Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• After years of holdout, health care organizations are coming around to treating individuals less like patients and more like consumers. On the provider side, that’s meant expanding beyond traditional services and into new primary, specialty, and acute care delivery approaches enabled by new virtual care technologies. Read More
• The COVID-19 pandemic created a host of challenges for revenue cycle management leaders, from widespread service line shutdowns to shifting staff to work at home and increasing self-pay balances. Gaining a clear picture of A/R productivity is crucial to managing denials and increasing collections for revenue cycle management success. Read More
• Aligned with their physician counterparts, nurses graded EHR usability an “F,” and respondents also revealed a high level of burnout, according to a new study. In fact, almost half of the nurses experienced burnout, which health care professionals connect to low EHR usability. Improved EHR usability can lead to higher EHR adoption rates, fewer clinical errors, less clinician burnout, financial benefits, and improved patient safety. Read More
• The pandemic accelerated "hospital at home" programs, which use remote monitoring and telehealth technologies to provide patients with hospital-level care without the risks and costs associated with hospital stays. Health system innovation executives are particularly excited about the emergence of hospitals at home and how technology can shape the future of the care model. Read More
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