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Priyal Patel

Priyal has 5 years of healthcare industry experience. She has collaborated with project teams from some of the most prominent hospitals and health systems, physician practices, healthcare associations and vendors throughout the United States and internationally to help implement innovative mechanisms to drive down operating costs and provide efficient and effective performance improvement and overall change management.

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Cost Accounting to Improve Care Delivery: #HIMSS15 Session Recap

I was fortunate to participate in the Health Information Management System Society’s (HIMSS) Annual Conference in Chicago last week. More than 42,000 other healthcare professionals attended the conference this year. I was in awe of how much innovated brain power was under one roof and how far information technology has come within the healthcare industry. […]

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Predictions for the Top 3 Trends at #HIMSS15

Holy Cow!! (Little tribute to Chicago legend, Harry Caray!) The Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference has come back to Sweet Home Chicago. Nearly 38,000 HIMSS15 attendees will fill Chicago’s McCormick Place April, 12-16, 2015. It’s a given that there will be many conversations about the Chicago Cubs, deep dish pizza, the crazy […]

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Telehealth – Impacting Access, Cost and Quality

Where did 2014 go? It flew by…then again after I turned 30, I feel like every year is flying by. As this year comes to a close and planning begins for the upcoming year, like most organizations in the United States, my organization is going through an “open enrollment” period for healthcare benefits, allowing employees […]

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Healthcare Benchmarking Part 2 of 2

In my last blog post, I introduced the fundamentals and importance of healthcare benchmarking. I highlighted the benefits of benchmarking as well as the advantages and disadvantages of various types of benchmarking. The main point I hope you took away was that regardless of the type of benchmarking, the purpose is the same – to […]

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Healthcare Benchmarking – Part 1 of 2

I am an avid sports junkie. I literally wake up and fall asleep watching SportsCenter. Last month, while watching the NBA Finals (Go Spurs!), I concluded that sports and healthcare have a lot in common. Sport, is a “physical activity that is governed by a set of rules or customs and often engaged in competitively1.” […]

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Changing Delivery and Spending of Medicaid through DSRIP

Well, folks, here’s another acronym for you to add to your healthcare dictionary…DSRIP. DSRIP, or more formally known as the Delivery System Reform Incentive Program, is a demonstration program through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that is designed to result in achieving the triple aim: better care for individuals, better health for […]

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Improving Patient Experience – Not Just for Inpatient Settings

Medicare is basing hospital reimbursements on performance measures. Patient satisfaction determines 30% of the incentive payments, and improved clinical outcomes decide 70 percent (source). So, it is no surprise that the term “patient experience” is rolling off people’s tongues very matter-of-fact like.  With the focus primarily on the hospital or inpatient setting, it’s easy to forget […]

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ICD-10: Nine tips to decrease cash flow disruptions

T-minus 9 months!  Are you ready for ICD-10?  Are you really ready? The Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference is being held in Orlando, Florida this year and I would guarantee that the educational sessions on ICD-10 will be packed with healthcare providers seeking the answer to this very question.  On the other […]

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The Value in Voice-Natural Language Processing in Healthcare

Guilty!  I text while I drive…eek!  I know, I know, it is really bad and those anti-texting and driving commercials get me too.  That is why I am making a concentrated effort to ease up this one vice (stop laughing those that know me!) of mine.  Instead, I am beginning to use the voice text […]

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Milk, Bread, Cereal…Healthcare?

Okay, show of hands, how many people have received their flu shot this year?  Where did you go?  If you are like me and most Americans these days you probably didn’t want schedule an appointment with your doctor.  You most likely needed a few things at your local grocery store, or needed to pick up […]

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Meaningful Use for Mobile Health

Stop reading this blog and look up.  What do you see?  I bet the majority of you, especially if you are in a public place, will see most people with their heads down looking at their cell phones (be honest, are you reading this blog on your phone?).  Am I right?  I bet I am!  […]

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