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Interoperability: Align yourself with the gov't

April 24, 2017Nick Knowlton

A. Interoperability has been and will continue to be of great importance to the federal government. After investing billions of dollars to modernize the hospital and physician practice IT landscape, government efforts are clearly aimed at enabling the information contained in those systems to follow patients wherever they receive care—what we term “patient-centric” interoperability. Patient-centric interoperability has the power to help millions of patients. By working to align...

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Interoperability: Take better care of patients—and payments

March 27, 2017Nick Knowlton

A. At a conference in February, I participated in a demonstration of a new patient-centric interoperability experience to show how data can follow a patient through their transition from acute to home care to primary care. A key takeaway was how we as an industry can leverage different tools that exist in our referral source's systems to gather information necessary for reimbursement, while providing the patient with the best possible care transition experience. Here are some areas to consider with...

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Interoperability: Leverage what's already there

January 30, 2017Nick Knowlton

A. Interoperability is simply the right information moving to the right place at the right time. As more referral sources have connected to the digital world, it is important for HME providers to electronically receive and share information to deliver better patient care, improve outcomes and enhance relationships with referral sources. The good news is, if you use an information technology system to share data—such as by automating patient orders or receiving completed forms—interoperability...

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