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Implementing Policies that Promote Bad-Debt Avoidance

High-deductible health plans sound great if you’re an insurance company collecting premiums from patients who never exhaust their deductibles; or if you’re an employer who wants to reduce your healthcare expenses; or if, for whatever reason, you want to discourage people from seeking care that’s anything but absolutely necessary. But…

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Posted In: General On: Tuesday, 11 December, 2018

What Wearables Bring to the Healthcare Table

Three years ago, British researchers writing in the Public Library of Science predicted that enthusiasm for wearable technology would quickly wane. “Like many technological trends,” they wrote, “these mass-marketed gadgets will drift into obscurity.” After all, they reasoned, wearables were typically “purchased by individuals who already lead a healthy lifestyle and [merely]…

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare, General On: Tuesday, 27 November, 2018

Why Healthcare Executives Are Increasingly Upbeat About Value-Based Care Models

The final transition to value-based care is still years away, with many obstacles yet to overcome, but those who’ve begun the journey appear to be finding it somewhat less treacherous than they’d imagined. Recent research strongly suggests that both healthcare executives and payers are becoming less worried and more optimistic…

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Posted In: CareThrough, Future of Healthcare On: Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

A Roadmap to Improved Interoperability

Like vindictive relatives nursing years-old grudges, thousands of EHRs with enormous amounts of invaluable health data just can’t bring themselves to talk to each other. That frustrating lack of interoperability stands as a huge roadblock to the promise of a vastly improved healthcare system—one that would, in the words of Jason…

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare, Life as a Scribe, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 6 November, 2018

The Vital Importance of Digital Marketing in 2018

Put simply, we’ve reached an era in which healthcare providers in competitive environments need to understand that digital marketing may determine whether they remain viable or go under. The old misconceptions and excuses are fading fast: Insurance company recommendations and personal referrals don’t provide all the business that thriving practices need. The…

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Posted In: Future of Healthcare, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 16 October, 2018
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