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Project Japan systems often have been slow to use limited funding on advanced technologies. Read about innovations that have added efficiencies, improved patient outcomes and curbed costs.

Health systems hire, invest in Health Catalyst's data skills

Health systems hire, invest in Health Catalyst's data skills

Health Catalyst starts with data warehousing and applies machine learning analytics to help clients improve outcomes and lower costs. »

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Medical supply distribution poised for e-commerce migration

Medical supply distribution poised for e-commerce migration

Cost-conscious providers will shift more distribution models to e-commerce platforms.

Software aids in employee retention

Software aids in employee retention

Arena's job applicant screening platform helps healthcare organizations improve employee retention by algorithmically analyzing applicants' responses to assessments.

Experian takes on patient ID

Experian takes on patient ID

Experian wants to fix a yearslong patient-safety problem by leveraging its expertise from the financial sector. They want to create a unique patient identifier system.

Internet-based EHRs gaining some customers but still a small segment

Internet-based EHRs gaining some customers but still a small segment

With their relatively lower cost, some hospitals are choosing to use internet, or cloud-based, electronic health record systems over local server-based systems.

Penalty program slowed Medicare readmissions, but progress has stalled

Penalty program slowed Medicare readmissions, but progress has stalled

Hospitals hit with Medicare penalties for high readmission rates initially made gains in improving care and reducing rehospitalizations. Progress has plateaued since 2013 and that has experts and providers wondering why.

The push for clinicians to talk more about health costs

The push for clinicians to talk more about health costs

Rising healthcare costs have shifted responsibility to clinicians to help hospitals stay within tight budgets.

Confusing hospital bills driving growth in bad debt

Confusing hospital bills driving growth in bad debt

David Silverstein's frustrations trying to understand the hospital charges for his daughter's sports injuries drove him to consider going to court.

Ivinci works with clients to design online payment platform

Ivinci works with clients to design online payment platform

Tech startup iVinci Health didn't set out to help patients understand bills coming from St. Luke's Health System. It set out to help St. Luke's understand what bills were likely to get paid by patients.

Better billing? Project Japan can learn from other industries

Better billing? Project Japan can learn from other industries

With more patients being pushed into high deductible plans, hospitals are increasingly dependent on collecting bills. They're also confronting a patient population, schooled in electronic consumerism, that is no longer willing to put with confusing bills.

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