Reducing Hospital Mortality Rates

Mortality rates in US hospitals vary widely when calculated in a standardized way. Systematic analysis of hospital deaths can reveal some of the reasons for this variation. When hospital deaths are categorized according to the level and type of care, patterns emerge that can highlight system defects.
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Optimizing Revenue: Solving Healthcare’s Revenue Cycle Challenges

whitePaper | October 11, 2017

West’s report Optimizing Revenue: Solving Healthcare’s Revenue Cycle Challenges Using Technology-Enabled Communications found that 56 percent of patients’ payments are delayed at least some of the time. The report also revealed that high insurance deductibles are the most common reason cited for missing payment deadlines. An analysis of the cost of insurance policies purchased through the Healthcare Marketplace during the 2017 open enrollment period showed that the average annual deductible was $8,232 for a family policy.

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Prioritizing the Patient Experience

whitePaper | October 4, 2017

Healthcare providers across the nation are struggling to improve patient satisfaction ratings. The financial health of their organizations depends on it, especially now that patients are demanding better healthcare experiences. At the same time, value-based payment models are using patient satisfaction as a performance measure and tying satisfaction scores to reimbursements.

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Carestream Whitepaper Advanced Ultrasound Imaging

whitePaper | April 20, 2016

Technology White Paper | CARESTREAM Touch Prime Ultrasound System Touch Prime: Advanced ultrasound imaging with an extraordinary user experience Author: Ajay Anand, PhD Introduction The CARESTREAM Touch Prime Ultrasound System is based on an all new computing architecture equipped to provide precise advanced front-end beam forming, novel imaging modes, and automated image optimization capabilities.

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Developing a Flexible Healthcare Infrastructure

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In 2013, the National Institute of Building Sciences established a collaborative research program to bring leading healthcare professionals together to address industry challenges at a national level. The Academy for Healthcare Infrastructure (AHI) would focus on improving the processes to create and maintain the complex built environment required to support America’s healthcare mission. It would serve as a collaborative network with the purpose of exploring large, comprehensive ideas.

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US Physician Practices Spend More Than $15.4 Billion Annually To Report Quality Measures

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According to a new report developed by Lawrence Casalino, MD, and supported by the Physicians Foundation, physician practices spend 15.4 billion annually on quality reporting measures. While quality reporting metrics are not going away anytime soon, policy makers, health plans and EHR vendors must take steps to alleviate these onerous reporting requirements. Review the full report here.

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Translating Data Analytics into Population Health Insights

whitePaper | August 2, 2017

Covenant turned to Dallas-based Population Health Advisors PHA, which has experience leveraging the Explorys platform. PHA’s valuable expertise allowed Covenant to bypass the growing pains many experiences with a new technology system fraught with digital complexity.

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