Let's talk healthcare trends set into motion by the ACA. The Affordable Act was signed into law March 23, 2010 making 2015 the law’s 5 year anniversary. Can you believe it? Five years later the ACA has sparked change in the healthcare ecosystem and is continuing to churn the wheel of change. But what changes should healthcare organizations expect for the future? PwC Health published a report on post-ACA trends in honor of the law’s 5th anniversary. The report outlines 5 major healthcare trends, Risk Shift, Primary Care, New Entrants, Health Insurance, and States, that it believes the ACA set into motion. We will cover 4 of those trends today!
Big Data is term reserved for the larger-than-life amounts of data collected in our, now, very digital world. In the healthcare world, big data is often used to describe electronic health records (EHR) and patient data. Technology has improved our ability to collect and analyze healthcare data. With this grand opportunity for innovation and growth come questions of security and patient data safety. Read the following 3 infographics to get some insight into the world of Big Data in the healthcare industry.
We've talked a lot about how the use of social media in healthcare can be very rewarding. From helping improve patient satisfaction to creating a strong community online, social media has helped revolutionize certain aspects of the healthcare industry. It's important not to shy away from social media, as it's the perfect way to connect with your patients and clients. Remember - having a strong online presence is crucial for growth in a modern healthcare world. Here are 3 great infographics that will give you some insight into how social media and healthcare work together to improve the patient experience.
2015 has been a big year of change for many healthcare systems. With this change, healthcare leaders have been faced with many challenges, including complying with new federal regulations and making strategic moves towards better care. We've compiled a list of the five biggest challenges we've found healthcare leaders facing this year.
There is no better way to end the week than with some great informative and beautifully designed infographics. This week's round up includes everything from Health IT trends to the trends of Health IT purchasing. Whether you are thinking about implementing ICD-10 or allocating resources for a new EMR/EHR system, these infographics are bound to get your brain moving. In some of our most recent blog posts we've touched on need-to-know telehealth terms and how to approach mobile health safety, so if you are interested take a look in our archives!
A recent study released by The American Journal of Emergency Medicine suggests that large numbers of emergency rooms will have difficulty implementing ICD-10 when it is officially introduced in October. These problems could have drastic impacts on workflow and cost, and affect payers and providers alike.
According to a 2015 report, more than 24% of users of EHR systems say that their current systems are "too faulty or cumbersome." This trend in EHR dissatisfaction seems to be on the rise, too. So what's causing the exodus from traditional systems?
It might still be early in the year, but it looks like 2015 is already shaping up to be a big year for value-based purchasing initiatives. In large part thanks to the announcement by the Department of Health and Human Services last week outlining the year’s worth of expectations for hospitals and healthcare providers. HHS’ goal is that by 2016, 85% of Medicare’s payments to providers will be under the VBP model, rather than fee-for-service. The shift to VBP from fee-for-service has been ongoing, but the pressure is on for providers and healthcare systems who have been lagging behind in embracing alternative payment models.
What do we actually mean when we talk about price transparency in healthcare? When we talk about healthcare costs, what does cost mean to each individual stakeholder?
As healthcare becomes more and more a quality driven industry, finding innovative methods of tracking, analyzing and making use of data collected on patient experience is going to be key to patient satisfaction scores. As you are likely already aware, those scores are what has been the driving force behind hospital and provider rankings.