Our Healthcare System – Its Survival Lies with the Consumer

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By Ken Saitow, President & CEO of CareWire September 2016 – Patient engagement is now recognized as a crucial component of high-quality healthcare services, as it contributes to better health outcomes and an enhanced patient experience, improves adherence to therapies, and reduces care costs. In the last several years, healthcare organizations of all shapes and sizes… Read more »

Independence remains a rewarding choice for doctors

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By Michael Nissenbaum, CEO of Aprima Medical Software, and Dr. Chadwick Prodromos, Orthopaedic Sportsmedicine Specialist August 2016 – Independent physicians are not quite a dying breed, though their ranks are dwindling. In the year 2000, 57% of all doctors worked in their own private practice; today, only about one-third of physicians remain independent. The doctors who… Read more »

The Birth of the “Healthcare at Home” Era

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by Ken Accardi, Founder & CEO of Ankota July 2016 – When we think of healthcare, our immediate images are of the hospital or perhaps our doctor’s office.  This is because the hospital and the physician’s practice are the places that we traditionally go for healthcare services, and for most of us this won’t change. … Read more »

This Was Going To Be Easy, Wasn’t It?

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by Jim Evans April 2016 – One of the mostly broadly used and ill-defined terms in healthcare is the word “startup.”  It could be a guy developing an app in his basement or a company valued at millions of dollars with good technology but little or no market penetration. A while ago, we shared a little… Read more »

The More Care They Receive, The Worse They Feel

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by Zhenya Abbruzzese Fall 2015 – Imagine patients who actually get worse the more care they receive, instead of better – suffer more symptoms, require more care, rack up higher medical bills and become more dissatisfied with their care. Take, for example, Anna P. She’s a 46-year-old accountant who’s been feeling dizzy. One day, she’s… Read more »

The Complexity Crisis

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by Christopher Dennis Summer 2015 – There is a complexity crisis looming in American healthcare. As the population ages, healthcare providers, employers, insurers as well as federal, state and local governments will need to develop and deploy strategies to manage poly-chronic, highly comorbid patient populations. This subset of high-risk patients represents a small percentage of… Read more »

Even Perfect Interoperability Won’t Do the Trick

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by Nesim Bildirici Winter 2013 – Although we’ve seen the widespread adoption of HIT throughout the healthcare system led by the dramatic increase in the use of EHRs/EMRs by physicians and hospitals, true patient-centered, coordinated care is still an unrealized goal. EHRs/EMRs do an outstanding job of enabling vast amounts of patient data to be… Read more »