BC Advantage - 2006 Issue 7

Automated efficiency

THE e-Health Study released by The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. was based on telephone interviews conducted with 150 executives from U.S. hospitals, health systems and insurance organizations from January to February 2006.According to the survey results, 90 percent of hospital executives and 86 percent of insurance executives said that making the claims remittance processmore efficient industry-wide would help slow the rising cost of health care.Nine out of 10 hospital executives indicate that savings resulting from automation would be used to improve patient care. Executives interviewed also said that federal standards for payment and information also...

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