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

Event Recap: Dig South, ATA, and Collision Conference

By John Riney,


Finally got a bit of time to catch my breath and recap the last couple events. PokitDok's spring conference season has been a bit of a killer. First off was Dig South 2015 right here in Charleston, SC. I'm an engineer and a life-long Charlestonian, so any effort to elevate the tech scene here in  … 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

Evidation Health Selects PokitDok to Help Accelerate Clinical Studies in Digital Health

By pokitdok,


Today PokitDok announced a partnership with Evidation Health, a company launched by GE Ventures and Stanford Health Care. Evidation Health partners across the healthcare ecosystem to measure the impact of digital health solutions on clinical and economic outcomes. This partnership will allow Evidation to virtually, securely, and efficiently identify eligible participants in clinical studies and to  … 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

Telehealth – The Future Is Now

By Nicole Fletcher,


In America we spend one third of every dollar on healthcare; that’s dangerously close to $4 trillion. Telehealth is one part - and a big one at that - of the future of healthcare to reduce costs, increase preventative care and improve patient engagement. Telehealth is expected to grow by $5 billion in the next  … 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, Telehealth

The Unintended Side-Effects Of Health Reform: Increased Consumer Responsibility And Decreased Provider Revenues

By Lisa Maki,


It has been over 5 years since the President signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) into law providing healthcare reform from meaningful use to extended Medicaid and more. Probably one of the most controversial mandates of the ACA was universal health insurance coverage which has been in effect for over a year.  … 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

A Deeper Dive into the 278 Transaction: A Referral & Authorization Request

By Faride Beaubien,


We have previously walked through what goes on behind eligibility and benefit requests or 270/271 transactions, when a patient visits his or her primary care physician (PCP). We will now discuss the 278 transaction: a referral and authorization request. This transaction set is generally used as a ‘next step’ following an appointment with a physician.  … 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

PokitDok Partners with Doctor on Demand

By pokitdok,


The PokitDok team is thrilled to announce a partnership with Doctor On Demand, a telehealth company offering patients Video Visits with Board Certified physicians. Co-founded by CEO Adam Jackson, Chairman of the Board, Jay McGraw, and the one and only Dr. Phil McGraw, Doctor On Demand aims to streamline and simplify the operations side of healthcare  … 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: Enterprise, Providers, Telehealth