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

By Mark Yujuico | 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 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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Addressing the Address Issue in the “Good Neighbor” Policy

By Skylar Hinrichs | 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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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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Investments in Healthcare IT Are Shifting Focus

By Will Baker | 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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CVS Connects with Providers via Epic EHR

By Mark Yujuico | 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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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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Phynd Platform Facilitates Information Sharing

By Matthew Karges | 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 Peter White | 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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Secure communication of clinical information is the name of the game

By Peter White | 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 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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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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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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