As healthcare evolves, CFOs and business owners are continually looking for ways to increase revenue and decrease costs. In a market crowded with solutions promising to help collect bills faster and shorten the revenue cycle, evidence also shows there are proactive steps that can be taken to improve the bottom line through investing in and maintaining technology. Here are five ways technology can help improve your bottom line:
Managed service providers come in many shapes and sizes, and choosing the right one for your organization is incredibly important. Here are six attributes indicative of a quality managed service provider or MSP:
2015 was one of the greatest years Keystone IT has had yet! From moving into our new headquarters, winning 3rd fastest growing company in St. Louis, and #1 Best IT Firm in St. Louis we could not be more thankful for the business relationships we have and continue to foster. As we look back on this record breaking year, we wanted to highlight our top posts written by our Keystone IT industry experts. Take a look at our top 10 best posts of 2015.
A few months ago we announced that Keystone IT has been named St. Louis Business Journal’s 3rd fastest growing business. Our CEO, Eric Humes, reflected on this honor by sharing a few lessons he has learned managing a growing company. Another honor we are incredibly proud to have received this year was being named #1 Best IT Firm by St. Louis Small Business Monthly. We got the chance to catch up with our Vice President of Operations, Katie Nemec, about her thoughts after receiving this honor. Katie has been a driving force behind our support team and customer service efforts. Hear what Katie has to say about managing the operations of an IT firm growing in size and services along with her thoughts on what makes Keystone IT different.
Outsourcing is an emerging trend in healthcare. IT outsourcing is when an organization selects the most efficient third-party service provider to effectively operate its management and administrative unit. Outsourcing of IT solutions in the healthcare industry has emerged as an efficient solution to mitigate rising healthcare costs and to meet the growing demand for quality care. The trend of outsourcing healthcare IT solutions in large organizations has grown significantly and has also attracted mid-sized and small organizations. In some cases, the entire information management system is outsourced, while in others, only key application services are outsourced.
As your business grows, so does the amount of technology you need. At first, managing a few computers is doable as a business owner, but before you know it you have an office full of technology that you are not able to handle any longer. If something were to go wrong, for example, if a power surge were to occur, you would not know what to do.
In 2009, the Health Information Technology of Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) act was signed into law. Six years later, we find organizations still struggling to achieve compliance. Why are healthcare organizations still unable to attest to meaningful use, HIPAA compliance, and the many other regulatory compliance standards? We dug in to find out where the current state of the healthcare industry stands on the HITECH act and what we see for the future.