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2020 Summit Review and Playbook for 2021

Nov 13th, 2020

For the first time, our annual Emids Healthcare Summit, which wrapped yesterday, was held virtually. As I reflect on all of the planning, logistics, details and all-around hard work that went into making a 3-day completely virtual event happen, I can’t help but think about how the need to pivot – to move an event […]

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Seven Compelling Healthcare Conversations

Oct 27th, 2020

With our 7th Annual Healthcare Summit less than a month away, we’ve assembled a pre-read packet of the Seven Most Compelling Healthcare Conversations we’ll be facilitating with guests near and far.  Take a few minutes below to get a taste of what’s in store, and be sure to join the conversation (and hear some of the […]

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CMS Rules for 2021: Key Takeaways on Telehealth, PI Program and Other Rule Provisions

Oct 2nd, 2020

CMS held off on making any major changes as it relates to quality reporting under the physician fee schedule (PFS) for the quality payment program (QPP) and under the inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for the inpatient quality reporting (IQR) program. As organizations look towards 2021, while there are no substantive changes, they will need […]

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Intelligent Automation: Healthcare’s New Essential Coworker

Sep 30th, 2020

The future of healthcare relies on removing the robot from the human to focus on what matters most – the patient experience and mission-critical work of delivering care. Administrative processes are the backbone of healthcare operations, but they’re inefficient, error-prone, and limit employee capacity. No industry stands to experience more return on investment from automation […]

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Pandemics, Partnership and Purpose

Aug 28th, 2020

Few things test an organization’s mettle more than a global pandemic, and fewer things still can shine as bright a light on that organization’s true purpose.  Over the past few months, I’ve witnessed the core meaning of the emids tagline, “experience partnership.” Now, more than ever, it’s served as our guiding philosophy, propelling us to […]

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The Interoperability Revolution

Jul 27th, 2020

The Familiar Paradigm The common denominator in most patients’ journeys is chaos. A patient may have to complete a comprehensive health questionnaire five+ times when seeking a solution to a health issue – resulting in identical information siloed throughout their journey. For example, a 66-year-old male patient has felt weak in the mornings. During an […]

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Healthcare’s Digital Evolution: Redesigning Care Delivery & the Patient Experience

Jun 22nd, 2020

The New Era of Care The face of your primary care doctor fills your desktop screen and the two of you discuss routine questions. You exit the session and pay your copay online. The actual exam wasn’t out of the ordinary; however, the experience was anything but. Phone and telehealth doctor visits and communication via […]

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Healthcare’s Data Imperative: Social Determinants of Health

May 27th, 2020

The coronavirus has touched every part of the country with a staggering American death toll approaching 100,000, but the virus invaded the country unequally. Why? A recent New York Times article explored the answer: population density.  “Nearly a third of Americans live in one of the 100 most densely populated counties in the United States […]

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CMS and ONC Final Rules – What It Means for Providers and Payers

Apr 24th, 2020

Updated on April 24, 2020 The following update is provided by emids subject matter experts (SMEs) in the Provider and Payer Business Units, covering Health IT policy changes that are important to our customers and partners. On April 21, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) filed the Centers for Medicare and […]

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Keys to Success with Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Apr 20th, 2020

Overview The healthcare industry is expected to experience unprecedented growth within the next decade, national health spending in the U.S. is projected to increase 5.5% annually on average from 2017-2026 and healthcare’s share of the economy is expected to grow from 17.9% in 2016 to 19.7% by 2026. Additionally, healthcare consumers are demanding more comprehensive […]

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