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5 things your data should tell you

Written by Matt Berns, Data Scientist, MyHealthDirect  | April 22, 2016 Walk into any health system board meeting and you are bound to hear the conversation turn to “data.” There is no bigger trend in healthcare right now. Massive investment is flowing into the collection and storage of data with databases of information to be […]

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4 Ways to Fix Referral Management

Written by Jason Kressel, SVP Product and Account Management, MyHealthDirect | March 09, 2016 Today’s referral process makes it difficult for patients to get the care they need. Of the one third of patients that receive a referral, 20% to 40% do not follow through. There are also additional challenges such as the lack of […]

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MyHealthDirect Reveals How Smart Technology is Reducing Patient Readmissions at HIMSS16

Hosted on Microsoft Azure, MyHealthDirect to Discuss How Safe and Secure Referral and Scheduling Advancements are Improving Patient Outcomes and Minimizing Readmissions MyHealthDirect, the Nashville based, healthcare technology and services firm that provides referral management and online scheduling solutions in more than 28 states, today announced an updated model for increasing referral completion rates to over […]

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Changing risk model requires new engagement strategies

Written by Jason Kressel, Senior Vice President of Products and Services, MyHealthDirect | November 13, 2015 In the fee-for-service world, the relationship between payers and providers has primarily been transactional. Payers contract providers, providers submit claims, and payers adjudicate and pay those claims. Patients are left to fend for themselves and be their own advocates in a […]

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Healthgrades Strengthens its Digital Platform with Enhanced Appointment Scheduling Capabilities in Partnership with MyHealthDirect

New Integrated Capabilities Expand Healthgrades Services to Hospitals and Health Systems for Enhanced Patient Access, Online Appointment Scheduling and Referral Management Solutions November 4, 2015 – Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, today announced the expansion of its online appointment scheduling capabilities for hospitals, health systems and providers. Building […]

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Greater Efficiency Can Solve The Physician Shortage Problem

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) warns the U.S. will have a shortfall of about 130,000 physicians by 2025. Many healthcare leaders are urgently calling for a nationwide effort to recruit and educate doctors as it takes a minimum of seven years to fully train a physician. But there’s another way to solve the […]

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Have a heart: It’s time for automated scheduling

Each year there are about 1 million hospitalizations for congestive heart failure (CHF) in the U.S. This means the healthcare system faces millions of dollars in extra care and lost Medicare reimbursements if those 83,000+ people a month return to the hospital with 30 days. To track monthly CHF discharges, health systems need to keep […]

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Traditional scheduling: A new patient bottleneck

Online self-scheduling is now commonplace in many industries. You can schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor at Columbia University, book a truck rental at Penske and arrange a broker appointment at Charles Schwab. Yet the healthcare field is lagging far behind these pacesetters. PwC’s Health Research Institute has found that more than half of […]

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Digital Patient Engagement Tools Improve Adherence

By Tom Cox, CEO Patient engagement is one of the pillars of population health management and value-based care, but traditional, print-heavy attempts at engagement have failed. That’s because an estimated 90 million adults have low health literacy, and printed brochures and flyers are often lengthy and confuse them with a lot of medical jargon. That […]

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