One physician practice gains advantages through an EMR implementation
CONFUSION ABOUNDS as healthcare payers attempt to make decisions about technology acquisitions for care management. It is not surprising, given the enthusiasm for "new technology" that Gartner analysts hear questions from clients like, "Should my organization invest in an e-prescribing solution, an e-visit solution or a personal health record?" and the list of technologies goes on.
EARLY IN 2004 we identified six major savings drivers that should be addressed while developing a comprehensive management program for injectable products.
President George W. Bush began his second term by launching a high-profile campaign to limit skyrocketing medical malpractice insurance premiums for physicians and hospitals.
At a minimum, healthcare organizations must show an ongoing effort to assess their level of compliance. And for many, compliance is uncharted territory where processes, costs and solutions are unknown.
From a compliance standpoint, one medical center wanted to make sure that none of its personal health information (PHI) was leaving the network.
For those healthcare providers and payers who still believe large claims clearinghouses are the only way to reduce administrative costs, it may be time to think again.