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Healthcare data and blockchain technology

April 20th, 2018 / By Paul LaBrec

The recent sensational press around Bitcoin and world financial markets may have piqued your interest about the digital currency and the blockchain technology that supports it. If you work in […]

$500,000 to replace a physician: The cost of burnout and some solutions to the problem

April 18th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Physician burnout has a negative impact on quality of care, patient safety, operational efficiency and of course on the burned-out individuals. In a new episode of the Inside Angle podcast, Christine Sinsky, MD, vice president of professional satisfaction at the American Medical Association, discusses how we can improve the work of care.

Health care’s role in escalating America’s opioid crisis

April 16th, 2018 / By Steve Delaronde

There were nearly 64,000 drug overdose deaths in the United States in 2016.  Opioids account for two-thirds of those deaths. The number of overdose deaths involving opioids is five times […]

You have been coding with CAC, but are you in the CAC mindset?

April 13th, 2018 / By Katie Kitchen

In my last blog, I discussed the golden rules for coding with CAC. This got me thinking, you really do need to shift your coding brain when working on a […]

Walking the fine line between the burden of too much quality measurement and not enough

April 11th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Does the “more is better” approach to quality measurement create a burden on healthcare delivery? Does it distract attention from actual care and consume resources that might be used to […]

What do Facebook and healthcare data have in common?

April 9th, 2018 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

If you listen, watch or stream news updates then you’ve likely heard about the Facebook data privacy scandal. During a recent early morning treadmill jaunt, I listened to a CNBC […]

Opioid crisis: Transitioning care through a paradigm shift

April 6th, 2018 / By Michael Denton, RN

The opioid crisis has far reaching and long lasting effects, and the problem is scaling up exponentially. In 1980 there were 8,000 opioid related overdose deaths. By 2016, the United […]

New momentum to realize the opportunity of telehealth

April 4th, 2018 / By Katie Christensen

On February 9, a new telehealth bill was signed into law that expands coverage for accountable care organizations (ACOs), improves flexibility for telehealth use under Medicare Advantage plans, and allows […]

A storyline about measuring healthcare value

April 2nd, 2018 / By Kristine Daynes

Perhaps it’s true that we tend to see what we expect to see. In my job, I work with healthcare quality measures. Given this bias, my scan of the media […]

Understanding healthcare needs for a group of employees (and caregivers)

March 30th, 2018 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

When it comes to the health of the healthcare workforce, how can we help caregivers care for themselves? Dr. Gordon Moore describes the work of SEIU 775 Benefits Group to improve the health of homecare workers in Washington State. Read the blog and listen to the podcast.

Avoid playing the telephone game when communicating the quality message

March 28th, 2018 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As a child, I loved playing the game telephone. It was always hysterical to hear the message that the last person heard as compared to the message the originator sent. […]

High performing value-based programs: Lessons from a successful payer-provider collaboration

March 26th, 2018 / By Erika Johnson, L. Gordon Moore, MD

One of the “truisms” of value-based programs is that these programs align the incentives of the health care delivery system and the insurer, such that better care results in better […]