By Bill Reid, SVP of Product Management and Partners, SCI Solutions Question: would you go seek out care from a provider who used outdated equipment to take care of you? I am sure most would say, “No way, I want providers that use the state-of-the-art technologies – for the cost of care these days that…

Read more “Rusty Scalpel”: The Case for Upgrading Computing Technologies

  By Bill Reid, SVP of Product Management and Partners, SCI Solutions Searching for red and white stripes over a two-page spread…. We’ve all likely done it – spent hours looking to see if we can find  Waldo. I remember the first time I looked and looked – and could not seem to find what…

Read more Where’s Waldo: Educating Future Providers About the Cost of High-Value Care

By Joel French, CEO of SCI Solutions The pond referenced in a previous blog post has been stocked with koi, ranging in color, size and type. The pond store guy I bought them from was happy to sell me not only the fish, but all the fish food, pond treatment chemicals and various tools and…

Read more Hungry Fish Clean Their Own Pond (Or the Importance of Empowered Physicians)

By Bill Reid, SVP of Product Management and Partners, SCI Solutions Three times a lady. Three times lucky. Three times the cost of 2001. The first is a song by the Commodores, the second a phrase traced to Shakespeare and the third is a finding by Milliman in its annual medical cost index study. You…

Read more The Rising Cost of Health Care: A Disconnect Between Cost and Outcomes

By SCI Solutions Team In a recent webinar presented by Becker’s Hospital Review, Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital’s CEO Lynn Torossian, along with our CEO Joel French, outlined strategies hospital and health system CFOs are adopting in order to drive revenue growth in a new value-based health economy. Emerging technologies are disrupting traditional business models…

Read more Five Top Revenue Generation Strategies for CFOs

By Jamie Gier, Chief Marketing Officer, SCI Solutions In my recent blog post and in a corresponding article for Becker’s Hospital Review, I talked about why patient access should be a priority for every hospital chief marketing officer (CMO). Hospitals and health systems dedicate significant resources and budget toward attracting new patients, but that spend…

Read more Hospitals as Service Businesses: Caring for Today’s Health Care Consumer

By Bill Reid, SVP of Product Management and Partners, SCI Solutions “$630?!” This is how the conversation with my wife began, as we opened that day’s mail. In that envelope was a bill from a lab. It represented the balance of what remained after a former insurer had applied its discounts and made its payment. “Did…

Read more Economic Consent: The Role of Financial Decisions in the Care Process