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Artificial Reality, Virtual Reality, Authentic Reality: Why Guests Want More Than Technology

When walking through a Harry Potter or Star Wars attraction at an amusement park, it may seem like an escape from reality. Park guests can immerse themselves in another world and leave Read more

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Insurance Providers Should Prioritize Solutions for Streamlining Pre-Authorization Processes
March 24, 2023

Prior authorization wastes medical and insurance providers’ time and can result in poor patient outcomes. Changes are likely as the federal government reviews legislation. Melanie Musson, a health insurance expert with USInsuranceAgents.com, reminds providers, “Health insurance providers should focus on creating better pre-authorization processes to improve efficiency and patient outcome.” Prior authorization has been […]

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Provider & Payer Dynamics: Revenue Cycle’s Evolution
March 24, 2023

Pre-authorization is a word that is being tossed around more and more frequently in the healthcare world. Often referred to as pre-approvals, prior approvals, or prior authorizations, these are insurance-dictated restrictions on medicines, tests, or health services that require a check before insurance will officially cover the product or service. More than three quarters of […]

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The Provider Relief Fund: A Government Lesson in Unintended Consequences
March 24, 2023

The Provider Relief Fund (PRF) created a necessary cash infusion for healthcare providers during the pandemic. The pandemic required unprecedented government action to the tune of more than $19 billion distributed through the program. Now that the storm of Covid is behind us, the true story of PRF is around its success compared to mandated […]

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Artificial Reality, Virtual Reality, Authentic Reality: Why Guests Want More Than Technology
December 10, 2019

When walking through a Harry Potter or Star Wars attraction at an amusement park, it may seem like an escape from reality. Park guests can immerse themselves in another world and leave anything going on in their real life behind. However, even in a ‘galaxy far, far away,’ amusement parks are focused on authenticity and […]

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Is “Authentic Reality” Next in Entertainment?
December 6, 2019

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have become popular vehicles for content creation in and outside of amusement parks. They are able to transport consumers to new worlds and experiences unlike any device in the past, but their real strength may lie in the form of a third ‘reality’. That would be authentic reality, […]

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How IPs and Technology are Delivering on Storytelling at Amusement Parks
December 4, 2019

Today’s entertainment landscape is as bountiful as it has ever been. With competition coming from new arenas like streaming services, theme parks have reimagined themselves to stay attractive. This change has not been accomplished solely through higher and faster rides, but by using the latest technological tools available. “We have to change the way we’ve […]

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Reshaping the VR Narrative in Amusement Parks with Bob Cooney
December 2, 2019

It is no longer uncommon to see a virtual reality experience in any number of entertainment or educational avenues. The technology has become more flexible and consumers have gained more experience with it, businesses are working VR experiences into their offerings. Amusement and theme parks are jumping in on the action as well. However, the […]

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What News To Expect at IAAPA Expo 2019
November 12, 2019

More than 1,000 leading amusement park and attraction industry companies will exhibit at IAAPA Expo 2019. The Orange County Convention Center will open on November 19 until 22 and dozens of product reveals and launches will be announced. Here are a few news events to keep an eye on during the show: SUMBA Unveil of […]

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IAAPA 2019 Preview: 3 Reasons to Attend
November 5, 2019

The attraction industry’s global association should have no problem attracting professionals to its flagship conference this November. The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo returns to Orlando, Florida’s Orange County Convention Center from November 18-22. IAAPA Expo 2019 brings together leaders of theme and amusement parks from across the country in order […]

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