What’s next for healthcare?

The annual HFMA conference was brimming with conversations around the most pressing challenges facing healthcare in 2022. From Zeev Neuwirth’s opening speech to the closing presentation on the intersection of health and technology, there were some common themes: improving the patient experience, reducing the cost of healthcare, and removing barriers between patients and care.

Topping it all off was the role of technology and automation in meeting the rising challenges of healthcare, something that was covered in the AKASA booth.

Building a better revenue cycle

Our very own Amy Raymond and Ben Beadle-Ryby, along with Dr. Tommy Ibrahim, president and CEO of Bassett Healthcare Network, spoke about the importance of automation in lowering the costs of healthcare and delivering a better patient experience.

Miss their presentation? See the highlights here.

But, as important as automation is in the future of healthcare operations, so too is choosing the right automation vendor — something their presentation touched on.

While conversations and ideas are at the heart of HFMA, we also believe in grounding our automation’s capabilities in reality:

  • $30M yield increase for a healthcare system
  • 13% decrease in days in A/R
  • 70% lower timely write-offs
  • 86% reduction on time spent on claim status checks
  • 300+ hours of staff time saved per month
  • 5,000+ claims automated monthly
  • 71% of accounts cleared from staff queues

AKASA has been an innovative partner, bringing deep expertise of clinical and operational workflows to our automation efforts. The alignment in focus for both teams and the efficiency of deployment has made this a highly effective collaboration for Sutter Health.

Scott Abram   Vice President of Revenue Cycle, Sutter Health