Blockchain, Bitcoin, EHRs – oh my!

Posted by Matt Brewster 26, September, 2018

2018 was the year of bitcoin. Over the year, prices for bitcoin hit historic highs and fell just as fast as they rose, leaving many cryptocurrency investors (also known as gamblers) very unhappy.

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Why Are Hospitals Losing Millions?

Posted by Dawn Pascale 19, September, 2018

To the surprise of many, some of the biggest brands in healthcare delivery are experiencing record declines in their operating revenues. The utilization of healthcare by patients is at an all-time high in the United States and yet some of the nation’s largest hospitals are experiencing income losses in the hundreds of millions. Large healthcare organizations such as Partners HealthCare, based in New England, lost $108 million in 2017, Providence St. Joseph Health, the nation’s second largest Catholic health system, suffered $512 million drop in operating income in 2016 and the Cleveland Clinic saw a 71 percent decline in income that same year. So, why, with such high patient volume and demand, are hospitals still losing money?

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How Much Revenue Does a Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Generate?

Posted by Dawn Pascale 18, September, 2018

Considering an NP hire but unsure of the return on that investment?  When looking at the value-add of NPs to the bottom line, the results are extremely positive. A recent report by MGMA (Medical Group Management Association) found that primary care practices with a non-physician provider-to-physician ratio of 0.41 or greater earned over $100,000 more annually in revenue.

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5 Ways TV Medical Dramas are Changing Patient’s Perceptions

Posted by Bob Miller 23, August, 2018

In a quiet emergency room, a team of EMTs bursts through the doors with an unconscious male patient. Immediately, a team of doctors and nurses springs into action. Within 24 hours every imaginable test has been performed on the patient as he lies still in the ICU.

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Harnessing the Power of Patient-Driven Data in Healthcare

Posted by Dawn Pascale 8, August, 2018

Imagine a model of healthcare that’s always available and driven by data, so you’re continuously collecting data from your body, about your environment, your nutrition, and activity and delivering back to you a personalized healthcare program throughout your entire life. Then, imagine having access to a global network of health experts.

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