Each month, we provide a roundup of news, awards, and features pertaining to symplr and symplr's subject-matter experts.
symplr's Julie Walker named a "power player" in health IT
Julie Walker, executive vice president and managing director at symplr, was named a "power player" in Becker's Hospital Review's recently released list of "Women power players in health IT."
The list identified key executives and decision makers in the health IT space, highlighting not only individuals with long-established careers, but also rising stars in the field.
Julie spent a year as chief strategy officer for symplr before assuming her current role. She has experience leading symplr's integration management office, which oversaw five significant acquisitions within the past 12 months alone.
Julie's listing highlighted how her desire to help others was instilled at a young age as she witnessed her mom, a nurse, tend to patients and open her home to care for children who had no guardians.
In 2021, Julie was named to The Healthcare Technology Report's Top 25 Women Leaders in Healthcare Software. Read more about Julie and all of symplr's leadership team here.
symplr experts published in HealthCare Business News
Many health systems outsource some or most of their revenue cycle management (RCM) processes. This is in part due to RCM's complexity and the fact that it is a resource-consuming process due to:
- The sheer number of participants involved—including patients, payers, physicians (and other providers), and third-party partners
- The use of highly complex and specialized, siloed software systems used to manage it
- Changing rules for reimbursement and coding languages that affect the revenue cycle
As with many purchased service categories, hospitals simply cannot afford to hire staff who bring all of the highly specialized knowledge and training necessary or build their own software systems to support their RCM process, yet still optimize efficiency.
In the June issue of HealthCare Business News, symplr Spend Management experts Eric Slimp and Mitali Maheshwari discuss commonly outsourced RCM subcategories, as well as key components of those subcategories that are noteworthy.
symplr CPO Brian Fugere shared his expertise in a recent podcast
symplr’s Chief Product Officer, Brian Fugere, was featured in a recent podcast hosted by Definitive Healthcare, a leading commercial healthcare intelligence company.
The podcast, titled Episode 8: How do you make 300 IT vendors work together? Healthcare operations and GRC with Brian Fugere of symplr, began by covering symplr’s rapid growth and acquisition strategy success. In addition, Fugere shared points about how symplr has excelled in integrating its broad and growing portfolio of solutions to provide additional value to customers.
“We’re breaking down silos, automating processes, and uniting mission-critical systems,” said Fugere. He explained that by doing this, symplr is providing customers with:
- Cross-solution workflows that enable healthcare organizations to be more productive
- Analytics that provide significant insight into healthcare organizations’ business operations and patient outcomes to better enable continuous process improvement.
“We call this the symplr Connected Enterprise,” Fugere said.
Visier and symplr partner to provide new tools within symplr Talent Management
symplr announced a strategic partnership with Visier. Visier will provide reporting functionality for symplr Recruitment—a part of symplr Talent Management—that allows access to the "people analytics" technology within the Visier HR software platform. This, in turn, will help customers use the symplr Recruitment system to make more informed decisions and deliver more predictable hiring results.
In addition, symplr Recruitment customers will be able to track the entire employee lifecycle, from attracting the right candidates to exit interviews, to stay informed and prioritize their most pressing concerns.
For more information, read the press release. Customers interested in learning about the added functionality should contact their symplr Customer Success representative.
symplr Chief Product Officer published in Becker’s Healthcare News
Becker’s Hospital Review recently published an article titled, “Connected healthcare operations propel healthcare reform,” by symplr’s Chief Product Officer, Brian Fugere. The article discusses how new care and payment models require intense collaboration, transparency, and data sharing across healthcare enterprises.
Crucial data connections across the healthcare enterprise enable efficient and effective hospital operations to:
- Smooth out inefficiencies in workforce management that contribute to worker burnout and fatigue
- Spotlight costly subpar performance—but seek to correct it non-punitively as true provider-focused performance improvement
- Surface the value of contracts and capital purchases, helping hospitals avoid financial drain
“Technological advances make it easier to streamline operations by using connected suites of software that integrate and coordinate tasks, allowing healthcare organizations and their staff to better organize the time and resources,” Fugere writes.
symplr recognized with Digital Health Awards in four categories
Several symplr publications and one of its web portals were represented among the winners of the recent Digital Health Awards. Initially announced on Twitter, symplr received recognition for the following:
- Bronze award among businesses with 500+ employees that include healthcare professionals among their audience: 7 Current Legal Issues in Healthcare
- Merit award among businesses with 500+ employees that include healthcare professionals among their audience: Healthcare Compliance: All You Need To Know
White paper award, Web-based Digital Health:
- Merit award among businesses with 500+ employees that include healthcare professionals among their audience: Beyond the Digital Front Door: The Digital House
Product portal award, Physician/Clinician (Users):
- Merit award among businesses with 500+ employees that include healthcare professionals among their audience: symplr Clinical Communications