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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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by David McCann August 2013 – The healthcare industry is undergoing a dramatic transformation as healthcare providers adjust to changing consumer expectations and new industry regulations created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These two converging forces bring both opportunities and challenges for providers to improve their quality of care and deliver a better patient… Read more »

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by Graham Barnes July 2013 – In March, as required by the HITECH Act in 2009 as part of ARRA (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act), the DHHS (Department of Health and Human Services) finalized the rules for HIPAA (Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) Privacy and Security compliance and breach. Covered entities and their business… Read more »