Author: Tony Schueth

What is TEFCA?

By Tony Schueth The 21st Century Cures Act contains a number of requirements aimed at improving interoperability in health care and information exchange. However, there is one that may have …

New POCP Report Examines How States are Addressing Opioid Prescribing, A Root Cause of the Epidemic

By Tony Schueth A first-of-its kind report that details how states are fighting the opioid crisis at the prescription level has been developed by Point of Care Partners (POCP). Unlike …

Why the Focus on Medication Noncompliance?

By Tony Schueth Addressing medication noncompliance is one of the trends we will be seeing in 2018. To be sure, medication noncompliance is a long-standing issue. We have known for …

In Memory of Pharmacy HIT Visionary James D. Lang

This past Saturday there was a memorial service for James D. Lang, PharmD, Vice President of Pharmacy Services at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM), who passed away unexpectedly …

The 21st Century Cures Act and Health IT: A Birds’ Eye View

By Tony Schueth The 21st Century Cures Act is now the law of the land. As you’ve probably heard by now, this bipartisan, $6.3 billion piece of legislation is intended …

5 Ways the Trump Presidency May Impact ONC

In a post on November 14, we laid out our view of the implications of an unexpected Trump victory on healthcare, in general, and health information technology (health IT), specifically …

Reading the Tea Leaves: What Lies Ahead for Health IT in the Trump Administration?

By Tony Schueth, CEO The voters have spoken and there will be a new administration in roughly two months. What does this mean for health information technology (health IT)? Point-of-Care …

Top 10 Takeaways from the MACRA Final Rule

By Tony Schueth The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services rolled out the final rule on October 14 for implementing the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). It details …

The Top 10 Takeaways from the Surescripts 2015 National Progress Report

By Tony Schueth American healthcare continued to use technology at a record-breaking pace in 2015 to prescribe medications and improve patient care, according to Surescripts’ newly released 2015 National Progress …

Top 10 Trends at HIMSS16

By Tony Schueth Didn’t make it to HIMSS16 in Vegas? If you did go but couldn’t make it to all the sessions or exhibits, the Point-of-Care Partners team has saved …