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Performance based reimbursement – coming soon to a place near you


Healthcare services delivery in the USA is out of control. Costs have skyrocketed, facilities are overloaded, doctors are suffering burnout and government intervention has, under the guise of improving patient safety and outcomes, yielded only modest improvements. MU (Meaningful Use) … Continue reading

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Patient Portals versus APIs for Patient Access to Healthcare Information


Back in November 2015, Health Data Management published an article called “Challenges Ahead for Portals”. This is an interesting article because it indirectly describes the effect of too much regulatory involvement in healthcare services delivery. http://www.healthdatamanagement.com/news/challenges-ahead-for-portals-51630-1.html In the article, Raj … Continue reading

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The Importance of Continuity of Patient Care


Healthcare Interconnectivity. We have it, don’t waste time trying to re-invent it. Continue reading

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Are healthcare cost increases inevitable?


“Healthcare costs will continue to rise until the entire system collapses under its own weight”. This doomsday scenario is certainly one possibility, but it is a “do-nothing” option. How about an approach that reduces costs at the same time as … Continue reading

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Basic BPM for Healthcare


Healthcare professionals have no difficulty understanding what a Case is and what a Best Practice protocol is. Ask any healthcare worker what Case Managers do and the answer will be “Well, they manage Cases”. A Case in healthcare is a … Continue reading

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So, you think you have achieved Continuity of Care?


No one doubts the importance of Continuity of Care in Medicine. ONC’s 45 CFR Part 160 Subpart C Final Rule includes a number of criteria (22 out of 44) that have a specific focus on Continuity of Care. 302a Drug-drug … Continue reading

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What’s in your EMR?


A somewhat dated, but perhaps still valid article published by the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2007 highlighted that a representative subset of providers see 24 patients per day.  Based on a 10-hour day this works out to 25 … Continue reading

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Workshop – 49th Symposium of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan


I will be doing a workshop on ‘Electronic Medical Records’  covering key benefits, challenges and opportunities attached to EMR. This workshop is a pre-symposium event for the 49th Symposium of Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center, Karachi, Pakistan. It is scheduled for … Continue reading

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Healthcare Professionals, repeat after me . . .


“I’M AS MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE THIS ANYMORE” – I don’t like my EMR, it does not handle my workflow, it does not improve patient care, it does not save time. . . . I … Continue reading

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The Case of the Missing Case


CMSA (Case Management Society of America) defines Case management as  “ . . a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, evaluation, and advocacy for options and services to meet an individual’s and family’s comprehensive health needs through communication … Continue reading

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