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Listen Live 7/24

3:00 ET 

CTO Talk (#CTOTalk) discusses the issues, challenges, and opportunities transforming healthcare technology today, all from the CTO point of view with host Matt Ferrari. Matt’s guest is CareCloud’s CTO, Josh Siegel (@CareCloud).  Josh tells Matt about CareClould’s transformation with AI, interoperability, and their partnership with Google.

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On-Demand Episodes

In this fast paced ever changing landscape we call healthcare delivery, who can we trust to tell us, good or bad, what is happening NOW? Let us help you sort out these issues with today’s thought leaders in the know. Each episode address a current topic being discussed with an industry expert. If it’s happening in healthcare and it’s NOW, it’s on InterviewsNOW.

In this episode, host Shereese Maynard talks to Andria Jacobs, RN, MS, CEN, CPHQ,COO of PCG Software, a provider-payer software solution. The conversation focuses on current issues affecting payers, providers and beneficiaries including claims denials, issues related to Observation Status designation, medical identity theft, and medical billing fraud.

On HITECH Answers

Will Technology Replace a Human Touch in Healthcare?

By Mary Kay Thalken, RN, MBA, Chief Clinical Officer, Ensocare
Twitter: @EnsocareCircle

The past few years have given us many advances in healthcare: Electronic health records (EHRs). Wearable devices. Care management software. Apps that play a critical role in monitoring patient vital signs. The list goes on and on.

But with these technological developments comes a fear that we’re all forced to reckon with: that, in the rush to digitize every aspect of the healthcare journey, we’re losing the human touch that distinguishes care interactions from everything else in the patient’s life. After all, the patient’s relationship with a physician shouldn’t be on equal footing with that person’s relationship with their Uber driver. Read the article.

On HealthData Answers

Sorting out AI, ML, DL, and NLP

The alphabet soup of acronyms in the world Artificial Intelligence. What are they? What do they mean? What is the difference between them? This is our ongoing reporting on AI and how it is being integrated into healthcare technology. We are seeking out the thought leaders and innovations that are moving the needle forward using artificial intelligence. Here are the latest happenings.

On RCM Answers

Preparing for 2019: What’s on the Horizon for Post-Acute Providers

By Tom Martin, Director of Post-Acute Analytics, CarePort Health
Twitter: @careporthealth

Post-acute providers have had a host of regulatory and payment changes to contend with this year, and they should prepare for more of the same in 2019. CMS’ current initiatives demonstrate a strong commitment to transforming care delivery and reimbursement in post-acute settings. CMS is also committed to connecting providers across the continuum. Therefore, to succeed on key CMS initiatives in 2019 and beyond—the Value-Based Purchasing Program, the Patient-Driven Payment Model, and the Quality Reporting Program—PACs will need to develop a strategy that both improves the quality of care in their own setting and aligns them more closely with upstream and downstream providers. Read this article.