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Physicians, EHRs and New York City cab drivers

June 19th, 2019 / By Steve Cantwell

On a recent business trip to New York City, I take a taxi to JFK Airport from Lower Manhattan in late afternoon traffic. The cab driver tunes into a radio […]

ICD-10 data meets the IPPS Rule: MS-DRG proposed change highlights, part 1

June 17th, 2019 / By Rhonda Butler

If there is a theme to this year’s proposed MS-DRG changes in the IPPS proposed rule, it is “ICD-10 Data.” Now that two years’ worth of ICD-10 coded MedPAR data […]

AI Talk: Avatars, carbon footprint and manufacturing AI

June 14th, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… Avatars as a proxy for human contact? A few months ago, the New York Times featured an article about the role of technology in mimicking human […]

Advice for the aspiring coder

June 14th, 2019 / By Cecilia Charles, RHIA

Can you remember when you began your journey in the HIM coding world? Well, it’s truly been a while for me. Over the years, I have been a leader, instructor […]

Moving to a whole person model of care

June 12th, 2019 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

We’re living in a time of paradox in health care. With the increasing capacity to identify people at risk for bad outcomes, some are exploring fascinating innovations in healthcare delivery, […]

What’s new in TEFCA 2

June 10th, 2019 / By Rey Johnson

More than a year after the first draft of the Trusted Exchange Framework and Common Agreement (TEFCA) was published, the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) for Health Information Technology […]

AI Talk: Ghosts, burnout and Pokémon Go to Sleep

June 7th, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… Ghost work – book review I am frequently on Amazon buying some book or other and they know what I read! Their recommendation system came through […]

Culture of safety: Transformation through employee engagement

June 7th, 2019 / By Priscilla Knolle, MD

In my last blog titled “Developing a patient safety culture: What can we learn from other industries?”, I discussed the importance of healthcare safety. A culture of safety is essential […]

The Obesity Epidemic: It’s time to stop blaming the victim

June 5th, 2019 / By Steve Delaronde

The proportion of overweight American adults remained consistent at about 1 in 3 since the 1960s. However, obesity rates have increased nearly three-fold from less than 15 percent in 1960 […]

AI Talk: Invisibility cloak, virtual visits and elder care, Google launchpad

May 31st, 2019 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… Alexa, remote monitoring and virtual visits This Fortune article is about new trends in health care—remote monitoring and virtual visits. Alexa can now transmit patient data! […]

Loneliness and population health

May 31st, 2019 / By Katie Christensen

 “During my years caring for patients, the most common pathology I saw was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness … loneliness was often in the background of clinical […]

Radiology documentation: Maximizing revenue and reducing risk

May 29th, 2019 / By Katie Kitchen, CPC

From my previous blogs, you know that I am a huge proponent of computer-assisted coding (CAC). Some of the key goals of CAC utilization are increased productivity, maximizing reimbursement and […]