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Precision Medicine: Pharmacogenomics

posted June 2018

Written by Bryan A. Odegard, MBA, PMP, CSM Principal, NDEON Consulting The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) estimates there is $750 billion in wasteful healthcare spending annually. In fact, studies have shown that widely prescribed drugs are effective in only 25 to 60 percent of the population taking them. One of the key issues contributing […]

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Medication Adherence – Education and Engagement

posted June 2018

Written by Bryan A. Odegard, MBA, PMP, CSM Principal, NDEON Consulting Medication adherence is a common barrier to improved health outcomes. If patients do not take their medications as prescribed, the full benefits are often not realized. As we seek to increase adherence, prescription management will benefit from both digital and human interventions. What is […]

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ACA Watch: Last minute push for healthcare changes

posted September 2017

In our “ACA Watch” series, NDEON Consulting takes a look at the latest news surrounding the Affordable Care Act, which has been subject to numerous repeal efforts since the beginning of the year. Keeping up with the repeal efforts is no small task – something new seems to happen every day, if not every few […]

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Dose Health named MN Cup finalist

posted September 2017

NDEON Consulting is proud to share more good news from our medication adherence partner, Dose Health, as they were named a finalist in the MN Cup, a statewide entrepreneurial competition put on by University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. Dose Health was one of more than 500 startup companies to enter the competition in March, and recently made the list of 24 finalists. They […]

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Innovation in medication adherence 

posted September 2017

In today’s healthcare landscape, there are a host of companies and device manufacturers working to solve the elusive problem of medication nonadherence. It’s not difficult to see why – according to a 2003 report from the World Health Organization (WHO), 50 percent of patients do not take their medications as prescribed. The reasons for nonadherence are numerous, but include the rising costs of medication, inconvenience of […]

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Hidden Data Breach Risk: Part 2

posted June 2017

Now that you’ve read the first post in this series about hidden data breach risks, you have the basis for a framework to assess your organization’s risk profile when it comes to ePHI on common medical devices. However, no matter where you identified your organization on the risk profile matrix, there are always opportunities for […]

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Dose Health Advances to MN CUP semifinals

posted June 2017

Congratulations to NDEON Consulting’s medication adherence partner, Dose Health, for securing a spot as a semifinalist in the MN Cup 2017 entrepreneurial competition! The MN Cup is a venture by the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, and is the largest statewide startup competition in the country. Dose Health was one of more than […]

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Hidden Data Breach Risk: Part 1

posted May 2017

Healthcare providers across the country pay much attention to protecting patient data on devices like cell phones, computers, or networks, and rightfully so. However, relatively little attention has been paid to an obvious class of technology used by medical professionals every minute, every hour and every day. That class is the medical device. Medical devices […]

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Tax Day Brings Uncertainty About ACA’s Individual Mandate

posted April 2017

With Tax Day 2017 upon us, one of the topics on NDEON consultants’ minds is the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate, which requires that most Americans purchase health insurance – or obtain an exemption – or risk paying a tax penalty. The individual mandate, often called the ObamaCare penalty or fine, and officially called Individual […]

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Team Member Connections

posted April 2017

Embracing your team’s differences can make the difference. Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to have another dinner with my client team, and what a wonderful evening it was. My team is responsible for integrating a new PBM with a regional health plan. In addition, the health plan is changing back office vendors and […]

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