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  • Are You Recognizing All Room and Bed Charges Accurately?
    Are You Recognizing All Room and Bed Charges Accurately? By: Videl Nelson, Revenue Integrity Consultant Are you recognizing all Room and Bed charges at your organization? This may be a difficult question to answer if you do not have a mechanism or report to manage and track this type of data within Cerner Millennium. One of the most important charges to make sure is recognized on the inpatient side of the house is the Room Care charge, also referred to as the Room and Bed charge. This ch...
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  • eTech Insight – Portable Smart Speaker Advances Oncology
    The Problem: Easily Accessing Useful Oncology Treatment Information Oncology treatment information may reside in many disparate cancer registries. Cancer registries collect information on patient demographics, types of cancer, screen mechanisms used, medication regime approaches, and treatment outcomes. Once a year, most state central cancer registries send information to CDC’s National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR). Therefore, cancer registry data may be at least a year old and s...
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  • eTech Insight – Solutions for Data Cleaning
    The Problem: Bad Data Equals Garbage In and Poor Analytics Results According to surveys conducted by Anaconda and Figure Eight, data scientists spend 45% of their time preparing data, and data cleaning can take a quarter of that time. Data cleaning fixes or discards anomalous or wrong numbers and/or data and otherwise ensures that the data is an accurate representation of the analytics model it is meant to measure. Automating the task is challenging because different data sets requi...
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  • What does automated revenue cycle management look like?
    Out with the old, in with the new. What does automated revenue cycle management look like? In the healthcare revenue cycle space, the adage “Time is money” certainly rings true.  Denials, late-charges, re-billings and inaccurate claims are all issues that contribute to delayed and diminished reimbursement. These time-consuming and manual remediation processes are considered compulsory in an industry where margins are so incredibly thin that simply foregoing missed charges ...
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  • eTech Insight - Transformer Neural Networks for Advancing NLP
    The Problem: Current Neural Network Models are Confining and Expensive What is a neural network or deep learning? Simply put, these are networks that can support machine learning and natural language processing. MIT’s definition of neural networks is the following: “Neural nets are a means of doing machine learning, in which a computer learns to perform some task by analyzing training examples. Usually, the examples have been hand-labeled in advance. An object rec...
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  • How to Stay Away From Webinar Crickets!
    Suggestions to help you keep the attention of your online audience during webinars. Isn’t it awful when conducting a webinar and you ask the audience if they have any questions, and all you hear is crickets and you don’t even know if they are listening! There are always challenges with knowing if webinar attendees are REALLY engaged in the webinar. If the webinar is relevant to the attendees, the hope is that they will pay attention and come back for more information. However,...
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  • eTech Insight – Advantages of Smartphones and Multimodal RPM Devices
    The Problem: Remote Patient Monitoring Needs Fewer Devices to Improve Care COVID-19 exposed the need to provide a new level of remote patient monitoring (RPM). The ability to continually monitor patients with chronic or acute care needs in their homes became a front-and-center requirement for healthcare providers. As providers dived into telehealth programs to create virtual care encounters with their patients, a key component of many encounters was missing—the ability to capture accura...
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  • MEMORIAL DAY - Honor, Remember and Celebrate!
    Honoring, remembering and celebrating all of the amazing men and women that have served and protected our country! THANK YOU! #workoutloud #memorialday2021 #thankyou
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  • KLAS AMS/Help Desk Highlights 2021
    Hot off the Press! Check out our highlights video from the new KLAS AMS/Helpdesk Report for 2021. ROI has been identified as a strong niche partner with a 95.7 score for ERP and EHR application support/helpdesk services. Access the full report at https://klasresearch.com/report/application-management-and-help-desk-services-2021/1595 
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  • Transfer of Knowledge
    The world of education has many action verbs – teach, train, educate, tutor, instruct, mentor, and the list goes on. I can teach an eight-hour class, but at the end of the day, if a transfer of knowledge has not occurred, then I might as well be talking to an empty room. The student must be able to recall the answer, duplicate the process, duplicate the results, and execute the skills when in their own environment and apply the knowledge in different situations. Which leaves us with the qu...
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