Health IT Trends

Electronic Prior Authorization On the Radar to Improve Medication Access

by Tony Schueth, CEO & Managing Partner A growing number of medications require prior authorization (PA) before they can be dispensed. This is a concern among providers, who are very …

Beyond the Hype: Real Applications of Artificial Intelligence in Medication Management – Part 1

By Michael Solomon, PhD, MBA, Practice Lead, eCare Management With billions of dollars flowing into artificial intelligence (AI) technology for healthcare, it’s no surprise that AI is rising to the …

ePrescribing: Progress and Opportunities

ePrescribing industry veteran, Anthony (Tony) Schueth, looks at how far we’ve come with ePrescribing and how this vital healthcare transaction continues to improve healthcare efficiency through value-added transactions. From it’s …

Part 2: Combining Health Insurers and Pharmacy Benefit Managers: Bringing Down the Information Silos

By Michael Solomon, PhD, MBA, Practice Lead, eCare Management The unprecedented restructuring of the U.S. payer market continues, with three more announcements of payers moving to vertically integrate with pharmacy …

ePrescribing Impact: Medicare Part D Migration to NCPDP SCRIPT version 201701

By Michael Burger, Practice Lead, EHRs and EDI Medicare Part D will officially adopt NCPDP SCRIPT version 201701 for electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) on January 1, 2020 and will simultaneously retire …

NCPDP To Consider Formation of Specialty Pharmacy Work Group

  By Pooja Babbrah, Practice Lead, PBM Services The move to automate and standardize specialty pharmacy transactions could take a big and necessary step forward if a new Specialty Pharmacy …

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 …

Combining Health Insurers and Pharmacy Benefit Managers: Bringing Down the Information Silos

By Michael Solomon, PhD, MBA Big moves by market-leading commercial payers signal sweeping transformative change is underway for health insurers and pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs). This change has the potential …

Good News for Vendors: ONC to Significantly Ratchet Back EHR Certification and Enforcement

By Michael Burger and Chuck Frederick, Senior Consultants Vendors of electronic health records (EHRs) should be doing a happy dance over the recent announcement from the Office of the National …

Improving Care Quality using ePrescribing: CancelRx

Electronic prescribing (ePrescribing) is ubiquitous, but there is still room for improvement. Many, including RAND researchers, put the CancelRx transaction at the top of the list, because of its implications for …