Big data helping accountable care organizations

Big data helping accountable care organizations The federal government’s goal was to improve quality of care when moving towards accountable care organizations (ACOs). ACOs are all about getting out in front of people’s health in hope of preventing on going care and treatment. Leaders within the government that push for ACO development believe electronic health…

Physician alignment around physician data: Simple in theory, complicated in practice

Physician alignment around physician data: Simple in theory, complicated in practice This past week in San Francisco, the Health IT Summit was held. A main point of emphasis in discussion there was value-based payment and delivery models. A large challenge today is aligning physicians in private practice with the goals of specific types of programs.…

5 impacts for radiology reimbursement in 2015

5 impacts for radiology reimbursement in 2015 In 2015, radiologist will continue to have to meet the challenges that come along with healthcare reform. There are five issues that radiologists should prepare for because they will most likely impact their reimbursement. Big Data ICD-10 Collections Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Lung Cancer Screening Read about how these…

Five impacts for radiology reimbursement in 2015

Five impacts for radiology reimbursement in 2015 As radiologists welcome a new year, they must also continue to meet the challenges delivered by healthcare reform and adapt to changes. This includes enhanced utilization of available data that is necessary for practices to make informed decisions and long-term, significant changes for business sustainability. That being said,…

Metrics and analytics pose different challenges for rural hospitals

Metrics and analytics pose different challenges for rural hospitals Rural hospitals must track many of the same business metrics as their suburban and urban cousins, although there are a few key issues of more significance to healthcare facilities in less populated areas. “Like larger community hospitals, days cash on hand and keeping both gross and…