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

10 Most Promising Patient Monitoring Solution Providers – 2017

By | News

In the age of medical advancements, patient monitoring has become an integral part of the healthcare space, and the medical device industry is developing into a booming market today. Patient monitoring systems are critical assets to the healthcare industry as it provides an accurate output of the patient’s diagnostics. The data of their vital signs is either displayed on a monitor or can also be further transferred to a distant analytical machine to get a clearer overview of the patient’s medical results. It is critical to ensure IT systems and patient monitoring converge efficiently to make it a seamless experience for healthcare providers.

The comprehensive understanding of medical parameters influencing patient health condition has become more feasible with the onset of cost-effective production of monitoring devices. Medical device manufacturers create these monitors in compliance with the Medical Device Data Systems (MDDS) standards set by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) framework. Patient monitoring networks are also required to be well-connected with processing components and communicative aspects for a meticulous evaluation of the patients’ diagnostics. 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.”
Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

Home Health Care News: Q&A with Jet Health CEO Jim Glynn

By | News

Establishing a home infusion brand and quickly growing it to become one of the top five providers in the U.S., selling it to a major long-term care pharmacy, and then transitioning into the home health industry might seem like a pipe dream for some. For industry veteran Jim Glynn, however, this dream has become a reality, as he has recently established his own home health brand, Jet Health, Inc. Read More

ContinuumRX & Inova Health System Launch JV

By | News

ContinuumRX & Inova Health System have formed a joint healthcare venture aimed at supplying home infusion and specialty pharmacy services to patients in northern Virginia and other nearby areas. Patients will receive services beginning this fall.  Read More