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How patient-managed “Smart Prescriptions” can reduce hospital and pharmacy costs for payors and improve patient satisfaction

Medicare for all? Socialist healthcare? Pay for outcomes? Value based care? We are awash with slogans, inundated with fear based campaigns, and are being warned that healthcare is changing – fast – and we need to react quickly. But where do we start? As an industry (and as ageing patients), we are legitimately frightened that …

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Is blockchain the future of digital health?

A revolution is coming. Truth be told, it’s already here. Blockchain technology has the capacity to revolutionize medical database capability—if we choose to embrace it.​ Originally developed to provide a distributed ledger of financial transactions that didn’t rely on a central financial institution, the system has the potential to dramatically better patient outcomes by improving …

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Why are medicines still killing us?

Being human involves acknowledging our fallibility – we make mistakes. Yet, when the same kind of mistakes occur regularly, chalking them up to just unpreventable errors without understanding the cause, aligns nicely to Einstein’s purported definition of insanity. And that’s what we are doing when it comes to the current process of medications and prescriptions.​ …

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Rethinking prescriptions… Is there a better way?

Every day, clinics and patients get frustrated at the administration time they spend in managing their prescriptions. From recalling prescriptions, issuing new prescriptions, dealing with closed pharmacies or stock issues, reconciling medicines, or getting angry at pharmacies for changes in prices and prescriptions access, managing medicines is confusing, disempowering, cumbersome and outdated. This all stems …

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