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Welcome to i3solutions’ blog. Our Subject Matter Experts and skilled Developers will share their thoughts on the latest technologies and how they can be used to advance your business objectives. Whether you are a fellow technology expert, or just in need of an expert on technology, we promise intelligent ideas, innovative insights, and integrated concepts to help get the conversation started.


  • May 16, 2022
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    What is Healthcare Fraud, Waste & Abuse? Healthcare fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) costs the US medical market a significant amount every single year.  It is estimated to be in the region of $300 billion – a huge expense that not only impacts national medical resources but can also influence tax rates and other legislation that makes everyday life more expensive. With medical scams on the rise and breached …

  • May 3, 2022
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    Hospitals and other healthcare facilities have a primary focus of helping patients access medical care, but this care needs to include functions and processes that allow it to be funded sustainably, and that’s where healthcare revenue cycle management (RCM) comes into play. Without suitable financial planning, facilities would struggle to maintain patient care and continue with day-to-day operations.  Revenue cycle management allows them to collect fees and keep up …

  • April 5, 2022
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    What Is A Good Faith Estimate? The concept of a Good Faith Estimate (or GFE) was introduced alongside the No Surprises Act in early 2022. The estimate acts as notification of expected medical costs to those who are uninsured or choosing to pay for treatments separately from their medical insurance plan (self-pay patients). The legislation must be followed by all licensed healthcare providers and there are no specified exemptions …

  • March 7, 2022
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    What is the No Surprises Act? The No Surprises Act, in its most basic form, is federal protection for those with either individual or group healthcare plans. It is designed to protect them from surprise medical bills when using emergency services (and some non-emergency services.) The Journal of the American Medical Association reported that as many as one in every five insured adults had received surprise medical bills in …

  • February 28, 2022
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    Understanding data helps people gain a better grasp of their surroundings, including what has transpired, why it occurred, where things are heading, and what defines a significant change.  Big Data and Predictive Analytics is a rising trend in Healthcare that gives providers and patients deeper insights into all aspects of the level of care being delivered and received. What is Big Data? Big Data refers to sets of information …

  •   Agile is big on collaboration with customers. Using tight feedback loops and active owner involvement, teams employ Agile to develop better software that meets customer needs and expectations.  The technicalities of engineering projects can often make it challenging to carry stakeholders along. That’s where Agile modeling comes in to help teams and clients develop a shared vision of the final product. Using various Agile modeling techniques, teams can express ideas …

  •   Lean software development is a programming approach that emphasizes efficiency and waste reduction. The concept stems from the Lean manufacturing movement that developed in the 1980s. While Lean started in the automotive industry, it has become an integral part of software development and is considered a key Agile framework. Many of the principles that Lean preaches are common sense. In fact, if your team has a history of maximizing …

  • As principal methodologies of Agile Software Development, many teams find themselves deciding between Extreme Programming (XP) vs Scrum Development at some point. While experienced teams may be able to easily tell the two apart with their eyes closed, for new users, these methodologies can be uncomfortably similar. In fact, you could be excused if you took one for the other. As a result, deciding which of the two methodologies provides …

  • Help Rank Business Value with Your Customers using Agile Games The Agile Software Development process and the use of small releases is valuable partly because it helps generate a ton of great ideas quickly. But as developer teams know, not all great ideas work out well in practice. Sometimes, the idea turns out to have fundamental flaws. Other times, the team discovers the time just wasn’t right for that …

  • Kanban development is a popular Agile method with practices emphasizing project transparency and effective collaboration. It was first developed by Japanese engineer Taiichi Ohno in the 1940s and gained popularity when implemented as part of the world-famous Toyota Production System (TPS). Since then, Kanban has infiltrated allied manufacturing industries and software development. It is a preferred project management technique for many teams worldwide and, together with Scrum, is adopted by …