HITO Contributed Editorial

  1. Providing Accessible Medication Amid The Data Chaos

    With the creation of the 340B Drug Discount Program in 1992, the U.S government produced a new kind of marketplace, one designed to provide prescription medication to eligible healthcare organizations and their qualifying patients at significantly reduced prices. By Dave Brunswick, vice president of solution, Cleo

  2. The Rise Of Telemedicine In Treating Addictions

    ​Lack of healthcare access to low-income residents in both rural and urban areas present a significant challenge in chronic disease treatment such as substance addiction. By Kumar Venkatesiah

  3. What Physicians Need To Know For 2017

    These are exciting times for healthcare, with many forces at work shaping a new and hopefully better future for patients and physicians. By Dr. Robert Wah, Global Chief Medical Officer, CSC

  4. Health Tech Portfolios: Taking A Page From Big Pharma’s Playbook

    The proliferation of technology has injected a much-needed fresh perspective into the healthcare industry. By Blake Marggraff, CEO, Epharmix

  5. Healthcare Systems Portfolio And Project Management: Aligning Strategy, People, And Process

    Today, most healthcare systems and networks need to integrate a variety of delivery systems in order to share information, report to agencies, and provide some aspect of health services to their patients. By Philip Martin, CEO, Cora Systems (www.corasystems.com)

  6. Important Considerations When Implementing Population Health

    Population health isn’t a new concept, but it’s one that has taken on greater prominence as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and as accountable care organizations (ACOs) have gained traction. ACOs demand quality and outcomes measures from population health. By Susan Kanvik and Karen Curtis, Point B Management Consultants

  7. Accessible Healthcare: Welcoming Mobility Into The Fold

    Mobile lies at the heart of digital healthcare, spearheading a future of integrated and connected care delivery. By 2018, it’s predicted 50 percent of the 3.4 billion smartphone and tablet users are expected to gain access to mobile health applications. This includes an increasing number of healthcare professionals, consumers, and patients as remote health monitoring devices and mobile apps help update patient records with real-time information, drive timely notifications, and provide critical insights to both providers and patients.

  8. The e-Prescribing Evolution: Today’s Benefits And Tomorrow’s Possibilities

    Less than a decade ago, only 7 percent of physicians prescribed medications through EHRs. Thanks to regulatory nudges and incentive programs such as 2009’s Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, along with advances in health IT solutions stemming from those movements, like Meaningful Use, that rate jumped to 70 percent in 2014

  9. How Technology Is Improving The Later Stages Of Life

    Technology is always a hot topic, especially among teens and younger adults. However, the elderly are increasingly turning to technology to enhance their lives. Recent studies demonstrate technology for seniors can be a low-cost way to “offset significant challenges to well-being encountered in the latest state of life.”

  10. Now Is The Time To Fix The Business Of Healthcare

    How a few dozen business and technology innovators and clinical executives, are collaborating to craft and execute a realistic, actionable game plan to reinvent the business of healthcare.