Revenue Cycle: 5 Tips to Improve Your Organization’s Clean-Claims Rate

Revenue Cycle: 5 Tips to Improve Your Organization's Clean-Claims Rate

Editor's Note: Glenn Krauss is the Regional Director of Enterprise Solutions at ZirMed, a provider of revenue cycle management, medical claims, electronic data interchange, clinical communication, health information & healthcare connectivity.At a time in healthcare when value is king, waste is inexcusable, every penny counts and losing millions and millions of dollars to denials is simply no longer an option for hospitals and health systems.By some estimates, as many as 20 percent of medical
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Allscripts Acquires Core Medical Solutions to Extend EHR Footprint in Australia

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Allscripts has acquired Core Medical Solutions, an Australian-based healthcare IT software provider to expand its EHR offerings  to support proactive care management for clinicians and consumers of care in Victoria and Western Australia. Allscripts currently supports more than 85 hospitals throughout Australia. Under terms of the acquisition, Core Medical Solutions will continue to be based in Adelaide, South Australia, and will operate as an Allscripts subsidiary. Financial terms of the
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Harris Computer Corporation Acquires iMDsoft: 5 Things to Know

Harris Computer Corporation Acquires iMDsoft: 5 Things to Know

Harris Computer Corporation, an arm of the Constellation Software group has acquired iMDsoft, a clinical information system provider for critical, perioperative, and acute care environments. Here are five things to know about the acquisition:1. MDsoft will be run as an independent business unit within Harris led by Shahar Sery, a seasoned iMDsoft executive, who has been appointed Executive Vice President.2. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. 3. Harris will integrate iMDsoft's
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NIH Awards Daktari $1.3M for Portable, HIV Point of Care Diagnostic Platform

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The National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded Daktari Diagnostics a $1.3 million, two-year Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from  to support the development of a point-of-care (POC) HIV viral load (VL) test for use in addressing unmet needs in global health settings. The Cambridge, MA-based immunoassay CarePlatform™ encompasses a proprietary diagnostic detection technology, a highly portable device, automated sample
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Yes Health and Solera Health Partner to Provide On-Demand Mobile Diabetes Prevention Tools

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Yes Health, an all-mobile program to prevent type 2 diabetes has teamed up with Solera Health, an integrator of chronic disease prevention and management solutions to provide on-demand mobile diabetes prevention tools and resources to millions of eligible health plan members. The strategic partnership will enable qualified, at-risk patients with access to Yes Health's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-recognized Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), as a covered medical benefit.Under
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Health Catalyst Launches Open Source, Healthcare Machine Learning Repository

Health Catalyst Launches Open Source, Healthcare Machine Learning Repository

Healthcare data warehouse provider Health Catalyst has unveiled a free open source, machine learning repository specifically for healthcare data scientists to enable industry-wide collaboration to advance outcomes improvement through artificial intelligence. Named healthcare.ai, the open source repository is designed to make machine learning accessible to the thousands of healthcare professionals who possess little or no data science skills but who share an interest in using the technology to
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DSS Acquires Streamline Health’s Patient Engagement Solutions for $2M

DSS Acquires Streamline Health's Patient Engagement Solutions for $2M

Document Storage Systems, Inc. (DSS), a provider of software development and support for VistA and vxVistA has acquired Streamline Health's Looking Glass® Patient Engagement suite of solutions including its current customer base and personnel. Streamline Health's Looking Glass® Patient Engagement suite consists primarily of Patient Scheduling and Surgery Management software.This suite of products is based upon the legacy ForSite2020 solution, which Streamline Health acquired in connection with
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Northwell Health, Siemens Healthineers Partner on Population Health Research Project

Northwell Health, Siemens Healthineers Partner on Population Health Research Project

Siemens Healthineers and Northwell Health announced a research partnership to provide dedicated personnel and research support over the next four years to the Northwell Health Imaging Clinical Effectiveness and Outcomes Research (iCEOR) Program. Additionally, Siemens Healthineers will dispatch dedicated full-time employees to work jointly with Northwell Health on outcomes-based research projects and population health management efforts. Siemens Healthineers is the separately managed healthcare
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Omnicell Acquires Pharmacy Provider Ateb for $41M: 5 Things to Know

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Omnicell, a provider of medication and supply management solutions and adherence tools to healthcare systems and pharmacies has signed an agreement to acquire Ateb, Inc., together with its Canadian affiliate, Ateb Canada Ltd.Here are five things to know about the acquisition:1. Omnicell will acquire Ateb, Inc. for approximately $41 million, subject to certain adjustments, in an all cash transaction. Omnicell expects the transaction to close during the fourth quarter of 2016. To finance the
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NQF Appoints Marybeth Farquhar to Create Measures for Future Telehealth Performance

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Marybeth Farquhar, PhD, MSN, RN, URAC's Vice President for Quality, Research, and Measurement, has been appointed to a key National Quality Forum (NQF) committee helping to create national measures for future telehealth performance. Farquhar was named to the NQF’s Creating a Framework to Support Measure Development for Telehealth Multistakeholder Committee. Over a nine-month period, the committee is assessing existing and potential performance measures, identifying gaps in coverage, and
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