Five Ways that High Deductible Health Plans will Impact Providers and Drive Seismic Change in Healthcare

High deductible health plans (HDHPs) will be a major driver of change for patients and providers and could be the spark that ignites a truly seismic change within healthcare, i.e. the advent of consumerism. The IRS defines HDHPs, for calendar … Read more

Delivering the Razor’s Edge with healthcare IT – Five reasons why I can’t wait for the Olympics

On February 6th the first gold medal will be awarded at the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi Russia and I could not be more excited. Performing on the world’s largest stage, under unimaginable pressure takes a lifetime of preparation … Read more

Meaningful Use and Innovation: Time for a Shift in Focus 2

As so many users have learned, new technologies, whether EHRs, smartphones, tablets, or personal health devices, can and should be a source of liberation, efficiency, and even pleasure.  Health IT technology developers, like GE, work hard to delight our customers, … Read more

Meaningful Use and Innovation: Time for a Shift in Focus 1

January 2014 was a notable milestone for the federal health IT incentive program, known as “meaningful use.”  On January 1, “eligible professionals” who had completed at least two years in the program became eligible to move into Stage 2 of … Read more

5 keys to revenue cycle success: Observations from the 2013 HFMA MAP Event

The Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) held their annual MAP event in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in late October.  The HFMA MAP event is attended by health system leaders and revenue cycle professionals from across the country.  Their goal: to share … Read more