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Armen Karapetyan - General Manager RXMDIt is clear that adherence is one of the most important keys to driving down health care costs and improving health outcomes. Adherence means taking a medication as prescribed consistently: right medication, at the right dose, and at the right time. According to a study by Mayo Clinic, 50% of patients are non-adherent which means that for 50% of patients on a chronic condition medication, doses are missed, taken improperly or not taken at all. Non-adherence costs the U.S. 2.3% of GDP or $290 Billion.

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Posted in Blog By Armen Karapetyan

Cybersecurity is an ongoing priority -- and challenge -- for healthcare organizations. A health information management team can help keep data secure and protected.

Hackers and cybercriminals continue to target the healthcare industry, leaving data at risk of exposure and being held for ransom. Cybersecurity remains a top priority for healthcare organizations, but figuring out how to manage and protect health information can be challenging. 

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Posted in Blog By CEO, Shital Parik

Pain Management Alternatives to Opioids, Part 1

Monday, June 25, 2018 6:42:02 PM

Although it's impossible to escape news of the opioid epidemic, we haven't heard the whole story. At Progressive Care, I've met patients from all walks of life and witnessed firsthand the caustic consequences of opioid misuse and abuse. The opioid epidemic is a deeply emotional and complicated issue. In this three-part series, we'll explore the causes, obstacles, and solutions to the over-prescribing of opioid medications.

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Posted in Blog By Shital Parikh Mars

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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