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Winning Across the Continuum: Partnering for Population Health in a Time of Shifting Reimbursements

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.

Optimizing Practice Growth: 7 Proven Strategies for Success

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.

Virtual Detailing in Life Science Organizations

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?

Value-Based Care The Future of Health Care

White Paper: GSI Health

Value-based care is a kind of model in which providers are paid for keeping patients well (fee-for-value), not for the number of services they perform (fee-for-service). Integrating healthcare coordination with robust analytics into a single platform provides the big picture of patient care, enabling efficient, collaborative care for diverse teams to treat complex populations. This whitepaper discusses about the value based care in the healthcare industry and how you need to do it in an informed way, and with measurable outcomes. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Standards and operational norms that the industry believes is the right path The Solution—Integrated Care Coordination and Robust Analytics How to navigate the complexities and challenges of integrated healthcare Ways to improve the health of your patients and your population

Using Technology to Revolutionize the Health Care Industry

White Paper: GSI Health

In today's healthcare industry, technology is playing an extremely important role. Integrating care coordination and analytics in a single platform is not only more efficient, but also enables providers to deliver more effective care to both patients and populations. Flexible and customizable analysis and reporting for operations and outcomes help allocate resources and streamline compliance. This whitepaper provides insights on using technology to revolutionize the healthcare industry. It addresses questions like: How to navigate the complexities and challenges of integrated healthcare How to proactively address gaps in patient care and find opportunities for improvement How to effectively manage high-risk patients to reduce costs  

Value of Clinical and Business Data Analytics for Healthcare Payers

White Paper: Nous Infosystems

With the increasing need for business data analytics, healthcare payers must plan and implement solutions that make secondary use/re-use of data which is already available in various applications. This whitepaper to get an overview of the different sources of data, that payer systems can consider, advancements in bigdata, the challenges encountered, opportunities presented and listing of some of the common dashboards that healthcare payer industry implements. It highlights: Business Data Analytics for Customer Insights Data Analytics for Predictive Analytics Advantages of Data Warehousing Data Analytics to help in System Management

Targeted Care Management: An Intelligence-Based Approach to Preventing Readmissions

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

Speeding Digital Healthcare Transformation

White Paper: DigitalML

Digital Healthcare Transformation, from EHRs to HIEs to patient portals to mobile apps for doctors, has moved from topics of conversation to everyday experiences for many patients today. Large healthcare firms are continually looking for new ways to drive future growth while managing the cost of care, given the exciting opportunities in Digital Healthcare. This whitepaper explains how the right integration and service delivery approach in Digital Healthcare is a powerful enabler of business success, and accelerate the delivery of these services in order to connect core systems and promote omni-channel, speeding new products to market. Key takeaways from this whitepaper: Digital Healthcare Transformation Has Arrived Why Do Healthcare Executives Want Digital? Speed Digital Healthcare Transformation With the Ignite Service Design Platform

Continuity of Operations Planning for Healthcare Organizations

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

Internal vs Outsourced Billing Analysis

White Paper: Group One Health Source

Medical billing has proven to be one of the most complex and crucial components as the recent industry changes have added many challenges and complexities to the business of the medical practice. Aside from clinical services, revenue cycle management is the most important process of a medical practice. The decision to outsource medical billing should not be taken lightly.  This whitepaper on "Internal vs. Outsourced Medical Billing Analysis," provides you insights about the potential financial gains your medical practice can experience with outsourced medical billing. It helps you to understand: How to compare various medical practice costs The cost of outsourcing and in house medical billing operations as a percentage of collections Why more medical practices are choosing to outsource their medical billing services today This guide is the complete cost comparison of in-house medical billing operations vs. outsourced medical billing services.

Document Management for Healthcare Staffing

White Paper: PDFfiller

A user-friendly healthcare document management platform can save lot of time and money by improving patient care and satisfaction, also reducing the risk of damage and increasing collaboration. Implementing an Online Document Management System can help you manage medical records and patients' healthcare information cost effectively by eliminating human auditing error. Does your healthcare organization need a document management service compatible with multiple platforms and devices? For an informed decision when choosing the right user friendly document management platform that can increase workflow efficiency, you should know: What type of Document Management System does your healthcare organization need? What types of documents do you want to store in the Medical Document Management System you have chosen? What are the benefits of using Document Management System in healthcare? How can Online Document Management System generate a significant return on investment for your healthcare organization? This whitepaper on healthcare document management outlines a case study on flexibility and integrated approach to maintain accurate payroll records document management.

