When it comes to value-based care, the technology surrounding healthcare information is not at 100%. There is opportunity for improvement in the following ways: More advanced patient facing Health Information Technology (HIT) Advanced HIT tools are now able to pinpoint the gaps in patient information narrowed down to specific moments in care. Not only can… read more
Tracey Childs, our newest Curant Cares award winner! Congratulations to Tracey Childs, Office Administrator in our Georgia location, for being nominated as our third recipient of the Curant Cares Award! Tracey takes her responsibilities toward our patients and our Curant team members to the next level of helpfulness, assistance and value. Tracey goes above and… read more
The struggle for alignment in the pharmaceutical industry remains. Will Armada 2016 accelerate our drive to value?
Prior to Armada 2015, my colleagues and I spoke about the dire need for greater alignment among all stakeholders in the pharmaceutical industry. While there have been some advancements in this regard over the past 12 months, they are painfully slow and need acceleration. Within their individual silos, manufacturers and payers continue delivering for their… read more
There is a change underway in the specialty pharmacy patient experience. First and foremost, the patient and the patient’s direct care team – providers, clinicians and specialists – are focused on putting patient outcomes above anything else. Why? It’s simple: the costs associated with not attaining improved patient outcomes have a domino effect on all players… read more
The backstory The relationship between medication adherence and wasted healthcare spend is generally uncomplicated in nature; one component can negatively or positively impact the other. In reality, when medication adherence is improved, the amount in wasted healthcare spend long-term is lowered. When news broke recently that $3 billion is wasted on cancer drugs every year… read more
There are a number of items that influence medication spend, including specialty drug costs, medication adherence and patient outcomes. However, there’s another item out there that may be driving up medication cost unnecessarily. What we know There are 3 well-known drivers that contribute to medication spending in the U.S.: Massive increase in number and cost… read more
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