The Future of Healthcare: “Why we need to eliminate the fax machine in healthcare”

Eliminating the fax machine in healthcare. This is the foundational mission for LeadingReach, and a major issue for all healthcare organizations. The fax machine was patented in 1843 along with the telegraph and yet, it is still the primary method for patient referrals and remains one of the most outdated workflows across any industry. Not only is fax-based communication not fully secure, but it has a high failure rate and ultimately leads to the anemic 50% conversion rate for appointment referrals. It is time for us to choose a better way.

Users on the LeadingReach Network can see upwards of 95% referral to appointment (RTA) conversion rates, and equally important, providers have an open communication channel with anyone on the network which provides 100% accountability for everyone involved.

How one ACO saved $55 million in 3 years with care coordination tech

The new technology enabled Catalyst Health Network to achieve all of its care management goals and create a fully connected information highway, its president says.

Dallas-based Catalyst Health Network is a clinically integrated network of 650 independent primary care providers and 85 care team members spread across 220 office locations. Its goal has always been to ensure high-quality, affordable care is provided to the near one million patients it cares for.

How a Texas ACO saved $50M through an IT partnership

Christopher Crow, MD, is the president of Catalyst Health Network, an ACO based in Dallas, Texas.

The ACO is focused on providing value-based care to members. In May, it added Strive Clinical Network, a group of more than 100 primary care physicians in East Texas, and now has around 650 primary care providers with 220 offices serving around 1 million patients.

Here, Dr. Crow discusses patient data management and making care delivery more efficient for providers.

Catalyst and LeadingReach Save $50 Million Over Three Years

While we know exactly when our new pair of shoes are going to arrive at our house with a click of the mouse, finding out if a patient went and saw a specialist after a referral or picked up their medication and its refills is usually a bit more difficult for primary care physicians.

But a partnership between Austin-based LeadingReach and Catalyst Health Network is enabling physicians to know where their patients are in the care cycle. Catalyst is a network of 650 independent primary care providers and 85 care team members in Texas, and they have employed LeadingReach’s communication network to follow their patients to the tune of $50 million in savings for Catalyst’s ACO in three years on the network.

Home health to pare down therapy services, up telehealth offerings

Home health providers will look to significantly expand their telehealth offerings as they curtail their therapy services, according to a new survey.

The number of home health agencies that use telehealth services like remote patient monitoring, virtual consultations and medication management technology will double over the next two years, according to Definitive Healthcare's home health study that polled 159 providers in October.

LeadingReach Network Achieves Critical Mass; Delivers Innovative Solution for Healthcare Interoperability and Blueprint for Value Based Care

Digital healthcare network enables 17 million digital care communications to date, across more than 27,000 healthcare organizations committed to reducing cost and improving care coordination Austin, TX, November 20, 2019 — With a unique approach to addressing some of healthcare’s biggest challenges, Austin, TX based LeadingReach has built the largest healthcare communication network in the … Read more

Referral process going digital as healthcare providers look to stem revenue leakage

"Revenue leakage" -- healthcare providers cringe at the term, because it represents dollars that aren't coming into the system, but could be. Revenue cycle inefficiencies and poor communication around patient financial responsibility are factors that can cause revenue leakage, but it also occurs quite frequently in the area of referrals.