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Title: Pre-Arrival Communication Sets Expectations and Improves Patient Experience, Workflow Efficiency and Clinical Outcomes
Source: Vocera 

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Too often, patients are under-educated and under-prepared for scheduled procedures and visits. This lack of preparation and engagement can lead to no-shows, late starts, poor patient experience, suboptimal outcomes, and negative financial impact. In fact, avoiding just one cancellation for a surgical or outpatient procedure can save, on average, $2,000 in set-up materials and time.

Despite the potential cost savings, most patients continue to receive instructions in the form of lengthy paper documentation, which contributes to poor procedure preparation and high no-show rates.

Read this white paper to learn how hospitals like Bronson Methodist Hospital and Mount Sinai colonoscopy center use patient pre-arrival communication processes to help them reduce no-shows by up to 30% while also improving clinical outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Title: Improve Business Office Performance & Increase Cash Flow with the Leaders of in2itive Business Solutions
Source: in2itive

in2itive tag 4c 2 copyUltimate success in your healthcare business office depends on the relationships you build and the ability of your team to maintain cash flow. These are the lifeblood of effective business and a healthy bottom line. Fortunately, the industry leaders at in2itive Business Solutions have just the insight you need to be effective in both areas. 

“7 Steps to Improve Business Office Function & Increase Cash Generation” explores in2itive’s methods for building thriving client and payor relationships while simultaneously maintaining robust and efficient cash flow. Take a look and learn how you can find consistent success in your healthcare facility and business office.

Title: EHR in ASCs: Big Trends Emerging
Source: CernerCerner CMYK Standard horizontal

Electronic health records are revolutionizing health care delivery at hospitals and physician offices. Now ambulatory surgery centers are seeing the benefits of EHR technology and are searching for the appropriate technology for their site.

This won't be an easy road for ASCs as the federal government offers financial incentives to hospitals and physician offices for meeting Meaningful Use criteria through the use of EHR technology, but not to ASCs. However, surgery centers still need to report quality measures to Medicare, and an EHR can make this process more efficient.

This white paper, "EHR in ASCs: Big Trends Emerging," examines the big themes in health care data collection today and how ASCs can take advantage of evolving technology to meet regulatory requirements, improve efficiency, lower costs and ultimately provide better patient care.

Title: Changing Perspectives: One Gastronenterologist's Switch to a Different Brand of Endoscope
Source: Fujifilm

fuji logoJose Lantin, MD, is the principal owner of a growing gastroenterology and endoscopy practice in Yonkers, N.Y. The practice opened its doors in 2005 utilizing the latest technology at that time. Then, in September of 2013, the practice made a decision to utilize Fujifilm endoscopes and processors as part of their patient care solution. Download the whitepaper here. 


Title: 10.5 Ideas to Thrive in an EHR World

Source: NextServices

NextServices logo pngMost of our industry’s attention thus far has gone towards implementing electronic health record systems (EHRs).  While it seems to be end in itself, rolling out an EHR is one of the many building blocks towards a digital platform that can change how healthcare is delivered. This paper gives 10.5 ideas that can help doctors, clinicians and administrators save time and therefore money in an EHR world. These ideas exist as early signals in our industry. It’s only a matter of time when these signals amplify to become an accepted norm. Download the whitepaper here.


onemedicalTitle: Online Pre-Admission: Using Cloud-Based Technology to Maximize Productivity and Convenience

Source: One Medical Passport

Healthcare’s biggest goal today is to tie mission to value for both patients and providers. One way to improve value in care is to automate processes, including pre-admission, which can have a significant impact on productivity, safety and patient satisfaction.

Outpatient Healthcare Strategies offers a white paper about moving to cloud-based pre-admission systems. Learn how well-designed technology can ensure more timely, organized and accurate information. This white paper is presented by One Medical Passport, the nation’s leading online pre-admission solution provider. Download the whitepaper 

Title: How Your ASC Business Office Can in2itive tag 4c 2 copyImmediately Increase Cash Flow 
Source: in2itive

in2itive Business Solutions is empowering ASCs around the country to succeed in patient fee collections at or before time of service, ensuring these facilities do not carry the burden of America’s $41 billion in uncompensated healthcare costs. The revenue management and business consulting company has released a new software that creates comprehensive patient estimates and generates full awareness of the patient’s financial responsibility up front, making it easier for facilities to collect when fees are owed. 

This whitepaper explores how your facility can increase cash flow, decrease bad debt and start collecting payment on or before date of service with the all new in2itive Patient Estimator Tool—developed exclusively for healthcare business offices. Download the whitepaper here.


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