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22Jul, 2017

Healthcare’s Disruptive Transition – Part 3

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Recently, Quest Diagnostics (a laboratory services company) and Inovalon (a cloud-based storage company) sponsored a survey of 302 primary care physicians (PCP) and 150 health plan executives (HPE). We could say the findings surprised us however, we cannot. Some of the key points that we noticed were: Nearly 70% of the physicians surveyed noted that they were “willing to spend more time using technology if their EHRs could yield insight unique to their patients.” This key area has driven our search for more connected information. Today, EHRs can provide the caregiver a […]
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10Jul, 2017

The GOP Healthcare Bill – The U.S. Senate Version (Part 3)

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“Healthcare can be fixed without higher costs by putting patient care first, taking advantage of the technology that is available to coordinate better care, improving patient control and access to their medical and financial information, and finally a relentless drive for a fully transparent healthcare pricing model. This is the only solution – not thinking we can fix healthcare by controlling healthcare insurance markets. Trying to fix healthcare by addressing insurance markets alone simply masks the real problems. We can either mask the problem or treat the disease.”  As we […]
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7Jul, 2017

The GOP Healthcare Bill – The U.S. Senate Version (Part 2)

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Why can’t we fix U.S. Healthcare? The biggest problem with the healthcare bill submitted by the Republicans in the U.S. Senate is that they have not tried to fix the same problems the Democrats were unable to fix in Obamacare. They have all focused-on insurance – not cost, quality of care and/or price transparency. We in the U.S have only begun to scratch the surface on the use of technology. Plus, there is no patient or consumer influence in the healthcare marketplace – NONE! Sky-high prices are what makes dealing […]
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4Jul, 2017

The GOP Healthcare Bill – The U.S. Senate Version (Part 1)

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It is nearly impossible to turn on the television, read any website, or listen to talk radio in America and not be overwhelmed by the discussion on the Republican Senate Healthcare Bill. This debate has been the latest process of President Trump’s “repeal and replace ObamaCare” campaign promise. This week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released their estimates on the U.S. Senate Healthcare Bill. First, let’s be real, not now nor has there ever been a healthcare bill. It is a medical insurance bill. Nothing in this bill, nor in […]
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9Jun, 2017

Healthcare’s Disruptive Transition – Part 2

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We began this series discussing how the second wave of Baby Boomers or the “trailing edge,” will likely change healthcare materially and permanently. In our last blog, we suggested that this “trailing edge” will change healthcare by being the first generation to take a more active role in their healthcare, be materially more demanding of technology, and more questioning of their caregivers. After all, this is the generation that has witnessed the emergence and mainstreaming of revolutionary technology: the color television, fax machines, pagers, cell phones, the Internet, social media, […]
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8Jun, 2017

Healthcare’s Disruptive Transition – Part 1

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Over the next 10 years, we will see more profound transformations in healthcare than the last 30 years. As we will discuss in our new series of blogs, the transformations will be driven by consumer demands and changes in the use of technology, as well as the pressure by the government to drive changes to payments to providers over the next five years. This process will require changes in all providers and hospitals, it will force modernization of payers systems (CMS, HMOs and other private insurance), and lastly the intensive […]
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5Jun, 2017

Quantum Innovations, Inc. is accepted as Palm Beach County Medical Society Endorsed Partner

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (May 30, 2017) Quantum Innovations, Inc., (“QI”) is pleased to announce that it has been accepted in to the Palm Beach County Medical Society (PBCMS) as an Endorsed Partner. This status is reached only with the approval of the recommendation and vote by the Board of Directors of the distinguished, nearly 100-year-old processional society. Noel J. Guillama, President of Quantum Innovations, Inc. commented, “we are honored to be associated with such distinguished and historical society as the Palm Beach County Medical Society. For nearly 100 years […]
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19May, 2017

A Perspective on the New American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA)

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Two weeks ago, the United States House of Representatives passed the long anticipated Republican healthcare bill. It passed with only the Republicans’ support, and even then, it was by a very slim margin of only four votes, 217 to 213. Not a single Democrat voted for the bill and 20 Republicans defected and voted against it. The bill now moves on to the U.S. Senate where by all indications and public statements, the Senate seems set to write their own version. Let’s take a moment to review the key parts […]
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19May, 2017

EHRs: We Have Barely Scratched the Surface

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For the last six years, the rush to install electronic healthcare records (EHR) in the entire United States healthcare industry, has been driven almost exclusively by the U.S. government’s proverbial “carrot and stick” approach. Originally, it offered $30 billion (USD) in incentives that one day in the not-too-distant future will be deemed wasted – this was the “carrot.” The “stick” was the mandated reductions or penalties in reimbursement if providers did not comply. Today that penalty is 3% of all government paid healthcare, increasing to 5% in 2019. We must […]
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10May, 2017

The Future of EHR’s (Part 4)

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As we have reported in Parts 1, 2 and 3 of this series, we are looking at the future of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). A recent position paper created, approved and released by the Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP) titled, “Putting Patients First by Reducing Administrative Task in Health Care: a Position Paper of the American College of Physicians” sparked a topic of conversation for this series. We believe that this ACP paper is a landmark document of the good, the bad, and the missed opportunity of most, if not all leading […]
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