VIDEO: Louis Burns Talks About Lowering Cost Technology to Improve Patient Care
Innovation in healthcare is becoming more important as the environment continues to evolve. There are a couple key components to increasing the adoption rate of new technologies and ideas in healthcare, according to Burns.
“The industry needs to quit holding on so hard to the past. Change is something they’re adverse to and they’ve got to get a little more risk adverse and start moving forward,” says Burns.
This video interview was performed on June 21, 2012, at the America's Health Insurance Plans Institute 2012 in Salt Lake City, UT.
Pharmacists and drug manufacturers are pushing the CMS for a one-year transition period before states attempt to implement a new formula mandated under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that will significantly trim Medicaid reimbursement rates for generic drugs.
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Cancer survivors often encounter a variety of health issues, the most common of which include fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, and depression. To address those specific issues, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has developed 3 new sets of guidelines on cancer survivorship care.
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The American Journal of Managed Care brought together than 125 diabetes advocates,
providers, and educators, along with health plan leaders and pharmaceutical executives, to
Princeton, N.J. Attendees gained insights into giving persons with diabetes with the right level
of support to manage their disease.