Author: Tony Schueth

Biosimilars 101: Considerations for Health IT and Other Stakeholders

By Tony Schueth Biosimilars now are being introduced in the United States and are expected to rapidly become lower-cost, mainstream treatments for a range of chronic diseases, including cancer, rheumatoid …

How Will I-STOP Affect Specialty Prescribing?

By Tony Schueth New York’s I-STOP (Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing Act) went into effect on March 27.  The law requires that New York physicians use electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) for …

There’s No Stopping I-STOP

By Tony Schueth As the Point-of-Care Partners (POCP) team travels the country for conferences and client engagements, we often get asked about New York’s I-STOP (Internet System for Tracking Over-Prescribing …

Top Ten Health IT Trends for 2016

By Tony Schueth, Editor-in-Chief If 2015 was any indicator, 2016 will continue to be a year of innovation and change in health care and health information technology (health IT). Here …

12 years and Counting

By Tony Schueth, CEO & Managing Partner Last week, LinkedIn announced my 12th year at Point-of-Care Partners (POCP). Since I started the company, that makes POCP 12 years old.   Having …

Biosimilar Recommendation Means Challenges and Opportunities Ahead for HealthIT

By Tony Schueth, CEO & Managing Partner Biosimilars now are set to hit the US market with the recent recommendation that the government approve Novartis’s Zarxio cancer drug as a …

ePrescribing Requires Continued Industry Focus; More AzHeC-Like Initiatives Needed

By Tony Schueth, CEO & Managing Partner ePrescribing has become an integral component of healthcare delivery and the preferred method of prescribing non-controlled medications.  Last year,  58% of eligible non-controlled prescription …

Electronic Prior Authorization – Now is Finally the Time

By Tony Schueth, CEO & Managing Partner If you want to hit the healthcare jackpot in 2015, there’s one place you should place your chips:   electronic prior authorization (ePA) for …

Diagnosis in ePrescribing – Now is the time for the next generation of ePrescribing!

By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant ePrescribing has now surpassed the “tipping point” with greater than 60% of prescriptions issued electronically. That percentage is expected to increase as the late adopters overcome …

Reimbursing Pharmacists for Patient Care Service: An Idea Whose Time is Overdue

By Tony Schueth Pharmacists are increasingly called on to work with other healthcare professionals to increase their participation in care services. Studies and experience have shown that pharmacists add value …