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Healthcare = Expensive purchase

Amitech Solutions

Welcome to the latest #DataRX Report, a weekly digest of interesting news and trending topics in the healthcare industry. Every Friday we're pulling together the best articles and insights to keep payors and providers informed, engaged and up to date on the headlines that are impacting the industry. 

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Healthcare – An expensive purchase without a price tag 
Colorado is working to create greater healthcare transparency. Find out what their new law is requiring hospitals and providers to do regarding price transparency and why they believe it will improve overall care and wellbeing of our society.

Prescription for Payors

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Decoding Healthcare Price Transparency – Part II   
On a similar note, here’s a look at some of the challenges that prevent healthcare patients from being real healthcare consumers, courtesy of our own, Eric Keeney.

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By 2025, health plan CIOs should have their heads in the cloud       
Keep your eye out for these five trends that could reshape health plans by 2025.

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Humana, UnitedHealthcare launch blockchain pilot focused on provider directories
70% of payers said they plan to integrate blockchain into their systems by the beginning of next year. Humana and UnitedHealthcare are teaming up with Quest Diagnostics and MultiPlan, with hopes to make better decisions quicker.

Prescription for Providers

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We Need Better Apps for Managing Chronic Disease 
Chronic disease management apps have not been living up to their potential, but why? What could be done to create different results? 

 

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Without a single solution, hospitals are taking different paths to interoperability       
While healthcare continues to be in a state of flux, individual hospitals are innovating to achieve their own interoperability effectiveness.

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Virtual Health Care Could Save the U.S. Billions Each Year                                    
Virtual health care is a relatively new concept, but why is it gaining popularity in the U.S. so quickly?