A Great Beginning with HIMSS in India

I witnessed an interesting confluence of events early last month. The Indian Chapter of the global organisation Healthcare Information and Management Society, perhaps better known by its acronym HIMSS, hosted its inaugural Digital Healthcare Summit conference and exhibition in Gurgaon, and my own company Napier Healthcare launched its Home Care and Referral Management solutions at…

The Referral Revenue Way to ASCs’ Continuing Growth

The Referral Revenue Way to ASCs’ Continuing Growth Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) offer patients the convenience of having surgery and other procedures performed safely outside the hospital setting. There are approximately 5,600 Medicare-certified surgery centers in the United States. Of these, approximately 1,400 to 1,700 have a hospital partner. Over the past 40 years ASCs…

The Referral Rainmaker for Hospitals

Now is the time to reset the $$ Rainmaker $$ for your practice In my discussions with CFOs and CIOs I have yet to come across anyone who doesn’t lament the lack of revenue velocity. Simply put-more is always less and yet there is an overwhelming majority out there who will not work towards that…

How Hospitals Can Increase Referral Revenues

It is a well understood fact that most healthcare systems are functioning in silos as they evolved that way over the past few decades. However, with modern technology it should not have to continue going down that track, particularly where it tends to reduce efficiencies, raise costs and yield poorer patient care outcomes. According to…

Care Transitions Do Matter

Most hospitals and providers have achieved a reasonable control over clinical and administrative functions by deploying Hospital information Systems (HIS) technologies within the hospital. Increasingly under scrutiny is their ability to manage and deliver healthcare across care settings that are not directly under their control. Among other things, care coordination entails physical movement of patients,…

Democratizing mHealth

Explosive growth in mHealth Undoubtedly one of the most important industry trends to watch in 2014 is mHealth. The global mobile healthcare (mHealth) market will grow at an astounding compounded annual rate in excess of 40%. iPad Mini and Tablets are helping accelerate this growth as devices with larger form factors as they are more…

BYOD: Implications for Healthcare

Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) as a concept, where employees use their personal devices for official work, is catching on in workplaces around the world in several sectors. I believe there is great potential for the healthcare industry as well to reap the benefits of this trend. Undoubtedly, there are apprehensions about and challenges to the large-scale adoption…

Go Home Healthcare

Elder patients like their homes: It’s a well-accepted fact that Patients get much better in a healing environment at home than a hospital. When we want to feel loved and cared, we prefer being at home. It feels safe, it is secure and is also the refuge of last resort. Recent trends indicate Home Health…