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Nick Knowlton

Smart Talk

Interoperability: Look toward the future

August 3, 2022Nick Knowlton

Q. Where do you see the future of interoperability?   A. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of interoperability in health care. With the sudden increase in telehealth appointments and remote patient monitoring, health care professionals who were or could quickly become interoperable were able to quickly adapt because they could exchange patient data seamlessly between different EHR systems. As a result, impact to patient care was minimized during a time of great strain.  Looking...

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News

In brief: Updated cost study, oxygen template, diabetes outcomes

July 22, 2022HME News Staff

WATERLOO, Iowa – For every $1 CMS invests in DME and supplies to prevent pressure sores, it will see a return of $38.54 in reduced or avoided treatment costs, according to an updated study from VGM Government Relations and Leitten Consulting.  DME and supplies to prevent pressure sores was one of three new categories included in the study. The others: catheters and related urological supplies, and diabetic test strips and monitors.  “As CMS forced prices down and treatment...

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Brightree enhances patient experience

July 18, 2022HME News Staff

ATLANTA – Brightree has launched Brightree Digital Experience, new software tools that enable providers to streamline and improve the patient experience through automated and orchestrated text/email patient outreach, electronic documentation and signature capabilities, and vice chat. The company says the tools optimize provider workflows and improve patient satisfaction, all without the need for the patient to download a mobile app or register for a patient portal. “The health care industry...

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Nick Knowlton

Smart Talk

Interoperability: Improve satisfaction, drive success

July 8, 2022Nick Knowlton

Q. How does interoperability impact clinician or provider satisfaction? A. Interoperability, by definition, is the ability of different information technology systems to communicate and exchange data, and to use the information that has been exchanged. In health care, that means being able to share information seamlessly between different electronic health records (EHRs), hospital systems and other care providers. Accordingly, the impact of interoperability is significant. If only it were that easy. The...

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Nick Knowlton

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Interoperability: Understand the challenges 

June 7, 2022Nick Knowlton

Q. What are the different types of interoperability and their challenges?  A. There are four different types, or levels, of interoperability: foundational, structural, semantic and organizational. Each presents its own set of challenges, but when viewed collectively, it's clear why interoperability isn’t just a good idea, but a necessity.   The most fundamental level of interoperability is foundational interoperability, which refers to the ability of two or more systems...

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Nick Knowlton

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Interoperability: Face the challenges

May 9, 2022Nick Knowlton

Q. If interoperability is simply about getting the right information to the right place at the right time, then why isn't it happening more often?  A. The answer, unfortunately, is that it's not always that simple. For a long time, the topic of interoperability was often synonymous with frustration for patients and providers alike. Instead of being sent electronically, information was locked in paper documents, misplaced, not sent at all or sent too late. With increasing industry...

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Matt Mellott

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Brightree’s Mellott named Best MedTech CEO 

May 6, 2022HME News Staff

PEACHTREE, Ga. – Brightree CEO Matt Mellott has been named Best MedTech CEO in the 2022 MedTech Breakthrough Awards. The award is given to individuals who have made significant contributions to the global health and medical technology market. As Brightree CEO, Mellott has overseen a revamp of Brightree’s product team, and spearheaded development and execution of a comprehensive connected care strategy that addresses unique sets of market shifts and challenges permeating the HME and home...

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Interoperability gains traction with HME

April 29, 2022John Andrews

Interoperability – the cyber pipeline for data sharing among various providers on the health care continuum – has been evolving over the past two decades since its launch during President George W. Bush’s administration in 2004. It was adopted primarily by large acute care organizations during its formative period, but it appears providers in the post-acute sector, including HME companies, are finally jumping on board.  “Health care interoperability is essential for...

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Brightree enhances pharmacy solution 

March 14, 2022HME News Staff

ATLANTA – Brightree has implemented more than one dozen major enhancements to its Brightree Business Management Solution for Pharmacy that will allow home infusion pharmacies to automate critical daily tasks and reduce manual burdens on staff. Enhancements include:  Comprehensive patient intake – New customizable, role-driven workflows guide each staff member through their portion of the patient intake process, with indicators for required information at each stage.  Discharge...

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Brightree evolves strategy

February 11, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. – Brightree CEO Matt Mellott says the company has a four-pronged approach to connected care this year that will improve engagement with patients, referral sources and payers.  That strategy: keep patients at the center of everything it does, drive efficiency with more automation, bring data to bear to increase capabilities and develop an ecosystem of integrated solutions.  Here’s what Mellott had to say about the trends in HME and beyond that are...

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