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Feeling SAD: Diagnosing and treating the winter blues

January 22nd, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC

I live in the Midwest, and every year around this time I can feel the winter blues coming on. It’s been really cold since November and we’ve had plenty of […]

Patient privacy and the use of health data for research

January 20th, 2020 / By Senthil Nachimuthu, MD, PhD

Privacy and analytics were two of the predominant themes in the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) 2019 Annual Symposium in Washington, D.C. last year. Many speakers and attendees unsurprisingly discussed […]

AI Talk: Patents, IP trends and taxes

January 17th, 2020 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… AI and Patent law This week in MIT Technology Review, I saw an interesting article with the thesis “Can a machine be a holder of a […]

Value-based health care: Connecting the dots

January 17th, 2020 / By Felisha Bochantin

The 34th Annual Patient Classification System International (PCSI) Conference was co-hosted by the Danish Health Data Authority, Nordic Casemix Centre and the Danish Regions organization. I attended it with two […]

First do no harm part 2: How can quality efforts harm patients?

January 15th, 2020 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

As I noted on my previous blog, the Hippocratic Oath has been in existence since anywhere from 200-500 AD and is still relevant today. I discussed how a proposed eCQM […]

Medicaid: The backbone of U.S. health care

January 13th, 2020 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Medicaid spending accounts for about three percent of annual U.S. GDP and more than 20 percent of most state budgets. With a ten-year run of a strong economy, we may […]

AI Talk: Consumer Electronics Show, future of autos and cashless society

January 10th, 2020 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk.. CES The big news of this week is of course the Consumer Electronic Show (CES), with over 175,000 attendees and 4,500 companies exhibiting—it must be a […]

A common language to manage risk and drive quality care

January 8th, 2020 / By Maja Sivertsen

Health ministries across the world wrestle with the same essential challenge: providing quality health care that is sustainable. To succeed, they must balance both the financial and clinical aspects of […]

Surprise medical billing legislation: So close in 2019!

January 6th, 2020 / By Steve Delaronde

Patient advocates thought that 2019 might be the year the U.S. Congress passed legislation to protect patients from surprise medical bills. A divided Congress came together in an unusual display […]

New Year’s resolution: An ounce of prevention

January 3rd, 2020 / By Sheldon Barlow

Out with 2019 and in with the new year! The new year has the anticipation of a fresh start, a new beginning. The process of reflection and goal setting, such […]

AI Talk: Past decade, next decade

January 3rd, 2020 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” – this timeless quote from Charles Dicken’s Tale of Two Cities, is surprisingly apropos […]

Offshore medical coding: Could it be the right fit for you?

December 30th, 2019 / By April Lyle

Offshore medical coding can be a solution for healthcare organizations that has been overlooked because of previous misconceptions. Let’s examine some of the areas of concern and the questions you […]