Phynd Blog

Phynd Technologies Releases Major Software Upgrade

By Blake Marable | November 29, 2016

 

Phynd Technologies, Inc. is excited to announce the release of Phynd v2.0, the next step in the evolution of provider data management and Phynd’s Unified Provider Management (UPM) software platform. Phynd is leading the charge to simplify provider data management and...

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Addressing the Disruption in Provider Data Caused by Clinically Integrated Networks and Value-Based Care

By Skylar Hinrichs | November 03, 2016

 

Phynd CEO Tom White published an opinion piece on the @HIStalk Healthcare IT News & Opinion blog. In it he reviews some of the obvious and not so obvious consequences to provider data management that can result from the emergence of clinically integrated networks and...

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Why Maintaining an Effective Healthcare Provider Data Management Program is Critical

By Jarod Olds | October 20, 2016

As Hospitals and Health Systems evolve into Clinically Integrated Networks their credentialed and referring providers are increasingly likely to provide care in an expanded patchwork of settings. This complicates the challenge of managing critical information about these...

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Don’t Even Think About Using the EMR for Provider Data Management!

By Jordan Sheehan | September 28, 2016

The now ubiquitous Electronic Medical Record (EMR) has certainly enabled healthcare systems to centralize access to their patients’ clinical information, to the benefit of data sharing and analysis. This patient centric design philosophy of the EMR ensures the clinical...

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Phynd Technologies Continues Expanding Customer Base

By Thomas White | August 31, 2016

 

Phynd Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that two large healthcare systems will begin using the Phynd Unified Provider Management (UPM) platform to improve and manage the accuracy of their healthcare provider data. The University of North Carolina Health System (UNC...

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The Impact of Inaccurate Provider Data on the Shift to Value-Based Care

By Adrian Sanabria-Diaz | August 23, 2016

Whether for consumers, providers or call centers, finding the right healthcare provider the first time requires more than access to an easy to use and secure search tool. It requires accurate data about all relevant providers to exist within the systems that are integrated to...

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14-Hospital Midwestern Health System, Franciscan Alliance, Selects Phynd

By Jordan Sheehan | August 16, 2016

Phynding our solution is another health system that understands how mission critical provider data management is to running a profitable and efficient business, in this post-EHR era.

We are excited to announce that the Franciscan Alliance (IN) has selected Phynd Technologies...

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UNC Health Care Chooses Phynd for Provider Data Management

By Jarod Olds | July 29, 2016

Phynding health systems that realize how critical provider data management is to running a profitable and efficient business, in this post-EHR era, is always exciting to us Phynders.

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The Provider Data Management Challenge

By Jarod Olds | July 20, 2016

In this post-EHR era, most healthcare organizations are unknowingly plagued with numerous healthcare provider data management problems. They still cannot ensure that critical information about their affiliated healthcare providers is consistently accurate and securely...

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Managing the “Heart and Soul” of Your Healthcare Delivery System

By Blake Marable | July 13, 2016

What is the “heart and soul” of your healthcare delivery system? We at Phynd believe the answer to this is the physician/provider community. Now days Providers have many tools to help them – the finest facilities and the latest in technologies - but without our physicians’...

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What is a Provider to You?

By Jarod Olds | July 06, 2016

In the modern world of healthcare, various definitions arise when it comes to the precise meaning of the ‘Provider’ – is it the actual physician interacting with patients on a face-to-face basis or is it the larger group/institution that ‘provides’ care to the public and...

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Addressing the Address Issue in the “Good Neighbor” Policy

By Jordan Sheehan | June 29, 2016

 

It is clear that health systems throughout the country are struggling with the inflow of direct addresses and an EMR's “Good Neighbor Policy.” This is an EMR rule where hospitals share provider directories (for example Epic's CareEverywhere and Cerner's Resonance)....

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Single Sign-on Increases Security in Healthcare IT

By Skylar Hinrichs | June 22, 2016

For many people, single sign-on (SSO) is just an easy way to replace dozens of passwords with one login, freeing time and increasing productivity. However, SSO can also help increase security, comply with privacy regulations and speed workflow.

