By David Burda – I’d bet my family annual out-of-pocket maximum of $3,000 under my Blue Cross HMO that no other industry spends more on billing and collections than healthcare. Revenue cycle management, hospitals, health systems and medical practices spend billions a year to collect every dime they are owed.Read More
By Alejandro Sangiovanni – Healthcare’s heavy reliance on clipboards, signatures, and plastic ID cards can cause significant frustrations for patients and providers including incorrect patient matching, medical errors, repeated services, and poor communication. Today’s consumers demand convenience.
By Joel Barthelemy – Convenience has become the driving force of our era. From our sofa, we can buy a new dining room table, collaborate with coworkers or order a ride to the airport. With a tap of our finger, we can select a podcast or our favorite band or publish our own opus to the masses.
By Tyler Williams – Healthcare consumerism is changing the way patients and healthcare teams interact. As patients shoulder greater financial responsibility for rising out-of-pocket healthcare costs, their needs and expectations are evolving.
By Matt Dumas – There is a perfect storm brewing in healthcare with trends that have combined to form tailwinds that are now poised to drive massive expansion in the home healthcare market.
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By Frank Fortner – In October of 2014, I attended the CHIME fall conference and had the privilege of listening to Dr. Peter Diamandis. He brings an optimistic message about the value created through the exponential growth of certain technologies — that starts after they become “digitized,” yielding exponential leaps forward rather than small, linear steps.
By John Halamka MD – Over my 8 years of blogging (since 10/21/07) I’ve written many posts about IT leadership, career development and re-inventing yourself (something to do every 5-10) years. As a CIO for nearly 20 years, I’ve seen the nature of the role undergo remarkable evolution.
By Vern Davenport – The Apple Watch market release on April 24 is not only a significant event for the consumer electronics industry, but it will be a significant event for healthcare as well. More than simply a version of the iPhone that fits on a wrist, the Apple Watch promises to be a tipping point for engaging consumers in their healthcare (a topic I wrote about here last year).