-making, and optimize resource utilization. Continue reading…

HIPAA: Deficient or Miscast
By Matt Fisher, General Counsel, Carium
Twitter: @matt_r_fisher
Twitter: @cariumcares

The development of new technology in healthcare and the massive expansion in sources of healthcare data have both created many complications when it comes to protecting and securing sensitive information about individuals. Inevitably, the discussion then turns to the role of HIPAA, which then turns to HIPAA not meeting current needs. Continue reading…

Privacy vs. Security Rule
By Art Gross, President and CEO, HIPAA Secure Now!
Twitter: @HIPAASecureNow

When it comes to HIPAA compliance, it’s easy to feel as if you’re being pulled in a million different directions at once. In part, this could be due to the fact that there are 4 different rules that go into HIPAA: the Privacy Rule, the Security Rule, the Breach Notification Rule, and the Omnibus Rule. Continue reading…

Leveraging Mobile Technology in Clinical Trials
By Scott Gray, CEO, Clincierge
Twitter: @clincierge

Digital transformation within the healthcare industry has expanded rapidly throughout the past decade. The adoption of novel technologies has allowed providers to improve their internal processes, deliver more efficient care, and better meet the needs of patients in crisis. From the increasing popularity of telehealth appointments to advancements in… Continue reading…

Navigating Denials, Optimizing Revenue and Mitigating Staffing Shortages: A Three-Pronged Approach Hospitals Should Follow
By Deepali Narula, Chief Operating Officer, Conifer Health Solutions
Twitter: @coniferhealth

Three out of four hospitals in the U.S. have experienced revenue cycle issues since the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes an increase in payer denials and rising bad debt. According to the American Hospital Association, nearly nine out of ten hospitals are challenged with an increase in claim denials.  Continue reading…

The Role of Telehealth in Value-Based Care
By Karen Youmans, MPA, RHIA, CCS, President and CEO, YES HIM Consulting
Twitter: @YesHIMconsult

Healthcare providers can receive incentive payments through value-based programs based on the quality of care provided to Medicare patients. Value-based programs move payments to providers based on quality rather than quantity. CMS list their value-based programs to support a three-part goal: “Better care for individuals, better health for populations, and lower cost.” Continue reading…

Technology and Automation Improving Claim Recovery and Denial Management
By Jane Austen, Healthcare Content Strategist, Physician Billing Company
Twitter: @jane_sman

Healthcare revenue cycles struggle with claim denials. Denial management investigates each denial, determines why it was denied, and determines how to fix the problem and reduce future denials. Sophisticated and robust automation, designed to meet providers’ needs and achieved through AI and ML, empowers organizations to achieve overarching process improvement that… Continue reading…

5 Things to Know About the ONC HTI-1 Proposed Rule
By Nick Barger, PharmD, Vice President, Core E-Prescribing, DrFirst
Twitter: @DrFirst

You might have heard that the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology recently released a proposed rule aimed at advancing healthcare through interoperability and technology upgrades. If you’ve been wondering what this means for health IT vendors, we have you covered.  Continue reading…