Featuring posts written by the DoseSpot e-Prescribing Integration Team!

“The couch is where it’s at:” 78.5 million to use home health technologies by 2020

Posted: April 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Basics, In the News, Telehealth | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

According to a recent report from Tractica, a Colorado-based marketing intelligence firm, the number of people using home health-specific technologies is expected to increase from 14.3 million worldwide in 2014 to 78.5 million by the year 2020. This more than five-fold increase will be driven by a number of important factors—and if you’re curious (like we were) to find out what they are, read on!

Traditionally, home health technologies include offerings that enable providers to remotely monitor and treat patients with chronic conditions, improve care for elderly populations and conduct virtual visits with patients. Growing interests in these services, as Tractica mentions, are very much correlated with rising healthcare costs, a continuously aging population and a rise in the number of people living with one—or multiple—chronic conditions.

When getting down to the “nitty gritty” of research, Tractica added: within the home health technology space, “medical monitoring, diagnosis and treatment” will be the crucial segments to watch between 2014 and 2020–other key segments to keep in mind include remote consultations, elderly care and health & wellness. Tractia’s report states that these specific sectors will “drive the deployment of a wide variety of connected health devices and software applications.”

Although the home health tech industry faces a number of regulatory and security barriers to solve over the next few years, the future is looking bright. At the beginning of this year, a Harris Poll survey commissioned by American Well found 64% of patients to be on board with physician video visits and these numbers are only expected to climb.

For more information, read mobihealthnews’ full coverage article here.

SOURCE: mobihealthnews 

About DoseSpot 
DoseSpot is a Surescripts certified e-Prescribing platform specifically designed to integrate with electronic health record, electronic dental record, practice management and telehealth software. DoseSpot is certified to e-Prescribe controlled substances and has provided simple, affordable and integratable e-Prescribing solutions to healthcare IT companies since 2009. For more information, please visit www.DoseSpot.com.


“Getting the Bedside View:” UK Virtual Reality Project Puts Clinicians in Patients’ Shoes

Posted: April 2nd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Basics, In the News, Telehealth | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

From the hospital to the pediatrician’s office, providing compassion and patient support is a top priority for most providers in the modern healthcare era. New initiatives to improve these metrics are constantly in the works, as evidenced by South Devon Healthcare Foundation Trust’s (England) teaming up with innovative software developers to create a firsthand virtual reality simulation of the patient experience.

Meet PatientVR, the brainchild of South Devon’s innovation team and spearheaded by PhD student Nick Peres. Initially, Peres and team were building out a “patient-esque” mannequin that could blink, breathe, bleed and speak—with the goal to develop a more accurate and realistic training tool for medical personnel. When considering the importance of what a patient feels and sees, however, ideas soon migrated to the topic of virtual reality.

PatientVR runs on a headset and chronicles a patient being transported to the ER with chest pain. Originating in the ambulance, said patient is stabilized, examined, informed that he is having a heart attack and then rolled into the operating room where pre-surgical risks are voiced via a team of surgeons. The video is seven minutes long and comprehensively captures the patient perspective along every point of the care delivery process. Oh, and did we mention that Peres filmed the video himself with the help of seven GoPro cameras?

A recent article in HIStalk Connect gathered feedback from a number of clinicians currently piloting PatientVR, including anesthesiologist Tod Guest. When asked about PatientVR’s efficacy, Dr. Guest praised the tool for “[reinforcing] the need to be sensitive to [patients’] needs and their ability to understand the information you’re [giving] them. Their vulnerability and emotional state is important, especially if they are suddenly taken ill with something serious.” If funding is secured in time, PatientVR will be rolled out across a number of UK-based health systems this year. Fingers crossed that Peres makes it over to the states as well!

SOURCE: HIStalk Connect 

About DoseSpot 
DoseSpot is a Surescripts certified e-Prescribing platform specifically designed to integrate with electronic health record, electronic dental record, practice management and telehealth software. DoseSpot is certified to e-Prescribe controlled substances and has provided simple, affordable and integratable e-Prescribing solutions to healthcare IT companies since 2009. For more information, please visit www.DoseSpot.com.


“The Digital Doc” today’s mhealth, and what doctors are saying about it

Posted: July 17th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Basics, In the News, Newsletter, Telehealth | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Mobile health (known as mhealth) is one of the fastest growing markets today, and has been referred to by techies and health professionals alike as the “invisible link” between patients and doctors. With mobile applications at their disposal, doctors can more easily provide care with services moved to the cloud, allowing data to be accessed anywhere, anytime. Exactly how prevalent are these apps in the doctor’s office? Take a look below to find out.

In a recent study conducted by MedData Group, a healthcare marketing firm in Massachusetts, 2/3 of American doctors surveyed use mhealth apps while on the job. Nearly 50% of these doctors say they use mobile apps to look at medication interactions.

