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Dating Your Technology Partners: A Framework for Evaluating Your Relationships

It’s growing late, and the entree has long been cold. Familiar thoughts hang in the air: Is this what’s best for me? Are they here for the right reasons? Am I showing too much interest? Not enough? Do they really think this will work? No, this isn’t a recap of the latest episode of The …

The Rundown | Week of 7.9.18

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Maryland All-Payer Model Expands Governor Larry Hogan signed a contract with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to expand the state’s all-payer healthcare model to include outpatient services. Hogan believes the payment model will both enhance the quality of care while saving patients …

The Rundown | Week of 7.2.18

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recognized July as Minority Mental Health Awareness Month in an effort to generate awareness of the intersection of mental illness and racial or ethnic minority populations. Cultural stigmas and …

The Rundown | Week of 6.25.18

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. FDA Await DEA Decision on Marijuana Pharmaceutical The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first cannabidiol (CBD) for the treatment of Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, two rare forms of epilepsy. Approval of the marijuana-derived drug, Epidiolex, followed three randomized, placebo-controlled studies on …

Narrow Networks: How Providers Can Prepare for the Inevitable

How did we get here? A recent study by PwC projects that 2019 will see a continued, stable rise in insurance costs for employers. The 6 percent increase is consistent with the past five years’ data, though still a significant — and growing — expenditure. The study also identified factors that act as ballast to …

Alexa, What Is the Internet of Health Things?

By: Morgan Hensley Fitbit stock soars. The FDA approves an in-ear wearable to manage opioid withdrawals. The Google Brain team announces an initiative to integrate voice recognition and electronic health records. What do these recent headlines have in common? They’re all part of the Internet of Health Things (IoHT). This fast-growing market has enormous potential …

The Rundown | Week of 6.18.18

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Alternative Therapies Improve Cancer Treatment, Experts Say The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) endorsed new guidelines that address integrative therapies such as massages, yoga, and acupuncture for patients undergoing cancer treatment. The endorsement fosters patient-doctor discussion about these alternative treatments so that physicians can …

The Rundown | Week of 6.11.18

Busy provider looking for healthcare news? Check out The Rundown. Health Costs to Remain Constant Researchers from PwC’s Health Research Institute forecast stable health insurance costs for workers in 2019. The reasoning behind their prediction is employers are safeguarding themselves by investing in employee satisfaction in order to dissuade them from leaving in the current …

We Need to Talk About (Men)tal Health

June is Men’s Health Month and we’re kicking it off by sharing some resources on how to engage your patients around their mental health. One poll found 77 percent of men reported feelings of anxiety, depression, and stress. Six million men nationwide are depressed. Men are four times more likely than women to commit suicide. …

Which of Your Patients Will Benefit the Most from Telehealth?

Update (June 6, 2018): The VA MISSION Act was signed into law today.  A bipartisan bill, the VA MISSION Act, progressed quickly through Congress and is projected to be signed into law by the president at any moment. While the bill primarily provides $51 billion in funding to support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) …



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