Thomas White

Thomas White
Before founding Phynd, Tom co-founded Newscast Inc. and Vocada, Inc. With over 20 years of leadership experience, Tom has applied his knowledge in building software companies and creating new software categories from idea to large market share. He also serves as a mentor to the start-up accelerator Health Wildcatters.
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Why Online Provider Search and Referral Management Programs Demand High-Quality Provider Information

By Thomas White | October 06, 2017

Expand the Data Quality Conversation to Include Provider Data

By Thomas White | August 08, 2017

 

A hot topic among healthcare payer and provider executives these days — and deservedly so — is the need to improve the quality of the information the healthcare industry uses to transact payment and improve the quality of clinical care. However, much of the conversation has...

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Provider Search and Referral Management Demands High-Quality Provider Information

By Thomas White | June 30, 2017

 

 
Healthcare systems, like any business, are competing for customers (patients) and referrals. In many respects, this competition has increased as patients are either forced to, or opt to, take more control over their own healthcare. The rise of consumerism is pressing...
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Why Provider Information Management is Crucial to the Success of the Clinically Integrated Network (CIN)

By Thomas White | May 03, 2017

 

The evolution of hospitals into healthcare systems and now increasingly into clinically integrated networks (CINs) intensifies the challenge of managing an expanding patchwork of providers – physicians (both credentialed and referring), APRNs, and other licensed healthcare...

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Phynd Exhibits at Upcoming North Carolina Epic User Group Meeting

By Thomas White | January 19, 2017

 

We are proud to be a sponsor of the North Carolina Epic Users Group Meeting, February 8-9, in Greensboro, North Carolina. If you are attending, we invite you to stop by our booth and learn how the Phynd Provider Information Management (PIM) solution can improve the...

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

By Thomas White | 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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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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Inaccurate Provider Data Causes Problems for Patients and Healthcare Providers

By Thomas White | 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

Active Provider Data

By Thomas White | September 11, 2014

Lack of National Provider Directory A Top Issue for ONC

By Thomas White | August 31, 2014

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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