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Unifying Provider Data Solves Many Healthcare Challenges

By Jordan Sheehan | June 14, 2016

Unifying provider data in one accurate and secure source can solve many of the challenges that face today’s healthcare organizations on a daily basis.

Phynd Technologies platform was created to help hospitals and health systems unify their provider data – a critical task in...

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Phynd Technologies, Inc. Signs Three New Hospitals to Growing Client Family

By Jordan Sheehan | June 07, 2016

Phynd Technologies, Inc. recently announced the signing of three new hospitals: Meadows Regional Medical Center – Vidalia, GA; Houston Methodist – Houston, TX and Shore Medical Center – Somers Point, NJ. The new clients range in bed size from 57 to over 1,000 and use three...

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Providing Value while Building the Client Relationship

By Jarod Olds | June 01, 2016

 

As hospitals and health systems around the country are coming to realize the benefits of using the Phynd Unified Provider Management (UPM) Platform, I’d like to take a moment to highlight a very important member of the Phynd team, the Client Success Managers, or CSM’s for...

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Inaccurate Physician Data Causes Multiple Downstream Problems

By Jordan Sheehan | May 24, 2016

The data on one of the most important assets in the delivery of healthcare -- the provider -- is under managed. Consumers of provider data include all IT systems (EMR, credentialing, marketing), patients and payers. Poorly managed provider data delays revenue cycles, impacts...

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How Do You Determine the Effectiveness of an IT Solution?

By Jarod Olds | May 18, 2016

There has been much discussion lately in healthcare IT media about judging or determining the effectiveness of an IT solution. These conversations are the result of the plethora of solutions that are available today to aid in the delivery of healthcare. Some are expensive and...

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Survey Finds Healthcare Executives Credit IT with Improving Care

By Thomas White | May 10, 2016

 

In a recent industry-wide survey, healthcare executives overwhelmingly indicated that they see health IT as having a positive impact on their organizations, with 88 percent saying that the technology is helping them provide better quality of care. The online poll of 164...

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UC Irvine Breaks Down Data Silos and Unifies Provider Data

By Thomas White | April 21, 2016

 

In a recent article, the CIO of UC Irvine Health discussed how his institution implemented big data practices that empowered population health management, value-based care and other IT initiatives at the health system.
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Beware: Ransomware Attacks are on the Rise and the Importance of ISO 27001

By Thomas White | April 12, 2016

It has now been revealed that the cyberattack on the 10-hospital MedStar Health System in the Baltimore-Washington area was in fact a ransomware attack. With all the other concerns that patient care organizations are facing, this new trend just adds an additional layer of...

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Phynd CEO one of the panelists at this year's Dallas Startup Week

By Adrian Sanabria-Diaz | April 06, 2016

Wonder what it takes to build a healthcare startup? Thomas White, CEO and Founder of Phynd Technologies is a panelist at the event. With over 20 years of leadership experience, Tom has applied his knowledge in building software companies and creating new software categories...

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Why the "Silicon Prairie" is Working

By Ted Parrish | March 31, 2016

 

A Kearney, NE-based job-training program aimed at boosting Nebraska's information technology workforce is attracting attention from corporations across the state. The 12-week program, called TechHire Nebraska, pays participants a full-time stipend of $15 an hour while they...

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UC Irvine Medical Center chooses Phynd

By Ted Parrish | March 22, 2016

 

Phynd Technologies, Inc. announced recently the signing of UC Irvine Medical Center located in Orange County, CA, bringing the total number of physicians under management of Phynd’s platform to more than 250,000. The 411-bed medical center has 25,000 providers and has been...

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Phynd Technologies Takes Over Las Vegas

By Ted Parrish | March 01, 2016

With the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference underway, the Phynd team invites you to stop by Booth #10728 to learn more about our Phynd Unified Provider Management (UPM) Platform.

