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Finding Confidence with Constant Change: Projecting Revenues in Value-Based Care

Posted by $rel.title - $rel.bizTitle on July 13, 2016

The transition to value-based care continues to accelerate, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) policy updates ensure that this trend will continue. At the end of 2014, Medicare payments based on value measures totaled 20% of all payments[1] By 2018, CMS will more than double that number, linking at least half of Medicare payments to value-based models.

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The Interoperability Evolution

Posted by Arien Malec - Vice President, Strategy and Product Marketing on April 8, 2016

Interoperability , HITECH Act , EHR , CommonWell , FHIR , person-centered interoperability

The current state of interoperability is not unlike Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." In the history of clinical medicine, we have more interoperability than ever before — more electronic data is flowing in more places for more purposes. Yet, there's also more frustration about the state of interoperability leading to more attention across our industry and our country than ever before.

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Top Three Insights from the HL7 FHIR® Connectathon

Posted by Elisabeth Berger - Data Platform Product Manager with RelayHealth on February 25, 2016

RelayHealth , interoperability , FHIR , health information exchange , APIs , standards , HL7

My first trip to the FHIR Connectathon in Orlando, Florida, last month was everything I'd been told to expect. It was filled with HL7®, masterminds, brilliant developers, exceptional healthcare speakers, and a slew of erudite Connectathon participants. While my primary objective was to test-drive FHIR, I'd like to share three unexpected and exciting discoveries that made my Connectathon experience unique.

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Unifying Patient Identity Across Organizational Boundaries

Posted by Chris Ingersoll - Vice President, Clinical Architecture on June 5, 2015

Patient identity , RelayHealth Enterprise Patient Portal , patient portal , XMPI , patient engagement , EHR

In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control reported that nearly 80% of healthcare providers had implemented an electronic health record (EHR) system. Industry leaders believe that the ability to digitize data at the point of care is an important—and necessary—step toward the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's (IHI) Triple Aim: improving patient experience and population health while lowering costs.

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HIMSS 2015: Attend Our Patient Portal Demo

HIMSS 2015 , Patient portal

The patient experience no longer revolves around a single doctor, or even a single facility. This change has created a clear challenge: patients and providers need a better way to access and exchange information.

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Webinar Recap: Keys to Building a Successful Patient Engagement Strategy

Patient engagement , meaningful use , patient electronic access , patient portal , risk-based contacting , value-based care

In "Keys to Building a Successful Patient Engagement Strategy," the CIO and VP of Patient Engagement at Flagler Hospital in St. Augustine, Florida, discusses how they implemented a patient engagement strategy designed to meet and exceed the 5% view, download, or transmit measure. Doug Biehn, VP Enterprise HIE & Patient Engagement, of RelayHealth® Clinical Connectivity closed out the webinar by talking about how healthcare organizations can leverage patient engagement to achieve enterprise-wide strategic goals beyond Meaningful Use.

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McKesson on FHIR

Posted by Arien Malec - Vice President, Strategy and Product Marketing on December 8, 2014

Interoperability , HL7 , CommonWell , FHIR

As a nation, we have made great strides in the deployment and use of health information technology. With the transition to value based care delivery models, we must ensure that technology is interoperable to enable better care delivery, better health, and greater efficiency of care delivery.

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Ebola and Patient Education: What Physicians Need to Know

RelayHealth , Physicians , Ebola , Patient Education

RelayHealth adult infectious disease specialist Summerpal Kahlon, MD provides advice for U.S. physicians who are now fielding frantic questions from their patients about Ebola. Read Dr. Kahlon’s article on actions to take, and the role of physicians as educators and reassuring sources of truth.

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Best Practices in Patient Engagement, Point of Service Collections

RelayHealth , RelayHealth Financial , Revenue Cycle , Revenue Cycle Management , Healthcare IT , Collections , Health Insurance Exchanges , Healthcare Reform , Patient Engagement , Gartner

Nine months into the Health Insurance Exchange era and one thing is clear – hospitals need new tools and strategies to keep cash flowing. Most people are choosing high-deductible plans and owe more out of pocket. Meanwhile, hospitals and health systems work to facilitate patient financial clearance, and collect as early and as often as possible. In a new webcast, lead analyst firm Gartner and RelayHealth recently discussed best practices for patient engagement and point of service collections.

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Symptoms: Fatigue, bleary eyes, lost voice, and sore feet. Diagnosis: A productive HIMSS 2014.

Posted by Arien Malec - Vice President, Strategy and Product Marketing on March 3, 2014

HIMSS 2014 , HIMSS14 , RelayHealth , inteoperability , Summerpal Kahlon MD ,

From the absolutely enormous exhibit hall to the wide variety of talks available during the conference, last week’s HIMSS provided a wealth of information and stimulation for new ideas.

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