Have you listened to the MEDITECH Thought Leader Podcast yet? Tune in as industry leaders from around the world discuss healthcare topics such as big data, home care, population health, revenue cycle, and much more.
Here are four episodes you need to listen to today.
Kevin Adams, the director of revenue cycle at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Missouri, discusses the challenges and successes of revenue cycle management in healthcare today. Adams shares insights on different payment and reimbursement models, and how using a “Lean” process helped lower his A/R days by 50 percent and reduced his lost revenue by 90 percent.
All the way from Galway, Ireland, Galway Clinic’s Chief Information Officer Raphael Jaffrezic talks about the importance of big data in healthcare today. Jaffrezic has led a number of innovative projects, both clinical and operational, which created processes and patient improvements throughout his organization. Galway Clinic was the first hospital in Ireland to reach HIMSS stage 6.
Home Health Administrator Cheryl Adams, RN, BSN, MBCA, of Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, Illinois joins the podcast to talk about home care’s significant role in population health. Adams describes their successful deployment of a telehealth program along with some creative patient engagement approaches they’ve implemented to help patients follow their care plans and prevent inpatient readmissions.
Chief Operating Officer Darlene Cunha, MMHC, BSN, RN, ACHE, at CharterCARE Health Partners in Providence, Rhode Island discusses her organization’s journey to high reliability. Cunha talks about how CharterCARE achieved a 40 percent reduction in hospital-acquired conditions, 47 percent reduction in catheter-associated UTIs, 81 percent fewer falls, and 14 percent drop in readmission rates.