Texas Health Resources (THR) will share how its telecommuting program, which began as a business continuity strategy, has now become a model for revenue cycle innovation in healthcare. THR’s centralized business office, the first truly virtual CBO in the country, is now 100-percent virtual with more than 350 staff working from home. With CBO morale and productivity at an all-time high, THR has expanded the virtual model to its Patient Access Intake Center for employees performing insurance verification and precertification activities from home. This session will share the tools, metrics and processes THR is using to ensure consistency and efficiency across revenue cycle departments – both on site and remote. This includes the ability to exchange information efficiently and securely with centralized access to patient data. The session will share the necessities of a successful telecommuter program and resulting outcomes in productivity, cost savings and employee satisfaction.
Discuss the steps involved in building a telecommuter program and the technology framework needed to support healthcare employees working from home
Identify strategies to ensure work-from-home programs meet organizational standards for security, compliance, productivity and quality
Assess a quality assurance strategy to assist leaders in standardizing best practices among teams, both on-site and at home
Evaluate outcomes in productivity, financial savings, employee engagement and staff retention resulting from work-from-home programs