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Sharing is Caring

In 2009 Congress passed the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act, which amongst other stimulus and savings measures, allocated roughly $26 billion toward investment into health information technology and incentive programs.  Health information [...]

September 6, 2017 // 0 Comments

Telehealth is Inexpensive yet Drives up Costs

Direct-to-consumer telehealth has been touted as a solution to booming healthcare spending. Telehealth companies promise employers cost savings; each consultation is under $50 compared to emergency department or office appointments which can be [...]

August 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Docs Spend Too Much Time Behind a Computer

For years, the US has worked toward fully integrating electronic health records (EHRs) into healthcare systems in order to improve outcomes, quality of care, and cost-effectiveness, otherwise known as the Triple Aim. However, from physicians’ [...]

June 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

Incentives for ACOs Outweigh Meaningful Use

Of the initiatives the federal government has launched in an effort to advance quality, encourage efficiency, and reduce the cost of health care, the (ACO) model continues to succeed. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ [...]

March 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

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

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