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  • eTech Insight–Smart Speakers Becoming Healthcare Monitors
    The Problem: A Multitude of Remote Patient Monitoring Devices May Impact Compliance Remote patient monitoring (RPM) may require patients to acquire various medical monitoring devices that can be attached to provide clinical data or that are worn to provide continuous patient monitoring. Patients might be required to have monitoring devices for blood pressure, oxygen saturation, heart rate, temperature, weight, or cardiac rhythms. Patients with multiple chronic disease issues or comorbidities ...
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  • eTech Insight – Synthetic Data Advances Clinical Research
    Personal Health Information Regulations Can Slow Clinical Research The U.S. government enacted the Privacy Rule* to protect individually identifiable health information, known as Protected Health Information (PHI). The protected information consists of “the individual’s past, present, or future physical or mental health condition, the provision of health care to the individual, or the past, present, or future payment for the provision of health care to the individual, [and] any inf...
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  • The “Who’s on First?” Comedy Routine of Healthcare Charge Management
    If you have ever seen the Abbot and Costello comedy routine “Who’s on First?” then you can understand that managing charges for patients within a hospital organization can be just as confusing. With today’s modern electronic systems, there is often a misconception that the system will “automatically” track and accurately drop all the charges from the backend. This misconception causes a drop in revenue at organizations that can often cause difficult-to-recover...
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  • ROI Healthcare Solutions March, 2021 CernerUsers Newsletter
    In This Issue ROI Awarded Best in KLAS for 4th Time! | Video Series: Revcycle Revelations | Article: Covid19 Impact on Uninsured | Project Management Spotlight  **Follow ROI’s Page on WorkOutLoud!** Connecting the D.O.T.S. between your technology and your patients Driving Operations to Success (DOTS)​​​​​​​ As a healthcare leader or contributor, you and your team deserve to get current and relevant information to help you get the ...
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  • eTech Insight – Healthcare Chatbots Will Enable Better Care
    Healthcare Resources Are Being Strained to Support Care Delivery COVID-19 exacerbated the impact that the lack of healthcare resources has on providers’ ability to deliver low-cost, high-quality, safe patient care. A recent article on emerging chatbots for supporting healthcare delivery services identified the following issues that need to be addressed to improve care delivery: According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, we’ll face a shortage of ...
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  • eTech Insight – The Potential of Kubernetes in Healthcare Services
    Big Data Environments Using Hadoop Have Peaked Apache Hadoop is an open-source software framework for storing data and running applications on clusters of commodity hardware. It provides massive storage for any kind of data (e.g., structured and unstructured), enormous processing power, and the ability to handle virtually limitless concurrent tasks or jobs. Hadoop automatically creates data backups, so you lose nothing in the case of a cloud failure. Much of the cloud environment fo...
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  • 2021 “Best in KLAS” — S&P Consultants earns top honors for IT Implementation Leadership
    A crowning achievement after years of peer recognition BRAINTREE, MA—With the release of the Best in KLAS 2021 report, S&P Consultants has been selected as the #1 provider of implementation services for smaller project engagements. To assemble the report, KLAS talks to verified client organizations to gather insight on their implementation experiences with a variety of vendors and how well those vendors achieve the desired objectives. “We have been gratified over th...
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  • Softek Recognized by KLAS Research Second Year in a Row for Excellence in Revenue Cycle Optimization
    Softek Recognized by KLAS Research Second Year in a Row for Excellence in Revenue Cycle Optimization February 17, 2021 David Fletcher, President In early February, KLAS® Research Firm released its 2021 Best in KLAS Software and Services Report, and Softek was proud to be recognized as Best in KLAS for Revenue Cycle Optimization. According to the report, our clients gave us a score of 97.8, which was the highest score in the segment. Softek received a 95 percent or higher in all cat...
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  • eTech Insight – Using Video-Based Vital Signs Monitoring in RPM
    Remote Patient Monitoring Solutions Can Be Costly, Confusing, and Data-Quality Challenged Several challenges exist for broader, fuller use of remote patient monitoring (RPM) to support telehealth and in-home and acute care at-home services. An initial challenge is to convince providers that RPM  data is high-quality data, especially if some of the data is patient entered. Another challenge is if the RPM devices have intuitive designs for easy use. Finally, if patients are contr...
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  • eTech Insight – Connected Home Over IP May Drive Improved Home Health Care
    Emerging Digital Appliances Often Lack Standards for Interoperability Many emerging technology environments end up with disjointed capabilities for connections with IT environments or other devices. This results in tremendous waste for consumers as these solutions may be more prone to technical obsolescence and replacement costs. In many cases, the rush to get a digital appliance to market with a minimum viable market design results in early versions of solutions that may not support future u...
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