“The growth of insurance plans built around small networks of health-care providers is fueling new fights over surprise medical bills, when patients inadvertently get care from out-of-network doctors.”
Healthcare provider pays $650,000 fine because iPhone was stolen that contained health information.
“You’re only as safe as your partner,” she says. “Everyone involved with vendor management should develop a common, collaborative security strategy that includes layering new protections onto processes and policies to defend against information risk in the supply chain.”
Artificial intelligence, wearable sensors, virtual reality, medical robots are changing the way patients and doctors think and act about healthcare.
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The Joint Commission, the United States’ main healthcare accreditation body, has lifted its ban on healthcare providers using secure text messaging to communicate patient information.
Is transferring custody of the electronic record the right approach to health information disposal?
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What should digital chart disposal look like? Do we “shred” digital charts? Do we “shred” part of them? Do we keep them forever?
Revenue cycle management has gone from being a “back office” function to an “end-to-end” system that begins at patient intake or even before, claims specialists say. Advanced technologies, in tandem with improved workflows and better data have resulted in RCM systems that encompass the entire healthcare enterprise. With the right automation tools and revenue cycle support, experts say healthcare providers should be able to improve their cash flows by collecting patient payments up front, determining precise eligibilities and filing clean claims to payers.
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