There is a popular adage for information technology professionals: “Don’t pave the cow paths.” I recently worked with a client from Texas, and they were
If the mandate is a tax, it becomes constitutional. The politically inconvenient argument could provide a way out for the Supreme Court.
In a recent blog post, I attempted to summarize the legal arguments behind the debate about the constitutionality of the health care reform law —
Trinity Health and BCBSM sign contract to invest in infrastructure for clinical integration and population management
Trinity Health – Michigan and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) recently announced that they signed a three and a half year agreement under which
Is current low trend in health care cost growth due only to recession? Ken Kaufman suggests that 5 other factors may be contributing.
In a very interesting recent post to the Health Affairs blog, Ken Kaufman challenges the widely repeated assertion that the current low level of health
Of 27 new ACOs named by CMS: 93% avoid downside risk, 82% avoid CMS loans, 33% use payer-based infrastructure, and average beneficiaries per physician is 106
Yesterday, CMS announced the first batch of 27 “normal” ACOs under its Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP). I found five things interesting about the list:
Michigan physicians are more focused on medical homes and accountable care organizations and more optimistic about careers in medicine. Coincidence?
A recent article in Crains Detroit Business reported the results of a national physician survey conducted by The Doctors’ Company, a large malpractice insurer. According
Wil Rutt, MD, the founder of the Center for Clinical Effectiveness and my boss during the 1990’s at Henry Ford Health System, is retired. But,
People are recognizing that medical informatics is about people, not just installing software. But, unfortunately everyone is trying to find such people at the same time.
I have long criticized the “informatics,” “analytics” and “business intelligence” industries for over-emphasizing the value of installing analytic software or producing a pile of routine