Category Archives: Healthcare IT

AMA Launches Silicon Valley Integrated Innovation Company, Health2047

Opens Opportunities for Physicians to Engage in the Innovation of Products That Improve the Delivery of Care to Patients Building on its historic commitment to advance the practice of medicine and improve public health, the American Medical Association (AMA) has announced that it is investing $15M to become founding partner of a healthcare innovation company – Health2047, Inc. […]

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The Rise of Direct Primary Care

Michael Freedman uses the direct primary care model to keep costs low for patients

Today there’s a new option for physicians and patients that embraces the best of outpatient/primary care and is typically more affordable for consumers – direct primary care. This model charges a much lower monthly fee than concierge medicine and may allow consumers to purchase only catastrophic health insurance.

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Lessons on the Road to Entrepreneurship

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A growing number of doctors are becoming entrepreneurs – either while keeping their ‘day job’ or moving away from treating patients. Three physicians share their stories – including launching a successful app-based service that fills last-minute vacancies and starting a medical device company – and their advice.

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Keeping Populations Healthier

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As CMS and other payers push providers to shift from fee-for-service to population-health based payments, physicians are seeking models that work in this new environment. A number of innovative approaches are underway in Maryland, DC and northern Virginia.

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Moving Toward Interoperability


Healthcare is perennially behind other industries in information technology. With the early stages of electronic data behind us, our experts discuss the challenges of connecting disparate systems and how a new vendor alliance may be part of the solution.

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Wearables: Beyond Fitness Tracking

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Wearable fitness devices have been on the market for over a decade, but only recently have they begun expanding into exciting health uses beyond tracking fitness. The 2014 mHealth Summit in National Harbor, DC, and the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show unveiled the latest trends.

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The Impact of Insurance Changes on Patients and Physicians

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U.S. healthcare insurance involves a byzantine set of policies and structures. Decades of rising costs have resulted in patients paying a higher share out of their own pockets. Our experts examine the latest trends and their impact on your practice.

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Is Private Practice Dead?

Don’t want to be employed by a health system or government agency, but fear that private practice is no longer viable? Learn new alternatives, from large single-specialty ‘mega’ groups to models focused on population health.

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PCMHs and ACOs: Are They Working?

How effective are Patient Centered Medical Homes and Accountable Care Organizations? Maryland experts describe how both models are improving care and why the new Maryland Medicare waiver may provide an impetus to both.

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How Will the Physician Payments Sunshine Act Impact You?

Starting September 2014, the Physician Payments Sunshine Act will provide new info about physician payments from biopharma and medical tech companies. Learn what will be reported and how to review the data.

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