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During this holiday season and New Year, we wish you and your loved ones a joyous time filled with health and happiness. With appreciation, The SCI Team

Consider the chaos in healthcare. Unprecedented mergers, acquisitions, divestitures. Crushing pressure to reduce costs in the face of increasing regulation and declining reimbursement. Uncertainty about looming policy changes. Blistering hangovers from huge EHR investments that have generated little evidence of returns. Challenging physician relationships coupled with the unexpected adverse financial impact of operating acquired physician…

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Earlier this year, SCI Solutions realized a significant milestone: More than one hundred million patient appointments have been scheduled using our cloud-based patient scheduling platform. When Scheduling.com, Inc. (today known as SCI Solutions) was founded, we were arguably the first Software-as-a-Service company in the healthcare market and clearly the first focused on patient scheduling. Today,…

Read more One Hundred Million Patient Appointments Scheduled

On behalf of the SCI Solutions team, we invite you to join us in supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. About one in eight American women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime, and breast cancer is the second leading cause of…

Read more Screening Saves Lives: Join SCI in Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month

With the rise of connected devices and on-demand services, as consumers, we have come to expect connectivity and convenience in all aspects of our lives. As an on-the-go mom and business executive, I rely on my smartphone to accomplish tasks like ordering my morning coffee when I’m in a rush, booking movie tickets to get…

Read more Why some hospitals have limited patient self-scheduling – is it hospital policy or technology?

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and health systems have expressed concerns over losing insured patients and revenue if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed and/or replaced.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

In a prior blog, we covered three ways hospitals can rid themselves of hidden costs and inefficiencies, including getting a better handle on the insurance authorization process – an industry-wide problem.  Insurance authorizations are a complex process for both provider groups and patients. When converting time to dollars, health systems and providers spend between $23-$31…

Read more Baptist Health Care Eliminates Insurance Authorization Frustrations and Productivity Loss

You’ve likely heard the expression “no margin, no mission.” I recall having many debates with healthcare colleagues on which should come first – the margin or the mission. Whichever way you look at it, we can all agree that investments in the patient care mission require capital, something that many hospitals are struggling to find.…

Read more Hospitals Throw Money Away and May Not Know It