June 15, 2016

8 Surefire Signs That You Need a New EHR

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EHR was rolled out amid much fan-fare in the US. It was seen as a magic-wand that would tackle core issues that were hampering patient care and streamline the entire healthcare delivery process. But unfortunately, EHR has fallen short of its expectations and, in fact, as per a recent survey, nearly 40 percent of the respondents are very unhappy with their current EHR. What’s more, 30 percent of the respondents have confessed that they are planning to replace the existing

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May 17, 2016

Top Patient Safety Issues that Hospitals Should Focus on in 2016

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Healthcare has made giant strides towards improving the safety of patients in recent years. Besides bringing down error rates drastically, healthcare practices have reduced hospital–acquired conditions by 17 percent, leading to 87,000 fewer patient deaths over the last five years. However, there is still scope for improvement. This blog talks about some of the potential patient safety issues that hospitals should focus on this year. 1. Medication errors: Regarded as one of the most

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May 5, 2016

Why Outsourcing Payment Collection is More Beneficial than Doing it In-house?

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Ask any hospital CFO what keeps them awake at night and the most probable answer would be the sluggish inflow of cash in present times. Gone are the days when these providers could bank on government or commercial payers to bear the burden of majority of medical expenses. Presently it is the era of high deductible health plans (HDHPs), where nearly 45% of the patients are willing to wait for more than a month to pay the medical bills. And this is putting unnecessary strain on hospitals’ cas

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