Savvy Moms Use the PokitDok Marketplace to Save on Healthcare

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At PokitDok, our employees don’t mirror the typical Silicon Valley workforce. For starters, our fearless leader, Lisa Maki, is a woman in her early 50s. We employ many women and moms, some of them single moms - all of them productive, thorough consumers of healthcare. Contrary to the gender imbalance crisis you often hear about  … 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

How Healthcare Will be Transformed in the Next 5 years

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  In late September, PokitDok was a session sponsor of the 8th annual Health 2.0 Fall Conference in Santa Clara. The event drew some of the most forward-thinking companies and speakers in digital health today. It was an opportunity to demo new products and connect with like-minded companies. It was also a great venue for showcasing PokitDok’s technology and how partners are currently  … 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, Health Innovation

PokitDok Announces National Health Price Index & Scheduling Feature

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PokitDok is leading the way in today’s evolving landscape towards consumer-driven healthcare transactions. Earlier today, PokitDok announced several new key tools that will enable a better healthcare shopping experience. With our new pricing tool, consumers can compare cash, insurance and medicare pricing by procedure across different zip codes. A preview of what's to come is shown the Seattle metro area, where consumers can  … 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, Health Innovation, Healthcare consumerism

Not Enough Sleep: Secret to Success or Contributor to our Rising Healthcare Costs?

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Americans are Sleeping Less than Ever Before Studies show that Americans are getting less and less sleep, with the average nightly slumber reaching only 6.8 hours. This is much less than the 7.9 hours we were getting in the 1940s with about 30% of Americans getting six or less hours of sleep per night (2013  … 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

The PokitDok Team is Expanding - Meet Our New Hires

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PokitDok is rapidly expanding! In the past month alone we've welcomed 6 new talented and unique employees - and they couldn't have come any sooner, given the busy month we've had and exponential growth we've seen in demand. To recap, in the last month we sponsored and attended the Health 2.0 Conference and Code-a-thon, demo'd our white-label marketplace product, were covered 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: Health Innovation, Healthcare consumerism

CEO Lisa Maki Demos PokitDok’s Simple, Patient-driven Enterprise Solution

By pokitdok,


Introduction Recently, on the mainstage at Health 2.0, PokitDok’s CEO Lisa Maki had the opportunity to demo a preview of our white-labeled marketplace solution in a session titled “Buy, Sell, Exchange: New Markets for Consumers, Employers, and Providers.” Presenting to a packed ballroom of over 2,000 attendees, the diverse panel was moderated by the Co-Chairman  … 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: Health Innovation, Healthcare consumerism

Telemedicine Poised for Growth, but Barriers Hinder Widespread Adoption

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Gone are the days when everyone has a family doctor following them from birth to death. Gone are the days when hospitals have specialists on staff 24 hours a day. Now companies like MDLive, Teladoc and LiveHealth Online offer patients video chat appointments with doctors any time of day or night. Numerous national teleradiology companies fill in for hospitals  … 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, Telehealth

When Healthcare Coverage "Loopholes" Leave Consumers Holding the Bag

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Recently, my family had first-hand experience with lack of access to transparent cost information about healthcare procedures. We thought we had platinum insurance coverage through my husband’s large financial firm's (LFF)’s group coverage plan, but as it turned out, it wasn’t as straightforward as it had first seemed.

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

How Much Will Your Annual Well Check Cost?

By pokitdok,


Who would have imagined 5 years ago that a visit to the doctor could result in such a headache? But that’s exactly the predicament faced by most of us when figuring out how much a doctor is going to charge for a preventative care visit. We may worry about our high deductible, or the ever-growing cost of a co-pay, but luckily  … 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

Why a Growing Number of Employees are Choosing High-deductible Healthcare Plans

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In 2006, 10% of employees chose high-deductible health care plans (plans with a deductible of $1,000 or more), as reported by the Kaiser Family Foundation. By 2012, that number had jumped to a whopping 34% and it continues to grow. But it’s not just the percentage of employees choosing HIGH-deductible plans that has gone up, it’s also  … 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