Timing is Key: Make the Open Enrollment Period Work for You

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First things first, for those not in the benefits administration space, what is Open Enrollment? Open Enrollment (OE) is defined as the period of time in which employees can freely add, remove or edit their benefit packages without needing to provide proof of a qualifying life event or change reason (think marriage, babies, loss of  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Healthcare consumerism, Providers

Why Doctors Seek Out Cash Patients

By PokitDok Team,


The popularity of high deductible health plans reveals a few interesting trends in American healthcare. Chief among those: many Americans seem generally willing to pay out-of-pocket for their healthcare IF they feel the prices of these services are transparently communicated and provide real, necessary value. High deductible plans don’t work for all budgets and circumstances, but among the American consumers  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Providers

9 Books On Healthcare For People Who Want To Fix Healthcare

By Natasha Awasthi,


Before this next blog post, we wanted to take a moment to introduce a new blog contributor: Natasha Awasthi. Natasha is a self proclaimed digital health nerd and passionate data enthusiast. In this post, she shares her extensive research with us in the form of, you guessed it, a reading list.  Enthusiasts for change get ready - whether  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Healthcare consumerism, Providers

Why Checking Patient Eligibility Is Such A Big Deal

By Nicole Fletcher,


The healthcare industry in the United States is large and complex to say the least. The costs associated with every piece of this expansive system are significant, accounting for a higher percentage of American GDP than the vast majority of other nations. Much of this cost is to due to system wide inefficiencies, which are  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: API, Dev, Providers

Why Updating Healthcare Technology is Integral for the Future

By Faride Beaubien,


In a previous post Healthcare Transactions: Simple?... Not yet, we talked about how healthcare technology and the process of transferring information needs to be updated. We will discuss how updating this technology in the benefit administration industry can help fix this problem, change the industry, and empower the consumer. Imagine if a patient (not a  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Health Innovation, Providers

EMRs, EHRs & PHRs: What They Are & What to Know

By Nicole Fletcher,


From CCDs and EMPIs, to MOOP and HDHPs, acronyms are tossed around constantly in healthcare. Some are specific to certain systems, while others are used interchangeably, sometimes meaning the same thing - and sometimes... not. At PokitDok, as we continue to offer interoperability solutions to hospital systems nationwide, we have come across a few of  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Enterprise, Providers

Identity Management in Healthcare: A PokitDok Solution

By Nicole Fletcher,


PokitDok recently announced the release of our newest product: The PokitDok Identity Management System (IdM). This API allows hospital systems, telehealth and other innovative applications to search for a patient’s identity in an Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) and/or a Master Patient Index (MPI), both typical components of EMR (Electronic Medical Record) or EHR (Electronic  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Enterprise, Providers

The Democratization of Healthcare: Defined and Demonstrated

By Nicole Fletcher,


‘The Democratization of Healthcare’ is an emerging topic referencing the knowledge-driven power in medicine and its inevitable shift from the doctor to the patient. This fundamental transition provides the masses access to their own health information like never before and puts them more and more in the driver’s seat. This post outlines a few real-life examples that  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Health Innovation, Healthcare consumerism, Providers

Why Paying Cash for Healthcare Might Save You Money

By Nicole Fletcher,


Why would someone pay cash for their healthcare needs when they already have insurance? That’s a question that’s getting asked a lot these days; and the answer is more complex than you might imagine. The most surprising reason is that, in some cases, it’s actually cheaper to pay a provider directly than to pay a  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: API, Dev, Healthcare consumerism, Providers

The Future of Healthcare - The API Model

By Nicole Fletcher,


  America spends more on healthcare than any other nation in the world. Numerically, that amounts to nearly $3.8 trillion - or close to 20% of the United States’ GDP (Gross Domestic Product). That number breaks down to more than $10k per person on average - per year - for every single person in the  … Read more

The opinions expressed in this blog are of the authors and not of PokitDok's. The posts on this blog are for information only, and are not intended to substitute for a doctor-patient or other healthcare professional-patient relationship nor do they constitute medical or healthcare advice.


  Tags: Dev, Enterprise, Providers