Category Archives: Paul DeMuro

The Need for More Data Analytics Professionals in South Florida

By: Paul R. DeMuro Increasingly around the country and in South Florida, employers and other stakeholders are looking to hire data analytics professionals who can critically analyze data to help them grow and manage their businesses and to be more … Continue reading

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Medical Cannabis – Myth, medicine, or malpractice?

By: Paul R. DeMuro, PhD and Dr. Jose Valdes, PharmD, BCPP Medical cannabis or cannabinoids (or medical marijuana as some like to call it) is now a reality in Florida.  Although it can only be recommended for certain maladies and … Continue reading

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Providers Attesting to Their Compliance With Meaningful Use Need to Ensure That They Truly Protected Their Electronic Health Information

By Gabriel Imperato and Paul R. DeMuro Providers are starting to get notices from the government that they have not met the Meaningful Use requirement with respect to protecting electronic health information. They have attested that they have and thus, … Continue reading

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Pharmacists Need a Role in Medical Marijuana

By: Paul DeMuro, Ph.D., J.D., M.B.A., CPA and Jose Valdes Pharmacists may well be the best equipped to assist in closing the knowledge gap doctors face as states approve medical marijuana laws. Who might better determine how marijuana interacts with … Continue reading

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Your Zip Code is the Best Predictor of Your Health

By: Paul DeMuro, Ph.D., J.D., M.B.A., CPA and José Szapocznik, Ph.D. In today’s America, people live in two distinctly different worlds. Dr. Garth Graham, President of the Aetna Foundation, points out that “life expectancy in New Orleans can vary as … Continue reading

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The Evolving Role of Pharmacists in the Transformation to Payment for Quality and Cost-Effectiveness and the Attendant Legal Hurdles

By: Paul DeMuro, Ph.D., J.D., M.B.A., CPA, and Yesenia Prados, Pharm.D The traditional role of pharmacists When one thinks of pharmacists, one typically thinks of the individual in the retail pharmacy who fills his or her prescription that was “written” … Continue reading

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The Pharmacist’s Increasing Role in Moving Toward Greater Quality Care in a More Cost Effective Manner

By: Paul DeMuro One cannot help but read or hear about how the costs of drugs are going up and are becoming a greater percentage of the costs of treating patients. Many reasons are cited, including the greater costs of … Continue reading

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How to fight medical errors and optimize treatment plans with Medication Therapy Management programs

The Advisory Board Company interviewed Of Counsel Paul R. DeMuro to discuss the challenges facing Medication Therapy Management (“MTM”) and the role it can play in improving health care. Dr. Stephanie Gernant, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice with Nova Southeastern … Continue reading

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Data Analytics and Population Health – Keys to the Transition to Payment for Quality and Cost Effectiveness

By: Paul R. DeMuro In 1854, John Snow helped solve a public health problem by concluding that the cause of cholera in London was primarily from people drinking water from the pump on Broad Street which had the bacterium that … Continue reading

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In-House Counsel Increasingly Must Focus on Data Analytics

By: Paul R. DeMuro The Obama Administration plans to move billions of dollars in Medicare payments into contracts that radically alter how hospitals and physicians are paid. The idea is to find alternative payment mechanisms to Medicare’s fee-for-service system that … Continue reading

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