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For Providers CRM Is the Answer, Just Not Right out of the Box!

I have written numerous times about changes in the healthcare market requiring providers to adopt sales engines in order to drive top-line growth and better compete in today’s market. The good news is that we are starting to see this play out. Hospitals are expanding their marketing departments, are creating business development functions, are hiring […]

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Not All Volumes Are Created Equal

I recently attended the World Congress Physician Liaison Summit  in Houston. It was a great event attended by hospital and provider business development and physician liaison personnel from across the country. While small, the topics and related conversations were fantastic. It was also a fantastic  group of people! One concept that still has me thinking […]

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Physician Liaison Summit – South

Bluestone will be attending and exhibiting at the 2015 Physician Liaison Summit – South in Houston TX on May 18th and 19th. Bluestone is a technology & management consulting firm delivering Enterprise Cloud Computing solutions to midmarket firms and healthcare providers nationwide. We partner with clients to accelerate practice growth and improve business operations. Our […]

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For Providers, Competition is Key

For Providers, Competition is Key The news continues to be bleak for the healthcare provider market. Inpatient admissions volumes have been dropping since 2009, and a recent report showed a 2% further decline. Hospitals continue to fail, and many non-profit health systems are at risk for going out of business. The AHA also reported that, […]

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When It Comes to Physicians, It’s Relationships – Not Ownership

When It Comes To Physicians, It’s Relationships Not Ownership One of the largest trends in recent years has been the acquisition of physicians and groups by providers, and this trend only looks to continue in 2015. But is this the right approach for hospitals and health systems? This trend is driven by the continuing decline […]

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Healthcare Shouldn’t Fear the Cloud

Healthcare Shouldn’t Fear the Cloud I was just reading an interesting article in Health IT Security about the Top 10 Healthcare Data Breaches of 2014. Security breaches are an everyday topic, the most recent one that has been quite embarrassing for a corporate icon is the breach at Sony. As embarrassing as this was, there […]

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Physicians Need To Look To The Cloud!

Physicians Need to Look to the Cloud! It might be hard to believe, but one of the last professional groups to have an interest in the cloud is physicians – yet they have the most to benefit from its capabilities. Traditionally, healthcare providers have never been early adopters of technology or seen as information technology […]

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The Ugliest Duckling…

          Moody’s Investor Services recently came out with their Investor Report for the not-for-profit healthcare market and to say that it was bleak would be an enormous understatement. Revenues and cash flow margins hit all-time lows in 2013 Operating revenue dropped to an all-time low of 3.9%, from 5.1% in 2012 […]

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Big Data is a Big Bust! (Unless You Do the Little Things First)

Big Data is a Big Bust! (Unless You Do the Little Things First) Big data is the current buzz word and is all the rage. Big data this, big data that – I think even the Girl Scouts announced a big data initiative recently. This truly is great news, and I have been preaching the […]

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The Shift To Healthcare Consumerism

Our last healthcare blog, Meaningful Use: A Valuable Asset, focused on utilizing Meaningful Use and theHITECH Act as a means to effect positive change.  We left off with the recommended shift to healthcare consumerism and provider relationship management. What does that even mean? Healthcare consumerism is generally accepted as the movement to empower patients to be more […]

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Meaningful Use: A Valuable Asset

Our last healthcare blog, Meaningful Use: A Valuable Asset, focused on utilizing Meaningful Use and the HITECH Act as a means to effect positive change.  We left off with the recommended shift to healthcare consumerism and provider relationship management. What does that even mean? Healthcare consumerism is generally accepted as the movement to empower patients to be […]

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