Responsive Health CEO, Ed Berde, and VP of Value Transformation, Eric Ditkowsky, recently met with technology executives and healthcare IT innovators at the New Jersey Innovation Institute’s Annual Innovation Showcase. Berde and Ditkowsky spoke with thought leaders at the helm of healthcare modernization, including the event’s keynote speaker Aneesh Chopra, the current President of NavHealth, who served as the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States under President Obama. 

Through face-to-face conversations, it became clear that industry leaders are increasingly concerned with meeting the requirements for better patient care set by CMS . More specifically, attendees at the conference stressed that clinicians generally lack comprehensive methodology for tracking patient progress, making it difficult to monitor and report patient outcomes to CMS in order to receive reimbursements pursuant to the Quality Payment Program under MACRA. 

Currently, many providers utilize their existing EHRs to record patient outcomes to CMS, despite the fact that many view their EHR systems as inefficient. As a result, providers spend more time on basic data entry rather than actual patient engagement. 

In order to meet the requirements for reimbursement through CMS, private practice clinicians are following two methods: either (1) hire more staff to keep up with new standards or (2) abandon their independent practice in favor of joining a hospital system or physician group in an effort to keep costs in control. 

Responsive Health’s exhibition at the event provided insight into how the RxUniverse  platform directly addresses the concerns voiced by clinicians. Physicians using the platform can prescribe patients with clinically proven mobile health apps and wearables at the point of care. This extends the doctor-patient relationship beyond the clinical setting and provides the additional time for patient engagement doctors are seeking. The platform also works with EHRs to seamlessly record patient data and submit the information to CMS, enabling providers with the immediate ability to maximize reimbursements.