Featured Healthcare Content

  1. The Benefits Of Revenue Cycle Management For Healthcare

    Revenue in healthcare is a perfect storm of thin margins, managed care complexity, and tightening legislation. Chances are though, when you’re working with your clients, they don’t realize the full benefit potential of revenue cycle management — understandable, since the combination of technology and financial considerations can be difficult to explain.

  2. ACOs And Their Tech Needs: Where VARs Come In

    The rise of the accountable care organization (ACO) marks a change in the approach to healthcare delivery that affects your clients at all levels.

  3. What HITECH Means For VARs

    Your clients may hear more about HIPAA, but chances are, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act impacts them just as much —  if not more — than the more commonly known legislation around patient privacy. The HITECH Act includes some twists for solutions providers, so familiarity with its base guidelines, as well as some recent developments, is an important part of keeping your business healthy.

  4. Healthcare IT News For VARs — June 13, 2014

    In this week’s news, IBM teams up with Epic, and Meaningful Use Stage 2 continues to see slow growth.

  5. IT Channel Members List Pitfalls To Avoid In The Healthcare Market

    One of the biggest mistakes VARs make is not fully understanding the needs of healthcare industry, especially regarding compliance issues.

  6. ACA Requirements Spark Opportunities Around Storage, Collection Of Patient Data

    The Affordable Care Act has changed the healthcare landscape for providers in innumerable ways. An influx of new patients and new regulations around how those patients interact with the system, has made the ability of a provider to estimate cost of care more important than ever. This has opened up myriad possibilities around the storage and collection of patient data, with partnerships with private enterprise making recent news headlines.

  7. How Technology Benefits Healthcare Of Older Patients

    Too often technology is thought of as a venue only for the young and active. With an aging U.S. population though, the opportunities for the use of tech to improve the lives of the elderly are increasing on a daily basis. This is especially true in the healthcare industry, where the complications around aging and quality of life management are a constant challenge. 

  8. Is Healthcare Less Secure Than Retail?

    The news of the last six months has been riddled with reports and follow-ups on the implications of retail data breaches. Target was hit with more than 90 lawsuits as a result of the attacks, and the retail world came under fierce scrutiny for its security practices. What many don’t realize, is that there is an even bigger potential vulnerability in the healthcare industry.

  9. Healthcare EFT Standard, Innovations Seek To Make Accepting Payments Easier

    Chances are your clients are unaware of the time and money they could be saving related to their payment acceptance processes. Here are some recent developments and innovations around electronic funds transfer (EFT) developments in healthcare. EFTs for healthcare providers have traditionally been a difficult area to navigate. If a provider were interested in receiving EFT payments, they were left to deal with varied enrollment procedures and delayed transactions. Data re-association between payments and claims was non-standardized, making matching difficult.

  10. Paper Charts Becoming Less Common Despite EHR Difficulties

    The process of moving from paper charts to EHRs can be painful for your healthcare IT clients. They’re not only leaving behind the way they’ve done business for decades, but they also have to part ways with the time, money, and staff resources that are so valuable in healthcare. Even the process of selecting an EHR vendor is one full of questions around patient care, regulation compliance and business well-being that most providers aren’t excited to take on.

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