For medications available in multiple formulations, are there significant price differences between formulations, and what are the opportunity for savings if prescribers ordering the more expensive formulation switched to the less expensive formulation?
Physician productivity is an important driver of key healthcare outcomes, such as quality of care, treatment costs and patient satisfaction, because physicians influence a vast majority of treatment decisions, and are central to the care delivery process. Thus, it is critical for researchers to understand how transformation technologies, such as electronic medical records (EMRs) impact physician productivity.
This article discusses emerging trends in mobilehealth apps,
covering potential and opportunities, challenges, and a framework
for overcoming them.
We are at the edge of an imminent massive transformation in an industry sector that accounts for about 20% of spending today, namely health care. This transformation will occur on account of emerging technologies for price transparency which will give decision-making stakeholders (e.g., patients and their advising physicians) timely access to accurate and personalized information about costs of care. Price transparency technologies are (and will be) as revolutionary in health care as Google and Amazon have been to shopping in general. While these technologies are motivated by the pressing need to reduce health care spending through price competition and reduction in market prices, these effects are by no means guaranteed.