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Seth Flam, DO

Lead Blogger: Seth Flam, DO

Dr. Flam is one of the founders of HealthFusion and serves as the company's CEO and President. He is board certified in Family Practice and is one of the creative forces behind MediTouch EHR.

What Happened to the Promise of Electronic Medical Record Software?

Electronic medical record software was launched into healthcare with promises of better data management and analysis, and accompanying improvements in patient care. And yet, over the last few years we’ve heard a great deal more about deficiencies than about improvements. Were the promises of improved patient care just a pipe dream? Fortunately, no—although we’re a long way from where we want to be. But recently, there have been some concrete examples of the types of improvements we can expect to see broadly once the EHR ecosystem is fully developed. We recently detailed […] Continue Reading

Will care quality suffer when insurance companies cut providers from network?

In a recent article, Medical Economics reports that UnitedHealth is cutting at least 15% of physicians from its Medicare Advantage plans. As one of the nation’s largest insurance companies, this means thousands of doctors, and their patients, are being directly affected by the cuts. “We are working to collaborate with a more focused network of physicians to help us provide higher quality and more affordable health care coverage to meet the needs of our members, and help them get more from their health plan benefits,” said UnitedHealth CEO Jack Larsen to the […] Continue Reading