DrFirst Integrates with Epic to Deliver In-Workflow Access to Robust Real-Time Prescription Benefits to PrescribersROCKVILLE, MD - August 1, 2019 – Of the two-thirds of Americans who have been prescribed a medication, 50 percent of them don’t take their drugs as prescribed largely because of the high cost of the drugs and sticker shock at the pharmacy. Twenty to 30 percent of prescriptions are never even filled. The impact ripples through healthcare. Each year, the impact of patients not taking their meds as prescribed leads to nearly 125,000 deaths, 10 percent of hospitalizations, and $100–$289 billion a year in additional healthcare costs.
Alabama One Health Record and InterSystems Set New Standard in Disaster Preparedness Ahead of Hurricane SeasonCAMBRIDGE, MA - July 29, 2019 - The number of natural disasters the world has experienced has steadily increased over recent years, both in terms of volume and impact. According to the World Health Organization, every year natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and wildfires affect nearly 160 million people worldwide. Disaster preparedness is critical to ensuring human safety in the face of unpredictable events, which requires reliable access to patient health records. This is why Alabama One Health Record relies on InterSystems, a global leader in information technology platforms for health, business, and government applications, to power Alabama’s statewide health information exchange (HIE).
MUVE Health and Quil Announce Partnership, Bringing Personalized Digital Health Platform to Total Joint Replacement SurgeryLEAWOOD, KS - July 24, 2019 - MUVE Health, a ValueHealth company, the nation's premier value-based outpatient total joint replacement provider announces a new partnership with Quil, the digital health joint venture between Comcast NBCUniversal and Independence Blue Cross. Quil delivers an actionable and personalized digital health platform to patients and caregivers by using various navigation technology and interactive digital tools that smooth the normal fragmented experience of getting and paying for healthcare.
Pivot Point Consulting Provides Services for Bayhealth to Alleviate IT and EHR Operational Burdens and Free Up Resources for Strategic Initiatives.NASHVILLE, TN - July 24, 2019 - Healthcare IT consulting leader, Pivot Point Consulting, a Vaco Company, introduced a modern solution for healthcare systems facing challenges around utilizing costly IT consultant labor. Their new On-Demand service gives organizations access to certified IT experts when needed. It provides a flexible resourcing model that adjusts to meet any organization’s budget and includes a proven Service Request process to ensure success.
1,000+ Maryland Prescribers Now Use DrFirst’s iPrescribe℠ to Access the State’s PDMP and Keep Patients SaferROCKVILLE, MD - July 16, 2019 - More than 1,000 Maryland prescribers are making more informed prescribing decisions since adopting DrFirst’s mobile medical management platform, iPrescribe, to consult the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) database. DrFirst, the nation’s leading provider of e-prescribing, medication management, and pricing transparency solutions, joined forces with MedChi, The Maryland State Medical Society and CRISP, Maryland’s state-designated health information exchange (HIE) and operator of the state’s PDMP, to bring the first mobile application to efficiently access the PDMP within e-prescribing workflows to Maryland prescribers in 2018.
MDabstract Joins The College Of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) As Foundation PartnerJacksonville, FL, July 11, 2019 – MDabstract, the leading EHR discrete data abstraction and migration service, is pleased to announce that it has joined the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Foundation as a Standard member. CHIME’s mission to advance and serve healthcare leaders through the utilization of knowledge and technology aligns with MDabstract’s commitment to support healthcare organizations using clinical information systems to improve the lives of their patients. As a CHIME Foundation member firm, MDabstract will play a vital role in CHIME’s continuing education efforts and have opportunities to interact with leading healthcare executives and thought leaders.
New Spok Survey Reveals Most Clinicians Believe Technology and Workload are the Top Contributors to Clinician BurnoutSPRINGFIELD, VA - July 10, 2019 - Spok, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Spok Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: SPOK) and a global leader in healthcare communications, announced new findings regarding clinician burnout. More than 470 clinical staff at U.S. hospitals and health systems responded to the Spok-administered survey, which measures clinician perception of burnout. The survey also sought to identify if organizations are implementing solutions proposed in the 2019 paper: A Crisis in Healthcare: A Call to Action on Physician Burnout. Key findings confirm that clinicians think burnout is a “public health crisis,” yet many report their organizations are not implementing recommended strategies to address it.
Ponemon Institute and Censinet Find Third-Party Risk Costs the Healthcare Industry $23.7 Billion a YearBoston, MA – July 10, 2019 – The inability to adequately assess and understand the risks that vendors pose is becoming incredibly costly to healthcare providers, according to a new report released today by Censinet and the Ponemon Institute. According to the research, the yearly hidden costs of managing vendor risk is $3.8 million per healthcare provider, far surpassing the $2.9 million that each data breach costs providers. The cost across the healthcare industry is $23.7 billion per year. The research also indicates that 56 percent of healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach introduced by one or more third-party vendors in the last two years.
Avaap Acquires Navigator Management Partners Creating A Cross-Platform, Industry-Specialized Global IT Advisory And Management Consulting PowerhouseEDISON, NJ - July 8, 2019 – Avaap, an industry-focused advisory services and IT management consulting firm, today announced its acquisition of Navigator Management Partners, a cross-platform management and technology consulting firm specializing in ERP systems, business intelligence (BI), and change management. The acquisition expands Avaap’s capabilities from an Infor-only consulting organization to a best-in-class cross-platform technology advisory and management consulting firm for organizations in healthcare, retail, higher education, non-profit, government, manufacturing, and other commercial industries.