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Do you know where your provider data is -- and is it safe?

By Ted Parrish | February 26, 2016

The recent hacking of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center’s EHR system in California shines a spotlight on the importance of knowing where your provider data is -- and is it secure where it resides. Hackers were apparently able to get into the medical center’s IT...

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Come "Phynd" us at HIMSS16!

By Ted Parrish | February 18, 2016

 

As a healthcare professional, you are aware that the HIMSS Conference is a big deal. The 2016 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition being held February 29 - March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas brings together 40,000+ healthcare IT professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors...

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Tom White, CEO of Phynd Technologies, Inc., Attends White House Roundtable

By Ted Parrish | February 10, 2016

Last week Tom White, CEO of Phynd Technologies, Inc., attended a White House Roundtable on how business leaders and entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to rural America to site quality, good-paying technology jobs that present growth opportunities for rural workers,...

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Investments in Healthcare IT Are Shifting Focus

By Ted Parrish | February 04, 2016

Investments in healthcare IT are still growing, but many organizations are now looking at technologies that can help them take advantage of the IT infrastructure they have already put in place.There is a perceptible shift in IT investments away from EMRs and toward other key...

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Phynd Technologies, Inc. Signs Three Large Health Systems to Growing Client Family

By Ted Parrish | January 26, 2016

New clients bring customer base to over 115 hospitals with one quarter million physicians under management of Phynd’s technology platform.

Dallas, TX – January 26, 2016 -- Phynd Technologies, Inc. announced recently the signing of three new health systems, bringing the...

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CVS Connects with Providers via Epic EHR

By Jordan Sheehan | January 21, 2016

A recent Healthcare IT News article reported how CVS Health has partnered with four health systems nationwide to provide them patient prescription and visit information, securely sharing data through its Epic electronic health record system. This brings the number of clinical...

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Shining a light on physician data across the enterprise

By Jordan Sheehan | January 13, 2016

While most healthcare organizations know their important provider data is located somewhere within their IT infrastructure, they don’t always know the specific location of the information silo where the data resides. It is extremely important for a healthcare organization to...

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Phynd Technologies, Inc. Announces Joining the GNYHA Services Group Purchasing Portfolio

By Thomas White | January 06, 2016

Phynd Technologies, Inc., the creator of the Unified Provider Management (UPM) software category, announced recently that it has joined the contract portfolio of GNYHA Services, a strategic group purchasing organization, serving more than...

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Silicon Valley Doesn’t Have a Thing on the Silicon Prairie

By Ted Parrish | January 04, 2016

Silicon Valley move over; make way for the Silicon Prairie. The area around Kearney, Grand Island and Hastings, NE is incubating, giving birth to and nurturing multiple high-tech companies that span a large number of industries. Kearney, the birth place of Phynd Technologies,...

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Phynd Partners with North Texas Food Bank to Feed the Hungry

By Jarod Olds | December 22, 2015

Recently the Phynd Team in Dallas had an opportunity to take some time away from the office and give back to the local community. We had the privilege of partnering with the North Texas Food Bank to pack boxes with canned goods and other food provisions.

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Inaccurate Provider Data Causes Problems for Patients and Healthcare Providers

By Ted Parrish | December 16, 2015

In mid-November 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) distributed their 2016 Guidance Letter that calls for health plans to update provider directories on a monthly basis. Unfortunately for patients, at the present time, provider data is required to be...

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Creating Healthcare Big Data Lakes Can Improve Operational Efficiency Enterprise-wide

By Ted Parrish | December 10, 2015

Today’s traditional IT infrastructures often lack the scalability, performance, and analytical capability to help a healthcare organization make timely and targeted decisions. How can a healthcare organization take analytics to the next level to achieve organizational...

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Phynd Platform Facilitates Information Sharing

By Ted Parrish | December 02, 2015

A recent article in Health Data Management chronicled the problems that the OIG has identified with data sharing and EHRs. In particular, OIG stated that providers must do more to improve the flow of information, subject to appropriate privacy and security safeguards.

