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Category: Inside Views

Revolutionizing Chronic Care Management: The Role of the Pharmacist

As the number of patients with chronic conditions grows, providers are challenged with meeting the complex needs of these patients while also overcoming multiple obstacles, such as rising healthcare costs and meeting patients where they are.Part of the solution is focusing on prevention and proactive management of chronic diseases. Technology has proven especially helpful in managing […]

Hooked on FHIR: A Platform, App, Microapp Approach

Working at the intersection of health tech and payment model reform is a bit like building a house – everything takes longer than expected and costs more than budgeted. If we look back on the journey towards interoperability, it has been punctuated by hype, delays, and debate. The same can be said for the drive […]

Value-Based Care is Coming: How to Create a Culture of Quality at Your Hospital

If there’s a recurring theme in healthcare today it’s that of constant change. Other industries are disrupted by new innovative technologies and approaches to customer engagement, but add government regulations, payer models, and the fickleness of government administrations, and healthcare is at a whole new level of unpredictability. But there’s one thing for certain in […]

We’ve Still Got to Get the Basics Right

New Study Reveals Significant Gaps in Guideline-Based Management at the Primary Care Level I’ve had many conversations with clinicians and thought leaders across the healthcare industry over past months about the fact that we still aren’t getting the basics right. Patients aren’t receiving appropriate screenings at an acceptable rate and we are still struggling to […]

We Can do Better, Healthcare Industry

I began Rimidi with the belief that technology can and should enable better care–not frustrate the process. After working as a physicist, a venture capitalist, an academic clinician and scientist, I decided to start Rimidi to drive innovations in the healthcare industry and address the issues that kept popping up. Here’s how it all began: […]

NASH: America’s Silent Epidemic

You’ve heard of diabetes, and you’ve probably heard of cirrhosis too… but have you heard of Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)? Even if you have heard of it, you may not have seen it: there are little to no symptoms, and was first identified relatively recently, in 1980, as the “unnamed disease”.For such a discreet disease, many […]

Are we really meeting patients where they are?

Scanning a healthcare organization’s website, odds are good that you’ll come across the phrase “meeting patients where they are”. As an industry, we talk about it all the time, and it is key to improving the patient experience—and outcomes. But are we really doing it? Physically? Geographically? The data says no. The graph below shows […]

Diabetes and Heart Disease

Most people with diabetes do not realize that heart disease is one of the more serious and common complications of having diabetes. The classic microvascular complications of the eye, kidney, and nerves are commonly discussed and more often stressed in the diabetes literature, even though they occur much less frequently than cardiovascular disease. Heart attacks, […]

Diabetes Education: We Can Do Better

Lifestyle management has been the cornerstone of diabetes treatment since the disease was first identified.  Insulin and medications are actually relative newcomers to the options available for treatment. Every major diabetes organization recommends diabetes self-management education and support (DSMES) is part of standard care for all individuals with diabetes. The benefits of DSMES are many […]

Its more than Diabetes!

Cardio-Metabolic chronic diseases are plaguing the US population and are creating an untenable level of cost to the US healthcare system. Although there is a growing public awareness of the pervasiveness and impact of Diabetes, there is less concerning the chronic disease states that co-exist with Diabetes. The infographic demonstrates the need for a strong […]

Diabetes – hasn’t that been solved?

No. The ‘diabetes problem’ has not been solved. In fact, despite the advances in blood glucose monitoring technologies, the proliferation of self-management apps, and near universal awareness of the impact of poorly-controlled diabetes, we haven’t significantly changed the trends on prevalence, outcomes or cost. Yet. Here’s an example of hemoglobin A1c control at a very […]