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The Women in AMIA Leadership Program

November 13th, 2019 / By Tiffany Harman, RN, BSN, Rachael Howe, RN, MS

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) has inaugurated the Women in AMIA Leadership Program, kicking off the first face-to-face meeting in conjunction with this week’s 2019 AMIA Annual Symposium in […]

University of Pisa, Italy, leans towards analysis of Preventable Readmissions

November 11th, 2019 / By Alessandra Di Maio

An article published Nov 5th this year in the Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging focuses on readmissions as potential indicator of inpatient and post-discharge quality of care in elderly […]

Can artificial intelligence help address the burden of too many quality measures?

November 11th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Physicians and nurses are experiencing burnout and are committing suicide at unprecedented rates. When asked, healthcare professionals tell us they are pulled away from meeting their patients’ needs to fulfill […]

AI Talk: This week in Microsoft

November 8th, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… Science fiction meets science reality? Remember in the Superman movie when the bad guys were imprisoned in a plane of glass and banished to roam the […]

CMS proposed updates to the Stark Law: Comment now

November 8th, 2019 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

While reading a recent CMS release regarding proposed updates to the Stark Law, I was reminded that it was first released in 1998. With value-based reimbursement, relationships between providers has […]

It’s fall and the 2020 ICD-10 changes have arrived

November 6th, 2019 / By Allison Morgan, MS, CPC

The coders version of the fall equinox has arrived with 2020 ICD-10 changes taking effect as of October 1. While mother nature herself is cooling down and we all get […]

The changing seasons of quality: The new IQR measures part 2

November 4th, 2019 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As I noted in my previous blog on the changes to the IQR program, fall brings joy to some and sadness to others. With the fall comes changes to the […]

AI Talk: Medical innovations, MinuteClinic, activity trackers and Google Maps

November 1st, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… Top-10 medical innovations Last week, Cleveland Clinic released their latest ranking of the top 10 innovations that will shape clinical care in 2020. The ranking is […]

Surgical coding errors: The cost of incorrect CPT coding

November 1st, 2019 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC

I find surgical coding to be challenging, but in a good way. I love a good challenge when it’s related to technology, coding or figuring out exactly what procedures a […]

Searching for better outcomes and lower costs: The challenges facing state Medicaid directors

October 30th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

70 million people receive health coverage through Medicaid. These programs receive federal & state funding and are administered by state agencies that follow broad federal standards. Eligibility varies across states […]

The changing seasons of quality: The new IQR measures, part 1

October 28th, 2019 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

“A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance” Ecclesiastes 3:4 Fall brings joy to some and sadness to others. I […]

AI Talk: Human compatible, Fitbit, telehealth

October 25th, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… Human Compatible: AI and the problem of control – Stuart Russell. Book review. Stuart Russell is a well-known Professor and AI researcher. His book on AI […]