Implementation hurdles hamper deployment of revenue cycle tech

Nearly a third of health systems rely on manual processes for prior authorizations, patient- generated pricing estimation, charity screenings, appointment reminders and other revenue cycle processes, according to a report from Eliciting Insights. The study, which focuses on patient access – the specific portion of the revenue cycle encompassing everything…

Cerner teams up with Uber to help patients get to appointments

Cerner and Uber are collaborating to help get patients to and from their doctor’s appointments – addressing a major social determinant of health that hinders the cost-effective management of chronic conditions. WHY IT MATTERS The Uber Health app will soon be available for integration into Cerner’s electronic health record, enabling…

How to gauge the value of precision medicine programs

Every health system understands the potential of precision medicine, but not all of them are quite ready to take the plunge into the complex and expensive project of actually starting a precision medicine initiative. At HIMSS19 on Monday, Dr. James Weese, vice president of Aurora Cancer Care at Milwaukee-based Advocate…

HIMSS makes 4 healthcare predictions for 2019

HIMSS today published “2019 Healthcare Trends Forecast: The Beginning of a Consumer-Driven Reformation,” a report that features commentary and analysis from leaders across HIMSS, Healthbox, Health 2.0 and PCHAlliance – each of whom have a birds-eye view of industry trends and the levers of change. By issuing this new annual…