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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 »

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by Neil Patel, President of Healthbox May 2017 – “But healthcare is different.” This often-used excuse by many in our field attempts to explain why strategies and tactics that have worked in other industries would not work in healthcare. When it comes to innovation, you would be hard-pressed to find a non-commoditized industry where a… Read more »

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by Dave Eichler, Managing Partner at Psilos Group April 2017 As a healthcare venture capitalist for the past 18 years, I am often asked how our investment strategy has been impacted by Obamacare, and more recently by efforts aimed at its repeal and replacement. I understand the impulse by some to stay on the sidelines given all… Read more »

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by Ben Wilson March 2017 – If you’re like me, you’re tired of wasting time on healthcare technology partnership deals that go nowhere. These deals often take time, travel expense, and most of all, incur a significant opportunity cost. Healthcare provider and payer organizations have complex and sophisticated IT environments with hundreds of applications. These healthcare… Read more »

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by Arvind Subramanian, President & CEO of HealthMyne February 2017 – The title of gifted writer Flannery O’Connor’s eponymous short story collection “Everything That Rises Must Converge” is a good expression of the powerful intersecting forces driving the next wave of value creation in the US Healthcare IT (HCIT) ecosystem. The confluence of consumerism, demographics, provider leadership/management… Read more »

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By Dan Wilson, Founder & CEO of Moxe Health January 2017 – With Congress moving to repeal the ACA, reinforced by President Trump’s executive order for a “prompt repeal,” there’s significant speculation surrounding how our insurance market will look post-2017. The ACA introduced changes resulting in an estimated 20 million people gaining coverage since the law’s… Read more »

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By Russell Benaroya, Founder & CEO of EveryMove October 2016 – Consumers need to do the right things for themselves in order for our healthcare system to work. That’s everything from making smart lifestyle decisions to understanding their benefits to spending those growing out of pocket dollars wisely. Unless individuals act in their best interest to take… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »