Earlier this week, Streamline’s president and chief executive officer Bob Watson spoke with HIStalk as part of their interview series with executives from leading healthcare solution providers.
There’s no denying that the changeover process to ICD-10 is challenging. Most healthcare organizations have competing projects and regulatory priorities. Managing the transition to this new code set—with its increasing complexity and costs—on top of everything else only adds to the stress. Fortunately, both the stress and cost can be mitigated through a planned approach to the transition.
Big data: in healthcare, the term can mean different things to different people. To some, it’s simply a reference to the hoards of information being produced every day in the healthcare industry. To others, however, it’s a gateway to increased financial viability for providers and a better patient experience through strategic analysis and process improvement.
Patient recordkeeping has come a long way in the last decade, moving from paper-based systems to sophisticated EHRs that encourage information exchange and provide us with a wealth of data. Now it’s time to kick things into a higher gear to meet Stage 2 Meaningful Use requirements and improve patient care.