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What is Nursing Informatics?

June 19, 2017 / By Jacee Robison, RN, MS

When I tell people that I am a Nurse Informaticist, confusion and curiosity usually ensues. Nursing informatics, as defined by the American Nursing Association (ANA), is “a specialty that integrates […]

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For the good of specificity

June 9, 2017 / By Clarissa George

We know that being more specific in coding can affect and potentially increase reimbursement depending on the type of visit and conditions. Today, however, I would like to focus on another aspect of being more specific—tracking conditions which enables […]

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Narrative text and NLP: Looking beyond your field of vision

June 7, 2017 / By Barbara Zellerino

Recently a colleague sent me a link to an article in the The New Yorker magazine titled “Tell Me Where It Hurts.” The article, written by Atul Guwande, surgeon and public-health researcher, is about using incremental care in medicine. Instead of jumping to treat the symptoms, incremental care […]

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Answer four key questions to transform report data into actionable data

May 22, 2017 / By Kristine Daynes

The digital age has created more noise than useful information. This is especially true in health care, where the quantity of electronic health information has exploded over the past decade. […]

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Getting at quality: What’s involved in knowing the difference between appropriate and inappropriate care

May 12, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) can save a person’s life when they detect a dangerous heart rhythm and correct it by delivering a shock to the heart. For another person it might […]

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Where does it hurt…specifically?

April 24, 2017 / By Jason Mark

Over our last few posts, fellow blogger Clarissa George and I have been exploring unspecified coding. It’s been interesting to pick apart this problem. Unspecified coding isn’t new and sometimes […]

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Moving from “the data is wrong” to “all data is flawed but still useful”

April 12, 2017 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

Value-based purchasing and population health management are supposed to change aspects of the relationship between insurers (health plans) and providers (accountable care organizations, health systems, etc).  New contracts are supposed […]

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Coding for meaningful data and the limitations of “correct coding”

April 10, 2017 / By Rhonda Butler

When coders say “coding is an art,” they don’t mean art—they don’t imagine themselves creating little medical record haiku. Describing coding as an art is a way of saying that […]

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A reimagined discussion about health equity with Bernard Tyson

June 24, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

At the AHIP conference last week, Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, spoke forcefully about health equity during a panel session. “We need to rethink the best way to provide […]

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Nuts and bolts: An approach to improving clinical gaps in care

June 3, 2016 / By L. Gordon Moore, MD

I’m often asked by health system leadership “How do we improve X?” where X is a specific quality or utilization metric.  This blog is a description of one (not the […]

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Client Experience Summit Spotlights 3M Science Applied to Life

April 27, 2016 / By Kristine Daynes

The 3M Client Experience Summit this year is a combination science fair and storytelling festival for healthcare professionals. In all the best ways. There is an actual science fair of […]

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Let’s get granular…Getting down to the nitty gritty for quality improvement

March 14, 2016 / By Cheryl Manchenton, RN

So I typically have a tune stuck in my head and when thinking about my recent quality projects, the “song” that keeps popping up is to “get granular” (flashback to […]