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About Stacey Schaefer

Stacey Schaefer is Vice President Clinical Operations for HybridChart. She has spent the last twenty-five years in Healthcare executive leadership, clinic/hospital administration and physician recruiting/relations/retention. She resides in Scottsdale, Arizona.

August 2019

Physicians Should Round Smarter, Not Harder

By |2019-08-16T07:41:09-07:00August 15th, 2019|Charge Capture, Rounding Software, Solutions for Doctors|

Healthcare may be one of the very few industries in which you don’t immediately get paid for the work or service provided.  Rather, it can be days, weeks, or even months before payment is actually received for work completed. And that’s if rounding physicians remember to submit the charges. Missed charges mean lost revenue and [...]

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WHY Practice Automation Improves Patient Care and Safety

By |2019-08-05T09:18:35-07:00August 1st, 2019|Disruptive Behavior, Healthcare News, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

With all the changes in healthcare, imagine what these disruptions do to physicians and ultimately the care they provide to patients. Most medical students dream of healing the sick and providing preventative care and recommendations to improve patient outcomes.  When reality hits and providing care is lost in a massive sea of clerical work, an [...]

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July 2019

TOP 5 PRIORITIES for the 5 Months Left in 2019: HEALTHCARE LEADERS Need to Prioritize These Items NOW

By |2019-08-05T09:20:50-07:00July 18th, 2019|Healthcare News, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

Focus on your PEOPLE Your number one priority if you are sitting in the C-Suite is taking care of your PEOPLE.  Wait. What?  You may be thinking, “Shouldn’t patients always come first? “I disagree.  What many top leaders mistakenly do is alienate themselves from their people.  And, in front of the line is the medical [...]

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June 2019

Telehealth can Reduce Healthcare Costs and Increase 1:1 Time with Your Patient

By |2019-08-05T10:41:38-07:00June 27th, 2019|Healthcare News, Solutions for Doctors|

According to Definitive Health’s 2019 Annual Healthcare Trends Survey: 38% of Hospital Executives reported reducing operating expenses was their number one priority for 2019. The challenge is….how do we effectively reduce costs while at the same time, not compromise patient care?  I believe the answer is getting smarter at HOW and WHERE we provide great [...]

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Want to Lower Readmissions? Do These 6 Things Now.

By |2019-08-05T15:18:48-07:00June 19th, 2019|Healthcare News, Patients, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

Patients are getting lost between the in-patient and out-patient world.  This results in higher readmissions, sicker patients, and skyrocketing healthcare costs. Today, on average, the national rate for 30-day all-cause readmission is almost 15% (see Figure 1 below). Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Delivery, Organization, and Markets, Healthcare Cost [...]

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May 2019

Overcoming the Complexity of Interoperability

By |2019-08-05T15:45:25-07:00May 21st, 2019|Healthcare News, Patients, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

For years, clinic practices, hospitals, surgery centers, urgent care, assisted living, nursing homes, etc., have operated in silos. You’re probably thinking, “Tell me something I don’t know!” Here we are in the era of technology, where there is an app for everything, and we still cannot track patients as they flow throughout our community healthcare [...]

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April 2019

Are You Placing Yourself AT RISK for Getting Fined? 4 Things you Can Do NOW to Protect YOU and YOUR PRACTICE

By |2019-08-05T15:49:20-07:00April 29th, 2019|Healthcare News, Solutions for Doctors, Solutions for Healthcare Administrators|

Officials state that small scale breaches of privacy often cause the most harm.  According to the ProPublica Report, violations that expose the health details of just a patient or two are “proliferating nationwide”.  For a full list of HIPAA breaches and fines, you can visit OCR’s Breach Portal. Doctors, PAs, CNPs, and other providers who [...]

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TOP 5 Reasons for Clinical Practices to GO PAPERLESS in 2019

By |2019-08-05T16:03:02-07:00April 19th, 2019|Healthcare News|

Going paperless is not just simply adopting an Electronic Medical Record.  This is just the first step, as your practice likely manages a ton of paper in other areas.  Paper truly impedes the overall goal of having an integrated and collaborative healthcare team. Many employees prefer paper.  You can touch it, refer to it, and [...]

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March 2019

Purposeful Rounding with Automated Charge Capture

By |2019-08-05T15:58:15-07:00March 7th, 2019|Charge Capture, Healthcare News, Solutions for Doctors|

Rounding with a purpose.  Interesting,…tell me more. Heavy caseload.  Multiple hospitals.  Sick patients—some, very high risk.  Long hours.  Exhausted.  Missed dinners.  No relief in sight. Fast forward. You adopt a mobile charge capture solution that automatically sends charges to your biller and billing staff because missed charges mean lost revenue – for the work you [...]

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May 2018

We Understand Physicians

By |2018-05-08T10:42:08-07:00May 7th, 2018|Rounding Software|

According to a research commissioned by the AAMC, the United States will face a shortage of more than 120,000 physicians by the year 2030. Additionally, this shortage will be strained by an ever-growing aging population that will impede accessibility to healthcare like never before. Let’s face it—healthcare is in crisis. Physicians no longer get to [...]

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