Health IT innovation isn’t just about technology. No matter how inventive a new technology is, it’s only as effective as the people, processes, and policies that surround it. Technology alone doesn’t solve problems. The people who use it do.
For example, when reading From Silos to Services for Value-Based Care, you’ll see how the technology itself wasn’t particularly innovative — it was “just” a database — but the way the hospital’s team designed and used it required breakthrough thinking that resulted in a fresh time- and cost-saving process that helped improve care quality.
Run your thumb down this list and pick a few good reads for your leisure time. And please feel free to share these articles with your friends, colleagues, and social networks if you find them valuable.
- From Silos to Services for Value-Based Care
The untold story behind one of the first bundled payment programs.
- The Interoperability Imperative
How interoperable services can unlock silos in enterprise applications and connect the business logic needed to scale complex value-based payment models.
- Ten Steps to Reduce Denials, Win More Appeals, and Improve Hospital Performance
A set of best practices that can help providers close common gaps that lead to medical necessity denials, and in doing so, improve their revenue cycle.
- Journey to Value: The State of Value-Based Reimbursement in 2016
A new national study of 465 payers and hospitals conducted by ORC International and commissioned by McKesson provides deep insights into the state and pace of VBR.
- Five Steps Payers Can Take to Make Provider Directories Accurate
Payers can mitigate the risk of fines with these five steps that can simplify and dramatically improve an otherwise complex system.
- Beware the EMR “Ripple Effect”
Revenue cycle issues to identify before an EHR implementation to help avoid pitfalls and maintain revenue flow during and after the transition.
- Five Strategies for Maintaining Healthy Revenue During An EMR Transition
Techniques for ensuring a healthy revenue cycle when migrating from one EHR to another.
- How to Engage Providers Differently to Satisfy the New Healthcare Consumer
Florida Blue’s Dianne Wagner and MHS’s Carolyn Wukitch share how health plans can capitalize on industry trends to enhance provider and consumer engagement.
- Fixing Healthcare’s Broken Pre-Authorization Screening & Verification Model
Pre-Authorization needs a make-over. Here’s how to do it.
- Revenue Cycle Payment Clarity
What payment clarity is, why it matters, and how it can help your patients and your bottom line.
We hope you enjoy these articles and, more importantly, learn something new and innovative from them–something you can put into practice in your organization to help improve efficiency and patient care. Because the innovation we celebrate during National Health IT Week doesn’t happen without advocacy and implementation by professionals like you.