POCP Blog

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 …

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 …

Does formulary decision support improve patient compliance?

By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant Policymakers, payers and providers view health information technology (health IT) as a tool to help improve patients’ medication compliance, among its many benefits. This is important …

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 …

Why Physicians Will Take the Meaningful Use Penalties Rather Than Participate

By Michael Burger, Senior Consultant Another Meaningful Use (MU) attestation deadline is here. If the past is prologue, physician attestation rates will continue to be much lower than expected. This …