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Referral Management News & Articles

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August, 2016, Becker's Healthcare Review: Preparing for MACRA: Top 3 Priorities for 2016

August 15, 2016 - Becker's Healthcare Review article on preparing for MACRA, written by Mark Hefner, CEO of Infina Connect, ...Read ArticleRead More

June, 2016, The critical path to value: Community wide, coordinated care delivery

June 22, 2016 - Mark Hefner, CEO of Infina Connect, discusses pros and cons of the three key strategies being deployed to addressing community-wide coordination...Read ArticleRead More

December, 2015, Health IT Interoperability: North Carolina Group Achieves EHR Integration for Referrals

December 15, 2015 - Mark Hefner, CEO of Infina Connect, and Raleigh Medical Group talk about achieving universal EHR interoperability with ICC Direct...Read ArticleRead More

December, 2015, State of Direct Project: Online Panel Discussion with Cerner and EMR Direct

December 7, 2015 - Mark Hefner, CEO of Infina Connect, joins Cerner and EMR Direct for an online panel to discuss the state of the Direct Project...Read ArticleRead More

November, 2015, Healthcare Informatics: North Carolina Medical Group Leaders Streamline Referral Processes

November 24, 2015 - Raleigh Medical Group is highlighted in this article about the impact that ICC Direct has had on their practice...Read ArticleRead More

August, 2015, Physicians Practice: Digitizing the Specialist Referral Process in Carolina

August 28, 2015 - Garner Internal Medicine and Wake Internal Medicine are highlighted in this article about the value of electronic referrals...Read ArticleRead More

October, 2014, 20 Most Promising Healthcare Tech Solution Providers: Infina Connect Enabling Connected Care through Provider Collaboration

OCTOBER 20, 2014 (CIO Review) – 20 Most Promising Healthcare Tech Solution Providers: Infina Connect Enabling Connected Care through Provider Collaboration. Infina Connect Healthcare Systems recognized by magazine as Editor-in-Chief Pradeep Shankar An annual listing of …Read More

October, 2014, What Are the Challenges? Management of Patient Care

OCTOBER 1, 2014 (Medical Economics) – Sharing health data remains a major challenge for accountable care organizations (ACOs), and a barrier to improved care that is preventing many ACOs from achieving greater gains, according to …Read More

September, 2014, The Landscape of Accountable Care and Connected Health: Results from the 2014 National Survey of Accountable Care Organizations

SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 (eHealth Initiative) – Recent reforms are driving a sea change toward a value-based, coordinated care paradigm that incentivizes health providers based on the quality and health of a population, not quantity of …Read More

July, 2013, Making physician referrals more efficient has become a launch pad for health IT startups

July, 2013, Medcity News – Here’s a stat I’ve heard entrepreneurs cite more times than I can count over the past year: The average physician refers to 229 other physicians, according to a study published …Read More

Prescription Drug News & Articles

Below are articles and papers related to antipsychotic medication usage:

July, 2015, The A+KIDS Program (Psychiatric Services FRONTLINE REPORTS)

A+KIDS (Antipsychotics + Keeping It Documented for Safety) is a novel program that retains access to antipsychotic treatments and provider choice in the prescribing process. Infina Connect developed the registry to document aspects of prescribing. …Read More

December, 2013, Are too many kids taking antipsychotic drugs?

Use is climbing despite questions about how safe the drugs are and how well they work Published: December 2013, Consumer Reports The rise of antipsychotic drug use | Behind the trend | Important questions | A cautious …Read More

September, 2013, Doctors: Anti-psychotic meds overused for dementia, kids

SEPTEMBER, 23  2013, USA TODAY Story Highlights:-Psychiatrists list possible misuses of anti-psychotic medications-The list is part of a larger health choices education campaign-Other efforts to reduce, investigate antipsychotic use are underway Anti-psychotic medications should not be the …Read More

September, 2013, Antipsychotic Medications Overprescribed For Everything, From Hyper Children To Nursing Home Residents

SEPTEMBER, 21  2013, Medical Daily – The overuse of antipsychotic medications has gained the attention of America’s doctors, as medical groups  add the drug class to a host of overused medical interventions including antibiotics and …Read More

September, 2013, A+KIDS, a Web-Based Antipsychotic Registry for North Carolina Youths: An Alternative to Prior Authorization

September 2013, Psychiatric Services in Advance Objective: The rise in use of antipsychotics among U.S. children is well documented. Compliance rates with current safety-monitoring guidelines are low. In response, the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance …Read More

September, 2013, Honey, they shrunk my brain – Study Confirms Antipsychotics Decrease Brain Tissue

by Kelly Patricia O’Meara September 12, 2013, CCHR International Antipsychotic drugs cause brain shrinkage. This is the conclusion of yet another study, considered the largest longitudinal brain-scan data set ever compiled, documenting the adverse effects of antipsychotic drugs …Read More

August, 2013, U.S. Probes Use of Antipsychotic Drugs on Children

Federal health officials are reviewing antipsychotic drug use on children in the Medicaid system NY, NY. – AUGUST 12, 2013, The Wall Street Journal Federal health officials have launched a probe into the use of antipsychotic drugs …Read More

September, 2012, A Call for Caution on Antipsychotic Drugs

SEPTEMBER 24, 2012, The New York Times You will never guess what the fifth and sixth best-selling prescription drugs are in the United States, so I’ll just tell you: Abilify and Seroquel, two powerful antipsychotics. In …Read More