Category: Healthcare Matters

Lessons from the New Healthcare Economy

Lessons From The New Healthcare Economy As trendy a term as “the new healthcare economy” has become, it’s one that carries significant weight. Though innovation in healthcare has been consistently…

The Era Of Megamergers And Vertical Consolidation

The Era Of Megamergers And Vertical Consolidation Recent healthcare industry headlines have clearly shown that vertical consolidation is a major trend. It’s worth examining what’s happening— and what the implications…

How Horizontal Consolidation Is Changing Healthcare

Payers Face Federal Regulations On Horizontal Consolidations Horizontal consolidation continues to occur, particularly for providers. Federal regulators show signs of wanting to impose greater regulations on attempted horizontal consolidations on…

Virtual Integration, An Alternative To Consolidation

With virtual integration, organizations can achieve many of the goals of vertical consolidation at a much lower cost. Many industry leaders believe that consolidating hospitals, physician groups and health plans…

Data Portability for Better Patient Outcomes and Experience

Although it may not be immediately apparent to healthcare consumers, blockchain can benefit their healthcare experience and outcomes. An Integrated Care Experience Medical records are fragmented and decentralized, which means…

Blockchain: Beyond the Hype

Blockchain: Beyond the Hype

Blockchain If you’ve heard about blockchain (and who hasn’t recently), you’ve probably heard about it in relation to cryptocurrency, the most prominent example being Bitcoin. That’s because blockchain is the…

Blockchain Could Make Claims Processing More Accurate and Efficient

Right now, processing insurance claims is an incredibly labor-intensive and error-vulnerable process. Dozens or more people might be involved in manual work related to processing a single claim. That’s because…