By Shannan Vance, Marketing Director, Liaison Technologies
Unsurprisingly “Healthcare Finance” has been front and center at this year’s HFMA’s ANI. As Joe Fifer, HFMA’s President and CEO told attendees on Tuesday “…people want to know what health care costs, what it does, and what we’re doing about it’.”
Fifer stated that “we need to move beyond the rhetoric because purchasers are fed up with the rising costs and healthcare spending that has played a large role in busting of state and federal budgets. He stated that between 2012 and 2013, the number of employers emphasizing value-based plans more than doubled and, today, accountable care organizations care for 10% of Americans.”
Liaison Healthcare has been quick to identify the change in healthcare and the role that ACOs are playing within the healthcare industry. Our ability to provide solutions and managed services for data integration and management contributes to an overall reduction in healthcare expenses. Liaison Healthcare’s solutions provide health systems the ability to have access to the right patient or clinical data at the right time resulting in quality care for patients at the point-of-care.
Much of the conversations we had at our booth (#2206) centered around how data is driving the future of healthcare. Having access to data across all departments without the significant expense of purchasing and maintaining IT systems (needed to support it) allows companies like Liaison Healthcare contribute directly to the reduction in healthcare expenditures, while ensuring that patients have more control over their health information, while providers can reduce the amount of time locating appropriate patient records and spend more time providing quality care.
It is obvious how healthcare costs, access to healthcare patient and clinical data, insurance reimbursement expenditures, and the price tag associated with patient care is going to be difficult for just about anyone to understand. It is important that we as vendors within this industry continue to contribute our expertise so that we positively contribute to the overall reduction in healthcare costs but not at the expense of patient care.
What are your ideas for a shared quest for value within the healthcare industry?
Liaison Healthcare Informatics