Archive for Author: Afsaneh Naimollah

Nov 29, 2016

A Few Suggestions for Our New President – November 2016 Healthcare IT Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Click HERE for the November 2016 Healthcare IT Review. Much has been written about “TrumpCare”- the successor to Obamacare – and what the new administration may or may not do with the ACA and Medicare/Medicaid programs. Rather than speculating about specific provisions, we would like to offer a few suggestions regarding the importance of the emerging industry standards. MIPS (Merit-based Incentive Payment Systems) aimed chiefly at ambulatory providers and MACRA (Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015), which establishes new ways to pay physicians for caring for Medicare beneficiaries, are both good ideas and we…

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Oct 31, 2016

Can Blockchains save our healthcare system? Our October 2016 HIT Market Update

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Dear Clients and Friends, Click HERE for the October 2016 Healthcare IT Review. In the early 1980’s, corporate executives at IBM and AT&T predicted that global demand for personal computers would top 1,000 units and there will only be 2,000 subscribers for wireless phones. The world is a different place now. And yet, we hear echoes from the past where sceptics in our industry say change will come slowly and incrementally, if at all. Healthcare, they claim, is different and it would be difficult to make sweeping changes to the industry quickly. But the reality is different. Not only is change…

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Sep 29, 2016

Machine vs. Man – Are clinical decision support systems enough? September 2016 Healthcare IT Review

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Dear Clients and Friends, Click HERE for the September 2016 Healthcare IT Review. For years we have been hearing about the potential of sophisticated clinical decision support (CDS) software systems that can assist doctors with their decision making process. These systems bring together a variety of clinical data which are analyzed through proprietary algorithms, aiming to improve outcomes and reduce costs. The promise of precision medicine, it is argued, can only materialize through the use of advanced CDS systems. But the science of clinical decision support alone is not enough. What has been missing is the ability to combine the data…

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Jul 7, 2016

What is driving the high spending on the elderly in America? Our June/July 2016 Healthcare IT Review

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One of the more sobering facts about our healthcare system is not only its sheer size, but how the spending spreads across various age groups. The U.S. spends over $3.0 trillion, or 17% of its GDP, on healthcare. That compares with about 11% for Germany and France. But if we look at spending across various age groups, the U.S. spend is about the same percentage of GDP for people under 60-65.

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