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Bridging the Gap: CenterPointe and Mental Health Care in Columbia

By | News

A few years ago, the leadership at CenterPointe Behavioral Health System noticed a trend taking place within its two inpatient mental health facilities in Missouri.

CenterPointe Hospital, a 150-bed facility in Weldon Spring, was receiving a sizable number of patients from Mid-Missouri, who were driving two to three hours for services that weren’t available in their communities. The same went for CenterPointe’s Signature Psychiatric Hospital, a 36-bed facility on the other side of the state, on the North Kansas City Hospital campus.

Doctors and administrators knew that access to mental health treatment in rural areas is scarce, but even patients from Jefferson City and Columbia just weren’t able to find the help they needed close to home. Read More

Nordic Acquires The Claro Group’s Revenue Cycle Transformation Practice

By | News

Madison, WI (January 16, 2018) — Nordic announced today that it has acquired the revenue cycle transformation practice of The Claro Group, LLC. With this acquisition, Nordic takes its first step beyond Epic-focused consulting and into the technology-agnostic management consulting world. This complements Nordic’s foundation as a leader in Epic revenue cycle solutions, recognized as a KLAS Category Leader as far back as 2014 and a KLAS top performer in revenue cycle optimization in 2017.

Managing Directors Cathy Smith and Shannon Yasseri will continue their roles from The Claro Group leading this complementary set of strategic revenue cycle services for Nordic. The revenue cycle transformation practice provides broad solutions across the revenue continuum focused on providing value, improving provider and patient experience, reducing avoidable losses, and improving financial performance. Its results-oriented, end-to-end tailored solutions focus on patient access to care, and clinical delivery through revenue realization. Read More

SHYFT Announces Promotion of Priya Sapra to Chief Operating Officer

By | News

WALTHAM, Mass., Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — SHYFT Analytics, the leading data and analytics cloud for life sciences, today announced that Priya (Bhargava) Sapra has been named Chief Operating Officer and Chief Product Officer. Priya is part of SHYFT’s executive team and oversees Product Innovation for SHYFT’s award winning platform. Her role will expand to include leadership of the Customer Success organization, SHYFT’s expert team responsible for managing the relationship with and success of the company’s global customer base. Sapra will continue to report to CEO Zack King.

“We are fortunate to have incredible talent across SHYFT’s executive team,” said Zack King, founder and CEO at SHYFT. “Priya exemplifies that and she is hands-down one of the best operating executives with whom I’ve had the pleasure of working. She has been critical to our impressive growth – under her leadership, she has grown the SHYFT Platform into the leading life sciences analytics cloud and expanded its footprint to address several major strategic healthcare problems across the industry.” Read More

Insider Spotlight How this team at SHYFT helps pharma clients find faster ways to treat patients

By | News

For at least an hour per week, each member of the client implementation team at SHYFT Analytics devotes time to improving a process that needs it.

Whether that yields big changes or small tweaks, the point is that it’s become a habit for team members to seek and find efficiencies as they onboard and integrate new clients.

That makes it possible for SHYFT to be just as efficient in turning data into insights for their client base of medical and pharmaceutical companies.

“The pharma industry is data rich, but a lot of times it can be messy,” said Elena Ivancheva, director implementations, customer success. “Our job is both to help our clients and to speed the time to treatment for patients that suffer from rare, severe diseases.”
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Members Get Paid to Shop

By | News

Starting January 1, members and their covered dependents in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts’ (Blue Cross) self-funded employer plans who select the benefit will be able to participate in the new SmartShopper Program. This means they can earn up to $250 in cash rewards per procedure when they shop for and get care from lower cost, quality providers for eligible procedures like MRIs, mammograms, and colonoscopies. There is no limit to the amount of rewards members can earn in a year.

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6 Biopharma Companies Launch New Therapies With SHYFT Platform

By | News

SHYFT Analytics announced that in the last quarter, six biopharma companies have chosen to launch their new therapies using the SHYFT Platform. The number of SHYFT Launch customers has increased 50% year over year propelled by the company’s uniquely integrated cloud-based data companies and analytics solutions, which are specifically designed to meet the needs of manufacturers developing and launching complex therapies.

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Q&A with Clay Ritchey, CEO of Evariant

By | CEO Spotlight

Clay Ritchey is the Chief Executive Officer of Evariant. Clay has more than 20 years of experience driving growth and innovation in market leading healthcare technology organizations. As CEO, Clay is passionate about working with healthcare providers, technology partners, and his employees to transform the way that consumers, patients, and providers engage across the care continuum to build deeper relationships resulting in sustainable growth for Evariant’s customers. Read More

Survey and Webinar: Beyond Meaningful Use: Harnessing Data’s Potential in the Post-Reform Era

By | Webinars

Of all the truisms associated with healthcare reform, the “transformative power of big data” remains one of the most frequently used. For all the talk of data’s potential, many hospital systems, health plans, and healthcare companies struggle to unlock the value from the numerous data sources at their disposal. Moreover, sweeping fears persist regarding the data requirements that reform will place on hospitals and health plans. It is the purpose of this survey and webinar to identify how the most progressive organizations are innovating ahead of legislative mandates to reap the rewards of data. Read More

The Search for Consumer Engagement ROI: Pitfalls and Needle Movers

By | White Papers

While the rise of consumerism in healthcare is hardly a new phenomenon, its acceleration has been remarkable; more than 11 million individuals purchased their own health insurance plan through the exchanges in 20151, and 2014 saw the largest one-year increase in “high-deductible plans” (from 18% to 23% of covered employees)2 making consumers responsible for a greater share of their healthcare expenses. Engaging consumers in their health clearly plays an important role in managing costs and improving patient satisfaction. Many healthcare organizations are piloting new ways to engage consumers, and investment in tools and technology to support these interactions is high. In fact, payer and provider executives identified “consumer engagement” as both the key investment priority and top pain point – in HEP’s 2012 and 2013 annual surveys. Read More