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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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Efficiency in Healthcare Delivery

The impact of online scheduling is explored By Tom Cox, MyHealthDirect CEO CEO PERSPECTIVE Providers want to spend their time providing great care to their patients. Unfortunately, operating inefficiencies can keep them from their mission. Some studies cite that administration takes up 30% of their work day. Fortunately, the healthcare industry is now starting to […]

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The Cloud Boosts Practice Capacity

Online Scheduling Can Increase Patient Flow And Care By Tom Cox, CEO Self-scheduling has revolutionized many industries, but healthcare is late to the party. For more than a decade, Fandango customers have been able to reserve movie ticket online – and now it’s used by about 30 million consumers each month. Likewise, millions of people […]

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The Financial Imperative for Data-Driven Digital Scheduling

The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) recently commissioned a study that concluded that there will be a physician shortage of up to 90,000 physicians by 2025. The cost of training that many physicians in a decade would place a huge burden on our already financially strained healthcare system. But what if the problem extends […]

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