• Providers
    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 […]

  • Providers
    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. […]

  • Pharma
    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 […]

  • Pharma
    Reimbursement Hub Services: More Than a Point of Contact

    Aug 31, 2017

    Pharmaceutical manufacturers strive to get patients on therapy faster and minimize patient drop-off. Engaging the reimbursement hub services of a white-glove partner—such as WRB, an EnvoyHealth company—is a powerful way to improve efficiencies and ensure value. WRB’s white glove approach to its reimbursement service includes experienced reimbursement specialists supporting a patient’s needs throughout their journey.  […]

  • Pharma
    Prior Authorizations: Helping Patients Leap the Hurdles

    Aug 24, 2017

    A physician’s prescription does not ensure the patient will receive a medication—no matter how appropriate or effective. Payers increasingly require prior authorization (PA). Failure to procure one can mean claim denial, even if the drug was considered a covered expense. The prior authorization process presents barriers to patients—as well as to pharmaceutical manufacturers’ bottom lines. […]

  • Pharma
    Gamification: Leveling Up Patient Adherence

    Aug 17, 2017

    Gamification—using video game–like tasks to creatively engage patients and foster treatment adherence—is gaining traction in health care. Since the cost of nonadherence in the U.S. is estimated as high as $337.1 billion annually, it’s no wonder pharmaceutical and medical-device manufacturers are taking this novel approach. Examples of gamification include: Apps that give patients points for […]

  • Pharma
    Remote Patient Monitoring Market Continues to Grow

    Aug 10, 2017

    More than 7 million patients were enrolled in mobile health care programs in 2016, according to a report from Berg Insight. It predicts more than 50 million patients will be remotely monitored by 2021. Connected medical devices are integral to these patients’ care. Benefits of remote monitoring include: Reduction of hospital readmissions Prevention of unnecessary […]