The Rising Costs of Prescription Drugs: How Pharmacy APIs Can Improve Transparency

By PokitDok Team,

woman sleeping on desk after taking pills

Rising prescription drug costs are a key concern for Americans. Here’s how pharmacy APIs can improve transparency and empower patients.

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, Health Innovation, Pharmacy

PokitDok Broadens Commercial Pharmacy Services with Oration Acquisition

By PokitDok Team,


Expands Benefit and Pricing Estimate Services for Prescription Medications across both Commercial and Medicare Part D Insurance Plans Today, at our fifth DokChain Health Alliance meeting, PokitDok announced that it has acquired the pharmacy and software assets of Oration PBC. The acquisition is closed and terms were not disclosed. Benefit coverage, formulary, and drug cost estimates are often locked away  … 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: News, Pharmacy

Ask the Experts: Health Economist Jane Sarasohn-Kahn's Prediction for 2017

By PokitDok Team,


We recently published our 5 Healthcare IT Trends to Watch in 2017 report. But we wanted to know what other influencers in the healthcare space are envisioning for the coming year. Today's guest blogger is Jane Sarasohn-Kahn, Health Economist and Trend Weaver. Health citizens in America will need to be even more mindful, critical, and  … 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, Healthcare predictions, Pharmacy

Telepharmacy Creates Closer Collaborations Between Pharmacists and Doctors

By PokitDok Team,


Pharmacist and doctor collaborations via telepharmacy and telehealth are helping patients getting the medicine and advice they need, when they need it.

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: Pharmacy

PillPack Partners with PokitDok for Real Time Pharmacy Eligibility

By PokitDok Team,


In our continued mission to power the business of health, we are excited to announce a strategic partnership with PillPack, a VIPPS® certified pharmacy by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®. PillPack will be using our Pharmacy APIs to power improved patient experiences for more than 16 million Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries and 40.5 million  … 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, Pharmacy

PokitDok Announces the Release of Pharmacy APIs

By Nicole Fletcher,


  Being able to look up pharmacy benefits is hard. When the time comes to write a prescription, doctors have no way of knowing what medications are covered under a member’s insurance policy - and patients have no idea if a scrip will be covered until they’re through the pharmacy checkout line. While strides toward  … 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, Pharmacy

Donut Hole : Medicare Drug Coverage Explained

By Mallory Nelson,


Although donut holes have been enjoyed by people for centuries, when it comes to donut holes in Medicare, a glazed ball of doughy goodness is not what comes to mind. You can think of Medicare prescription drug coverage kind of like a donut. On either side of the hole, coverage is pretty good. But once  … 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: Pharmacy

East Meets West: Finding the Harmony Between Traditional and Alternative Medicine

By pokitdok,


Have you ever seen someone with uniform, dark purple, bruise-like circles on their back or on the back of their neck? Although frightening at first glance, cupping is an ancient Chinese medicine practice that has been used in the Chinese culture for thousands of years to treat the ailments of athletes, the ill, and the injured. History  … 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, Pharmacy