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Is Your Prescription Affordable? A New App May Hold the Key

By Pooja Babbrah, Practice Lead, PBM Services “I just want to say thank you. Thank you from me, my family and the millions of other people that this will help,” …

10 Most-Read of 2019

  In 2019, POCP covered a broad range of health IT topics, from ePrescribing optimization to artificial intelligence in our newsletter, blogs and reports. Helping our readers and valued clients …

How Precision Medicine Will Affect Healthcare Stakeholders

By Tricia Lee (Wilkins) Rolle, PharmD, MS, PhD Government Affairs and Health IT Strategist While many of us have heard of precision medicine, it’s viewed as a futuristic field, not …

Three Cutting Edge Areas to Consider as AI Turns to More Practical Matters

By Ken Kleinberg, Practice Lead, Innovative Technologies The field of artificial intelligence (AI) continues to progress as evidenced by the evolving emphasis of the vendors, their applications and users, and …

Why Telehealth is At an Inflection Point

By Tricia Lee (Wilkins) Rolle, PharmD, MS, PhD Government Affairs and Health IT Strategist For the past couple of years, we’ve watched the availability of virtual visits grow at alternative …

Integrate HIEs With Provider Workflow to Fully Realize Medication Therapy Management Benefits

By Ken Kleinberg, Practice Lead, Innovative Technologies There has been a tremendous amount written about the value of Health Information Exchanges (HIEs) in moving and making clinical and financial/benefit information …

Digital Therapeutics: Transforming Care through Technology: Part 2

What Will Accelerate Adoption? By Tricia Lee (Wilkins) Rolle, PharmD, MS, PhD Government Affairs and Health IT Strategist Digital Therapeutics (DTx) — also known as digiceuticals and software-as-a-drug — are …

Will Sweeping Proposed Changes to Stark Laws and Antikickback Statutes Leave Pharma Manufacturers, Pharmacies, and PBMs out of the Definition and Protection of Value-Based Entities?

By Ken Kleinberg: Practice Lead, Innovative Technologies, Point-of-Care Partners The far-reaching federal reform changes by CMS to the Stark Laws and by HHS-OIG (Office of Inspector General) to the Antikickback …

Digital Therapeutics: Transforming Care through Technology

Part 1. What Are Digital Therapeutics? By Tricia Lee (Wilkins) Rolle, PharmD, MS, PhD Government Affairs and Health IT Strategist The patient swallows a pill with an embedded sensor. Within …

10 Things Payers Need to Know About Electronic Prior Authorization

By Jocelyn Keegan, Payer Practice Lead Payer interest is growing in electronic prior authorization (ePA). Initially, in many organizations, automation largely replicated the paper process requiring duplicate entry of information. …