HIMSS G7 Report Explores Electronic Business Transformation

In the Spotlight: Electronic Business Transformation focuses on outcomes from the HIMSS G7 that met to establish a new “community of care” – the “Healthcare Business Community,” one that demonstrates the impact of electronic business transformation. During the fall HIMSS G7 meeting at the Vanderbilt Center for Better Health, delegates worked through a Vanderbilt DesignShop session to establish this new and prestigious community for the HIMSS12 Interoperability Showcase,™ which will be on the exhibit floor at the 2012 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas from Feb. 20-24, 2012. Sponsors of the HIMSS G7 are Kaiser Permanente, Lexis Nexus, Optum and Sentry Data Systems.

HIMSS12 Interoperability Showcase™ includes the new Healthcare Business Community with three new uses cases demonstrating shift to digital business processes

“Electronic business transformation is the art of matching the potential to automate workflows and business analytics with new, real-time access to electronic health data, as a result of recent federal requirements around health data transactions and operating rules and their ongoing adoption in the marketplace.” In the Spotlight:  Electronic Business Transformation.® HIMSS G7 Report. 2011

As electronic business transformation occurs in healthcare, the development of powerful IT tools delivers real-time information about a patient at point-of-care, shifting payment and remittance information from paper to electronic.

The latest HIMSS G7 Advisory Report—now available on HIMSS website, examines how this shift toward digitized business processes is creating diverse opportunities for operational improvement for healthcare providers.
In the Spotlight: Electronic Business Transformation focuses on outcomes from the HIMSS G7 that met to establish a new “community of care” – the “Healthcare Business Community,” one that demonstrates the impact of electronic business transformation. During the fall HIMSS G7 meeting at the Vanderbilt Center for Better Health, delegates worked through a Vanderbilt DesignShop session to establish this new and prestigious community for the HIMSS12 Interoperability Showcase,™ which will be on the exhibit floor at the 2012 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas from Feb. 20-24, 2012. Sponsors of the HIMSS G7 are Kaiser Permanente, Lexis Nexus, Optum and Sentry Data Systems.
This report examines the ideas raised at this multi-stakeholder, collaborative meeting, specifically about the suggested use cases developed to demonstrate electronic business transformation in practice today.  They are:
•Electronic Payments Hub,
•Point of Care Transaction Processing, and
•Revenue Neutrality Moving from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10.
These use cases show different aspects of “medical banking in action,” and the future of healthcare payments with interoperable remittance data. This digitized payment system can help automate workflows, simplify business processes, enhance business intelligence and reduce daily operating costs of the provider’s operations. In addition, as healthcare providers convert from ICD-9-CM to ICD-10, the use case at the Interoperability Showcase illustrates how a medical claim, cross-walked from ICD-9 to ICD-10 (in some cases), could be denied, paid or partially paid.
Held in collaboration with Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE), the HIMSS12 Interoperability Showcase will include these new uses cases as part of this interactive exhibit of live demonstrations.  One of the most trafficked areas at the Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition, the Showcase offers a realistic look at complex, clinical use cases where organizations and agencies incorporate standards-based interoperability into their products.
“Once again, our HIMSS G7 delegates provided their time and expertise to identify the appropriate content for the use cases that will be part of the financial systems component at the HIMSS12 Interoperability Showcase. This addition to this live demonstration area will give attendees a better perspective on electronic business transformation,” said John Casillas, HIMSS Senior Vice President, Business-Centered Systems.
For more information on the HIMSS G7, Medical Banking Project or other Business-Centered Systems initiatives, contact John Casillas, senior vice president, Business-Centered Systems, at jcasillas@himss.org or Juliet Santos, senior director, Business-Centered Systems, at jasantos@himss.org.
About HIMSS

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