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Prescribing Data: The Sophistication of Apps Takes on a New Level

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 19:45

Often the word “app” brings to mind-boggling games or virtual competition, but the new BlueStar app is on the cutting edge of diabetic technology and health care in general.  BlueStar is the first disease therapy to be prescribed through an app, gaining coverage from health plans. It’s part of a new FDA category of mobile prescription therapy. For your patients to use this app, you would prescribe it, then the pharmacy would adjudicate the claim and forward it WellDoc, which sets up BlueStar for both you and the your patient.

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New Advances in Diabetic Technology Help Patients and Providers

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014 19:42

Diabetes cases are expected to grow rapidly as the U.S. deals with an aging population and more obesity/lifestyle issues. According to the Centers for Disease Control, diabetes affects 38 million people and about 40 percent are undiagnosed. As you know, once they are, they require complex medical oversight, which can be improved by better self-care and lifestyle changes. To help both you and your patients, technology can mean more information and more empowerment.

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Role of Technology in Chronic Care Management

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Friday, 30 May 2014 16:58

As the health care system continues to focus on chronic care management, technology can play a crucial role in coordinating services.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, 75 percent of U.S. healthcare dollars are spent on the treatment of chronic diseases. They are the leading causes of death and disability and the need for services will continue to grow as the American population ages.

As the need grows, challenges remain with billing and payment for related services. While The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provides for some payments to coordinate care, there are still some clarifications on the horizon. Additionally, multiple technological platforms still make it difficult to share information across health care professionals and facilities.

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Promising Uses of Comparative Effectiveness in Chronic Care

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Friday, 30 May 2014 16:57

Improving care to patients with chronic illness will positively impact physician practices as healthcare reform continues. One standard measure of the health care system has been that 5 percent of patients use 50 percent of services. The goal is to lower this ration through multiple efforts.

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Holistic Patient Care Gets Boost from New Continuity of Care Maturity Model (CCMM)

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Tuesday, 29 April 2014 14:04

As healthcare information technology systems continue to evolve to meet increasing demand for information exchange, care coordination, patient engagement, interoperability and analytics, a new model is now under development. HIMSS Analytics has launched its Continuity of Care Maturity Model™ (CCMM).

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