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Transforming the Prescription Decision Process Between Physicians and Patients w/ Surescripts CEO Tom Skelton

Unanticipated high out-of-pocket prescription costs negatively impact patient safety and may lead to increased healthcare spending later. According to the Truven Health Analytics-NPR Health Poll for Prescription Drugs (June 2017), the most cited reason by respondents who did not fill their prescription was cost (67%). Prior-authorization is another hurdle, and when it’s required, according to today’s guest, medication

HIMSS18Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC)Podcast

In Need of (Clinical Decision) Support

“Antibiotics have transformed the practice of medicine, making once lethal infections readily treatable and making other medical advances, like cancer chemotherapy and organ transplants, possible,” according to the CDC. However, that transformation did not come without side effects. As Mark Twain once said, “To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” Antibiotics

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The California Provider Directory Utility w/ Jon McBride & Rajan Shah

We’ve talked extensively about the problem with provider directories. It’s a fundamental issue in healthcare administration and many of our processes are built on top of it. I’ve called it healthcare’s ultimate death by paper cut. Now, we’re starting to see new solutions in the market. Last week we looked at an open-source industry solution.

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An Open Source Industry Platform for Provider Directory | Gunjan Siroya | RosterSource

We’ve talked extensively about the problem with provider directories. It’s a fundamental issue in healthcare administration and many of our processes are built on top of it. I’ve called it healthcare’s ultimate death by paper cut. Today we’re going to talk about solutions. On this episode, I talk with Gunjan Siroya, Principal Partner at Netspective, about

InteropPodcast

Cost Savings Opportunities on the Business Side of Healthcare | The CAQH Index | Reid Kiser and Dr. Kristine Burnaska

$11.1 Billion. That’s how much, according to the 217 CAQH Index, the healthcare industry could save by transitioning to fully electronic administrative transactions. The transactions are for things like claim submission, eligibility and benefit verification, pre-authorization, etc. These are clearly defined standards and many of them are widely adopted. This is real interoperability in healthcare

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HITS 2018 – A Catalyst for Change in Infection Control

Controlling the transmission of infections isn’t one person’s job and it can’t be measured with a few key performance indicators. It’s breaking down barriers to allow for collaboration between all interested parties. And that’s exactly what’s being done at the Healthcare Infection Transmission System (HITS) Conference this September 18-20th in Nashville, TN. Today I’m joined by Dr. Christine