Happy Holidays! With the New Year just around the corner, we’re highlighting a few of our favorite articles from December and looking ahead to 2016.
Our Chief Data Scientist Paul Bradley’s second blog post on the CIO/IDG Network, “Applications of predictive analytics in healthcare,” discusses the financial and clinical applications of predictive analytics in healthcare. In the blog, Paul elaborates on ways providers can best leverage data assets to improve care outcomes while reducing costs—key to thrive in today’s (and tomorrow’s) world of value-based care.
If you subscribe to HFMA’s Revenue Cycle Strategist newsletter, Stacy State, our Director of Segment Marketing, contributed to the December/January issue. In the article, she calls healthcare providers to look at the impacts of ICD-10 holistically and highlights how leveraging the additional granularity ICD-10 data provides can help address reimbursement challenges.
Looking forward, Healthcare Finance News outlined “10 healthcare stories you should expect to read in 2016,” with the anticipation that rising health costs and consolidation will be the most prevalent healthcare stories in the New Year. Health Data Management also issued its predictions for IT’s influence on the top healthcare issues, estimating an increase in consumerism and a shift toward bundled payments and capitated payment models.
We are looking forward to 2016, and hope everyone has a happy and healthy New Year!