Healthcare Analytics

Identity Theft: Protecting Your Organization is Easier Than in the Movies

Posted on Feb 18 2014 by

Picture this: A movie trailer features a healthcare organization with a newly-minted portal through which patients access their private health information, make appointments and ask questions of their physician. The plot thickens as an unwelcomed guest looks for an identity to steal. With a few key strokes of a predictable password, the thief strikes gold, […]

Staying one step ahead: How data and analytics can help predict patient responsibility and improve collections

Posted on Feb 11 2014 by

There aren’t too many situations in which an individual purchases a product or service, but is NOT asked to pay for it right away. Healthcare, however, is somewhat unique in that regard, often avoiding a retail-based experience where patients receive service, but pay quite some time later, whether in full or the balance. Not surprisingly, […]

Revenue Cycle Myths: Realistic Ways to Increase Reimbursement in an Era of Value-Based Care

Posted on Feb 07 2014 by

With the rapidly changing healthcare environment, many organizations are taking a hard look at their revenue cycle, seeking proactive ways to enhance both efficiency and performance in the era of value-based care. While the need to improve is clear, the opportunities for improvement may be obscured by myth and misperception. For example, consider the following […]

6 Healthcare Business Trends to Watch in 2014

Posted on Jan 28 2014 by

With the dawn of the New Year, we’re facing some of the biggest, most important changes in recent healthcare history. Not only is the massive ICD-10 implementation upon us, but Meaningful Use initiatives continue to prevail. In addition, six more emerging trends promise to have a significant impact on the way healthcare organizations approach business […]

Take control of the reimbursement process: Leverage data and analytics to elevate payer contract performance

Posted on Jan 16 2014 by

By all accounts, healthcare reimbursement is complex. Given the highly specific contract terms between thousands of providers and payers, there are bound to be situations where payer compliance falters and payments are not accurate. In fact, national payers make approximately 500 payer policy changes a year, which only adds to the complexity. As organizations strive […]

Patient Access Staff: The Gatekeepers to the Patient Experience

Posted on Dec 12 2013 by

We encounter gatekeepers every day, ranging from TSA agents at the airport and call-center operators for online retailers to office receptionists and hotel front desk staff. Gatekeepers have a tough job as they manage access, filter information, provide advice and maintain order. Their attitude and actions dramatically impact our experience as consumers. The healthcare industry […]

Improving financial health by embracing change: Q&A with Dan Buell

Posted on Aug 28 2013 by

Change is the norm in healthcare. Changes in technology, information, staffing patterns, patient mix, payment and reimbursement are constant. Even so, healthcare organizations that remain agile can effectively navigate this flux to realize enhanced performance and a better patient experience. We’ve asked Dan Buell, general manager at Experian Healthcare, to share his thoughts on what’s […]

Transforming the healthcare revenue cycle: 3 benefits of employing a data-driven approach

Posted on Aug 28 2013 by

There’s a knock on the door, and it’s “big data.” The promise of Big Data is redefining patient care, becoming the norm in clinical settings as it drives clinical pathways and care decisions. But it’s now time to broaden healthcare’s perception of Big Data to show how healthcare organizations can open the door to other […]