Priyal Patel

Priyal Patel is a healthcare industry expert, strategist and senior solutions architect for Perficient. With more than 10 years of healthcare industry experience, Priyal is a trusted advisor to C-level executives, senior managers and team members across clinical, business, and technology functions. Priyal has a proven track record of helping providers and health plans execute enterprise-level transformation to drive business, clinical, financial and operational efficiencies and outcomes.

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Social Determinants of Health: Complete Data for Targeted Care

The realization that clinical care alone may not be enough to influence health outcomes has led to an increasing need to understand the impact of social and economic factor on one’s health. As healthcare organizations continue to implement technologies and strategies to bring targeted, value based care to their patients and communities, the demand to […]

Robotics in Healthcare – Beam Me Up or Be Gone?

When you hear the word “robot” like most, you probably begin thinking of a fictional, sci-fi movie – Star Wars; Short Circuit; I, Robot, etc., rarely would you think healthcare. Given the recent uptick in the use of robotics within the health sector, this could soon change. Robotics is not a foreign concept to the […]

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Meaningful Measures – Meaningful Change or Meaningless Hype?

They say the only constant is change and for the most part change is a good thing. However, I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with change. I embrace the fact that it forces and challenges me to adapt which allows personal and professional growth, but I hate the disruption it causes to my […]

Predicting the Top 3 Trends at #HIMSS18

What happens in Vegas from March, 5-9, 2018, at the Venetian-Palazzo-Sands Expo Center, hopefully won’t stay in Vegas. The Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference has returned to Sin City! Roughly 45,000 health professional, from across the globe are expected to attend this year and given the current state of healthcare, we are […]

2017 Trends: Non-Traditional Data to Achieve the Triple Aim

In previous posts we have taken a look at healthcare provider trends for 2017. Our first 4 trends, Handing the Patient Portal Reins to the Patient; Connecting Patients to Connected Health; Increased Demand for Mobile Creates Connectivity Challenges; Retail Health Clinics Increase Access to Affordable Care. In our last trend, Integrating Non-Traditional data to Achieve […]

2017 Trends: Retail Health Clinics and Access to Affordable Care

Times are changing in nearly every aspect of life, and the healthcare industry is not immune to this disruption. In healthcare, one of the biggest changes is coming from patients who are demanding they have more control over their healthcare and that they receive high-quality, affordable, accessible, and personalized care. These rising expectations are a […]

Comprehensive Primary Care Plus – Value not Volume

On April 11, 2016, the Centers for Medicare and Medicare (CMS) announced an initiative called the Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC+). This initiative, which builds on CMS’s previous Comprehensive Primary Care (CPC) initiative, is designed to “improve the quality of care patients receive, improve patients’ health, and spend health care dollars more wisely 1” and similar […]

Focusing on Healthcare Cost Management

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Healthcare Benchmarking - Part 2 of 2

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 […]

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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