Cybersecurity and Blockchain in Health Care

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Last Monday I opened up the Renal & Urology News update to find 3 recent articles about health IT (HIT) security. The first article, “Controlling Access to Health Information”, noted that the … [Read more...]

Health IT: The Dawning of Millennial Healthcare

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A new dawn

My daily news routine includes listening to NPR during my morning commute and clicking on my iPhone “News” app at least once or twice during the day. Recently online news headlines have started with, … [Read more...]

Mobile Health: Growing Engagement and New Responsibilities

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The pervasiveness of mobile devices

This week I’m blogging about an M-word. Not MACRA or MIPS, but Mobile Health or mHealth. A warning before you proceed: The following paragraph contains a personal story that may be Too Much … [Read more...]

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...]