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How to spark support for important analytics initiatives

MedeAnalytics hosted a webinar with Fierce Healthcare to explore three industry experts’ perspectives on building analytics strategies and maximizing related investments. One of the key themes that emerged during the conversation was the importance of a strong rollout and adoption plan for new analytics investments.

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Success Story: How Nebraska Methodist Health System leveraged analytics to transform revenue cycle efficiency

Patient accounting systems (PASs) are valuable sources of revenue cycle information for hospitals, but they are often not equipped with the deep analytics capabilities necessary to quickly identify trends and make changes. Realizing this, not-for-profit health system Nebraska Methodist partnered with MedeAnalytics to maximize the value of its patient accounting system.

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Pandemic devours hospital revenue; these ideas can help get it back

There’s no way around it. The coronavirus pandemic has created a perfect storm that, even as we progress through the vaccination phases, continues to impact the financial stability of the healthcare industry, specifically hospitals.

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The Real Payback of Healthcare Analytics: Key Questions from Healthcare Leaders Around the Nation

MedeAnalytics hosted a Fierce Healthcare webinar featuring key senior leaders from three preeminent healthcare organizations in the U.S: Dave Schweppe, National Vice President of Customer Analytics and Reporting at Kaiser Permanente Beth Wolf, MD, Medical Director of Health Information Management at Roper St. Francis Healthcare Michael Duke, Principal of Healthcare Consulting at Baker Tilly U.S.… Read more »

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The future of digital health part 4: Convergence of AI and analytics for healthcare payers

This post is the fourth and final of our Digital Health series, featuring healthcare visionary and thought leader Andy Dé. In this series, Dé has been discussing how COVID-19 has triggered remarkable digital transformation and uncovers five long-term innovation implications that providers, healthcare leaders, and payers need to consider.

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Use SDOH + Analytics to power better outcomes for underserved population

Whether you’re a payer, provider or patient, on the front lines of care, sitting in front of a computer or receiving treatment, you’ve been affected by the pandemic. Of all the groups who participate in healthcare in one way or another, perhaps no single group has suffered more over the last year during the pandemic than the underserved— those people without ready access to needed healthcare services.

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The future of digital health part 3: AI, machine learning and robotics

This post is part three of a new series featuring healthcare visionary and thought leader Andy Dé. In this series, Dé discusses how COVID-19 has triggered remarkable digital transformation and uncovers five, long-term innovation implications that providers, healthcare leaders, and payers need to consider.

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The future of digital health part 1: Are you prepared for what’s on the horizon?

healthcare visionary and thought leader Andy Dé discusses how COVID-19 has triggered remarkable digital transformation and predicts how healthcare delivery will likely change as a result. Follow along the next few weeks as Dé uncovers five long-term innovation implications that providers, healthcare leaders, and payers need to consider.

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You’re asking too much of your EHR

Electronic Health Records (EHRs) are purported to do a lot of things to support healthcare providers, and most of their claims are generally accurate. Of course, like anything, there are many areas where EHR vendors could and should make improvements.

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Pandemic fuels 2021 healthcare megatrends

When I wrote about megatrends last year, the predictions were, naturally, forward-looking. Telehealth, for example, was important because of increased healthcare consumerism and the convergence of technologies to make its use quick and easy for payers, providers and patients.

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Measuring provider cost and utilization

No matter the time of year, payers and providers should work to agree on a shared source of truth when it comes to data. With the recent end of the year, it’s time to celebrate the new year (who isn’t ready to say goodbye to 2020?) and close the books, which includes the reconciliation of any shared savings or losses.

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Data visualization: A picture is worth a thousand…healthcare data points?

The amount of data produced daily has grown exponentially with nearly 90% of the world’s data generated in the last two years alone. To ensure we can make sense of this data, analysts must find meaningful ways to present the information to their audiences.

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Seven Steps to Price Transparency for Hospitals

While healthcare consumers have been calling for more price transparency around medical costs, healthcare providers have been more reserved when making this change. The barriers for providers in responding

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Fall, winter bring cooler weather and HEDIS Season

November brings cooler nights, changing leaves, pumpkin spice EVERYTHING and, of course, the kickoff to HEDIS® season. Amid eating too much turkey and stuffing, many of our Healthcare Quality Assurance colleagues also are entering the HEDIS MY 2020 data submission season.

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Why Enterprise Analytics Should Be More Like A Book, Less Like A Spotify Playlist

People like stories. We like to tell them. We like to read them. Enterprise analytics is the story of a healthcare organization. Just like the chapters in a book, enterprise analytics takes “readers” from the beginning to the end, from chapter to chapter without interruption.

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How did we get here? Hospital analytics and the new normal

I have heard the word “unprecedented” so many times in 2020 that it has lost its significance; many of us have become desensitized to the extraordinary changes in the world this year.

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How to help employer groups plan in a time of uncertainty

Employers and their sponsored health plans are thinking about next year’s benefit designs with a significant challenge not seen before: the effect of the coronavirus pandemic. There are important considerations to take into account before making any decisions about new or existing coverage. Becky Niehus, a director of Product Consulting at MedeAnalytics, explores these new issues and what employers can do to ensure employees are “covered.”

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Healthcare’s return to “normal” after COVID-19: Is it possible?

As providers determine how to get patients to return to facilities for routine disease management and preventive screenings, opportunities are ripe for the application of analytics to triage at the right time to the right setting. Data related to COVID-19 will continue to flow rapidly, but there are possibly more questions than answers now about a return to “normal.”

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Population Health Amid the Coronavirus Outbreak

In speaking with many colleagues throughout the provider and payer healthcare community, I’ve found an overwhelming sense of helplessness to the outbreak’s onslaught. This is exacerbated by the constant evolution of reported underlying medical conditions that indicate a higher risk of hospitalization or mortality for a coronavirus patient.

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COVID-19 and the Financial Storm Ahead for Providers

Across the country, healthcare organizations are seeing 40%-80% declines in monthly charges with some of the most profitable services lines only seeing 20% of their normal monthly volumes during the pandemic.

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Enhancing your network connectivity for work at home work

By Scott Checkoway I originally wrote this for MedeAnalytics employees around the world who have been working at home since March 17 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Anybody working from home—and a lot of us are doing it now—can use these tips to enhance network connectivity, which will improve your streaming speed. After purchasing internet… Read more »

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3 Steps Any Healthcare Organization Can Take to Improve Enterprise Analytics

By Kristin Weir When it comes down to the most basic purpose of why organizations use analytics, it’s simple: they want to uncover insights that help them take the next best step or make the best decision. These healthcare organizations often need, however, all the components of the enterprise analytics story to be able to… Read more »

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