Should the U.S Healthcare delivery system be restructured?

The new trend adopted by the retail and pharmacy blockbuster chains means there will be express and retail clinics that have new partnerships with commercial insurers. Through this, they can expand their patient outreach and improve their bottom line while repositioning themselves as the new ‘front door’ of providing primary care. The proposed purchase of …

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How to Build Trust and Relationships and Use Technology Not Being Used By It

For so many years now, people have been trying to use the latest technology in order to give better access to the consumers so that they can get closer to the healthcare industry. The healthcare organizations succeeded in getting involved into the social media, building patient portals as well as latest innovative smart phone apps …

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5 Technology Trends Impacting Healthcare

Healthcare technology is advancing by leaps and bounds. Thus, it is impacting the overall performance of the healthcare organizations drastically. In past, the technologies took time to make their place in a system but now they are being adapted more quickly. The use of these technologies is to make sure a safer environment for the …

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3 Common Uses and Misconceptions about AI in Medical Practices

Whether or not you are aware of it, you are using artificial intelligence every single day. It is something we are utilizing constantly, and it certainly is here to stay. Artificial intelligence helps you choose the best movie on Netflix, play your desired music via Amazon’s Alexa and filters the trending content on your personalized newsfeed on Facebook. These days Al is also performing business functions in several industries such as transforming business models and strategies. It is also included in healthcare, especially a physician’s practice. Al increases operational efficiency and improves patients experience. For non-techies, Al technologies like machine learning, neural networks and natural language processing can look scary and complex.

This might be true to some extent but there are simple Al technologies as well and these are capable of making a lot of difference in small sized and medium sized practices. Mostly, the working of these technologies is dependent upon identifying and mechanizing patterns. For example, these patterns are at times present in the airwaves, like you voice and may be detected in speech recognition. Al refers to computer algorithms which are capable of emulating a task performed by a human.

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Top Five Reasons Why Say No to Payer Contracts

The payer contract is not just a fee schedule and as such there are many factors which have to be kept in mind when deciding whether to keep or terminate the contract. In fact, the fee schedule is usually a secondary consideration when you do decide to terminate a payer agreement. The top five reasons …

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For Health Systems, Disaster Preparedness Never Ends

Natural calamities such as the Hurricane Florence have taught us that healthcare organizations must always be ready to deal with such disasters. Hurricane Florence forced thousands of people to evacuate the area and many healthcare organizations and facilities had to cease their activities. Dealing with the injured people during such events is one thing and …

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Electronic Health Records: Can the pain shift to value for physicians?

Electronic Health Record (EHR) is a popular digital medical record system and it is being adopted by many health care organizations around the world. Physicians have greater demands and expectations and they need more comfort and ease to check their patients and deal with them. For this reason, the EHR vendors are trying their best …

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All you need to Know about the Global Period and its Categories

What is the Global Period? Under the rule of Medicare physician fee schedule, procedures are paid inclusively according to a defined time period of either 10 or 90 days of the post-operative schedule. This is what we call ‘The Global Period’. It includes the value and services that have been provided as the pre- and …

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Three Boston Medical Hospitals Violated the HIPAA Policy for Filming ‘Boston Med’, Get Charged with $999,000

September 20th, 2018, three Boston hospitals were fined by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR). All three of the hospital authorities are facing charges for violating HIPAA policy by allowing film crew on the premises with strict patient privacy, without their authorization. Namely, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Boston …

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The Lawsuits and the Trump’s Expansion of the Short-Term Healthcare Plans

To block an expansion of short-term health plans proposed by the Trump administration, seven advocacy groups and healthcare industry filed the lawsuits prior to its execution date. Several different groups like the American Psychiatric Association, the Association for Community Affiliated Plans, and many others professed that such policies that let short-term plans expansion to grow …

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