White Paper: Athena Health
At varying paces nationally, payment models are shifting from fee-for-service to fee-for-value, including new models in which leading provider organizations take on the financial risk of providing health care to a pre-defined population. While many agree that value-based reimbursement will become increasingly common, fee-for-service contracts remain the dominant form of reimbursement in most markets. A recent poll found that 81 percent of health systems and hospitals are participating in a mix of value-based reimbursement models combined with fee-for-service.1 For the foreseeable future, hospitals, health systems and other large provider organizations will have a foot in two boats and the engines in both must be able to run efficiently.
White Paper: Athena Health
The pressure exerted on practices to grow, often through integration with additional practices or with larger health care systems, has been strong for years, and the trend shows no signs of abating. There are multiple reasons for this trend. One is the desire for critical mass to gain leverage with payers in specific markets as payer reimbursement declines relative to increased cost. Another is the shift to quality-based reimbursement, risk contracts, and Accountable Care models—all of which require actuarial data and expertise in pricing insurance along with the infrastructure to handle population management.
White Paper: Sutherland Global Services
Regulatory policies at both Federal and State levels and interaction restrictions with physicians have severely impeded the effectiveness of the prime Life Sciences Sales Channel–The Field Sales Representative (FSR). Highly publicized cases of misinformation/misrepresentation and aggressive/invasive sales techniques had also cloaked the Life Science Product sales profession with a negative reputation
Global Strategies for Outsourcing Support Services
White Paper: Aramark Healthcare
This position paper examines the changing operational and economic pressures on healthcare providers, their subsequent effect on the delivery of quality services, and the potential value to outsourcing support services to professional companies operating within the healthcare sector. The shift from tactical to strategic outsourcing is examined, along with the benefits of establishing systemic long-term, multi-service outsourcing relationships with a single service provider.
The HIPAA Compliance Guide
White Paper: 123contactform
Being HIPAA compliant ensures that you have covered all the basic security issues and that your data is completely safe. This white paper guides you with the necessary tools and know-how for ensuring the safety of patient information while speeding up your business processes. Key takeaways from this white paper: A brief history of HIPAA How does HIPAA affect you? Securely gathering and storing healthcare data Achieving HIPAA compliance with 123ContactForm
Achieve HIPAA Compliance
White Paper: 123contactform
HIPAA allows a transparent and secure management of PHI, reducing health-care abuse and fraud. Complying with HIPAA and putting your patient forms online is a top priority for health Institutions to keep patient's private information safe and secure. The best solution is relying on a solid and trustworthy HIPAA-compliant platform, which centralizes patients’ private and sensitive information, by following the procedures that ensure confidentiality and security when receiving, handling, transferring and storing PHI. This white paper will answer your questions such as: Why do health institutions need a HIPAA -compliant data solution? My clinic is not in the USA, why are HIPAA -compliant forms relevant for me? What are the benefits of automated online processes for your health institution? What are the top inefficient processes for health institutions? How 123contactform addresses the most important issues for health institutions?
White Paper: AxisPoint Health
Hospital readmissions have been under the microscope in recent years as payers and providers seek ways to rein in unnecessary healthcare costs. The optimal solution for it combines a predictive model, proven care management strategies, and embedded nurse case managers. This whitepaper helps in reducing unnecessary readmissions by care management strategies based on the readmission risks. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Various tested case management approaches A predictive readmissions tool-to reliably predict readmission risk Health care industry zeroing in on how to dramatically reduce readmissions
White Paper: LiveProcess
A Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) ranks the essential business functions an organization must perform even in an emergency and then puts in place means for ensuring that they continue. A COOP ensures that the need to plan for both more complex patient care issues and a higher level of community coordination are taken into account for emergency preparedness planning. A COOP also addresses preparing for the loss of business-related functions, such as facility operations, databases, technology, supply chain services, utilities, and critical records. This whitepaper provides information about continuity of operations (COOP) planning for hospitals and healthcare. It talks about: When to use a COOP Steps to developing a COOP New CMS emergency preparedness requirements focus on continuity of operations Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA)-Cornerstone of every COOP Arrangements with healthcare needed to ensure continuity of operations for essential services
White Paper: Tarim Consulting
Oracle Health Check:Are you sure, everything is in order with the Oracle compliance policies in your organization? What potential risks may be present? Oracle’s licensing policies :Although there is much information about Oracle’s licensing policies and practices that are publicly available, the nuances, practice, and ability to successfully manage the Oracle relationship largely come through real world experiences. How can you navigate through complicated Oracle licensing policies and restrictions? What potential Oracle costs might you be able to save? This oracle health check report provides a comprehensive insight into a customer’s deployed Oracle assets to: Reduce inefficiency, duplication, and redundancy of Software usage according to the Oracle health check report Redeploy Oracle licensing policy in the most cost effective manner Align Oracle licensing policy requirements to meet actual business needs Realize substantial cost savings on Oracle licensing policy and support. Achieve your Oracle licensing policy goals with an effective strategy that will align with your needs, avoiding potential future pitfalls and the most return from the Oracle investment is obtained.
White Paper: EngiSystems
National Evaluation System for Medical Devices has been built using real-world evidence to improve device safety and effectiveness. The establishment of a National Evaluation System for Medical Devices generates evidence across the total product lifecycle of medical devices by strategically and systematically leveraging real-world evidence and applying advanced analytics. This whitepaper provides insights to organizations in order to meet regulatory compliance requirements while managing cost vs. patient outcomes through this National Evaluation System. Key takeaways from this white paper on “National Evaluation System for Medical Devices: Compliance & Regularity”: What is the need of upcoming FDA strategic initiatives? How medical device companies plan and respond to the changing climate? How they can help improve compliance, optimization and sustainability? What are the highlights of the National Evaluation System’s strategic priorities plan? Mark your calendars for building the National Evaluation System for medical devices!!
Implementing a Clinical Data Repository and Analytics Platform in 90 Days
White Paper: EClinical Solutions, LLC
What is the need of having a Clinical Data Repository and Analytics solution? Well, implementing a Clinical Data Repository (CDR) within a meaningful timeframe and a reasonable budget does not have to be a major IT initiative. With the right technology partner, a CDR can be implemented in 90 days. The capabilities are growing quickly and robust CDRs are available that allow companies to reap considerable value from clinical trial data. This informative whitepaper talks about the desired functionality of the platform, and demonstrates the best practices for implementing a CDR while heeding to queries like: How to maximize and utilize all clinical and operational data for real-time healthcare analytics? What are the critical components in successfully implementing the CDR platform? What are the technology benefits of implementing a next generation CDR?
Can Your Hospital Afford Not to Implement a Comprehensive Credentialing Program?
White Paper: IntelliCentrics
Credentialing is the process of obtaining, verifying and assessing the qualifications of healthcare personnel. It is a fundamental component of regulatory compliance and is required for accreditation as well as the protection of patients and employees. Credentialing standards are based upon recommendations by organizations, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), CDC, The Joint Commission (TJC) as well as industry and professional regulatory bodies. These organizations are committed to improving patient and employee safety, and credentialing helps operationalize this mission. Comprehensive credentialing includes verifying everyone in the hospital is properly immunized, has received the appropriate training, has been vetted through drug tests and criminal background checks and has a thorough understanding of the hospital's health and safety policies.