Real Value in Healthcare: It Can’t Be About Manipulating Just Outcomes or Cost

What is value in healthcare? Professor Michael Porter of the Harvard Business School defined “value” in the healthcare sector as the outcomes we achieve for the money we spend. While many in healthcare aren’t completely aligned on the impact or importance of specific costs or outcomes, there is a general alignment on the idea that… read more

Healthcare Technology Needs Human Touch to Improve Outcomes

In just about every iteration of Star Trek, Starfleet doctors utilize medical tricorders to quickly diagnose patients. Even in futuristic sci-fi, healthcare technology is wielded by doctors, who use it to make diagnoses and prescribe therapies. That’s because the writers understood that technology is no replacement for human intuition and empathy. We may not be anywhere… read more

Copay assistance brings affordable medication, like hepatitis c treatment to many patients

    Anytime a patient is unable to afford necessary medications to treat medical conditions, it represents a tragic failure of our healthcare system. Making matters worse, even patients who thought they had adequately planned for healthcare expenses by enrolling in insurance plans can find themselves overwhelmed with expenses resulting from insurance copays for prescribed… read more

Curant’s Vickie Andros to speak at MedCity ENGAGE conference

  August 28, 2014 – Atlanta, GA – Curant Health Director of Clinical Services, Vickie Andros, Pharm. D., will be participating on a panel discussion titled Engagement from the ground up: Navigating the Mandates of New Healthcare at the 2014 MedCity ENGAGE Conference on September 30 in Bethesda, MD.  This panel will feature perspectives from patients,… read more

HIV and HCV Co-infected? Advocate Your Way to Effective HIV Treatment and Hepatitis C Treatment (By Amy Hampton in Poz and Hep)

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and around 25 percent of those are also co-infected with hepatitis C (HCV). That number is even more alarming when you consider that consequences from HCV infection are the leading cause of… read more

Using positive patient outcomes as a measure of healthcare value

There is no question the entire U.S. healthcare landscape is transitioning from a fee-based delivery model to a value- or outcomes-based model. Since our inception in 2000, Curant Health has had a singular focus on patient outcomes as a measure of healthcare value rather than having an operating model based on providing fee-based services. Driven… read more

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