Dementia Resources: 10 Tools, Apps and Websites for Caregivers and Patients

By PokitDok Team,


We'll explore some of the best tools, connected apps, and websites, a variety of dementia resources, to help everyone manage this disease more easily.

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, Providers

Digital Health Companies Revolutionizing Treatments

By PokitDok Team,


We have dubbed 2016 "The Year of the Business of Health." Here are 13 digital health companies making an impact for physicians and their 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: Healthcare consumerism, Providers

How Most Patients Find a Doctor — And How That’s Changing

By PokitDok Team,


The inspiration for this post came from a pretty straightforward question: How does the average American find a doctor? That question has more layers than you might think. If you move to a new city for work, how do you choose a primary physician? If you need to have a specific procedure done, how do  … 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

How Telehealth Can Help Fix America’s Mental Health System

By PokitDok Team,


Many people with mental illness in America struggle, and have struggled, to get the care they need for any number of reasons. Through the last decade though, telehealth has proven its potential to help by providing affordable, convenient, and private care all through video chat. There is, of course, a long way to go before  … 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, Telehealth

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