MACRA Montage – A video summary of MACRA blog posts in 2016

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On Monday, Diana gave us A MACRA Mashup and a late Christmas Gift, which contained links to all the blogs, videos, and MIPS tips we’ve published during our MACRA series. Today, we are giving you … [Read more...]

A MACRA Mashup and a Late Christmas Gift!

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Christmas gift

We made it to the end—not just the end of the year, but the end of our MACRA series here on the blog! Now don’t get too bummed. This isn’t the end of the road for Acumen and MACRA, but with MACRA … [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...]

Looking for the Golden Fleece in 2016: JASON, FHIR, and the Argonaut Project

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Welcome to 2016. Let’s jump right into the FHIR! In the January 4 Acumen blog post Terry Ketchersid mentioned Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) as a 2016 product to “keep your eye on.” … [Read more...]

Be Prepared for Meaningful Use Audits

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Did you watch the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special? Videos and live skits brought back Cone Heads, Blues Brothers, King Tut and many funny moments of the show. If you’ve watched SNL … [Read more...]

The Learning Health System: More Than a Simple Stocking Stuffer

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Three days! That’s right, for those of you who share my tendency to procrastinate around this time of year, there are three days of shopping left—a virtual lifetime for the latent holiday shopper. And … [Read more...]

PCORnet: Innovative EHR Interoperability

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Recently I had my annual medical checkup with my Primary Care Physician (PCP). During my appointment my physician logged into her health system EHR and accessed my previous annual exam records and … [Read more...]