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Healthcare IT a Big Focus of Upcoming Smart Decision Guides

Posted September 28th, 2018

Every healthcare practice needs a medical practice management (PM) solution that delivers optimal results. The technology serves as the very lifeblood of the organization, facilitating interactions and transactions between patients and information. A next-generation solution helps ensure that all facets of the practice run like a well-oiled machine — streamlining workflow, improving information access, enhancing patient healthcare quality and driving better financial outcomes. Without the right solution, it becomes virtually impossible to run a modern-day practice in an efficient and effective manner, let alone maximize revenue and profitability in what may be a highly competitive environment that, increasingly, is also beset by regulatory controls. Every healthcare practice today also needs to address the challenge of dealing with and managing dramatic changes to healthcare revenue cycle management during the transition from the fee for service model to a hybrid model with non-FFS arrangements.  The evolving revenue cycle challenge includes fee for service components, but requires new management tools and strategies to assure that the healthcare organization qualifies for other payments and incentives as well as manages its obligations under a variety of non-FFS payment mechanisms. Given the critical importance of these technology purchased and the need for expert guidance through the research and evaluation process, Starfleet Research is pleased to announce that new Smart Decision Guides focused on Medical Practice Management and Revenue Cycle Management will publish in Q1.

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Accessing the Health of Medical Practice Management Solutions

Posted April 16th, 2018

Choosing the right medical practice management solution is a critical undertaking, and the focus of a new Smart Decision Guide scheduled to publish in Q3. After all, its functionality and usability are sure to have a direct correlation with the practice’s overall productivity and long-term financial success.  PM technology capabilities have evolved dramatically in recent years, partly in response to the passage of federal healthcare laws. Software that can organize medical records and patient information and speed the completion of common tasks like scheduling new appointments and processing billing and insurance claims was once seen as cutting-edge. Today these capabilities are considered to be table stakes.

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Buying Considerations for Medical Practice Management Systems

Posted July 8th, 2016

According to The 2016 Smart Decision Guide to Medical Practice Management Systems, almost one-quarter (21%) of medical practices that have not purchased a next-generation medical PM solution within the past 3 years plan to do so in the next 12 months. While their buying considerations can vary widely dramatically, most practices have many of the same basic needs, regardless of size and area of specialization.

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How to Find a Medical Practice Management Solution that Delivers Optimal Results

Posted January 15th, 2016

Regardless of size or area of specialization, every healthcare practice needs a Medical Practice Management Solution that delivers optimal results. The technology platform serves as the very lifeblood of the organization, facilitating interactions and transactions between patients, providers and information. Ideally, it should ensure that all facets of the organization run like a well-oiled machine. By streamlining workflow, improving information access, enhancing patient healthcare quality and driving better financial outcomes, the solution serves as the foundation upon which a healthcare practice is able to excel on a day-to-day basis. Without the right solution, it becomes virtually impossible to run a modern-day practice in an efficient and effective manner, let alone maximize revenue and profitability in what may be a highly competitive environment.

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