• Providers
    Improving Patients’ Health Literacy

    Dec 20, 2017

    Health care is complicated. Advances in medicine bring promise, but treatments are becoming more intricate and expensive. This makes health literacy increasingly important. Only about 9 percent of Americans understand all four of these basic health insurance terms: “health plan premium,” “health plan deductible,” “out-of-pocket maximum,” and “co-insurance.” That’s according to a recent UnitedHealthcare survey. […]

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    Opioid Dependence: How Hub Services Can Help

    Nov 16, 2017

    Opioid-related drug overdoses killed more than 33,000 Americans in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health publication STAT predicts opioids could cause 500,000 more deaths over the next 10 years. Making matters worse, patients often struggle to access and pay for opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment. A hub services provider like […]

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    Telehealth: Increasing Patient Access & Adherence

    Nov 9, 2017

    Health care providers are under increasing pressure to ensure therapies are necessary, evidence-based, and cost-effective. Telehealth has emerged to make value-based care more convenient and efficient. Using available information and technologies, providers can deliver care and education remotely, saving cost and easing patient adherence to therapy. Remote Patient Monitoring Home telehealth, also called remote patient […]

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    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Predictions for 2018

    Nov 2, 2017

    Health care market trends have a direct impact on pharmaceutical manufacturers’ stakeholder interaction and value-based care agreements. Knowing those trends and planning around them will be key to pharma’s success. Industry analysts predict these three trends will dominate manufacturing in 2018: 1. Stronger Focus on Specialty Drugs & Rare Diseases Specialty drugs will account for […]

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    Improving Patient Engagement Through Technology

    Oct 19, 2017

    Health care executives and clinicians discussed patient engagement technology in a recent New England Journal of Medicine survey. Respondents emphasized the advantages of predictive analytics—techniques for data-mining, statistical modeling, machine-learning, and artificial intelligence used to create more effective treatment plans. More than 50 percent said one of the top three benefits of patient engagement tools […]

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    Driving Progress in the Biosimilar Marketplace

    Oct 12, 2017

    In 2010, the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) established an abbreviated approval pathway for “follow-on” biologics or biosimilar products. Since then, the market for biosimilars has been mired in uncertainty. The BPCIA contains language known as the “patent dance,” which has tied up the release of several biosimilar drugs. The patent dance instructs […]

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    Human Touch: Maximizing the Effectiveness of Medical Devices

    Oct 5, 2017

    Remote patient monitoring uses mobile medical devices to collect and transmit patient data to health care providers in real time—without disrupting patients’ lives. For the best results, patients must understand how these devices work and how to use them. Unfortunately, even patients who learn every function of a new smartphone or flat-screen TV might not […]

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    Technology Simplifies Life for Providers

    Sep 21, 2017

    Many patients have become involved in their care, but provider offices can still streamline their administrative processes. If done right, this can reduce workload while not only maintaining but also improving patient engagement. Online provider portals allow offices to track patients throughout therapy and ensure adherence. Providers can use portals to access patient data and […]

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    A New Era: Enabling Payor & Provider Collaboration

    Sep 14, 2017

    In today’s rapidly changing health care environment, one silver lining for providers is payers’ increasing interest in collaboration. Patients are switching insurance more frequently, often ending up with high-deductible plans. Meanwhile, providers face increasing amounts of paperwork, lowering the time they can spend on patient care. Providers and payers both benefit from increasing their partnership. […]

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    Gaining Access on Providers’ Terms

    Sep 7, 2017

    Pharmaceutical manufacturers want to increase their access to provider offices. But it’s not always clear how to do this, and manufacturers don’t always have the resources to support intensive provider contact. Meanwhile, providers’ overwhelming workloads can prevent them from seeking product information from manufacturers. To bridge this gap, manufacturers must listen actively to providers and […]