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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 […]

AI Talk: Book review and pigeon drones

January 24th, 2020 / By V. “Juggy” Jagannathan, PhD

This week’s AI Talk… The Price We Pay – Book Review I recently heard about the pioneering work being done by Dr. Marty Makary on healthcare prices. He is speaking […]

The projected middle-income senior affordable supportive housing crunch

January 24th, 2020 / By Gretchen Mills

I took advantage of the quieter work environment over the holidays to catch up on my policy reading. The Health Affairs top ten articles from 2019 included “The Forgotten Middle: […]

Feeling SAD: Diagnosing and treating the winter blues

January 22nd, 2020 / By Karla VonEschen, CPC, CPMA

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 […]