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Accurate Provider Data Is the Foundation for Good Referral Management

By Ted Parrish | November 18, 2015

Referral management is becoming an increasingly important factor in the delivery of effective healthcare. Physicians encounter patients almost every day that require special treatment beyond their medical specialty. The success of a medical group or a hospital depends on good...

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Inaccurate provider data can be very costly!

By Adrian Sanabria-Diaz | November 11, 2015

 

Hospitals aren’t the only institutions struggling with inaccurate provider data. A recent Wall Street Journal article titled “Insurers,” reported that listings of insurer in-network doctors were often out-of-date. The article also cited research by JAMA that showed only 26%...

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Accurate Provider Data Plays an Important Role in Meeting Meaningful Use Objectives

By Jordan Sheehan | November 04, 2015

The overarching objective of the Meaningful Use (MU) program was to implement innovative technology measures that would advance overall patient care and improve care delivery.

The EHRIntelligence.com newsletter reported recently that those healthcare providers who effectively...

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eBook Blog: Accurate Provider Information is Essential for Operational Efficiency

By Adrian Sanabria-Diaz | October 28, 2015

Having the right provider information at your fingertips -- when you need it -- is essential to improve both your operational and financial performance, as well as your patient care delivery.

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A Rising Star Is Born

By Adrian Sanabria-Diaz | October 20, 2015

There is a new star rising in the healthcare information technology sky and that star is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). This new star is responsible for safeguarding healthcare organizations' most valued asset: information.

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Better Communications between Physicians and Healthcare Organizations Can Improve Outcomes

By Ted Parrish | October 13, 2015

Note: This is the second of a two part series on the importance of provider communications in today’s healthcare delivery environment.

An Associate Press (AP) story recently reported that most people will experience at least one wrong or delayed diagnosis at some point in...

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The Joint Commission and CMS Rules Require Communications with Multiple Providers in a Variety of Care Delivery Settings

By Ted Parrish | October 08, 2015

Note: This is the first of a two part series on the importance of provider communications in today’s healthcare delivery environment.

The Joint Commission (TJC) and CMS have established specific rules on provider communications. If it is discovered during an audit that a...

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Merger Mania Hits Healthcare

By Adrian Sanabria-Diaz | September 30, 2015

The Wall Street Journal reported recently that healthcare providers and insurers are supersizing. They cite dozens of mergers among hospitals, medical practices and insurance payers, and claim this phenomenon is the result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Five years after...

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Phynd Technologies, Inc. Raises Series A Funding to Accelerate Growth

By Thomas White | September 22, 2015

New capital will allow for rapid expansion of company’s unique Unified Provider Management Platform.

KEARNEY, NE – September 23, 2015 -- Phynd Technologies, Inc., a leading healthcare application service provider, announced it has secured $1.1M in Series A equity funding to...

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Secure communication of clinical information is the name of the game

By Jordan Sheehan | September 22, 2015

David Rath’s article in the September 7, 2015, issue of Healthcare Informatics titled: “Is Direct the Rodney Dangerfield of Interoperability?” makes some excellent points.

According to the HealthIT.gov web site, the Direct Project was created to specify a simple, secure,...

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Medical Staff Credentialing Departments Manage only about 20% of a Hospital’s Provider Base

By Blake Marable | September 16, 2015

Credentialing departments are empowered to manage the background verifications and privileging process at healthcare facilities. Using various credentialing systems, they are excellent at managing this background review of the providers who are on staff.

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Dan Barchi at Yale - Sets the Record Straight on Data Blocking by Health Systems

By Thomas White | September 09, 2015
In a September 4, 2015 article, Dan Barchi, senior vice president and CIO at Phynd Customer Yale New Haven Health System and the Yale School of Medicine, sets the record straight on the perception by some people that healthcare systems are blocking data as a business...
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The future will be so bright that we will have to wear shades!

