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Create a Positive Training Experience

Posted by Wendy Loveland on April 29, 2013 at 7:30 AM

By Kathryn Williamson

I have been fortunate to have had many opportunities to train users on hospital or physician practice IT systems. Most training sessions were either:

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Topics: EHR optimization, EMR training, physician EMR training, EHR implementation

How to Deal with the Effects of Sequestration

Posted by Wendy Loveland on April 23, 2013 at 10:44 AM

By Robyn O'Connell

Medicare has started sending the 2% Medicare payment reduction over the last few days. It has been a busy couple of days while we have helped organizations that had this on the back burner. Two critical things to remember are:

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Topics: cms, sequestration affect on healthcare, medicare payments 2%, revenue cycle optimization

HIPAA is for Employee Health Records, Too

Posted by Wendy Loveland on April 22, 2013 at 7:30 AM

By Angela Hunsberger

As a consultant and a healthcare consumer, I am very aware of the HIPAA Security Rule. However, when many of us think of privacy, we think of patient health information (PHI), not employee health information. Protecting employee health information has not been under the same scrutiny, and therefore; it is critical that healthcare organizations have a process in place to protect this information.

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Topics: HIPAA, patient health information, employee health information, healthcare privacy and security

Is your data ready for bundled payments? ACOs?

Posted by Wendy Loveland on April 8, 2013 at 7:30 AM

By Sou Chon Young

Are your clinical and financial data living separate lives? As reimbursement models move away from fee-for-service and more toward performance-based pay, providers will need to determine the services rendered and the associated outcomes. This will be critical for two reasons: 1) to determine if services/protocols have the desired positive outcomes; and 2) to determine the costs associated with the episode of care. Bundled payments and ACOs will now require coordination of care. Given your current reporting and analytics tool set, are you ready?

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Topics: revenue cycle optimization, ACO, bundled payments, healthcare data management

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