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AI Talk: Robots in the news

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

This week’s AI Talk… Out of sheer coincidence, I ran across a number of articles related to the use of robots in a variety of settings. It is interesting to […]

Red Flag: OIG chart reviews of Medicare Advantage records raise concerns. Billions misspent?

February 14th, 2020 / By Barbara Aubry, RN

Audits of Hierarchical Condition Categories (HCCs) have been performed for years as a way for Part C vendors (Medicare Advantage Organizations) to identify and support patients with complex needs. Higher […]

Interoperability planning for COVID-19 surveillance

February 12th, 2020 / By Pam Banning

Wuhan, the capital of Central China’s Hubei province, is under siege. Hundreds of thousands of people are being screened for fever and observable signs of illness at travel junctures. Nearby […]

Investing in the health of communities

February 10th, 2020 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

A 15 percent increase in value is a compelling reason for business and industry to consider investing in the health of communities. Another? How to reverse the trend of new […]

AI Talk: Bingo, Dungeon and transparency

February 7th, 2020 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… Bingo for kids The word bingo conjures up images of senior citizens congregating in a community center with a bunch of cards with numbers and a […]

2020 burnout statistics and how AI brings hope for the future

February 7th, 2020 / By Jacob Amezcua

Physician burnout is reaching a crisis level. Statistics from the 2020 Medscape National Physician Burnout & Suicide Report show that burnout remains a major challenge that affects physician happiness, relationships […]

Access to clinical data and a walker called Rhonda

February 5th, 2020 / By Steve Cantwell

My 83-year-old mother recently returned from a two-month cruise of the South Pacific—Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand, Australia and more. She’s active and bright and healthy and could easily pass for […]

2019 novel coronavirus

February 3rd, 2020 / By Audrey Howard

I know we have all been following the news reports about the outbreak of a novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The World Health Organization has declared it a Public Health Emergency of […]

AI Talk: Augmented arguments

January 31st, 2020 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… We have all heard of data mining, but have you heard of the term argument mining? Turns out it is an active area of research in […]

Social determinants of health: The time has come

January 31st, 2020 / By Steve Delaronde

The realization that income, education and zip code have a significant impact on the health of a population has evolved over the past ten years and is now widely accepted. […]

One way physician burnout is unique

January 29th, 2020 / By Travis Bias, DO, MPH, FAAFP

The topic of burnout is all the rage lately. Whole conferences are designed to combat it and it is at the center of debates among healthcare delivery leaders nationwide. Its […]

BMI can’t stand alone

January 27th, 2020 / By Kimberly Lodge, RHIT, CCS

It is easy to get into a habit of coding diagnosis codes without contemplating the reason behind using the code. I have noticed this particularly with the utilization of the […]