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Blockchain in Healthcare: How it could transform EHRs, drug safety and medical reviews

Blockchain dates back to the 2000s, but it only entered the mainstream in 2017. That year, it neared the peak of the Gartner Hype Cycle, a visual index of how much attention emerging technologies garner for their business-level potential. By the end of 2017, the trading prices of prominent digital currencies such as Bitcoin and […]

Virtual Reality Applications in Workers’ Compensation Reviews

Virtual reality experiences are a new frontier in healthcare treatments.

Now that suitable supporting infrastructure is more readily available, VR is rapidly taking root in healthcare.

What Does Integrated Care Look Like in Action?

Integrated care can take on many forms in today's healthcare environment.

Innovative methodologies such as integrated care are gaining in popularity as the healthcare industry rallies to find a solution to the opioid crisis.

How Integrated Care Is Bridging the Gap Between Physical and Mental Health Services

Integrated care models can bridge the the gap between physical and mental health treatments.

Healthcare insurers and providers, along with the justice system and government agencies, have responded to changing perceptions of drug use disorders by endorsing integrated care.

How Behavioral Health Care Has Changed Since the Opioid Crisis

Behavioral health patients are experiencing new relationships with their physicians.

Opioids have extensive histories as both prescribed and illicit drugs, and the fundamental challenge they present – as uniquely powerful analgesics that are nevertheless highly addictive – has long bedeviled the healthcare sector.

Disaster Preparedness in Healthcare: Lessons from Recent Responses

Disaster preparedness in healthcare must account for a broad spectrum of concerns.

Disaster Preparedness in Healthcare: Lessons From the 2017 Hurricane Season

Disaster preparedness plans helped Texas medical facilities during Hurricane Harvey.

How did the Texas healthcare sector respond to the hurricane in its first hours, and what can providers and payers across the country learn from its response and prior preparation?

Baby Boomers in the ER and the need for better Palliative Care

  Did you know that more than 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age every single day? It’s a staggering figure, but it makes sense considering the overall size of their generation. Born between 1946 and 1964, they are one of the largest population cohorts in U.S. history, with approximately 74 million members alive through 2016. Their […]

Leading with Quality Care as the Focal Point

Leah Williams is the Recruitment and Credentialing Manager at Advanced Medical Reviews. In this week’s segment of “Insights From The Inside” Leah shares her perspective on the importance of quality care.   So you have the most contact with AMR’s Physician network. If you had to name one quality that healthcare professionals share, what would […]

Why I Don’t Believe it’s Patient vs. Payer

The second blog in a series from AMR’s management leadership – “Insights from the Inside” – in which Megan Kaufman, General Manager of AMR, shares her insights on the patient-payer relationship. Too often, claims and appeals processes are portrayed in a way that pits Payers against Patients in the battle for patient wellness and quality […]

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