Robert Budman, MD
Dr. Budman is Board Certified in Family Med & Informatics. He focuses on efficiency, safety, and quality initiatives with global experience in multi-EHR and service line care delivery. His work involves implementation, workflow adoption, and optimization. Dr. Budman earned multiple clinical awards and speaks extensively on healthcare IT.
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Physician BurnoutOptimizing efficiency and productivity in documenting patient care

Nuance drives to its primary goal of empowering healthcare providers with technologies and solutions that help document and deliver better patient care. Most recently, that commitment contributed to Nuance’s distinction as #1 Best in KLAS for Speech Recognition: Front-End EMR for its Dragon Medical One (DMO) solution. This award recognizes feedback from frontline healthcare providers […]

Achieve accurate coding and billing for cardiovascular procedures with AI solutions

Cath Lab national data indicates that hospitals across the United States continue to grapple with accurate billing, with missed reimbursement costs averaging $8,000 per case due to under coding. Also, approximately one-in-six cases pose a compliance risk due to coding inaccuracies.  There are several factors contributing to this ongoing challenge. Interventional cardiovascular procedures are complex […]

Taking charge of community health: The power of rural hospitals

The logistics and realities rural hospitals face have unique complexities vs. organizations in metropolitan or urban settings. The challenges of rising costs, new regulations, changing reimbursement models, clinician burnout, and staffing shortages are intensified in the rural community. Rural hospital risk compounded with the COVID-19 pandemic and surges . And yet, most rural health organizations […]

Navigating shifting regulations now a priority for CMIOsNavigating shifting regulations now a priority for CMIOs

At the recent Health Management Academy’s (HMA) Chief Medical Information Officers (CMIO) meeting, a good portion of the discussion centered on the changing landscape of regulations and even more changes from CMS and ONC that are on the horizon. So, what changes are forthcoming? How do we keep up as an industry, and where do […]

How CMIOs can adapt to the “new normal”

The new normal, other than the donning of facemasks in public places and calls for frequent handwashing, is the spike in virtual doctor visits. At the recent Health Management Academy (HMA) CMIO Virtual Forum, many CMIO’s at various organizations shared their experiences on how they rapidly transitioned to telehealth. Whereas virtual doctor visits cannot immunize our […]

Increased Health Risks and a New Telehealth Playing Field

Until recently, just 10% of patients took advantage of telehealth in lieu of an in-person visit—but that is changing rapidly before our eyes. So many of us have been told to stay home, to work from home, to shelter in place. Following these guidelines means shifting more and more of our interactions to digital platforms […]

The role of CDI programs in supporting the financial well-being of rural and critical access hospitals

This post was previously posted on Healthcare IT News on October 11, 2019. Republished with permission. I’ve been writing recently about the financial well-being of rural and critical access hospitals: about their struggling to stay in business, and how establishing a clinical documentation improvement (CDI) program can help keep the doors open. The reasons for my interest […]

calculating the bottom lineSupporting a healthy bottom line with clinical documentation improvement for rural facilities

This post was previously posted on Healthcare IT News on February 12, 2019. Republished with permission. “I wear a lot of hats around here.” It’s a phrase that we all hear, and repeat, regularly, but it may be no truer than at rural and critical access hospitals. In these environments, the health information management (HIM) person may […]

Rural hospitals are struggling to stay in business. What can we learn from these closures?

This post was previously posted on Healthcare IT News on April 6, 2020. Republished with permission. Financial pressures, limited resources, and changing regulations contribute to bottom-line risk and the alarming result is often rural hospital failure and closure. In this new series from Dr. Robert Budman, we explore what’s behind this and, more importantly, what […]

Caring for more hearts

Every February, health associations recognize American Heart Month and dedicate resources and efforts towards raising awareness for heart health and preventing heart disease. There is too much at stake so taking time to educate ourselves on the impact of this disease is of paramount importance. Especially considering that heart disease is the leading cause of death for […]

Ready for 2020? Put training at the top of your new year priorities.

The widespread availability of a diverse range of healthcare information technologies is staggering and awesome. Never before have healthcare providers had such vast and, indeed, good tools and technologies at their disposal—tools that promise improvements to patient outcomes, financial impact, sharing of useful data, and provider satisfaction at work. At the same time, however, too […]

artificial intelligence in healthcareThe Way Forward: An eye on future healthcare technologies

This article was first published on November 1, 2019, by Health Data Management. Reposted with permission. Throughout this series, I wrote how critical access and rural hospitals face the same day-to-day struggles that larger healthcare organizations do. The difference is that the challenges are amplified in critical access settings because of limited resources. It’s no secret that many rural hospitals operate […]