Category “Compliance”

Understanding and Overcoming Barriers to Interoperability

Interoperability among U.S. hospitals is improving. Painfully slowly, but it’s improving. A recent data brief from the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology says that in 2017, 40% of U.S. hospitals could engage in what ONC refers to as the four domains of interoperability — the ability to…

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Posted In: Compliance, Future of Healthcare, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization, Queuelogix On: Tuesday, 28 May, 2019

Why Value-Based Programs Aren’t Catching On Faster

Like an ocean liner trying to execute a 180-degree turn, healthcare is slowly pivoting away from the traditional fee-for-service model, and turning toward value-based systems. There were some early success stories, but the process seems to be moving painfully slowly. Most recently, mixed signals from Washington may have given providers…

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Posted In: CareThrough, Compliance, Future of Healthcare, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 4 September, 2018

The Promise and Obstacles of Telehealth

Can telehealth enhance patient experience, reduce costs, and improve population health? In other words, is it the quintessential answer to the 21st century’s “Triple Aim” of health care delivery? As technology marches forward, and the reimbursement landscape shifts away from traditional fee-for-service care, the potential to effectively treat patients in…

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Posted In: Compliance, Future of Healthcare, General, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 17 July, 2018

The Importance of Collaboration in Value-Based Care

The transition to value-based reimbursement, with its emphasis on the entire continuum of care, is bound to lead to some uneasy partnerships among caregivers. But those who forge successful collaborations across specialties and disciplines will be the best positioned to reap the potential benefits of the shift away from fee-for-service…

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Posted In: CareThrough, Compliance, Future of Healthcare, Quality, Efficiency, Utilization On: Tuesday, 10 July, 2018

Will Washington Follow Through on Promise to Roll Back Regulatory Requirements on Physicians?

$75 million and more than 2 million hours of administrative work. Those are the savings CMS administrator Seema Verma is promising providers over the next two years, based on a proposed new rule that among other things ditches the term “meaningful use” and replaces it with “promoting interoperability.” The almost 1900-page rule follows a…

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Posted In: Compliance, Future of Healthcare, General On: Tuesday, 3 July, 2018
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