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Prescription Price Transparency is Priceless. What Does It Cost?

Healthcare providers and patients are often in the dark regarding the cost of prescription drugs. That’s more than a simple inconvenience—it also affects whether patients adhere to their treatment plans when they discover that prescribed medications are too costly. Many physicians choose an appropriate medication during an office or telehealth visit, hit the send button, […]

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Using AI to Clean Up Healthcare Interoperability's Dirty Little Secret

Healthcare leaders don’t often talk about interoperability's dirty secret: Despite decades of digitization and standards, we still have a problem with dirty data. That means a great deal of digital information still gets touched by human hands before it can be consumed by hospital or pharmacy systems. This is more than an inconvenience, Manually entering information […]

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Lacking Medication History Data Has Big Costs for Hospitals

In a time of EHRs, e-prescribing, and cloud-based storage, patient medication history is not always available in clinical workflows. Fractured data from multiple sources, inconsistent terminology between systems, and time-consuming manual entries hinder medication reconciliation. Providers are frustrated, patients are at risk of preventable adverse drug events (ADEs), and hospitals are responsible for readmissions. Problems […]

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