By Adrian Sanabria-Diaz | September 01, 2015
The healthcare industry is undergoing monumental changes. Some of these have been thrust upon us by governmental mandates; others are simply the result of an ever-evolving information technology (IT) environment. Even though industry critics cite such IT challenges as the...
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The Differences between Phynd’s Unified Provider Management Platform and a Data Warehouse

By Blake Marable | August 25, 2015
There is a huge difference between a data warehouse like Informatica and Phynd’s Unified Provider Management (UPM) platform.
A data warehouse simply collects, stores and retains static information for use as it is needed. On the other hand, the Phynd UPM platform...
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Phynd Technologies, Inc. Signs Six New Health Systems to Growing Client Family

By Thomas White | August 21, 2015

KEARNEY, NE /PRNewswire/ – August 21, 2015 Phynd Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Kearney, NE, with executive offices in Dallas, TX, announced recently the signing of six new health systems, representing 48 hospitals and 136,000 physicians. The new clients are: Cone...

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There Are Solutions to Some Revenue Cycle Challenges

By Thomas White | August 19, 2015

Recently, our friends over at Sagacious Consultants identified six root causes to revenue cycle pains. One of the causes they wrote about is the challenge that ALL EMRs and financial systems lack a clearly defined strategy for managing provider-specific information, such as...

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Merger Mania

By Adrian Sanabria-Diaz | August 11, 2015

Merger mania is consuming the healthcare industry. We have seen the major insurance companies consolidate into four players, with the latest Anthem/Cigna merger being the largest financial transaction in healthcare history. Hospitals and physician groups are following suit....

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Is there a solution to provider abuse of the Medicare System?

By Blake Marable | August 03, 2015

In a July 21 Wall Street Journal article, entitled: “Government Report Cites Shortfalls in Medicare’s Screening Process for Doctors,” the writer, Christopher Weaver, states that a GAO report documents that thousands of doctors who bill Medicare have used questionable...

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Inaccuracies move the industry toward a Unified Provider Management (UPM) Platform

By Skylar Hinrichs | July 13, 2015

Over the past several months, you may have heard some talk about health systems having inaccurate provider data, causing communication troubles between health systems and referring providers. According to The Fresno Bee, a recent California state audit found several...

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An Introduction to Phynd's Single Provider Profiles

By Adrian Sanabria-Diaz | June 04, 2015

 

We are pleased to release the latest video/demo on the Phynd Platform. The first of the video is a melodic overview of the Phynd Platform. The second half is a product demonstration of Phynd, including editing a provider profile and enrolling new providers. Grab some...

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My Time At The MDP Hill Day

By Thomas White | June 02, 2015

I spent Monday on Capital Hill with a group of 28 CEOs and founders of health IT companies from across the country coming together to seek clarity in legislation that was written pre-iPhone and some before the internet. Big thanks to the Athena Health staff for including me...

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Phynd CEO Attending More Disruption Please (MDP) Hill Day in Washington D.C.

By Adrian Sanabria-Diaz | June 01, 2015

For the second year in a row, Athena Health is hosting their More Disruption Please (MDP) Hill Day in Washington D.C. to encourage innovators from across the nation to have their voices heard as Congress is concurrently writing legislation to “discover, develop, and deploy...

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Phynd is mentioned in this week's HIStalk

By Adrian Sanabria-Diaz | April 27, 2015

From today's Monday update from the HIStalk site: "Phynd Technologies will analyze the cost to Nebraska hospitals of managing their provider information manually vs. using its provider information management platform in a project funded by the state."

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HIMSS 2015 Update: Interoperability a big topic at this years HIMSS Conference and Exhibition

By Adrian Sanabria-Diaz | April 13, 2015

Interoperability seems to be this year’s theme so far at the 2015 HIMSS Conference and Exhibition in Chicago. As several of the industry’s professionals have organized and gathered under one roof, the push to have healthcare experts assist in the design and implementation of...

