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Utah Cancer Specialists Chooses XIFIN VisualStrata for Its Precision Medicine Needs

According to 61% of respondents to a recent survey, unstructured data curation and annotation is the number one IT challenge for precision medicine programs.Precision medicine is a relatively new field that has both high interest and various challenges. It shows great promise in oncology care, which means dealing with vast amounts of data that is often in silos. This situation makes it difficult...

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XIFIN Wins Best Practices Leadership Award for Precision Medicine Informatics

XIFIN recently received the prestigious 2019 Global Precision Medicine Informatics Enabling Technology Leadership Award from Frost & Sullivan, a growth strategy consulting firm. The award recognizes XIFIN’s strategic thought leadership, innovation, and performance exhibited in the precision medicine informatics industry.We are honored to be recognized by Frost & Sullivan for our...

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Amid Chaos — Big Changes Can Create Future Opportunity and Resilience

Unquestionably, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the diagnostic industry. Whether you manage a hospital outreach program, pathology practice, remote patient monitoring company, or an independent lab with a broad test menu – volumes have been reduced dramatically with the cancellation of elective procedures. As the XIFIN Laboratory Volume Index reveals, some diagnostic...

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Business Intelligence – Why EHR Revenue Cycle Modules Aren’t Enough for Hospital Labs (Part 4)

As the final installment of this 4-part series, we’ll review the remaining two considerations for hospital and health system lab leaders when it comes to selecting the right RCM system for outreach and outpatient laboratory services. As discussed earlier in this series, too often health system leaders expect outreach laboratories to use the hospital’s enterprise revenue cycle management (RCM...

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Improving Operational & Financial Performance – Why EHR Revenue Cycle Modules Aren’t Enough for Hospital Labs (Part 3)

As discussed in Part 1 and Part 2 of this 4-part series, hospital outreach and outpatient laboratories are often asked to use the hospital’s enterprise revenue cycle management (RCM) module that is offered as part of the EMR/EHR software in an attempt to save money or accelerate the return on investment on the enterprise software system. While this may seem like a smart, economical decision, it...

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Meeting Compliance Requirements – Why EHR Revenue Cycle Modules Aren’t Enough for Hospital Labs (Part 2)

As discussed in Part 1 of this 4-part series, too often we see hospital and health system leaders expecting outreach and outpatient laboratories to use the hospital’s enterprise revenue cycle management (RCM) module that is offered as part of the EMR/EHR software. While the health system may believe that the enterprise RCM system is the most cost-effective option, this fails to take into account...

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PAMA Data Collection & Reporting – Why EHR Revenue Cycle Modules Aren’t Enough for Hospital Labs (Part 1)

Hospital and health system laboratories are under many of the same pressures as independent clinical laboratories. Compliance obligations and continued fee compression place a tremendous economic burden on many labs. While in the past, some hospital and health system leaders overlooked the economic value of the outreach lab, these leaders now recognize that outreach labs can add both strategic...

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