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Can Manual Prior Authorizations Damage Patient/Provider Relationships? One Doc’s Word of Caution

Prior authorizations cause significant frustration in healthcare today, partly due to the fact that physicians and their staff are forced to spend up to eight hours per week manually processing them. With most patient appointments being less than 15 minutes and much of that time being spent verbally rehashing medical histories, providers and patients are more pressed for time than ever.

Connect with Surescripts at HIMSS17

HIMSSanity is nearly here! In a few short weeks, over 40,000 health IT professionals including clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world will flock to sunny Orlando, FL, for the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition.

Health IT Leaders Weigh in on 2017 Priorities, Challenges and Opportunities for Growth

As we kick off 2017, there’s no shortage of industry buzz—and with HIMSS17 around the corner—we decided to ask a few health IT leaders to share their perspectives on some hot topics. We wanted to find out who their primary source of inspiration has been during the past year. We also asked what they think 2017 has in store for the industry, and what providers and technology vendors should focus on in the coming year.

As Providers Embrace Connectivity, Surescripts Helps them Access Millions of Patient Records in Real-Time

Thousands of providers in hospitals and clinics across the country are now able to access critical patient information anytime, anywhere, to help them make the best care decisions possible. As we wrap up another year of network expansion and improved industry connectivity, eight large health systems have gone live with our National Record Locator Service (NRLS). This is a huge step forward in making real-time data exchange an integral part of patient care.

Community Health Network Sees Results with CompletEPA®

It shouldn’t be difficult to determine which drugs will be covered by a patient’s health insurance, but providers understand all too well that obtaining medication prior authorizations is a long, frustrating process. It not only impacts providers and their administrative staff, but patients too. The phone calls, faxes and related run-around can prevent patients from getting their medications for days or weeks, negatively impacting their treatment plans and, in some cases, their health outcomes.

21st Century Cures Act: What Providers and Electronic Health Record Vendors Need to Know

With significant bipartisan support, President Obama signed the 21st Century Cures Act, and it became law on December 13, 2016. The act allocates nearly $5 billion to the National Institute of Health (NIH) to advance the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative and support Vice President Biden’s “cancer moonshot.” In addition, several of the Act’s provisions directly impact digital health.

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