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St. Luke's rev cycle director says automation, patient self-servicing empower patients and yield strong results

When you’re a major health system in Idaho, a state that didn’t expand Medicaid and has both a low income and education level, and you’re operating with 1,100 beds, 14,000 employees and a 40 percent risk-based revenue model, there’s a big incentive to be efficient. Beyond efficiency, Michael Rawdan, senior director of revenue cycle and… Read More »

New Penicillin Allergy Review Says Your Patients May Not Be Allergic

January 25, 2019 Share this content: A new penicillin allergy review recommends that clinicians perform a comprehensive allergy history to assess risk level. More than 95% of people in the United States with a documented penicillin allergy can be treated safely with penicillin according to a review published in The Journal of the American Medical… Read More »

Mobile app for pacemaker patients trims need for monitors

Medtronic is marketing a mobile app for patients with pacemakers that communicates with patients’ smartphones and tablet devices. The MyCareLink Heart app securely sends device data to the Medtronic CareLink network, which can eliminate the need for remote monitoring hardware, according to the vendor, which manufactures biomedical engineering devices and technology. “The mobile app is… Read More »