Welltok, Teletech Partner to Create “Human Touch’ Experience for Health Consumers

Healthcare Gamification Startups Welltok

Health optimization platform Welltok and Teletech, a provider of customer experience, engagement and growth solutions has announced a strategic partnership that will combine analytics with multichannel communication to help population health managers guide consumers to optimal health. Welltok’s analytics recognizes when and where consumers can save money, and triggers TeleTech when the human touch is needed to alert consumers of potential savings.The partnership is already underway at a large
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Mercy Named 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award for Improving Patient Care Through Health IT

HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award Recipient

Mercy, the fifth largest Catholic health care system in the nation, was named a 2016 HIMSS Enterprise Davies Award recipient for achieving improvements in patient care through the use of health information technology. Mercy received the award from HIMSS based on four case studies that detailed how the use of health information technology and standardized clinical processes have improved patient care and the bottom line. The case studies included:- Decreasing by nearly three hours the time it
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Aprima Medical Acquires EHR Reseller Healthcare Data Solutions

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Aprima Medical Software, a provider of EHR, practice management (PM) and revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions for medical practices has acquired former reseller Healthcare Data Solutions (HDS) of Coral Cables, FL. As part of the agreement, Aprima will assume full support for HDS’s customers, which include approximately 300 providers in 125 medical practices across 15 states. Financial terms were not disclosed.HDS works with physician groups across the country to identify IT solutions that
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Health IT VC Funding Tops $5.6B in 2016: 10 Things to Know

Health IT VC Funding

Health IT VC funding set a new milestone in 2016 as it eclipsed $5 billion in 622 deals, compared to $4.6 billion raised in 2015 in 574 deals, according to that latest report from Mercom Capital Group. The report finds that total corporate funding in health IT companies - including debt and public market financing (plus IPOs) from a total of 1,115 investors (including accelerators/incubators) - came to $5.6 billion in 2016, a drop of 30 percent compared to $8 billion in 2015.Since 2010, the
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With MACRA Rule, What’s Next for Meaningful Use in 2017?

With MACRA, What's Next for Meaningful Use in 2017?

Editor's Note: Michael Nusimow is the CEO and Co-founder of drchrono, an EHR, practice management, medical billing and healthcare API platform that focuses on iPad, iPhone and web.  Michael has been working in information technology for over 15 years and implemented components of the Bloomberg Terminal, used by customers worldwide. Despite all of the changes happening in healthcare legislation over the past few years, 2017 is not looking any easier. It is easy to get confused with the
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Why EHR Systems Are Not Enough to Fill the Patient Engagement Gap

Rob Grant Evariant Why EHR Systems Are Not Enough to Fill the Patient Engagement Gap

Editor's Note: Rob Grant is the Co-Founder and Executive Vice President at Evariant, a healthcare CRM platform provider where he is responsible for advancing the company's market strategy, fostering new key business relationships and growing its customer base. He is a veteran of the healthcare and technology industries, with more than 20 years of executive experience in leading innovation, business strategy, new business development, sales, marketing, finance and operations.In today’s healthcare
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Report: Reducing Manual Business Transactions Could Save Healthcare $9.4B

Reducing Manual Business Transactions Could Save Healthcare $9.4B

 Reducing manual business transactions could save healthcare $9.4 billion in savings, according to new data released today in the fourth annual 2016 CAQH Index. The index reveals that conducting resource-intensive manual transactions are costing U.S. health plans and healthcare providers as much as $11 more per transaction and on average $6 more than when conducted electronically. CAQH Index Overview The fourth annual CAQH Index measures adoption, costs and, for the first time, provider labor
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Innovaccer Unveils Free ACO Performance & Trends Tool for Providers

Innovaccer Unveils Free ACO Performance & Trends Tool for Providers

Innovaccer Inc., a Silicon Valley-Headquartered Healthcare analytics company has unveiled ACO Compare, a one of it’s kind free tool to track, monitor and compare the performances of Accountable Care Organizations. Created after extensive research on Accountable Care Organizations currently functioning in the US with performance and quality data as received from CMS, ACO Compare combines 33 quality reporting measures specified by the CMS serve as the basis of comparison which are divided into
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Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Earns EMRAM Stage 7 Award

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) Earns EMRAM Stage 7 Award

Georgia-based Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has achieved Stage 7 on the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM), becoming the first in the state of Georgia to receive the award. The award represents Nicklaus Children’s Hospital’s attainment of the highest level on the Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model™ (EMRAM). The three-hospital pediatric health care system demonstrated advanced use of information technology to improve patient care and advanced data analytics
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WEDI Issues Brief on Introduction to Telehealth Codes

WEDI Survey Reveals ICD-10 Delay Negatively Impacted Provider Readiness

WEDI, a leading authority on the use of health IT to create efficiencies in healthcare information exchange has issued an educational issue brief on an Introduction to Telehealth Codes. This issue brief was developed by the WEDI Innovative Encounters Workgroup with the intention to provide introductory information on codes for telehealth services by individual health care providers. The Innovative Encounters Workgroup is planning to develop a separate issue brief on the payer perspective of
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