Tag: Health Systems

Scale, Efficiency Key to Provider Success in 2021 and Beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed the healthcare business model, causing providers to rely more on scale and efficiency to maintain financial stability in 2021 and beyond. At least those are the strategies industry leaders at Providence and UW Health are implementing to adapt to a more virtual, leaner environment as the pandemic continues, health […]
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4 Key Trends For Payers and Providers in 2021

A year since COVID-19 hit U.S. shores, the pandemic is still raging as deaths and cases strain hospital resources. Amid the scrambling, however, providers and payers are adjusting to a new normal likely to continue for months if not beyond. Though arrival of vaccines has prompted hope, the rollout has been slow and fragmented, left up to each […]
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Digital Health in 2021: 5 Strategies to Transform Care & Conquer Adoption Barriers

The uptake of telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the use of digital technologies in healthcare. Telehealth platforms have connected patients and clinicians remotely, but telehealth’s growth has obscured a broader movement that had already been underway for some time:  the use of digital health to transform care. Advances in […]
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Diversifying Revenue Generators and Pursuing Digital Transformation

Recently, HealthLeaders hosted its first ‘Virtual Happy Hour CFO Roundtable’ sponsored by Nuance, gathering executives to address the financial and technological challenges facing the health system during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The hour-long roundtable brought together healthcare executives from provider organizations ranging across the East Coast to the Midwest to delve into two key strategic […]
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Hospital Claim Denials Up for Most, Driven by Prior Authorizations

Hospitals and health systems are facing a growing volume of claim denials, with private plan prior authorization issues driving the recent increase, according to a new report from the American Hospital Association (AHA). For the report, AHA surveyed more than 200 hospitals and health systems in 2019 to understand the impacts utilization management practices employed by commercial […]
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5 Ways Health Systems Can ‘Advance To The New Normal’

The COVID-19 pandemic created the opportunity for hospitals and health systems to innovate in a short amount of time. Learning how to advance and scale those opportunities will be the key to redesigning the health system of the future, said CommonSpirit Health Senior Vice President and Chief Strategic Innovation Officer Rich Roth, and CommonSpirit Health […]
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Telehealth Reimbursement May Be Changing. How Should Providers Prepare?

The future potential of telehealth hinges on how it’s reimbursed. Virtual care may be popular among patients, but if providers can’t get paid for their services, it’s unlikely they’ll be able to continue to provide them. The government has signaled its support for reimbursing some telehealth services, at least in the short term. The Centers […]
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Hospitals Use Supply Chain Analytics to Recover from COVID-19 Losses

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged healthcare networks throughout the U.S. in unprecedented ways. As financial losses are being surveyed, new opportunities have emerged for hospitals and health systems to not only recover from those losses, but also simultaneously establish cost-saving initiatives in the perioperative area by using optimized supply chain analytics. Healthcare organizations are also recognizing the […]
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