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We actively participate in healthcare industry efforts and share insights related to key industry topics such as interoperability, prescription accuracy and the opioid epidemic.

July 11, 2019

The Secret is Out: Comprehensive Clinical History Improves Your Ability to Care for Every Patient, at Every Stage

study of Medicare beneficiaries found that, on average, patients saw seven different physicians across four different practices — in a two-year period. Think about that for a minute — multiple appointments, multiple facilities, in just a couple years’ time. How in the world can care managers and physicians deliver the best care if patients are going to so many providers for visits, tests and treatment?

July 08, 2019

Medication History Can Help Prescribers Put the Federal Opioid Prescribing Guideline into Practice

The opioid crisis has prompted stakeholders along the healthcare continuum to act. In 2016, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued their guideline on opioid prescribing for chronic pain. I recently spoke with my colleague, Dr. Carol Forster, an expert in pharmacotherapy and chronic pain management and a consultant to the Drug Enforcement Agency, to discuss how the guideline will help prescribers deliver effective pain management in an environment fraught with risk.

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