Navigation Links
Providers Believe Healthcare Reform Will Increase Their Costs, According to IVANS Survey
Date:6/4/2009

52% of Providers Surveyed Doubt Stimulus Money Will Successfully Encourage Adoption of Healthcare Information Technology

Stamford, CT (PRWEB) June 4, 2009 -- IVANS, Inc., a leading provider of healthcare connectivity solutions and services, announced results from a recent survey that showed healthcare providers believe in the importance of reform, but are concerned about the toll proposed approaches could take on their businesses and patients. According to the IVANS survey, 72% of healthcare providers believe a pay-for-performance model could lead to improved patient outcomes, but 79% said it would increase their costs of doing business, most likely due to increased reporting and record-keeping requirements. Providers believe a national health insurance plan would be even less effective, with 60% saying it would either increase costs or have no affect at all.

The survey also revealed providers' concerns regarding administrative reform. More than 50% of healthcare providers believe the billions of dollars from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) earmarked for healthcare information technology (HIT) will have little to no success in encouraging HIT adoption. Clare DeNicola, president and CEO of IVANS, Inc., said, "Providers are diverse and significant attention from the government needs to be placed on addressing their different needs. A small nursing home in a rural area will have IT requirements that vary from a multi-facility hospital. The interests and concerns of all involved stakeholders need to be met for a meaningful use of HIT to occur."

Confusion in the marketplace around what the right solution should be and how to pay for it were also expressed by survey participants. Sixty-one percent of those surveyed believe electronic health records (EHRs) could have a positive impact on their businesses, but 82% cited lack of budget as their biggest challenge in implementing HIT. Only 17% of providers surveyed are participating or planning to participate in a Health Information Exchange (HIE) over the next 12 months. Without the mechanism to share records among a patient's caregivers (e.g. via Health Information Exchanges or similar data exchanges), the value of an EHR is severely restricted, and providers could face reduced payments from Medicare and other payers if a system lacks interoperability.

"While there are many pieces to the healthcare puzzle that still need to be figured out, the use of HIEs and EHRs will create greater information transparency and will play a critical role in whether healthcare reform succeeds or does not," said DeNicola. "The government needs to get tactical about what qualifies for the funding and what doesn't as providers are wary to start implementation without this understanding."

About IVANS
IVANS Inc. provides the property/casualty insurance and healthcare industries with fully managed network, electronic data interchange (EDI) and agency-company interface solutions to help solve complex business issues. Headquartered in Stamford, Conn. and a CMS approved vendor, IVANS serves over 700 insurance and healthcare organizations, more than 30,000 independent agents and 135,000 healthcare providers. With over 25 years of experience successfully managing networks, the company also offers its clients relentless customer service, security solutions, reliable and accessible technical helpdesk support and expert enablement. IVANS, which was formed by 21 insurance companies, also has offices in Tampa, Fla. and Cincinnati, Ohio. For information, visit www.ivans.com.

About IVANS 2009 Healthcare Provider Survey
A white paper outlining the survey conclusions and IVANS recommendations is available and can be requested by contacting Cecile M. Locurto of IVANS, Inc. In addition, IVANS is continuing in-depth discussions with healthcare providers regarding the impact of healthcare reform and technology issues on their businesses. This white paper is the first in a series that will cover a variety of technology issues surrounding healthcare reform and how providers are responding.

Contact                                
Cecile M. Locurto
IVANS, Inc.
203-698-7218                                        
Cecile.Locurto(at)ivans.com

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/IVANS/HIT/prweb2499424.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Over 500,000 Health Care Providers Now Cutting Costs, Saving Time Through CAQH Administrative Simplification Initiative
2. Area Health Care Providers Announce Plans to Integrate Services
3. TriWest and Montana VA Launch PTSD Video Conference to Reach Rural Health Care Providers
4. Fingertip Formulary Mobile(TM) is Now Available for Physicians and Other Healthcare Providers Free on PDAs
5. Eight Michigan HMOs, Two Providers, Take Top Honors for Quality Health Care
6. TriWest and Alaska VA Hosted First-Ever PTSD State-Wide Seminars to Reach Rural Health Care Providers
7. Cancer care providers need to proactively address patients psychological and social needs
8. New Survey Finds that over Half of MRSA Patients Report Having Received No Information about the Disease from Health Care Providers
9. Major U.S. Healthcare Providers Use MindFit Software to Help Boomers and Seniors Build Memory, Attention Focus and More
10. Cardinal Health, Sentry Data Systems Introduce New Technology to Help Health Care Providers More Cost-Efficiently Care for Underserved
11. AHRQ Releases Toolkits to Help Providers and Patients Implement Safer Health Care Practices
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Providers Believe Healthcare Reform Will Increase Their Costs, According to IVANS Survey
(Date:6/26/2016)... Birmingham, Lake Orion, Clarkston, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... ... ... their direction with respect to fertility once they have been diagnosed with endometriosis. ... for tolerable intercourse but they also require a comprehensive approach that can help ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... in the United States, named Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its ... be the facility Medical Director of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent article published June ... with. The article goes on to state that individuals are now more comfortable seeking ... common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los Angeles area medical group, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... MIAMI, Fla. (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Florida Trend magazine’s 2016 Legal Elite. The attorneys chosen by their peers for this ... of Florida. , Seven Greenberg Traurig Shareholders received special honors as members of this ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... EB Medicine ... Making in Emergency Medicine conference in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The awards honor ... Emergency Medicine Practice and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. , “With this ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016 Any dentist who has made an implant ... process. Many of them do not even offer this as ... high laboratory costs involved. And those who ARE able to ... a high cost that the majority of today,s patients would ... Parsa Zadeh , founder of Dental Evolutions Inc. and inventor ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Capricor Therapeutics, Inc. ... company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization ... in its ongoing randomized HOPE-Duchenne clinical trial (Halt ... its 24-patient target. Capricor expects the trial to ... 2016, and to report top line data from ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations ... Latin America . ... ... ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: