Healthcare IT Firm Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project, Codebases Activated

Healthcare IT Firm Joins Hyperledger Blockchain Project, Codebases Activated

  • May 22, 2017

Hyperledger, a Linux Foundation consortium working to advance blockchain technology, announced today that Change Healthcare has joined as a Premier Member, according to Stan Higgins reporting at CoinDesk. Higgins notes that Change Healthcare is the first U.S. healthcare IT firm to join the Linux Foundation-backed Hyperledger. Read the article

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Hyperledger Adds Change Healthcare As Premier Member

Hyperledger Adds Change Healthcare as Premier Member

  • May 22, 2017

Change Healthcare has joined the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project, the cross-industry initiative boosting blockchain technology. Change Healthcare becomes the first healthcare IT company to join the group at the “Premier Member” level, meaning company CTO Aaron Symanski will join the Hyperledger Governing Board. Read the news release

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Schneck Medical Center Chooses Change Healthcare As Partner For Enterprise Imaging

Schneck Medical Center Chooses Change Healthcare as Partner for Enterprise Imaging

  • May 11, 2017

Schneck Medical Center of Seymour, Ind., announced it has selected Change Healthcare as its new partner for enterprise imaging. Schneck is replacing its legacy systems with new solutions to unify workflow across multiple radiology Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS). The new solutions used by the hospital and its care centers will provide next-generation capabilities for acquiring and distributing medical images, and enhancing communication and collaboration. Change Healthcare, which combines most of McKesson Technology Solutions with substantially all of legacy Change Healthcare, offers capabilities that will deliver wide-ranging financial, operational, and clinical benefits to payers, providers, and consumers. Read the news…

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In The End, It Will Be Episode Payment

In the End, It Will be Episode Payment

  • May 10, 2017

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey is leading the way in transforming cancer treatment reimbursement models to value-based care. Managed Care magazine reports that in 2014, the insurer piloted an episode-of-care program for breast cancer, and it has been successful enough that Horizon will be expanding to treat other cancer types the same way in the near future. Read the article

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Leveraging Data Analytics To Streamline Revenue Cycle Processes And Improve Patient Experience

Leveraging data analytics to streamline revenue cycle processes and improve patient experience

  • May 9, 2017

Revenue cycle management challenges are proliferating, as patients become more informed and demanding about the costs they’re responsible for. But Becker’s Hospital CFO reports on a recent round table discussion that offered the industry ideas on how to gain and act on insights into patient satisfaction and behavior through data analytics. The result can be a better patient experience and a positive impact on the bottom line. Read the article

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McKesson Entity Now Change Healthcare

McKesson Entity Now Change Healthcare

  • May 6, 2017

McKesson Technology Solutions and Change Healthcare have merged to create a new healthcare information technology company. The new Change Healthcare includes all of Change Healthcare's businesses and the majority of McKesson Technology Solutions, and will employ about 15,000 people. Read the article

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From Pay Kiosks To Data Analytics: 4 Experts Talk RCM Strategies

From pay kiosks to data analytics: 4 experts talk RCM strategies

  • May 5, 2017

Revenue cycle management is top-of-mind among healthcare professionals in today’s fast-moving environment, as a recent round table discussion covered by Becker’s Hospital CFO revealed. Reporter Mackenzie Bean noted some of the highlights of the discussion, including the struggles of hospitals getting proper reimbursement for rendered care, and how analytics can play a bigger role in the overall revenue cycle. Read the article

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Consistent Review Outcomes Are Quality Outcomes

Consistent Review Outcomes are Quality Outcomes

  • May 2, 2017

By Steven Silverstein, MD Recent articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association (here1 and here2) reported on the use and misuse of clinical practice guidelines, and the need to avoid hedging and equivocation when writing them. These articles also discussed the differences inherent in targeting individual physician decision support versus more general purposes, as well as issues related to lack of adherence to guideline development standards published by the Institute of Medicine3. A related issue is that it is not uncommon for guidelines developed by different specialty societies to advocate different approaches to a given clinical situation. This…

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Report: Insurers Remain Ahead Of Providers In Value-Based Payment

Report: Insurers Remain Ahead of Providers in Value-Based Payment

  • May 2, 2017

Why are payers ahead of providers in the use of value-based reimbursement? One reason is that they're better positioned to offer incentives to implement value-based payment structures, according to a survey of providers and payers. The report also found that bundled payment is the fastest growing value-based model. Read the article

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