Identity Management

4 data-driven healthcare marketing strategies to re-engage patients after COVID-19

This is the first in a series of blog posts exploring how the patient journey has transformed as a result of COVID-19. This series will take you through the changes that impacted every step of the patient journey and provide strategic recommendations to move forward. In this post, we explore the role of healthcare marketing …

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How data standardization can improve patient outcomes

Patchy patient data has plagued the healthcare industry for decades, but the pandemic opened the door to a whole new set of identity management challenges. As patients rushed to register for patient portals and book vaccines, many unwittingly created multiple accounts, having forgotten they’d already signed up. Fluctuating unemployment levels meant many individuals were forced …

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The State of Patient Access 2.0: 4 opportunities to strengthen the digital experience

“93% of providers say creating a better patient experience remains a top priority, up 3% from last year.” – Experian Health’s State of Patient Access, June 2021 Download now In November 2020, we surveyed patients and providers for their sentiments on how patient access changed because of the pandemic. During this time, patients welcomed the …

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Success at a glance: Turning incomplete patient data from COVID-19 testing and vaccinations into valid reimbursable claims

“Experian Health’s speed and ability to speak our business language definitely impressed us,” said ACS president, Tim Anderson. “Some of the claims were valid for only a few more weeks, and we were able to submit them in plenty of time. This is the best, fastest platform we’ve seen to reconcile duplicate and data-deficient records. …

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Enriching patient identity management with social determinants of health

Download the Guide: The Backbone of Healthcare’s Digital Transformation Knowing that clinical care accounts for only a portion of health outcomes, understanding how patients are affected by social determinants of health (SDOH) continues to gain attention as a critical factor in care delivery. COVID-19 has thrust the issue even further into the spotlight, with socially …

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Driving member engagement with health plan data analytics

As Spotify and Amazon can attest, digital technology plus personalization is a winning formula. Consumers want anytime-anywhere access to the services and products they enjoy, without having to sift through irrelevant information. They want tailored recommendations that will make their life easier. More than eight in ten consumers say they’re more likely to choose businesses …

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Q&A: Optimize reimbursements by submitting cleaner claims

Many thought the end of COVID-19 was in sight with the availability of a vaccine, and while that is somewhat true, an entirely new set of issues has arrived: how to properly administer and manage the vaccine. Now that a COVID-19 vaccine is approved and underway, providers need to execute a medical billing and coding …

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Q&A: authenticating portal access with automation

Other blog posts in this series: Segmenting your patient population for the COVID-19 vaccine Engaging patient segments with convenient, secure scheduling solutions The patient portal can play an important role in COVID-19 vaccination efforts, allowing patients the ability to both schedule their vaccines and keep track of where they are in the process, at least …

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Provider perspectives on the state of patient access

Providers know they need to improve their digital front door to withstand the financial impact of COVID-19, but change can feel risky, especially with so much uncertainty. Experian Health’s recent patient access survey offers a glimpse of what patients hope the digital front door will look like in 2021 and beyond. But what do providers …

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COVID-19 vaccine management brings a burst of duplicate patient records

The urgency to move quickly and vaccinate the population has introduced an entirely new set of challenges for providers regarding patient identity. Many continue to leverage existing processes and solutions already in place, manually handling the pain points that come with them, but now at scale and at an unprecedented rate. As the rollout moves …

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Patient perspectives on the state of patient access

How has the pandemic affected consumer attitudes around patient access? What do consumers want when it comes to accessing care? These are the questions providers must answer if they are to survive the pandemic and lay the groundwork for future financial success. Experian Health’s recent patient access survey offers a glimpse of what patients hope …

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What is a Unique Patient Identifier?

There is no shortage of data in the healthcare industry. Unfortunately, more data doesn’t always mean better data – especially when it comes to patient information. A unique patient identifier (UPI) is a method for standardizing patient identification. Individuals are assigned a unique code, and that code, rather than a Social Security Number, name, or …

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How a unique patient identifier gets health plans closer to interoperability

Health plans have been fighting against inaccurate member data, incomplete member profiles and duplicate records for years. Without a watertight way to keep track of patient identities so health data is reliably linked and accessible across multiple services, payers can’t always be confident that the record in front of them matches the member they have …

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The future of patient access: digital front door

Experian Health products referenced in this blog post: Patient Engagement Solutions Patient Scheduling Precise ID Patient Payment Estimates Patient Payment Solutions To access more insights and trends, download the entire white paper:  The State of Patient Access: 2021 How has the pandemic affected consumer attitudes toward patient access? What kind of digital experience do consumers …

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2021 Patient Experience Predictions

As 2020 draws to a close and headlines hint that the end might finally be in sight for the pandemic, the healthcare industry is considering COVID-19’s legacy. The sudden shift to contactless care, financial consequences of widespread social distancing measures and changing expectations of the patient experience have upended the world of healthcare and health …

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The challenges and risks associated with patient identity

Halloween is just around the corner, and while the holiday and celebration may look a little different this year (no thanks to COVID-19), the excitement over costumes and dressing up will likely remain the same. When it comes to patient identity, however, costumes and disguises aren’t so exciting. And unfortunately, the challenges and risks associated …

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Patient acquisition and retention strategies to implement post COVID-19

A consumer-first healthcare revolution has been simmering for years. Despite efforts to create more human-friendly services, the industry still lags behind other consumer-centric sectors. Patients want healthcare to be simple, convenient and on-demand, but a persistent lack of coordination, accessibility and affordability leaves many struggling to navigate the healthcare landscape with ease. Is this about …

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Success at a Glance: Improving Portal Security

“Precise ID satisfies both your security officer and your groups who are dealing with patient efficiency and happiness.”— Kevin Romero, Director of Clinical Systems, AdvantageCare Physicians of New York To help deliver on its mission to provide a 5-star patient experience, AdvantageCare Physicians implemented a patient portal. While a valuable enabler of patient self-service, the …

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Success at a Glance: Improving Portal Security

“Precise ID satisfies both your security officer and your groups who are dealing with patient efficiency and happiness.”— Kevin Romero, Director of Clinical Systems, AdvantageCare Physicians of New York To help deliver on its mission to provide a 5-star patient experience, AdvantageCare Physicians implemented a patient portal. While a valuable enabler of patient self-service, the …

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Ditch activation codes and automate portal enrollment with integrated identity authentication solutions

For many healthcare consumers, visiting patient portals to check medical records, schedule appointments, renew prescriptions and pay bills is a no-brainer. Accessible from multiple devices at any time of day, patient portals allow patients to manage their health from the comfort and convenience of their own home. COVID-19 has been a catalyst for even more …

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4 Tips for Launching Telehealth Services

With COVID-19 leading to postponed and cancelled medical appointments, more consumers are turning to “contactless care”. Recent figures suggest telehealth adoption has shot up from just 11% in 2019 to 46% over the course of the pandemic, and some providers are seeing up to 175 times the number of telehealth patients than pre-COVID. As they …

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How to avoid patient misidentification and claims denials amidst COVID-19

For many of the 36 million Americans who have registered for unemployment benefits during the coronavirus outbreak, losing their job means losing their health insurance. Options for the newly-unemployed are limited yet complicated: while the federal government has declined to reopen enrollment under the Affordable Care Act, several states are supporting those without coverage by …

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