Healthcare does not get more challenging than in rural communities. Small and socio-economically varied populations spread over large geographies already create a foundational challenge when it comes to healthcare. This challenge has been complicated further for hospitals under pressure to reduce readmissions and hospital stays while continuing to stay competitive. Adapting to new healthcare economies require them to execute better care coordination, track outcomes more comprehensively and find new revenue streams.
Rushville Memorial Hospital in Rushville, Indiana, has committed to technology as a key element in maintaining relevance and actually thriving in this challenging environment. This 25-bed critical access hospital has been recognized over the years as a distinguished IT innovator for small markets. It has relied on the Iguana integration platform for years to help solve challenges such as:
- Migration to Cerner from a legacy EMR.
- Create operational and financial insights and deliver them through dashboards.
- Use monitoring and alerting to proactively address threats to clinical workflow related to missing or blocked data.
- Enhance revenue recovery through automated and clean claims submission.
- Automating appointment reminders.
- Improve transition of care and regional interoperability, in part through integration with Health Information Exchanges.
To learn more about how Rushville is responding to market pressures and using Iguana to convert data into meaningful action, you can watch a presentation by Jim Boyer, Rushville Memorial CIO, at a past iNTERFACEWARE user conference. Also, read how his team improved claims submission using Iguana to sniff out incomplete documentation.