Okan Ekinci, M.D.


Why Adopting Tools That Support Virtualization of Care Is Critical

The efficiency and ease of tools that support virtualization will set the stage for the future of cancer care.

Frank McGillin


What is the Ultimate Destination of Virtual Care?

Three differentiators that separate leaders from chasers in virtual health transformation.

Mike Snyder


The Respiratory Panel Challenge Now Faced by Payers with the Ending of the PHE

Labs are justifying larger respiratory panels as simplifying a physician’s job in diagnosing via lab testing, but payers need to observe the multiplex testing trend.

Wayne Jonas


The Case for Delivering Whole-Person Healthcare

Spending the extra time and effort to address a patient’s body, mind, and spirit is a good business practice for physicians. We need to achieve this in our own practices and at a systemic level – but how?

Roma Sharma


Getting Real About Health Equity

CMS and state officials are using payment incentives, data collection and program requirements to start edging the lofty ideals of health equity toward reality.

Jeff Baldetti


What’s Next for the Biosimilars Market in the U.S.?

Momentum is building for biosimialrs but robust coverage for lower-cost agents, including biosimilars, is needed.

Moti Ramgopal, MD, FACP, FIDSA


Opportunities for HIV PrEP in Population Health

The benefits of addressing barriers and increasing access to HIV PrEP therapies to high-risk populations across the globe.

Janet Dyer


Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Cognitive Decline Are Linked

Study shows that every 5% increment in the cardiovascular disease risk as measured by the 10-year Framingham risk score was related to lower cognitive function.

Alexandra Weiss


Why Patient Registries Need to Make the Move From Tactical to Strategic Research Initiatives

The one-sided, research-oriented approach has to change so patients have ready access to dashboards with their disease histories and pre-visit documents tailored to the patient questions.

Lee Newcomer


It's Possible for Those Who Practice and Pay for Precision Oncology to Catch Up to Speed of Innovation

The fast-evolving field of precision medicine offers the promise of more effective treatments and better outcomes, and it’s time that we collaborate to keep outdated clinical and reimbursement practices from slowing it down.

Sarah Shih


5 Tips for Health Plans to Improve Race and Ethnicity Data

Equity is a central part of healthcare quality, but health plans often lack information on individual members’ race and ethnicity, making assessing and improving health outcomes challenging.

Ketan Patel, M.D.


Truth from the Patient Record: Payer-AI Partnerships

Natural language processing is an essential tool in value-based agreement, says an executive at a natural language processing company.

Clinical Communications


Nonmedical Use of Prescription Stimulants: Risk Factors, Outcomes, and Risk-Reduction Strategies

Content of this article was sponsored by Arbor Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Copyright 2020. This Managed Healthcare Executive® publication provides key information regarding a review by Faraone, et al, which was originally published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (doi: 10.1016/j.jaac.2019.06.012). The authors of the original review are Stephen V. Faraone, PhD; Anthony L. Rostain, MD; C. Brendan Montano, MD; Oren Mason, MD; Kevin M. Antshel, PhD; Jeffrey H. Newcorn, MD. Please consult the full published review for complete information.

Tony Willoughby, Pharm.D.


Beyond the First Wave of Digital Pharmacy Innovation

Tapping the potential of digital pharmacy involves creating conditions that allow pharmacists to build trusting relationships with patients, tighter integration pharmacists into care plans and authentic patient engagement.

Kameron Leigh Matthews


Tech Can’t Solve the Biggest Factor for Population Health Success: Trust

The more we rely on technology, the further away we get from focusing on and addressing one of the most critical components of care: Trust between the patient and doctor.

Karen Shields


The End of Continuous Medicaid Enrollment Is Near. Are States and Their Workers Ready?

States need to prepare for the onslaught of work related to Medicaid enrollment and redeterminations with continuous enrollment scheduled to end on March 31.

Ketan Patel, M.D.


The “Risk” of Value-Based Care

Risk adjustment is a central feature of value-based care, but it can be abused. Natural language processing can make the process efficient and steer it clear of fraud and other problems.

Ben Walker


3 Ways Transcription Helps Healthcare Providers Increase Their Efficiency

Medical professionals are often strapped for time and they experience immense pressure to stay on top of paperwork while simultaneously having to see and treat patients. Add late nights on call and long shifts to the equation, and one can begin to comprehend the high-stress nature of the job.

Cora Tellez


Let’s Not Lose Sight of Patient Experience with Virtual Care

Strategies are needed that take most, if not, all of the burden away from the patient so that RPM enhances their experience with their care. Both telehealth and RPM have those elements needed to improve the patient experience, including good communication between doctors and patients and improved patient engagement.

Terry Ciesla


How to Tame Increasing Healthcare Costs and Deal With Staffing Shortfalls

Hiring assistants that work virtually and outsourcing medical coding are two ways that providers can navigate through these times of increasing cost pressures and staffing shortages.

Kindred Hospitals


LTACHs provide treatment for patients with more complicated and severe illnesses than SNFs do

Ensuring that patients with serious conditions have access to LTACH care can help improve their outcomes.­­ Discover the distinctions in patient conditions treated at LTACHs compared to SNFs

Allyson Y. Schwartz


Needed: A Prevention Strategy To Stop Amputations Among Minority Populations Living With Complex Diabetes

Lower limb amputations are devastating for people living with diabetes, particularly for Black Americans facing poor access to comprehensive care. A coordinated, data-driven national prevention strategy is the only way to curb this growing epidemic for all at-risk populations.

Paul K. Paik, MD


Looking Ahead in the Treatment of NSCLC

Paul K. Paik, MD, considers the future of MET-directed therapies in non-small cell lung cancer.

Amendola Communications


Predictions for 2022 from Healthcare Executives

Healthcare executives look ahead to 2022 and the forces and events that will shape the American healthcare landscape.Amendola Communications compiled these comments from a variety of healthcare executives.

Adam Higman, DHA, FACHE


Collaboration, Access to Care, and Member Experience Essential to 2022 Health Plan Success

A look inside six trends that will shape and influence care, planning and performance over the next year for health plans.

Danna Chung, MD


Virtual Primary Care Can’t Be Just the Old Model With Virtual Care Pasted On

If virtual care is achieve meaningful health outcomes in a primary care setting, it must be practiced within a bona fide hybrid approach.

Kevin Benner


A Positive, Omnichannel Experience is Key to Client Satisfaction for Health Insurers: Contributed Content

Improving customer experience strategies is a top priority to keep pace in the modern market.

Andrea Overman


3 Growth Strategies for Healthcare Providers in 2022

The healthcare sector has always been one of constant change, regularly experiencing technological, policy, and practice transformation. But the level of uncertainty and complexity since the pandemic hit has put understanding how the business of healthcare has changed on life support.

Krisda H. Chaiyachati


Considering the Ideal Role for Non-Emergency Medical Transportation in Addressing SDoH in Medicaid and Medicare Populations

Medicare and Medicaid programs that serve the most-vulnerable Americans facing SDOH barriers can be major facilitators of appropriate non-emergency transportation to non-medical sites. But how do we determine what is appropriate, and what do we know about transportation services to non-medical sites today?

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