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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 to […]

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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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