Great Expectations: Health IT in 2017

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2017

Happy New Year! To get our Acumen blog off to a value-based start we asked health IT (HIT) experts to give us their perspective on HIT progress in 2016 and hopes for 2017. Please enjoy these 2016 … [Read more...]

Grace Hopper and the Hour of Code Project

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

In the Acumen blog last week Diana Strubler tackled the Quality portion of the MIPS composite score, otherwise known as the “Monster of MIPS”. The Abominable Snowman of Quality with big, scary teeth … [Read more...]

Healthcare Apps: Revolutionizing the Functionality of EHRs

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Health care app and iWatch

This week we’re taking a break from all things serious and complex, specifically MACRA and MIPS. The big players Terry Ketchersid and Diana Strubler are going to rest in the fieldhouse and this week … [Read more...]

MACRA on the Menu

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MACRA on the Menu

In last week’s Acumen blog Diana tackled highlights of the MACRA Final Rule released on October 14. She noted that the 2,398-page document is overwhelming and we are going to need to “eat the elephant … [Read more...]

National Health IT Week

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Tilt-a-Whirl at the County Fair

I grew up in a small farming town in northwest Florida. We were fond of saying we were from LA, by which we meant Lower Alabama. Small town life was pretty quiet, so the annual county fair week was an … [Read more...]

The Gamification of Health Care: Are We Having Fun Yet?

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Video games for health care

Have you heard of Ryan Crouser? Last week Ryan won a U.S. track and field Olympic gold medal throwing or putting a shot 22.52 meters. People like Ryan train and participate in the Olympics for the … [Read more...]

From MACRA to Imagination

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Golden Ticket

In recent weeks Diana Strubler and Terry Ketchersid have provided expert advice and guidance about MACRA, MIPS, APMs, and a variety of other critical TLAs (three-letter acronyms). In the here and now, … [Read more...]