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HIMSS Update: Phynd in the Interoperability Showcase with vendors including Epic & Philips

By Thomas White | April 06, 2015

The Phynd team will be in Chicago at HIMSS 2015 participating in the Health Journey of a patient in the Interoperability Showcase (Booth 2084) with Epic, Philips and others. From the HIMSS website “The HIMSS Interoperability Showcase™, in partnership with IHE, is a live...

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Modern day dilemma: How many employees does it take to enroll a new provider in a hospital’s EMR?

By Thomas White | February 04, 2015

Hospitals encounter providers daily that are not profiled in their EMR or financial software systems, they are essentially new to the system. New provider issues start at registration and scheduling, when a patient is being admitted or scheduled for an exam. These front-line...

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Surprisingly, new providers to a Health System can hurt revenue cycles

By Thomas White | January 30, 2015

Hospitals encounter anywhere from 5% to 15% "new" providers to their health system annually. New providers are either new to the area or their patient has travelled to or moved to the area. These are not credentialed providers but referring physicians. EMRs and revenue cycle...

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White Paper: Why A Single Provider Profile Matters

By Thomas White | January 22, 2015

 

Sometimes there really is too much of a good thing, especially in health care systems. Take provider data for instance. Provider data lives in silos in almost all hospital IT systems and in all state/national directories. The slow advance of Direct Addresses and HISPs will...

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Welcome St. Luke's Health System: The newest member of the PHYND Network

By Thomas White | January 16, 2015

Phynd adds another top tier health system to its customer base. St. Luke's Health Systems is an integrated system of 10 hospitals with more than 9,500 employees caring for a metropolitan area of 2 million people, and our service area spans 67 counties in Missouri and Kansas. ...

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PHYND's ROI Model

By Thomas White | January 15, 2015

Phynd has partnered with Dr. Kathryn Zuckweiler, Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, at the University of Nebraska near Phynd’s office in Kearney. The focus of the partnership is to study the impacts of manually managing provider data in many silos and the negative impact to...

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Interesting points related to Phynd from an article with EPIC's Judy Faulkner

By Thomas White | December 11, 2014

In an article published in VentureBeat VentureBeat by Mark Sullivan, Judy Faulkner is interviewed about how open from an interoperability perspective Epic is. Some key points Ms. Faulkner makes: First, the government might help providers all over the country contribute a sort...

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Insurer Provider Directories are up to 74% Inaccurate

By Thomas White | December 03, 2014

Hospitals aren’t the only institutions struggling with inaccurate provider data. In a recent article from the Wall Street Journal titled ‘Insurers’, listings of in-network doctors often out-of-date,” Author Melinda Beck cites a JAMA research article that showed that only 26%...

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Increasing Safety and Patient Care by Reducing Health System Provider Information Costs

By Adrian Sanabria-Diaz | November 25, 2014

As outlined in the HITECH Act, health systems would need to show measurable results that they’ve been lowering costs to patients, improving their safety, and increasing the quality of care of the patients. Reducing the time it takes in managing this provider data would...

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Reducing Health System Cost by Implementation of a Provider Profile Management Profile

By Adrian Sanabria-Diaz | November 20, 2014

As you may already know, the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act or the HITECH Act was passed under legislation as Title XIII of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. With this, came financial incentives from the Centers for...

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How Managing the Provider Network in your Health System just became a lot easier

By Adrian Sanabria-Diaz | November 17, 2014

Phynd is a Provider Network Management Platform for the enterprise organization and management of provider information that we call Active Provider Data (APD). Information that you might be interested in might be the primary billing addresses, communication preferences,...

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Workflow in Ancillary Departments Improves Significantly By Automating New Referring Provider Profile Creation

By Blake Marable | October 31, 2014

A simple error such as an incorrect physical address can impact a hospital in many ways. It impacts billing, E-prescribing, Clinical Reporting as well as Transitions of Care/Direct Address. And what about the trivial process of adding a new provider? Consider the below...

