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Misadventures in Interoperability

Megan Douglas’ explanation for why we don’t have the fully interoperable medical record we all want. Misadventures in Interoperability from Cedric [...]

June 23, 2016 // 0 Comments

ACA is Reducing Disparities in Coverage

A recent study explores health insurance coverage changes for non-elderly Black, White, and Hispanic adults after implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Source: Joshua Rappeneker (Flickr/CC) The study answered three different questions. [...]

June 13, 2016 // 0 Comments

Are We Wasting $15 Billion on Quality Reporting?

In a new study, the national cost of quality reporting for physician practices has been estimated. The results are not surprising: a lot of time and money is spent collecting and reporting data that practices do not find meaningful. Source: Lion [...]

May 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

ICU Telemedicine Better at Saving Lives

Telemedicine is all the rage for policymakers looking for solutions to access issues, especially in rural and underserved communities. Implementation of telemedicine in practice has run into a number of barriers, including lack of evidence on [...]

March 28, 2016 // 0 Comments

Minorities more likely to be Readmitted

Prevention of hospital readmissions serves as one of the primary metrics for quality improvement under the Affordable Care Act. In 2012, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began levying penalties for hospitals that had 30-day [...]

January 4, 2016 // 0 Comments

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