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“How can health care’s key stakeholders level the playing field when it comes to health care access? It starts by ensuring stakeholders across the continuum have the right data to assess where gaps in access exist and the types of interventions that are most likely to make an impact,” says Jason…
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During these troubling financial times, what should hospitals and health care systems be doing to preserve their long-term financial viability and meet patients’ needs? Samir Panchal, consultant, Freed Associates, provides a list of 5 "must-do" measures that health care organizations will benefit…
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“For people to get back to a near-normal life, gathering in larger numbers, we will need a system of screening that is non-invasive–and provides an effective first-line of defense,” says Shady Hassan, MD, co-founder, chief medical officer and chief operating officer, Vocalis Health. “A simple,…
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If COVID has thrown a wrench into health care and wellness planning, focus on a refreshed HRA survey strategy, says Amy Amick, president and chief executive officer, SPH Analytics.
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As the industry turns the corner into 2021, Vasilios Nassiopoulos, vice president of Platform Strategy and Innovation, Hayes, provides five trends that are shaping rapid adoption of holistic revenue integrity strategies.
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Chris Hobson, MD, chief medical officer at Orion Health, discusses what 2021 will hold for the health care IT landscape across the US, including a focus on the importance of data and interoperability, increased demand for mental health support, whether payers will continue to fund and support…
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“While it’s important for health care systems to implement protocols that mitigate risk of virus transmission and to devote the time, attention, and resources necessary to fighting the pandemic, we can’t overlook the impact of the pandemic on patients without COVID-19—namely, stroke survivors,”…
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“Reliance on low-tech exchange tools has a negative effect on care creating inconvenience, delays and increased anxiety, in what may already be a stressful medical situation,” says Matthew Michela, president and CEO, Life Image.
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Chris Hobson, MD, chief medical officer, Orion Health, explains why organizations are considering significantly increasing their use of remote monitoring tools in an effort to find cost-effective options to safely manage COVID-19 patients away from the hospital.
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“The move toward interoperability is a major step for health care,” says Emad Rizk, MD, CEO Cotiviti. “In addition to being an industry-wide priority for years, this initiative gives consumers greater control over their medical information for the first time.”
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