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The Complexity of Multiple Prescriber Numbers, Physical Addresses and Direct Addresses

By Thomas White | October 28, 2014

Most hospitals have 6 to 10 times the number of referring physicians as they do credentialed providers. For example, Yale New haven Health has 7,000 credentialed and 40,000 referring physicians. All of these providers are placed into data silos (EMR, warehouses, ancillary...

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How Likeable is Your EMR?

By Jarod Olds | October 23, 2014

Why Automating New Referring Provider Profile Creation is a Big Financial Win for Hospitals

By Thomas White | October 21, 2014

A relatively unknown but significant issue that hospitals encounter daily is the management of new “referring” providers of patients. This problem affects 5-10% of all new admits in the hospital. Often, the scheduling or registration teams won’t find a patient’s referring...

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How do you Achieve Administrative Efficiency with the PHYND Platform?

By Jarod Olds | October 16, 2014

Various studies estimate that administrative costs account for 14 to 18 percent of total health care spending in the USA. With the full blossoming of the Affordable Care Act in 2015, the affordability of health care will come under intense scrutiny from legislators,...

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Do Hospitals Need to Manage Multiple Direct Addresses in One IT System?

By Thomas White | October 14, 2014

Why Physician Communication Preferences Matter in Healthcare’s Response to Contagions?

By Thomas White | October 09, 2014

The tragic case of Thomas Eric Duncan brought to light inadequacies in the screening and handling of this awful disease. There have been many articles written about the possible human or software application errors. I know the institution in Dallas and it is top-notch. They...

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The Problem with Provider Directories in the EMR and Ancillary systems

By Jarod Olds | October 07, 2014

Improving Hospital Communication By Means of Active Provider Data

By Thomas White | October 02, 2014

Transitions of Care and Direct Address Management

By Thomas White | September 30, 2014

Cloud, SaaS, and the Shift in Healthcare

By Adrian Sanabria-Diaz | September 25, 2014

Do You Have Active Provider Data?

By Jarod Olds | September 23, 2014

Data Siloes Abound

By Jarod Olds | September 16, 2014

Physician data exists all throughout the hospital environment. In fact the average healthcare facility has over 30 sets of physician data in various systems. However the problem is that this data is siloed in disparate data processing systems with each one being independent,...

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Yale Presenting PHYND at the Epic UGM on Sept 15th

By Jarod Olds | September 15, 2014

Active Provider Data

By Thomas White | September 11, 2014

Millions Lost each Year due to ‘Provider on the Fly’

By Jarod Olds | September 09, 2014

A patient comes to the hospital, typically via the Emergency Department, requires admission, and when asked, provides the name of his/her primary care physician. Sometime later, a nurse or billing clerk searches for the provider information on the EMR system but either cannot...

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Radiology Fax Errors

By Jarod Olds | September 04, 2014

The function of radiology seems pretty simple and straightforward, right? Use various kinds of imaging to diagnose and treat diseases. This is done by interpreting the images, producing a report, then transmitting the findings to the appropriate physician and ultimately...

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Lack of National Provider Directory A Top Issue for ONC

By Thomas White | August 31, 2014

Futuristic, ‘Digital’ $1.3 Billion Hospital

By Jarod Olds | August 28, 2014

Healthcare's Dirty Little Secret

By Jarod Olds | August 26, 2014

In health care delivery, timely communications and sharing of information is more than a nice idea – it’s essential. Yet, even today, provider communication and information-sharing failures are one of health care’s dirty little secrets. A wrong phone or fax number could...

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Your EMR System's Performance

By Jarod Olds | August 21, 2014

In compliance with federally-mandated Meaningful Use requirements, most healthcare institutions around the country have gone digital entirely or at least partially converted to electronic medical records. While the goal has been to increase the efficiency of care to patients,...

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DIRECT Addresses are yet another reason hospitals need to move to a Single Provider Profile (SPP) model

By Thomas White | January 05, 2014

DIRECT Addresses have great potential to help providers communicate electronically with each other but the management of them poses many issues for hospitals. DIRECT is a specific set of protocols on how to use internet email (SMTP) and standard encryption (S/MIME) to send...

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