HealthAxis Blog

1Apr, 2019

HealthAxis Group Acquires Analytics Partners

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HealthAxis Group announced the acquisition of Analytics Partners based in Jacksonville, FL. The merging of business operations adds robust and proven analytics to complement the HealthAxis Group’s current and powerful core platform and services. HealthAxis Group acquired Analytics Partners stock and assets and will begin consolidating all business under the HealthAxis Group brand. Analytics Partners specializes in analytics solutions such as historical trend analysis, risk assessments, fraud indicators and claims reporting for Healthcare organizations. Their integrated healthcare analytics solution, Health Intelligence Analytics (HIA)SM provide clients with a comprehensive view of […]
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26Feb, 2019

Identifying Laboratory Ordering Compliance for At-Risk Patients

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Saving lives, saving money & improving provider care. EHR data is a treasure trove of information about your population’s health. Within those EHR databases lie answers to a multitude of your questions. In one of our studies, at HealthAxis Data Analytics, we focused on questions revolving around the quality of care of patients on a powerful diabetic medication that is commonly prescribed. Using our Adverse Drug Reaction algorithm, we were able to quickly identify in a clinical practice dataset of over 20,000 patients that administration of this medication correlated with […]
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1Feb, 2018

Medical Device Data, UDIs on Claims Impact Costs, Patient Safety

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According to recent reports, payers who incorporate medical device data and UDIs into their claims may improve costs and patient safety. “Adding medical device data and unique device identifiers (UDIs) to insurance claims could have a significant positive impact on healthcare spending and patient safety, according to reports from Pew Charitable Trusts, Brigham and Womens Center of Surgery and Public Health, and OIG. However, most insurance providers, including Medicare, do not have the data collection methodologies in place to gather this valuable information, leaving providers, patients, and payers at risk […]
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23Jan, 2018

OCR: 5 ways to fight internal health data breaches

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Healthcare organizations can protect themselves from internal healthcare data breaches. “Healthcare organizations are a prime target for internal breaches caused by former employees, but there are several steps that groups can take to protect themselves from the threat. The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a number of tactics (PDF) to prevent recently terminated staffers from accessing private healthcare data.”  Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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8Jan, 2018

More billing codes, demonstrations help bridge physician payment gap

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In the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, CMS said it is working incrementally to “identify gaps in appropriate coding and payment for care.” “A new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) report analyzed how CMS has expanded billing codes and demonstrations focused on supporting primary care.  The report said primary care providers (PCPs) involved in CMS demonstrations are getting higher monthly payments. The shift has meant more up-front payments rather than end-of-year bonuses. Those providers are also being held accountable for a wide range of outcomes, but often “not expected to independently […]
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14Dec, 2017

HXG Cybersecurity Series: Multi-Factor Authentication

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The Everlasting Issue of Breaches and How We Avoid Them We recently discussed how security breaches affect the healthcare system and the impact these breaches have on everyone involved, from large corporate entities down to the individual patients and their personal information.  Recognizing threats is a good start in the never-ending battle against online pirates and their attempts at profiteering on identity theft, but now let’s discuss what we can actively do to ensure we take full measures to protect the private information of the millions of customers who trust […]
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25Oct, 2017

What’s needed to scale up digital health in the clinical provider space

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HealthcareDive – Feature “As digital technology grows and matures, more and more companies are eyeing the clinical provider space. After all, there are big bucks in healthcare for products that increase access to care, improve outcomes and increase workflow efficiencies, especially if they do so while reducing overall costs. While many digital startups will fall by the wayside, those that show promise face the challenge of scaling up their business in a provider market that still harbors some skepticism about the digital revolution’s place in healthcare.” Read the full article. Check […]
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Connected medical devices put healthcare at risk for sophisticated malware attacks
20Oct, 2017

Healthcare is turning a corner on cybersecurity, new HIMSS research shows

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Healthcare IT News – Privacy & Security “The sector is now making security a top priority, hiring CISOs, undertaking threat management and penetration testing, all more than ever. Despite the consensus that healthcare is widely underprepared for protecting patient data, more and more hospitals are making cybersecurity a significant clinical and business necessity than in the past.” Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!
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12Oct, 2017

5 Ways Health IT Executives Can Transform the Data Center

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Scalability needs push IT leaders out of physical spaces and into the cloud. “Healthcare executives increasingly realize how critical IT and data center transformation are to overall organizational growth. As a foundation for customer retention, improved security and regulatory compliance — as well as greater revenue — an agile data center is necessary to support key business objectives. While most clear-thinking business leaders recognize that as truth, a wealth of opinions persist when it comes to what strategies ultimately provide the best return on investment.” Read the full article. Check out […]
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27Sep, 2017

Healthcare executives on overcoming the barriers to payer-provider data exchange

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FierceHealthcare Exclusive “The holy grail of data-sharing is integrated clinical and claims data. But there are plenty of barriers, from cost to interoperability challenges to lingering distrust between payers and providers. But when we gathered a group of more than 20 executives to discuss payer-provider collaboration, they all agreed that health information technology and data play an integral role.” Read the full article. Check out this article and more on social media!  
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