These percentages are expected to change over the next 12 months, with an anticipated increase in the number of doctors using apps that allow for EHR access. Many of these EHR apps will reduce time-consuming administrative work that doctors are currently subjected to.

According to Juniper Research’s latest report on the mhealth market, mobile apps are enhancing overall consumer engagement in healthcare by increasing information flow. Costs are being lowered by better decision-making, fewer in-person visits, greater treatment adherence, and remote monitoring. As of now, the overarching conclusion in the mhealth sphere is this: doctors are open to adopting a wide variety of mhealth technologies, if they see a clear benefit.

THE FINANCIAL FACT$:

  • According to the Global Mobile Health Market Report 2013-2017 by research2guidance, the mhealth market will reach $26 billion USD globally by 2017
  • Juniper Research’s latest report on the mhealth market forecasts cumulative cost savings of up to $36 billion USD globally over the next 3 years
  • Consumers are currently driving much of the demand for mhealth technologies and applications

SOURCES: Huffington Post and Xconomy

For more information on physician interactions with mobile and connected health platforms, check out MedData’s official report here.

About DoseSpot

DoseSpot is a Surescripts™ certified e-Prescribing platform specifically designed to integrate with electronic health record, electronic dental record, practice management and telehealth software. DoseSpot has provided simple, affordable and integratable e-Prescribing solutions to healthcare IT companies since 2009. For more information, please visit www.DoseSpot.com.


Surescripts Publishes the 2013 National e-Prescribing Progress Report

Posted: June 25th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Basics, In the News, Newsletter, Public Policy, Standards | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Surescripts recently published their annual National Progress Report highlighting advances in e-Prescribing throughout the United States. Without a doubt e-Prescribing is ‘here to stay’ and DoseSpot continues to be at the forefront of e-Prescribing integration services.

Below are a few key figures from the National Progress Report:

#1. More than 1.04 Billion e-Prescriptions were sent in 2013.

2013 e-Prescribing adoption

 

#2. 699 Million medication histories were delivered which often assist in limiting drug-drug interaction errors.

Medication History for e-Prescribing

 

#3. Office-based physician adoption continues to grow and currently stands at 73%.

office based e-Prescribing adoption

 

#4. 95% of pharmacies have adopted e-Prescribing.

Surescripts pharmacy e-Prescribing adoption

 

About DoseSpot

DoseSpot is a Surescripts™ certified e-Prescribing platform specifically designed to integrate with electronic health record, electronic dental record, practice management and telehealth software. DoseSpot has provided simple, affordable and integratable e-Prescribing solutions to healthcare IT companies since 2009. For more information, please visit www.DoseSpot.com.


DoseSpot™ Opens the Call for Non-Profit Healthcare Organization Nominations

Posted: December 11th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Basics, In the News, Incentives, Newsletter | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

DoseSpot, an industry leader in electronic prescribing (e-Prescribing) integration platforms for medical and dental software, today announced that nominations are now being accepted for 501(c)(3) non-profit healthcare organizations engaged in meaningful work and in need of e-Prescribing software. Nominations can be submitted at http://www.DoseSpot.com/doesthrough January 15, 2014 as part of DoseSpot Does, an ongoing initiative to recognize and reward awesome 501(c)(3) non-profit healthcare organizations.

“We are excited for this holiday season’s DoseSpot Does campaign to bring e-Prescribing software to organizations that deliver a lasting impact on their patients,” said Greg Waldstreicher, President, DoseSpot. “I encourage you to nominate any 501(c)(3) non-profit healthcare organization that fits this criteria. Whether you encountered their exceptional work as a patient, employee, volunteer or through word of mouth, we want to know about the experience.”

DoseSpot Does recipients will receive DoseSpot e-Prescribing software, equipped to:

  • Safely and efficiently send prescriptions electronically to more than 65,000 pharmacies
  • Automatically check for dangerous drug-drug and drug-allergy interactions
  • Aggregate prescription history data from community pharmacies in addition to patient medication claims history from payers and pharmacy benefit managers
  • Request information on patient insurance eligibility and formulary at the time of prescribing

DoseSpot Does nomination forms are available at http://www.DoseSpot.com/does for electronic submission. The three winning 501(c)(3) non-profit healthcare organizations will be selected based on merit and the number of nominations submitted. Nominations are being accepted through midnight on January 15, 2014. The three winners of DoseSpot’s e-Prescribing software will be announced the last week of January 2014.

For more information and to cast your vote, visit http://www.DoseSpot.com/does. Follow @DoseSpot athttp://www.Twitter.com/DoseSpot for updates on DoseSpot Does.

About DoseSpot
DoseSpot is a Surescripts™ certified e-Prescribing platform specifically designed to integrate with electronic health record, practice management, and telehealth software. DoseSpot has provided affordable and integratable e-Prescribing solutions to more than 45 medical & dental software companies since 2009. For more information, please visit http://www.DoseSpot.com.

Press release available at: http://www.prweb.com/releases/dosespot/does/prweb11411509.htm