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How Blockchain can be used in Healthcare

Posted by The HCI Group on October 23, 2018 at 3:10 PM

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How Blockchain can be used in Healthcare

Blockchain — this technology has the potential to truly redefine trust between individuals and institutions. Blockchain is often called the “Internet of Trust”, and this is enabled by the ability to perform transactions and other functions with complete confidence in the identity of the participants and the value and the authenticity of the transaction or work that is being performed or processed. 

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Topics: Blockchain

Ricky Caplin Interview - August 2018 (Part Two)

Posted by The HCI Group on October 11, 2018 at 12:47 PM

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Ricky Caplin Interview - August 2018 (Part Two)

In August of 2018, CHIME interviewed HCI's CEO Ricky Caplin over his personal opinions on the common challenges in healthcare, and his approaches to addressing them. Below is part two of Caplin's interview.
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Topics: Healthcare IT Leaders Series

Ricky Caplin Interview - August 2018 (Part One)

Posted by The HCI Group on October 3, 2018 at 1:08 PM

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Ricky Caplin Interview - August 2018 (Part One)

In August of 2018, CHIME interviewed HCI's CEO Ricky Caplin over his personal opinions on the common challenges in healthcare, and his approaches to addressing them. Below is part one of Caplin's interview.
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Topics: Healthcare IT Leaders Series

Data Backup Systems: 5 Point Checklist

Posted by The HCI Group on September 20, 2018 at 3:40 PM

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Data Backup Systems: 5 Point Checklist

Disaster recovery is not specific to natural disasters. One of the most pertinent and relevant disasters, by likelihood, is cyber crime in all its forms. With the cyber criminals targeting healthcare organizations on such a large scale with things like ransomware, it is crucial have proper backup systems in place.

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Topics: Cyber Security

4 Best Practices for Securing EHR Data in a Consumer-Centric World

Posted by The HCI Group on August 29, 2018 at 12:19 PM

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4 Best Practices for Securing EHR Data in a Consumer-Centric World

You are, essentially, a culmination of all your data. A near comprehensive picture can be painted of who you are based on the data of your day to day. This statement may seem profound and outlandish, but retailers and marketers do this on a 24 by 7 basis. Retailers use this to gain insights and suggest your next purchase, or to understand where demographic need and opportunity might be geographically. This same consumer driven data is starting to find its place in the clinical care environment.

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Topics: Big Data

Revenue Cycle Optimization: Enhance the Patient Experience with Epic Patient Estimates

Posted by The HCI Group on August 22, 2018 at 1:05 PM

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Revenue Cycle Optimization: Enhance the Patient Experience with Epic Patient Estimates


Consumers now shop for healthcare like they do just about anything else. Confused by complex insurance provisions and upset by post-care bills, patients want pre-care estimates.

Healthcare organizations that provide patient estimates are currying favor with this new breed of consumers, thus helping them to increase revenue through customer satisfaction and repeat visits. Providers also are covering a greater percentage of their costs by collecting upfront payments tied to estimates.

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Topics: Revenue Cycle, Epic

Revenue Cycle Optimization: Epic Real Time Eligibility Integration

Posted by The HCI Group on August 14, 2018 at 11:14 AM

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Revenue Cycle Optimization: Epic Real Time Eligibility Integration

Are you getting the most out of your Epic insurance verification integration? There have been many advancements in Epic’s RTE functionality in recent years that when implemented, provide significant ROI. 

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Topics: Revenue Cycle

3 Things Healthcare Providers Should Be Using By 2020: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Automation

Posted by The HCI Group on August 8, 2018 at 11:02 AM

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3 Things Healthcare Providers Should Be Using By 2020: Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Automation

Contrary to popular belief, artificial intelligence and machine learning technology is not currently capable of destroying humanity as we know it. Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and automation in all its forms could, however, serve as the most powerful tools in our toolbelt in the world of healthcare IT. These technologies help us to manipulate, interpret, and manage data in ways we never could.

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Topics: Artificial Intelligence, Digital Transformation, RPA, Revenue Cycle

Healthcare IT Leaders Series: Tanya Townsend (Part Two)

Posted by The HCI Group on July 31, 2018 at 12:08 PM

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Healthcare IT Leaders Series: Tanya Townsend (Part Two)

Tanya Townsend, Senior Vice President & CIO at LCMC Health, joins The HCI Group for an exclusive interview as part of our Healthcare IT Leaders Series. In part two of this two part interview, Tanya talks about LCMC's Epic implementation project, the people who have made an impact on her career and how she believes the CIO role has changed since she entered the industry.

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Topics: Healthcare IT Leaders Series

The New Future of Data Automation: What Role will Alexa Play in Tomorrow’s EHR Integrations?

Posted by The HCI Group on July 25, 2018 at 9:30 AM

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The New Future of Data Automation: What Role will Alexa Play in Tomorrow’s EHR Integrations?

 

Amazon’s Alexa, the virtual voice assistant sitting in many a living room – roughly 8 million households, that is – may soon also sit in many hospital rooms or physician’s offices. Amazon’s new “health & wellness” team, for instance, aims to make Alexa a valuable health and healthcare tool for all. (It is perhaps no coincidence the global voice recognition market is estimated to reach nearly $127 billion market within the next six years.) But massive challenges – such as HIPAA restrictions and data regulations – may hinder Alexa’s potential to collect, streamline, and make sense of real-time patient data.

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Topics: Integration & Testing, Artificial Intelligence, EHR Optimization

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