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An Update on the Opioid Crisis

The opioid crisis continues to loom in healthcare, as more individuals become addicted to and die from lawful and illegal forms of opioids. While controlled substances such as heroin are to blame for much of the problem, prescription medications are also a contributor. Variation in how physicians treat chronic pain and non-nerve-related back pain and […]

Healthcare and Cybersecurity

From the treatments physicians offer patients to the computer software providers use to gather, protect and utilize patient information, it’s clear that the healthcare industry is taking a cyber-centric focus. As the healthcare industry advances its connectivity to the Internet and becomes more comfortable using mobile tools and applications, the risk for cyberattacks also increases. […]

Quick Reference Guide to Drug Utilization Reviews [Infographic]

The 21st Century Cures Act, the opioid crisis, and the cost of pharmaceuticals dominated the headlines of 2016, highlighting the importance of understanding how prescription drugs work in today’s healthcare industry. One valuable tool used by employers, health plans and pharmacists is Drug Utilization Review (DUR). AMR created a quick reference guide to DUR so you […]

The Evolution of Health Plans

The health plan you purchase today may not resemble the plan of your parents or grandparents at all. For decades, Americans received healthcare under the traditional fee-for-service system. Insurance companies reimbursed patients or payers based on every service provided to patients. This seemed logical on the surface, yet problems became clear as the industry realized […]

Innovations in Patient-Centric Care

In the past few years, the American healthcare system has witnessed dramatic changes with the consumerization of healthcare marking perhaps the most influential transition. More power than ever has been placed in the hands of patients, given that managing one’s well-being is as easy as opening a smart phone. The influx of apps aimed at […]

What’s on the Horizon for Digital Health Tech

Digital health technology continues to advance and expand into new areas of healthcare, and the industry shows no signs of slowing down. Each year digital health products and analytic capabilities advance, becoming better, more reliable and more compatible with one another. As we head into 2017, let’s take a look at some of the newest […]

The Consumerization of Healthcare

Healthcare has changed drastically in the last six years, but these changes are not all due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Prior to changes in the way we purchase health insurance, advancements in technology and evolving patient preferences began to move the healthcare industry toward a more consumer-oriented landscape. This consumerization of healthcare is […]

AMR – 2016 in Review [Video Blog]

2017 is here! Last year was a phenomenal year for Advanced Medical Reviews, so let’s take a moment to look back on 2016 and all that we accomplished. We hope you enjoy our very first Video Blog!

Advanced Prostheses Lead to a Bionic Future

While advancements in prosthetics are exciting from a technological perspective, they are also invaluable to the injured worker or veteran who wants to return to work. Amputations are the costliest injuries in workers’ compensation, as amputees require extensive care and rehab to return to work.  Just as cell phones and computers have become more powerful […]

Peer Review: Benefiting Patients and Physicians

Many physicians are experts in their areas of practice, but the medical field is vast, and there’s no way for one doctor to be an expert in everything. It is impossible to keep up with each advancement for every condition or treatment option. That is why physicians and health care facilities use the peer review […]

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