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Welcome to the ZirMed Connections blog! This is your direct connection to the insight from ZirMed’s massive cloud-based network of more than 300,000 healthcare providers, millions of patients and billions of healthcare transactions. You’ll hear from ZirMed’s leaders on the hottest topics in the healthcare industry and the inside scoop on the latest technology projects and company updates.

Solving the Rubik's Cube that is Healthcare Analytics

Healthcare analytics can provide the necessary information to make informed clinical, financial, operational, and organizational decisions, which is why it's of vital importance to understand just how analytics is defined and how to implement it..

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ZirMed Moves Up in Annual Healthcare Informatics Top 100 List

Healthcare Informatics recently released its list of the top 100 vendors of healthcare IT products and services (based on information from the previous year), and for 2016, ZirMed has moved up from #67 a year ago to #66 on the list.

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Keys to High-Performing Clinical Documentation Improvement Initiatives

Properly defining the goals and objectives of any clinical documentation improvement (CDI) initiative sets the tone for and is instrumental in driving the immediate and long-term success of the program. Yet this truth can feel overly general, and on..

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How healthcare providers could save about $7 billion

What could healthcare do with an extra $7 billion? According to the 2015 Council for Affordable Quality Healthcare (CAQH) index report, while the healthcare industry has taken steps forward in moving away from manual processes to completely electronic..

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Improving Results through Revenue Cycle Transparency: 4 Takeaways

Baptist Health and Baptist Health Medical Group were facing challenges that many other growing organizations face today. Rapidly adding physicians in a short period of time resulted in multiple platforms and systems in business offices across the..

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4 Steps to Getting Paid Faster and More Fully by Payers

Payments from private and government insurers are still the biggest component of most provider organizations’ revenue streams. If you really want your RCM system to be a lean, mean funding machine, you need to take action to ensure that you quickly..

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Don't Just Manage Denials; Prevent Them

Tranforming the process of denial management into proactive denial prevention can save time, money, and headaches, and ZirMed can help make it possible. Just look to ZirMed client Consolidated Health Services (CHS) for reference.

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Ambulatory Surgery Centers (ASCs) and RCM

Ambulatory surgical centers (aka Ambulatory Surgery Centers aka ASCs) have a responsibility to provide the highest level of care to patients while making sure their experience is relaxed, pleasant, and as pain-free as possible. The last thing needed..

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Hospital CFOs and Predictive Analytics in Healthcare

Throughout the Becker's Hospital Review annual meeting in Chicago in April, Becker's Healthcare publisher Scott Becker spoke to multiple hospital CFOs regarding the most important part of their role—one answer he received was, "Looking forward more..

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Place Your Bets—Healthcare Billing and the Kentucky Derby

This week marks one of the most celebrated occasions in the state of Kentucky: the Derby. Each year, people from all over the country flock to the Bluegrass State where they will enjoy (hopefully) beautiful weather, don formal spring attire, sip on..

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