Care Coordination

With much uncertainty looming over the healthcare industry, many hospitals and health systems have expressed concerns over losing insured patients and revenue if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed and/or replaced. Regardless of what industry changes are in store, it is paramount for hospitals, health systems and independent physician practices alike to provide patient-centric…

Read more SCI Report: Communication and Convenience Bring Hospitals More Referrals

We are so excited to celebrate Patient Access Week! At SCI Solutions, we love that there is an entire week dedicated to recognizing the unique contributions that patient access professionals have on the patient experience. This week shines a light on exactly why patient access matters! The job these professionals do every single day to…

Read more Celebrating Patient Access Week – Making a Mark on the Patient Experience

Health care costs are staggering. American taxpayers, consumers and employers pay more per capita for health care than any other country in the developed world. As a result, health plans are under enormous pressure from employers and regulators to contain medical costs, which means limiting member use of care services to that which are deemed…

Read more The high cost of obtaining authorizations for care

What does care coordination have in common with a highway? Or population health with an 18-wheeler? Before I explain, let’s define these terms. Care coordination is the practice of deliberately organizing patient care activities and sharing information among all of the participants concerned with a patient’s care to achieve safer and more effective care, and…

Read more On the Road to Care Coordination: First Stop, Population Health Management

The value-based payment train is leaving the station, and it’s crucial for health system leaders to get on board quickly and safely. However, before boarding, they should know this transition from legacy models requires careful planning, new technologies and a fundamental re-thinking of the status quo. This journey to alternate health care payment and delivery…

Read more All Aboard the Collaboration-Driven Revenue Train

By Joel French, CEO, SCI Solutions Entire industries and market sectors have been either vanquished or transformed by technology and business model shifts. One only needs to think of Kodak, which dominated consumer photography for more than a century, only to see its business erode with the introduction of digital cameras. What should leaders do when…

Read more Population Health Management is a Verb: Part III

By Joel French, CEO, SCI Solutions “There are those who begin revolutions and those who benefit from revolutions.” – Napoleon Bonaparte As a continuation of the series – Population Health Management is a Verb – we consider two unrelated industries as analogous to the health industry’s transition to value-based reimbursement. Each of these market sectors has…

Read more Population Health Management is a Verb: Part II