The Relationship between Artificial Intelligence and Healthcare: Why It’s Complicated and Why Robot Doctors Aren’t Our Future

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By David Lareau, CEO of Medicomp Systems December 2017 – If you use Facebook, you’re likely aware of the option to designate your current relationship status. In addition to mainstream choices such as single, married, and in a relationship, Facebook has a choice called “It’s complicated” – which sounds like a pretty good label for… Read more »

CVS-Aetna Merger: Great for Shareholders and Catastrophic for Consumers

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By Thomas Borzilleri, Founder & CEO of InteliSys Health November 2017 – The rumored $66 billion merger of retail pharmacy CVS and health insurer Aetna holds strong potential to inflict financial pain on American patients by artificially inflating prescription drug prices while reducing transparency and competition. The Aetna-CVS deal is the latest in an ongoing… Read more »

Healthcare’s Holy Grail: Will Telehealth Fulfill the Quest?

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By Brooke LeVasseur, CEO of AristaMD October 2017 – The U.S. health system today is facing unprecedented demands – from decreasing reimbursements to ever-changing regulations to the transition from fee-for-service reimbursement to value-based care models. Yet, amidst it all, healthcare stakeholders still need to achieve the holy grail of healthcare: higher quality care — at… Read more »

Should the Government Subsidize Healthcare Data Security?

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by Darin Brannan, CEO of ClearDATA September 2017 – The 2009 HITECH Act ignited a profound shift in how providers document our health, taking us from paper-based charting to electronic health records in just a few short years. Although the success of the legislation’s original intention—to make the sharing of medical records infinitely easier—is still up… Read more »

Gibson Consultants and Enterprise Recruiters Merge and Expand

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Retained and contingency healthcare search firms unite and open new office WILMINGTON, NC – September 7, 2017 – Gibson Consultants LLC, a retained search firm serving healthcare payors and digital health companies, announced today that it has merged with its affiliate, Enterprise Recruiters LLC, a contingency recruiting firm also focused on digital health companies. The… Read more »

Jim Gibson on panel at Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference

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James T. Gibson, President of Gibson Consultants, will speak at “The Job Market in Health IT” breakout session at the 3rd Annual Health IT + Revenue Cycle Conference. Mr. Gibson’s session will be on Saturday September 23, 1017 and will be moderated by Scott Becker, JD, CPA, Publisher, Becker’s Healthcare. Read more

Payer Power

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by Dave Bennett, EVP at Orion Health August 2017 – Because of the wealth of information found in claims data—bills for service, lab work, medications, prescriptions, and more—today’s payer has a unique longitudinal view of the patient’s complete medical history. This puts the payer in a unique position for understanding the finer points of the patient’s health… Read more »

Specialty Drugs: a Costly, Overlooked Challenge… With Solutions

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by Jeff Spafford, President & CEO at AssistRx July 2017 – Poor patient compliance and adherence to specialty and highly managed medication is a growing problem that costs the healthcare system more than $300 billion annually. Compliance is taking medication correctly as prescribed by a doctor, while adherence is taking and filling prescriptions on one’s own. Patient adherence… Read more »

Those Sticky Fingers Can Be Cut Off

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by Tom Furr, CEO & Founder of PatientPay June 2016 – Did you hear the one about the disbarred lawyer who embezzled more than $1.2 million from a hospital in Kansas City over four and one-half years? A long-trusted attorney supposedly served the hospital by collecting past-due payments from patients. Money collected was to go… Read more »

Electronic Provider Payments: Now a Real Win-Win

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by Bob Chevlin, co-Founder of Push Payments June 2017 – Payers have been increasingly embracing the use of virtual card payments (i.e., electronic payments) as a way of reducing the cost of issuing checks or ACH payments. In addition, Payers have benefited from receiving “cash back” from their virtual card issuing vendors in the form of dividends, rewards… Read more »