Quality… What does that mean in healthcare? How can it be measured? Is it the same for everyone? Who gets to decide? These are just a few of the incredibly difficult questions that the healthcare industry is grappling with as we enter the age of value-based care. The decisions we make about quality in the
The healthcare industry has lots of problems, lots of money and is in a constant state of change. With those characteristics, it’s no wonder startups are throwing their hats in the ring in increasing numbers. The theory is that they’ll take some technology or process that’s just killin’ it in every other sector, apply it in
The entire healthcare industry went digital in a very short time. We’ve barely got our arms around the mountains of data created every day in our transactional systems (i.e. EMR, Scheduling, RCM, etc.). Now the genomic, patient-generated and device-generated data is starting to flow. Take all that, mix it up with some HIPAA, a few
The most important thing we do on The #HCBiz Show! is confront reality. We don’t complain about how things are, or how they ought to be. We know that’s a dead-end. Instead, we examine our current situation and identify our obstacles. Then we come up with practical ideas for how to work through, under, around, or
Healthcare is the most intermediated business in the history of the world. There’s always someone, and usually several someones, in between the clinician and the patient. Similarly, while most of us working on the business of healthcare will enthusiastically agree that we do this for the patients, we spend very little time talking about them.
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. That may be the best advice I can give the healthcare industry at this point. On this episode, we talk with Dave Marotz, Director of Directory Services at Surescripts, to break down the Provider Directory concept into its component parts… “capability style”. We go