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Why HIMSS 2023 Matters

Discover insights from the annual conference that can impact your organization. HIMSS 23 is right around the corner, running April 17-21 in Chicago, drawing attendees under the banner of healthcare information and technology. Although it is seen primarily as an event for hospitals and health systems, consultants, and healthcare IT providers, there are reasons to pay attention even if you don’t...


Outsourcing Your Billing Processes: When does it make sense for outpatient diagnostic services?

From IT and EHR support to back-office functions, hospitals are increasingly turning to business process outsourcing (BPO) to relieve staffing and financial pressures. Within the hospital ecosystem – where technology and processes are typically optimized for high-acuity clinical encounters – outpatient and ancillary services departments can find it difficult to overcome their unique business...


Quick Wins to Mitigate Hospital Staffing Challenges

In its annual survey, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) asked community hospital CEOs to rank 11 issues facing their organizations. Personnel and staffing shortages leapt to the forefront – ranked as the number-one concern for the first time since 2004. Equally noteworthy, staffing shortages skyrocketed from an average ranking of 4.6 of 11 in 2019 to 1.6 in 2021. RNs topped the...