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6Aug, 2015

U.S. Healthcare Cost Back on Up Swing… on way to $5.4 Trillion (USD)

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Since 2009 healthcare cost appeared to be changing their mid-range trend line. Some, including the President of the United States, have tried to connect that “drop” in the cost of healthcare to the passage of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA and sometime referred to as “ObamaCare”); however, most know that ACA did literally nothing to control cost, or did very little to reform how we pay for healthcare. In fact, some could say, and I have said that the ACA will actually add to long-term healthcare cost, and […]

22May, 2015

Surescripts’s State of Digital Health Information

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Surescripts ( recently released their 2014 National Progress Report and it was very impressive! Surescripts processed 6.5 billion health data transactions in 2014 – a feat that the company’s officials say marks a major digital transformation of U.S. healthcare. I don’t think that is an exaggeration. We are past the tipping point in the use of technology in healthcare. Based on the report, the company handled more transactions over the past year than American Express (6 billion) or PayPal (4.2 billion). In a press release dated May 19, 2015 Surescripts […]