revenue cycle management (RCM)

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New Spike in EHR Replacement Activity Jars Larger Physician Practice Market, 2018 Black Book Survey

Press Release | Black Book Research | April 16, 2018

Highly functional, highly customizable integrated EHR, Practice Management, Revenue Cycle Management and ICD10/ Coding products are proving to be the sought after technology solution of choice for groups and clinics with 12 or more practitioners according to the nearly 19,000 total EHR users responding to the six month client satisfaction poll released today. Cloud-based mobile solutions for on-demand data with access to practice actionable insight into financial performance, compliance tracking and contractual quality goals received the top interest by groups in the replacement mode (93 percent), followed by Telehealth/Virtual Visit Support (87 percent) and Speech Recognition Solutions for hands-free data entry (82 percent).

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21% Of Struggling Hospitals Made This Change To Avoid Bankruptcy

Ayla Ellison | Becker's Hospital CFO | November 21, 2014

The demand for large end-to-end outsourcing vendors for revenue cycle management is growing, as many hospital leaders have realized revenue cycle management needs to be one of their organization's core competencies, according to a recent Black Book poll...

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61% Of CFOs At Struggling Hospitals Expect To Be Fired In The Next 2 Years

Ayla Ellison | Becker's Hospital CFO | November 5, 2014

Sixty-one percent of CFOs that self-identified their hospitals as struggling foresee being fired by 2016 because their revenue cycle management, staff and solutions were stuck in fee-for-service mode too long, according to recent Black Book survey results. Read More »

84% Of Struggling Hospitals Put Population Health On Hold

Jennifer Bresnick | Health IT Analytics | November 4, 2014

Population health management is on the back burner for the majority of hospitals attempting to retool their revenue cycle infrastructure...

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Athenahealth Announces Acquisition Of RazorInsights

Press Release | Athenahealth, RazorInsights, Bluff Point Associates | January 14, 2015

athenahealth, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATHN), a leading provider of cloud-based services and mobile applications for medical groups and health systems, today announced it will acquire RazorInsights, a leader in cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) and financial solutions for rural, critical access and community hospitals...

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C-suite Views RCM As Matter Of Survival

Bernie Monegain | Healthcare IT News | September 23, 2013

New Black Book report shows healthcare execs see RCM as a way to stay solvent Read More »

Cloud-Based EHRs Could Save Docs From Acquisition

Susan D. Hall | FierceEMR | September 5, 2013

Upgrading software to more fully integrate revenue cycle management, practice management and electronic health records may be the key to helping thousands of physician practices remain independent, according to a new Black Book survey. Read More »

Cloud-Based EHRs With Integrated Billing Solutions May Save Thousands Of Independent Physicians From Acquisition, Reveals Black Book RCM Study

Press Release | Black Book Rankings | September 3, 2013

Nearly ten percent of physician practices are acquiescing to takeover offers from hospitals and larger medical groups, while more autonomous doctors confront the fallout from owning outmoded billing systems and unworkable electronic health records. However, Black Book surveys detect a defiant tipping point from the majority of independent physicians recently shifting to replacement EHRs... Read More »

Divurgent And Medsphere Join Forces To Tackle Meaningful Use And ICD-10 Challenges

Press Release | Divurgent, Medsphere | February 25, 2014

Divurgent, an innovative provider of healthcare IT consulting services, today announced a strategic partnership with Medsphere Systems Corporation. Through this agreement, Divurgent will support Medsphere clients in transforming care while addressing various industry compliance initiatives including Meaningful Use, ICD-10, and value-based purchasing models. Read More »

Docs Flock To Cloud To Save Bottom Line

Diana Manos | Healthcare IT News | September 4, 2013

Cloud-based EHRs with integrated billing solutions favored to save independent practices from take-over Read More »

Financially Overwhelmed Hospitals Ditching Fragmented RCM Solutions Says Latest Black Book Poll

Press Release | Black Book | November 19, 2014

Responding to the demand for consolidated revenue cycle management outsourcing options, a sundry of small niche vendors, from eligibility experts to patient bill estimators, are seeking shelter under larger RCM organizations as reimbursement reforms and value-based models currently being carved out will make it more difficult for many marginalized RCM solutions to survive without joint ventures or acquisition. Black Book Market Research’s annual Satisfaction Survey of all RCM stakeholders discovered that nearly half (45%) of the nation’s struggling hospitals plan on diving deep into full RCM outsourcing...

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Hospital CFOs Stretched Thin Because Of EHR, HIE Investments

Gabriel Perna | Healthcare Informatics | November 3, 2014

Hospitals that are financially struggling are blaming investments into electronic health records (EHRs), health information exchange (HIEs) tools, and patient portals as to why they can’t upgrade revenue cycle software, according to a new survey...

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How can an Electronic Health Solution help Physicians Keep their Doors Open

In my previous article I started to address the unenviable position that physicians in the United States find themselves, in and how open source solutions can help them keep their doors open. In this article we will address some of the additional business challenges that physician offices and clinics face, and how the Electronic Health Solution (EHS) that we just released can help give them the tools and flexibility to both care for their patients and run a sustainable practice.

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Is the EHR Market Saturated?

“Hey, the EHR market is saturated, we don’t really think there is any play left there,”  this comment came from a reputable venture capitalist (VC) in the healthcare industry.  And I sat there wondering what it is that he is talking about. Every single day I am taking calls from doctors who want an EHR that suits them, and they are willing to pay for it.

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Medsphere Introduces OpenVista Enterprise App for Smartphones and Tablets

Press Release | Medsphere | March 17, 2016

Medsphere Systems Corporation...today introduced Mobile OpenVista® Enterprise (MOVE). MOVE liberates OpenVista EHR data from the desktop and enables physicians and clinical staff to work more effectively and efficiently. MOVE provides secure, mobile, real time access to patient information—medications, allergies, problems, orders, documentation—anywhere a clinician has WiFi or cell coverage. Physicians can use MOVE at home to review medication orders. Nurses can use MOVE at the bedside to record information about a patient’s changing condition.

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