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  • 90 Seconds to Better Outcomes

    To: Vectra DA Accounts Chronic rheumatologic disease is a challenging disease for both patients and providers, as you well know. A diagnosis of chronic RA can alter a patient’s lifestyle significantly. Unfortunately, a rheumatologist’s toolset to help aide in a patient’s care plan is limited from an Electronic Health Record perspective. We are pleased to […]

  • eyeforpharma Philadelphia Awards

    The eyeforpharma Philadelphia conference was created to give you a vision for your 2020 plans. The awards are designed to recognize those who are already leading the way and inspire those who are making plans to do so.

  • Patients Take a Front Seat in the Exam Room

    A Patient-Centered Model of Excellence in Rheumatologic Care Discus Analytics, whose ongoing mission is to transform clinical data into insights and intelligence, has announced a strategic partnership with ContextMedia, Inc., a Chicago-based company that is the leader in point-of-care patient education, focused on engineering high levels of patient engagement through technological innovation. Notably the first […]

  • Physician Payment Reform and Outcome- Based Performance

    “Our nation cannot control runaway medical spending without fundamentally changing how physicians are paid.” This is the backbone of a report published by the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform in March. The 14-member commission was comprised of physicians from a variety of specialties, as well as others who are experts in health care policy, […]

  • Jumping into the deep end of the data pool

    hether you look at economic trends, recently passed legislation or imminent payment reform, there is no getting around the fact that current healthcare spending in America is unsustainable. The question of when healthcare reform will affect the day-to-day functioning of our practices has been answered, and that time is now. Some liken our situation to […]

  • Using new software to treat rheumatoid arthritis

    Discus Analytics LLC, which launched in Spokane in May 2011, has collaborated with doctors here to invent and begin marketing a software application designed to help better treat rheumatoid arthritis and its progression. The company worked with physicians from the Spokane-based Arthritis Northwest practice to create the software product suite, named JointMan, says Karen Ferguson, […]

  • JointMan® Product Suite to be Presented at the National Forum on Data & Analytics in Washington, DC

    The eHealth Initiative is offering an impressive line-up of thought provoking keynotes and panels for this year’s National Forum on Data & Analytics in Healthcare (August 1-2, 2013, in Washington, DC). Karen Ferguson, Co-Founder and CEO of Discus Analytics, will conduct a demonstration on ground-breaking JointMan® technology. Her presentation (“Unleashing Our Value: The Changing Landscape […]

  • Physician Payment Reform and Outcome- Based Performance

    “Our nation cannot control runaway medical spending without fundamentally changing how physicians are paid.” This is the backbone of a report published by the National Commission on Physician Payment Reform in March. The 14-member commission was comprised of physicians from a variety of specialties, as well as others who are experts in health care policy, […]