HIMSS 2017: Big Data, Healthcare IT and the Future of Patient Care

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Big ideas from big data

When it’s big enough, an event itself can be Big Data. Bring together over 40,000 attendees and over 1,200 leading vendors and the topics presented and discussed serve to spell out the current trends … [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...]

What Will Happen to MACRA Under a Trump Administration?

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Mount Rushmore presidents

It’s President’s Day! While doing some quick research, I concluded that some consider today a day to recognize all presidents, past and present. Others consider it a celebration of certain key … [Read more...]

Nephrology News Roundup

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Here’s a roundup of nephrology news over the past few weeks. Click on the headlines to browse the articles. Or, if you’ve discovered other newsworthy items that may be of interest to our team or your … [Read more...]

Bundles and Caps: What Are You Wearing?

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Stadium crowd bundled and capped

How ‘bout that Super Bowl? Did you watch the entire game? Have a new favorite commercial? Some of you were probably decked out in your favorite team’s attire. Others (like yours truly) packed that … [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...]

Quality Benchmarks: How to Estimate Your MIPS Quality Score

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Assigning points based on deciles

I was going to write about something other than MIPS but I truly couldn’t resist. The temptation was just too great—especially after Dr. Terry Ketchersid really shook things up with his latest blog on … [Read more...]