As costs continue to rise, healthcare organizations must become more efficient with collecting, says Anthony Cunningham, MBA, vice president of Patient Financial Services at Wake Forest Baptist Health. One approach, he explains, is deploying staff away from repetitive tasks and “toward high-value-add work.” That’s where artificial intelligence comes in.

In the debut of CVB's 2020 Vision series, healthcare administrators talk about the challenges they are facing as new financial realities descend on their patients and practices. It’s out with the old ways of tackling revenue cycle management. It’s time, they say, to adopt a mindset that safeguards patients' financial well-being while also furthering the organization's mission and protecting its margin. 

Here’s how top-performing cardiology programs set a tone that supports leadership and creates a culture aimed at success.

Despite a steady stream of hype and "pockets" of change, most cardiologists aren’t seeing the transformation that Silicon Valley promised. ACC CIO John Rumsfeld, MD, PhD, explains what's missing and why engaging clinical partners could help.

Despite its diagnostic and prognostic value, speckle-tracking strain echocardiography is underused, some cardiac imagers say. What will it take for adoption to pick up?

Tread carefully, analysts warn. In the era of value-based healthcare, it may take more than shopworn business strategies to close the budget gap.

After a slow start, cardiac ERAS is gaining traction in some U.S. hospitals. Proponents explain how to overcome resistance. 

Multidisciplinary teams are leveraging advanced technologies to explore the link between cardiovascular disease and dementia with an eye toward improving the diagnosis and treatment of both. 

In this first magazine of the 2020s, CVB invites the cardiology community to consider new mindsets for a number of areas, from treating dementias to tackling authorizations, documentation and collections. 

Here at CVB, we tend to think of our audience as cardiology’s practitioners, not its patients. But the truth is, the public is reading our content as frequently as physicians. Our job is the same, no matter the audience—to tell cardiology’s stories.

Performance Report: The Critical Characteristics of High-performing Cardiology Programs

A new health policy document prescribes 17 recommendations for addressing cardiology’s pay and opportunity gaps.