Change Healthcare Joins Blockchain Advocacy Effort Hyperledger

Change Healthcare joins blockchain advocacy effort Hyperledger

  • May 22, 2017

Hyperledger, the open-source collaborative undertaking to advance blockchain, took a major step forward today when it announced one of the largest healthcare IT companies has come aboard as a Premier Member. Healthcare DIVE’s Les Masterson reports that Change Healthcare will join the effort to improve data flow between systems, heighten security, and improve patient satisfaction. Read the article

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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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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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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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How Culture Can Make Or Break The Value Of Your Data

How culture can make or break the value of your data

  • April 28, 2017

Everyone in healthcare can agree that, used properly, data is invaluable. But as Jason Williams, VP at Change Healthcare aptly points out in Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review, “The important thing is not the data, it’s about the objectives we’re trying to accomplish.” Read the article

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New Version Of Clinical Decision Support Released

New Version of Clinical Decision Support Released

  • April 11, 2017

McKnight's covered the launch of InterQual 2017, the latest version of the evidence-based clinical decision support solution. McKnight's reports this new release includes more than 120 new criteria and enhancements that help enable faster, safer, and better clinical decisions at the point of care. Read the Article  

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How Hospitals Can Use Data Analytics To Improve RCM Performance: 4 Thoughts From Change Healthcare’s Marcy Tatsch

How Hospitals Can Use Data Analytics to Improve RCM Performance: 4 Thoughts from Change Healthcare’s Marcy Tatsch

  • April 4, 2017

Why is data analysis so important for hospitals? To thrive, hospitals need to accelerate reimbursement, remove obstacles to payment, and reduce bad debt -- all of which require harnessing their data for performance improvements. Change Healthcare's Marcy Tatsch explains why data analysis is becoming even more critical as hospitals move to complex value-based reimbursement models. Read the article

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