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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

Pain Management Alternatives to Opioids, Part 3

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 12:51:52 AM

Each pain type, severity, and unique patient condition requires a specialized approach whereby all options are explored before an opioid is deemed necessary. This methodology will help patients achieve primary relief and preserved functionality without putting them at unnecessary risk. The right pharmacy partner will make the difference as pharmacists, those specially trained in pharmacology are often the missing link and an obvious vital resource for doctors struggling to deliver solutions. It takes time, patience, and expertise to get it right, but the cost of cutting corners is already evident.

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Posted in Articles By Shital Parikh Mars

 On July 10, 2018, Progressive Care, a personalized healthcare services and technology company, announced its new proprietary patient engagement program, DischargeRX.

The program will provide hospitals with support in preventing medication-related hospital readmissions through Progressive Care’s wholly owned subsidiaries, including PharmCo, a health-services organization that offers administration and practice management as well as prescription pharmaceuticals to long-term care facilities. According to a 2017 study published in theJournal of the American Pharmacists Association, up to 26% of hospital readmissions are medication-related.

The program will provide hospitals access to a PharmCo representative who will offer a medication-related consultation and services throughout the patient’s transitional process at no cost to the hospital or patient, according to Progressive Care.
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Posted in Articles By CEO, Shital Parik.

9 recent vendor contracts, go-lives

Friday, July 27, 2018 12:26:44 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.

3. Walgreens launched a digital platform and marketplace July 26 to connect online consumers with 17 providers operating at various Walgreens retail locations, including DermatologistOnCall and MDLive.

4. The Indiana Health Information Exchange plans to implement applications from clinical data management vendor Diameter Health to help share data between payers and providers.

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Posted in Articles 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.

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.
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