By Andrew Gettinger MD & Kate Goodrich MD – The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a draft Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs for public comment. The post Strategy on Reducing Regulatory & Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of HIT […]
By William A. Hyman – The latest final rule release on physician payments is replete with assertions of burden reduction and cost savings. Without various addenda, the rule comes in at a mere 2378 pages, 2063 for the discussion and 315 for the rule itself. The post Reducing Burden and Saving Money appeared first on […]
By Dr. David Meyers – One of the greatest joys of being a family physician is celebrating with patients who have set a health goal and achieved it—the new father who quit smoking, the busy teacher who made the time to get back in shape and who completed her first 5K race… The post AHRQ’s […]
By Andy Bindman MD – As a primary care physician, keeping patients safe has always been important to me. After all, one of the first things we learn in medical school is “do no harm.” The post We’re Keeping Score: Reducing Hospital-Acquired Conditions appeared first on RCM Answers.
By Dr. Patrick Conway – CMS is dedicated to promoting better care, protecting patient safety, reducing health care costs, and providing people with access to the right care, when and where they need it. This includes continually strengthening and improving Medicare and Medicaid programs that provide vital services to millions of Americans. The post Reducing […]
By Sarianne Gruber – HITEC studied the association between the usage of an HIE system post-discharge and 30-day same cause hospital readmissions among patients in Rochester, NY. The post Reducing Hospital Readmissions: a HITEC Study on Community-Based HIE appeared first on HIE Answers.
By Sarianne Gruber – Worthy of recognition is the paper “Predicting Readmission Risk with Institution Specific Prediction Models” authored by Shipeng Yu, Alexander van Esbroeck, Faisal Farooq, Glenn Fung, Vikram Anand and Balaji Krishnapuram, a collaborative team from Siemens Healthcare and University of Michigan. The post Patient Data, Population Health, a Predictive Model and Reducing […]
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