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9 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

Monday, November 19, 2018 7:22:46 AM

Here are nine recent health IT vendor contracts and go-lives:

1. Anthem health plan members with the latest version of the Samsung Health app on their Galaxy devices can now access American Well telehealth services as part of a newly announced partnership.

2. The U.S. Defense Department plans to increase its health records contract with Cerner by $1.1 billion, officials said July 24.

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Posted in Blog By Marcello Jaspan

How RXMD Is Helping to Combat the Opioid Epidemic

Monday, November 19, 2018 7:16:46 AM

Pain management has always been a heavily debated topic, largely because everyone’s tolerance to pain is different. However, it’s clear that our solutions to this problem aren’t serving the long-term needs of the public. When 116 lives are lost every day due to the opioid crisis, it’s clear we need a different plan of attack.

Progressive Care Inc. (OTC. QB: RXMD) was recently featured in top pharmacy publication World Pharma Today because they’re choosing to speak out against opioids in an effort to fight the problem. CEO S. Parikh Mars understands that sometimes opioids are indeed necessary to treat pain, but that they should be avoided whenever and wherever possible. Learn more about the problem, and what RXMD is doing to contribute to the solution.

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Posted in Blog By CEO, Shital Parik.

THE SECRET BEHIND COMMUNITY PHARMACY ADHERENCE

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 12:00:00 AM

Community pharmacists can improve patients’ adherence to their medicines. But how? Shital Parikh Mars explains…

In today’s healthcare system, pharmacists play a key role in monitoring patient adherence, which means that the patient is maintaining the proper dosing schedule throughout the medication cycle as well as continuing to take a medication for as long as the treatment is necessary. More so than ever before, adherence is closely monitored with pharmacies and doctors bearing financial responsibility for ensuring patient adherence. Improvements are being made, but as of 2017, 50% of patients are still non-adherent. To address the problem, pharmacists must understand why patients are non-adherent.

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Posted in Blog By CEO, Shital Parik.

Designing A Selfie Medicine App To Stick

Monday, August 27, 2018 1:06:28 AM

With the phenomenon known as ‘selfies,’ it doesn’t seem too surprising that ‘selfie medicine’ apps are being integrated into the medical world. Today, some doctors require patients to record a video of themselves taking medicine to prove they are following instructions. These new ways of monitoring medications and healthcare come with various challenges, such as monitoring security issues and receiving long-term adherence from patients using the app. 

Telehealth requires experience in finding the right balance of personalization and technology, but Shital Mars, CEO of Progressive Care, a personalized healthcare services and technology company, has seen what can work and what usually doesn’t work when it comes to creating a digital pharmacy model.

The first hurdle with selfie medicine apps is data security and ensuring that a patient’s sensitive information about their disease isn’t exposed.

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Posted in Blog By CEO, Shital Parik.

Designing A Selfie Medicine App To Stick

Monday, August 27, 2018 12:34:30 AM

With the phenomenon known as ‘selfies,’ it doesn’t seem too surprising that ‘selfie medicine’ apps are being integrated into the medical world. Today, some doctors require patients to record a video of themselves taking medicine to prove they are following instructions. These new ways of monitoring medications and healthcare come with various challenges, such as monitoring security issues and receiving long-term adherence from patients using the app. 

Telehealth requires experience in finding the right balance of personalization and technology, but Shital Mars, CEO of Progressive Care, a personalized healthcare services and technology company, has seen what can work and what usually doesn’t work when it comes to creating a digital pharmacy model.

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Posted in Blog By CEO, Shital Parik.

USING DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY TO IMPROVE YOUR PHARMACY

Thursday, August 23, 2018 12:58:06 AM

Community pharmacists can use digital technology to create personalised healthcare services tailored to the individual patient. Shital Mars explains…

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Posted in Blog By CEO, Shital Parik.

Using digital technology to improve your pharmacy

Thursday, August 23, 2018 12:45:57 AM

Community pharmacists can use digital technology to create personalised healthcare services tailored to the individual patient. Shital Mars explains…

 

The healthcare industry boasts some of the most advanced technologies, such as MRI machines, 3D fetal imaging, laser guided cancer treatments, just to name a few.

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Posted in Blog By CEO, Shital Parik.

Every day, the United States loses 116 lives to the opioid epidemic.(1) Pharmacists are asking what can be done to combat the opioid epidemic and treat pain effectively.

In the ever-changing healthcare environment, minimizing pain is a top priority, but for over a decade, physicians have relied on opioid medications that put millions of patients at risk.

The economic burden created by the opioid crisis – including healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement – costs the U.S. an estimated $78.5 billion per year. (2)

Education on the state of the opioid epidemic and alternative therapies is a starting point for pharmacists to combat this public health emergency.

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Posted in Blog By CEO, Shital Parik.

Selfie Medicine Is a Thing, But Should It Be?

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 12:39:20 AM

Some doctors now require patients to record a video of themselves taking their pills for the sake of proving medication adherence. One telehealth expert has concerns about this practice and doesn't see it sticking.

At a time when taking and sharing selfie photos and videos have become commonplace, it's no surprise that someone would come up with the idea of "selfie medicine."

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Posted in Blog By CEO, Shital Parik.

Pain Management Alternatives to Opioids, Part 2

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:34:35 AM


Taken by themselves, each state has relatively common solutions. Dependency would entail a managed withdrawal and introduction of effective medicinal alternatives. Addiction would require rehabilitation. However, dependence and addiction often exist at the same time. Most patients who are opioid dependent are also addicted, which is a much more difficult situation to solve.

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Posted in Blog By Shital Parikh Mars
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