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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.

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?

There is Good News in Healthcare 

Jennifer Watkins, the Marketing Manager at Advanced Medical Reviews, shares a personal story about health care and how it has helped her in her mission at AMR to continue to uphold principles and beliefs in ensuring quality healthcare in this week’s “Insights From The Inside.”    Do you remember the last time you went to […]

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 […]

Natalya Dawkins, AMR’s Director of Client Success, on her Management Philosophy

The first blog in a series from AMR’s management leadership – “Insights from the Inside” – in which we highlight and share our insights, philosophy, and values, as they relate to our work at AMR.    When I reflect on my management philosophy, I’m reminded of something Peter Drucker said, “so much of what we […]

The Rise of the Doctor-Influencer and the Yelping of Healthcare

Yelp and ZocDoc have turned doctors into influencers.

To grasp the potential of social media in healthcare, we need to look at tools like ZocDoc and reviews aggregators such as Yelp.

How the Opioid Crisis is Changing the Conversation Around Physician Behavior

The industry is taking a harder look at prescriptions and physician behavior.

Physicians are working toward a consensus on appropriate opioid prescription practices while navigating structural challenges to consistent and safe prescribing.

2017 Year in Review: The Opioid Crisis

The discussion around opioid prescriptions is beginning to change.

Years in the making, the opioid epidemic now accounts for a majority of all drug overdoses in the country.

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