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POCP Blog

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 …

I-STOP? Maybe not.

 By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant When passed in 2013, NY’s I-STOP legislation was touted as a bellwether for patient safety, EHR adoption and interoperability. The law requires prescribers, effective August, …

Meaningful Use – Lost in Translation

By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant Back in the beginning of the Meaningful Use Incentive Program for Electronic Health Records (EHRs), I was a product manager working at an ambulatory EHR …

Medicare Creates Experimental Pilot Incentive Program to Boost Medication Adherence

By Bill Hein, Payer/Provider Executive Lead As a strong believer in harnessing the power of pharmacists as part of the patient care team, I’m pleased to see some critical national …

EHR Blamed for Ebola Death. REALLY?

By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant Last week, a headline caught my eye:  “Report Finds EHR Contributed to Dallas Hospital’s 2014 Ebola Issues.”  The report is written by an independent panel …

I-STOP Legislation “Hall Pass” Given to New York Health Care Community

By Poojah Babbrah, Practice Lead, PBM Services Providers, pharmacies and technology vendors in the state of New York are breathing a collective sigh of relief.  This afternoon, Governor Cuomo signed …

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 …

Proposed Changes in MU’s Attestation Periods: Will They Drive Meaningful Change?

By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant How do you spell relief? The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) apparently hopes that proposed changes in Meaningful Use (MU) attestation periods will …

DERF-a-Palooza at NCPDP

By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant The February meeting of the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) ePrescribing and Related Transactions Workgroup 11 will be a real DERF-a-Palooza, with some …

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 …