POCP Blog


ONC eConsent Discovery Session Reveals Drive to Solve eConsent

It’s an uphill climb through uncharted territory, but we are gaining ground on an industry-wide eConsent framework. My colleagues and I had the opportunity to participate in the...

Don’t Delay! Prepare for CMS PA & Burden-Reduction Rule Now

The prior authorization process has long been a thorn in the proverbial side of healthcare. Providers, payers, and patients (perhaps most of all) have come to regard this...

Health IT Stakeholder Can Accomplish So Much by Doing a Little More Than Checking the Regulatory Box

I sometimes imagine ways our journey to true interoperability could be expedited. I’m not espousing there is some magical pill that will solve all our woes in healthcare, but what...

Standards and Technology Supports the Growing Role of Pharmacists in the Care Team and the Shift to Value-Based Agreements

For a host of good reasons, the role of the pharmacist continues to expand in healthcare. Pharmacist have long been highly trusted by patients and as recent as January 18, 2022,...

Untapped Potential: Pharma’s Role in Easing EHR Documentation Burdens

It’s no secret that many physicians have come to view the electronic health record (EHR) as a necessary evil – a tool marketed in the initial, heady days of Meaningful Use as a...

Back in Action: HIMSS22 Takes on Health IT’s Biggest Challenges

The health IT industry’s dance card was chock-full in March, leaving providers, payers, and vendors alike with aching feet from their treks through the conference halls of ViVE in...

Palm Trees, Ocean Breezes, & Interoperability: Reflections on ViVE2022

The inaugural ViVE conference kicked off March 6 in Miami Beach, boasting an impressive lineup of educational, exhibit hall, and networking opportunities that enabled attendees to...

What’s Next in Digital Health Infrastructure?

The digital transformation is revolutionizing patient care in new and exciting ways. What’s needed are improved tools to help make that happen. 2022 is a new opportunity for the...

Stakeholders Leveraging New Data Platforms to Better Use Newly Available Data

While health data is certainly not yet achieved commodity status, our ability to unlock clinical data across a patient’s care continuum are becoming a reality. Healthcare...