Patient Solutions

Upstream Change, Downstream Value: see you at HIMSS!

The time between setting an appointment and arriving in the exam room is the most important for influencing immediate and downstream revenue capture, patient readiness and satisfaction. Vecna’s patient self-service solution is a digital platform that automates routine registration and billing tasks through one cohesive workflow for patients and staff. Our customers have: cut patient […]

Taking Care Of Business: How To Create An End-To-End Revenue Cycle IT Ecosystem To Demystify Patient Billing

Discover the “frictionless” revenue cycle – a groundbreaking approach that uses a seamless IT platform to connect front and back-office functions, or the critical administrative pieces of patient access and revenue cycle. In addition, it turns those pieces patient-facing, giving them the tools to take care of business (like updating demographics, paying bills, requesting appointments, […]

The traditional role of banks in revenue cycle management

By Deborah Theobald for Bankless Times Banks have traditionally played a critical role in serving the healthcare industry. They are payment aggregators, digital and paper lockboxes, data normalizers, systems of record, and more. They are the unsung heroes of healthcare – the trusted, sturdy gears that make an incredibly complex revenue cycle turn. But they’re […]

Banks Team with Healthcare IT for Innovative Solutions

By Debbie Theobald, CEO, for The Doctor Weighs In The traditional role of banks in RCM (revenue cycle management) Banks have traditionally played a critical role in serving the healthcare industry. They are payment aggregators, digital and paper lockboxes, data normalizers, systems of record, and more. They are the unsung heroes of healthcare—the trusted, sturdy […]

Technology helping Iowa City VA better serve veterans

By Madison Arnold, The Gazette IOWA CITY — Officials from the Iowa City VA Health Care System want veterans to know technology is helping improve the quality of their care. Representatives of Iowa City’s Veterans Affairs system, which serves Eastern Iowa and parts of surrounding states, showed off equipment like check-in kiosks, telemedicine and buses […]

Inventing the Mid-Cycle with Patient Self-Service

By Janie Tremlett, in Journal of AHIMA Payment models in healthcare are transforming—which should be no surprise to health information management (HIM) professionals. What may come as a surprise though is how quickly these models are transforming. Healthcare is rapidly moving to incorporate measures of value into payment models, with more than two-thirds of payments […]

Automating Clinical Processes to Improve Value in Healthcare

By Janie Tremlett, The Doctor Weighs In Adopting processes that enable patients to enter their own data can improve value in healthcare It’s no surprise that payment models in healthcare are transforming. What may come as a surprise, though, is how quickly these models are transforming. Healthcare is rapidly moving to incorporate measures of value into […]

Device lets patients record vitals while waiting for doctor

By Nidhi Subbaraman, Boston Globe A Cambridge company that builds robots and records software for hospitals has now designed something new: a piece of furniture. The new device, built by Vecna Technologies, is an armchair that looks like a waiting room fixture — but it’s outfitted with blood pressure cuffs, a thermometer, and an interface […]

Introducing Robots and Virtual Presenters at the HIMSS Innovation Center

By John Paganini, HIMSS Visitors to the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland, Ohio can now meet a virtual member and an insightful robot, technologies complimenting the interactive visitor experience. VGo: The newest addition to the HIMSS Innovation Center, VGo is a robot used for patient monitoring and remote patient visits in the healthcare environment. VGo […]

Webinar: Patient Flow Management

Download PDF: Vecna/HIMSS: Patient Flow Management Decrease patient wait times by as much as 67% by identifying bottlenecks and areas where daily schedules are off course Boost patient satisfaction by eliminating the frustration, worry, and hassle that accompanies waiting and not knowing what will happen next Enhance staff productivity and efficiency by establishing the optimal […]

Self-serve kiosks reduce antibiotic use

Patient Information Exchange

By Karen Appold, Managed Healthcare Executive Veterans Administration (VA) Palo Alto Healthcare System, through collaboration with Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco, is having great success with self-serve kiosks to screen and reduce antibiotic use in its patient population of 10,000.

Technology improves preventative care through screenings

Hospital News

Chronic disease accounts for nearly 75% of all deaths in Canada each year. In addition, medical care costs for people with chronic diseases account for 42% of total direct medical care expenditures, not to mention the estimated $54.4 billion loss in productivity due to illness. Needless to say, chronic illness has major impacts on the […]

Enhancing the Patient Experience at Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group in San Diego

Healthcare Informatics

At a time in healthcare when providers are being judged (sometimes harshly) by payers, both public and private, on their ability to engage and satisfy patients, the broad arena of patient engagement/patient satisfaction is becoming increasingly urgent. Differential reimbursement around patient satisfaction is becoming increasingly important across a variety of public and private payer payment […]

Kiosk at VA office helps vets access sites

VetLink

A new amenity has appeared at the Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Office — a kiosk to help veterans access VA sites. The kiosk has been operational for a month. Cherokee County Veterans Affairs Officer Todd Humphries said vets can access the kiosk laptop to check the status of their claims and appeals. Read the full […]

Going with the flow: BCH is leveraging kiosks to streamline processes

Boulder Community Health

In the fall of 2014, Boulder Community Health (BCH) in Colorado consolidated the majority of its inpatient acute care operations into one location. As part of this process, BCH created a centralized registration area for all hospital services, which includes outpatient lab and imaging as well as all inpatient services. Given the anticipated increase in […]

Vecna showcasing patient solutions and robotics at HIMSS 2015

HIMSS15

Vecna will attend the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition where they will exhibit their patient solutions and robotics solutions in booth #2071. The HIMSS Conference will take place at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, April 12-16th, 2015 and showcase the newest technologies, trends and solutions in health IT to international and domestic healthcare executives and providers.

VetLink: An easier way to check in at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center

VetLink

There is now an easier way for Veterans to check-in for their appointments at Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. VetLink kiosks, powered by Vecna, are positioned near every clinic of the Medical Center, shortening check-in and wait times for appointments. The kiosks also provide a means of updating personal information to include insurance and account […]

Havasu News Takes a Closer Look at Prescott VA

Havasu News salutes the efforts of the Northern Arizona Veteran Affairs Health Care System to ensure vulnerable veterans receive proper medical care, be it mental health counseling, addiction rehabilitation programs, occupational therapy, or acute medical care for a former soldier on a limited income without health insurance. Included in an ongoing effort to improve service […]

“Start with the basics” says VP Janie Tremlett to mHealth News

mHealth News’ Eric Wicklund quotes Janie Tremlett, VP of Domestic and International Business Development at Vecna, in suggesting the best approach to adopting mHealth is to start with the basics. And she’s not talking about that first phone call between doctor and patient. She’s talking about the registration process – that time-honored and laborious process […]

Winthrop leads the way for the ‘Smart’ Hospital

Healthcare Design Magazine names Winthrop Hospital in the Best of 2014: How to Design a ‘Smart’ Hospital. To solve bottlenecks at central registration, Winthrop is implementing patient kiosks and an online portal, offering the added advantage of introducing patients to digital connectivity. A patient kiosk offers a convenient, on-site method of interface that patients can […]