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...]

Advanced APM’s: Video Recap

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Join us every Thursday, for the remainder of the year, as we present the third segment of our weekly Acumen MACRA series with a video recap of Monday's post. Today, Diana Strubler, Policy and … [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...]

Evolution of EMR Technology: A View Into Development and Adoption

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Man's evolution

Our health system has experienced an unprecedented change in the past decade. A mere 8 years ago in 2008, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) (2016) reported … [Read more...]