You might be a patient’s ophthalmologist, but it’s highly unlikely that you’re the only provider he or she is seeing. Patients often consult several providers at the same time, and every provider must have the same knowledge about the patient’s overall health condition. Overlaps in patient care without proper communication among providers and visibility to … Continue reading “Building a Culture of Patient Safety with Eye Care Leaders”
The recent shift to value-based care is forcing healthcare practices to improve care quality and efficiency while cutting costs. Indeed a daunting task, but leveraging new technologies is an excellent place to start. In fact, technology adoption has helped healthcare practices drive operational efficiencies, improve medical outcomes, and deliver integrated care. To help achieve these … Continue reading "3 Ways Healthcare Technology is Facilitating Integrated Care"
Many factors are involved when an eye care practice decides to switch electronic health record (EHR) software. Some of the potential reasons that lead to switching vendors are poor customer service, lack of advanced features in the existing system, high cost, and Meaningful Use certification. According to a recent review, system functionality and cost were the … Continue reading "4 Reasons Eye Care Practices Switch EHR Software"
The reimbursement system in the healthcare industry is very complicated. With federal and state regulations and third-party payers-each having their own set of adjustments and rules - eye care practices are challenged at every turn. Now add to these struggles the challenges related to claims denials, appeals, and lost revenue. One thing that can save … Continue reading "5 Reasons To Upgrade Your RCM System"
The healthcare industry generated more than 500 petabytes of data to provide value-based care to patients, reduce costs, and improve efficiency after the introduction of the Healthcare Affordable Care Act. The healthcare analysts were presented with the unique challenge of translating this massive volume of structured and unstructured data into valuable insights to help reduce … Continue reading “4 Key Uses of Analytics in Healthcare”
Efficient Revenue Cycle Management is the key to success for every business, and eye care practices are no exception. Poor RCM processes can mean lost revenue, which is the last thing any eye care practice wants. But what is RCM? RCM includes all admin and clinical functions that contribute to capturing, managing, and collecting patient … Continue reading "Everything You Need to Know About an RCM Software"