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As 2016 comes to a close, you are probably wrapping up a few last projects and making your holiday vacation plans. Before you scoot off to grandma’s house or strap on the skis for a downhill adventure, make sure your budget is in order. And if you have dollars left to spend, spend them wisely. A “wise” purchase to consider is healthcare training courses for you and your staff. Not only will you maximize your annual budget, but it’s a good opportunity for your employees to sharpen their skills during this slower time of year.

A business continuity plan is a dynamic tool used during emergencies, catastrophic events and natural disasters where buildings, personnel, and technology may be impacted. A well-designed business continuity plan documents what processes need to be in place to ensure your organization is able to quickly resume normal business functions in the event of a disaster.

We’re back at it again with another #AskAvaility tweetchat! Join us on Friday, 11/11 at 1pm EST for Exploring APIs in Healthcare. Steve Sisko (@ShimCode) is returning to our chat joined by Dr. Charles Webster (@wareFLO) and our own Steve Vaughn (@RealSteveVaughn) to discuss the ins, outs, ups, downs, pros, cons, and everything in between regarding APIs in healthcare.

A recent Availity survey of providers found that almost half still mail or fax their risk assessments to payers. Results suggest this is because each payer has a different way to submit paperwork and most lack digital submission tools. In fact, almost 75 percent of survey respondents cited minimal standardization as their biggest pain point.

In this episode of Availity Access we discuss the problems caused when payers and providers each build their own solutions to manage patient data.

Cyber threats represent a big risk to healthcare practices but keeping your staff up-to-date on HIPAA training will send the message that this topic is mission-critical to your practice.

In this episode of Availity Access we discuss solutions that can streamline data sharing processes and reduce manual workflows for payers and providers.