How to prevent ‘agg spend’ sunburn

The reelection of Pres. Barack Obama assured that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA or ACA), signed into law on March 23, 2010, will move forward, and with it, the Physician Payment Sunshine Act provisions.   It goes […]

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Building the social media connection

While the evolving EHR communication channel is mostly in the control of health systems that adopt a certain vendor, system-wide, individual doctors can—and do—connect online via social-media networks set up for their profession. One of the leaders in this regard […]

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Healthy Advice Networks is now PatientPoint

Earlier this year, Healthy Advice Networks (Cincinnati, OH) acquired PatientPoint, a business that had developed an “electronic check-in” system for patients to use when visiting the doctor’s office (and which now runs on the Apple iPad platform). Now, in something […]

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The power of visualization in patient education

Fig. 1. Multisensory (seeing, hearing, touching) practice pen for patient self-injection In today’s healthcare industry, much of the focus on physician and patient outreach is on the use of new online media, interactive-tablet or smartphone displays, and similar digitally driven […]

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Grappling with the long-term care market

Alzheimer’s therapy remains out of reach One of the bigger drivers of long term care – Alzheimer’s disease – is the target of nearly 100 drug development programs, according to InSight Pharma Reports (Needham, MA). But a successful product is […]

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