National Evaluation System for Medical Devices:Compliance & Regularity

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!!

Take the Colorectal Cancer Screening Pledge: 80% by 2018

White Paper: BioIQ

Colorectal cancer screening and early detection of colorectal cancer not only saves lives; it also saves money and resources-both for patients and providers. Screening rates are low and many barriers are present that need to be overcome in order to make a major global impact on colorectal cancer incidence and mortality. So how does screening prevent colorectal cancer and how can screening rates be increased through awareness? This whitepaper enlists the: -Risk factors for colorectal cancer and key strategies that employers and hospitals can adopt to close the colorectal screening gap by 2018 -Guidelines to colorectal cancer screening for integrated healthcare systems -How health plans, hospitals and employers can leverage the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable’s pledge to increase screening compliance and save lives -Steps for increasing the colorectal screening rates Agree to pledge? *80% by 2018 is a movement in which hundreds of organizations have committed to eliminating colorectal cancer as a major public health problem and are working toward the shared goal of reaching 80% screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.

4 Steps to Control Health Care Costs with Predictive Analytics

White Paper: DataSmart Solutions

Medical predictive analytics has the potential to revolutionize healthcare around the world. Predictive Analytics can help organizations to increase the accuracy of diagnoses and reduce the health care costs. Do you know how predictive analytics is directly impacting patient care and health care costs? What is the scope to save health care costs with Medical Predictive Analytics? How can predictive analytics be used to help control health care costs along with improving patient care ? Read this whitepaper to learn how self-funded employers use predictive analytics to save and control their health care costs. It also includes: A Case study: Predictive Analytics Applied to a 100-Employee Company.

The Move Toward Mobile: How Smart Devices are Changing the Healthcare Landscape

White Paper: BioIQ

Smart Devices in Medical and Healthcare: How mobile technology is transforming healthcare today?What is the use of smart devices in healthcare?What is the impact of mobile technology on healthcare?What is the future of mobile technology in healthcare? Use of Smart devices by healthcare professionals is growing rapidly in accordance with consumer usage, transforming clinical care and practices while enhancing better patient care. The benefits of smart mobile devices in healthcare along with handheld networking devices used in healthcare—both serve as promising solutions to help curb the growing prevalence of costly chronic conditions and the factors leading to them. The use of smart mobile devices in healthcare 2016 has enabled professionals to gather real-time data that go far beyond the scope of information captured in brief clinical consultations. Today, the integration of mobile technology in healthcare has become a critical aspect to improve patient care along with the healthcare environment in total. Move ahead and read the following whitepaper on ''Smart devices in health care'' that will address all your questions, including these: What are the significant advantages of using mobile technology in healthcare? How can smart devices help to reduce healthcare costs? What opportunities smart devices has opened in healthcare?

EHR Analytics Drive Improvements in Physician Care, Patient Outcomes

White Paper: MCIS

Leveraging Electronic Health Records (EHR) System Analytics helps drive safer, more efficient patient care and truly achieve the potential of having all of the patient’s critical health information at the physician and care team’s finger tips. This descriptive whitepaper explains how modern EHR systems deliver greater functionality and drive a better patient and provider experience. Key takeaways of this whitepaper on EHR System Analytics: How modern EHRs enable higher quality care Ways EHR systems today are a partner in providing patient care The benefits of Electronic Health Records analytics Evidence based recommendations to aid physicians in making the right treatment decisions

A New Approach to Security & Compliance for Healthcare

White Paper: NopSec

Security and Compliance has now become vital components for healthcare industry as it is in the midst of a perfect storm of change driven by healthcare security trends. To verify the deployment and ongoing maintenance of healthcare security and processes, security audits are mandatory for the healthcare industry. Download this whitepaper to know more about how the healthcare organizations are evaluating security efforts and adhering to healthcare security compliance regulations. Gain insight on: Current cyber security threat & compliance landscape for healthcare industry Avoiding greatest vulnerabilities of healthcare data security while adhering to healthcare security compliance regulations Complying with healthcare regulations while driving business forward What can be done to keep a healthcare organization safe from security threats? Addressing Security for compliance in healthcare industry Read this whitepaper that describes how smaller healthcare organizations can reach the healthcare security and compliance objectives by gaining a deeper understanding of the cyber security regulatory landscape.

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.

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