They say that civilization advances by extending the number of important things we can do without thinking about them. To me, that’s the promise of technology and it’s particularly true when it comes to artificial intelligence and machine learning. Still, not everyone sees it that way. Some worry that they’ll be replaced. Others take offense
Like it or not, healthcare is now a team sport. That’s obvious for clinicians participating in Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) and Clinically Integrated Networks (CIN), but thanks to MACRA and MIPS, it’s now true even for a single doctor in a private practice. Why? Because of Quality. And more specifically for today’s discussion, Quality Measures.
Quality… What does that mean in healthcare? How can it be measured? Is it the same for everyone? Who gets to decide? These are just a few of the incredibly difficult questions that the healthcare industry is grappling with as we enter the age of value-based care. The decisions we make about quality in the
The healthcare industry has lots of problems, lots of money and is in a constant state of change. With those characteristics, it’s no wonder startups are throwing their hats in the ring in increasing numbers. The theory is that they’ll take some technology or process that’s just killin’ it in every other sector, apply it in
The entire healthcare industry went digital in a very short time. We’ve barely got our arms around the mountains of data created every day in our transactional systems (i.e. EMR, Scheduling, RCM, etc.). Now the genomic, patient-generated and device-generated data is starting to flow. Take all that, mix it up with some HIPAA, a few
The most important thing we do on The #HCBiz Show! is confront reality. We don’t complain about how things are, or how they ought to be. We know that’s a dead-end. Instead, we examine our current situation and identify our obstacles. Then we come up with practical ideas for how to work through, under, around, or