Entries by Adrian Rawlinson

As an employer are you educating your employees about the appropriate use of the Emergency Room, Urgent Care and Telemedicine?

One in five Americans will visit the Emergency Room (ER) at least once a year. Between one-third and one-half of all ER visits are for non-urgent matters. Many conditions can be treated at Urgent Care centers. A recent review of the top 100 diagnosis codes from a self-insured employer revealed that 83 percent of them were in the […]

Obeo Health featured in Gartner report

The following article is taken from the recent Gartner report – Hype Cycle for U.S. Healthcare Payers, 2016, published: 1 July 2016.   Smart Health Plan Selector Tools – Analysis By Constance Sjoquist Definition: Smart health plan selector tools apply advanced analytics, such as machine learning and cognitive computing, to large and diverse datasets to assist […]

A generic drug strategy is essential for cost savings

Generic drugs are an essential part of any solution to sustaining our health system and are central to efforts that increase patient access and generate savings for patients, taxpayers, employers, payers, providers and others. Nearly 3.8 billion of the total 4.3 billion prescriptions dispensed in the U.S. in 2014 were filled using generic drugs. This […]

10 Things you need to know about Compliance in a Healthcare Setting

In this world of instant access to social media, the issue of privacy has expanded into new territories. Data is no longer locked down. It is shared through multiple offices, providers, hospitals, and specialists. This new environment carries increase risk and consequence. Here are ten things to consider about organizational compliance: 1.Privacy policies are too […]

Impact of Healthcare Underestimated by Many Advisors

There are some very good points raised in this article by Emily Brower Auchard. We agree that employees should approach healthcare with the same financial awareness they bring to buying a car or a home. The article is reproduced below…. The high cost of healthcare in the U.S. takes up an increasingly large portion of […]