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By Chris Long - With Q2 well under way, we’re taking stock of 2018 successes and challenges here at SA Ignite. As my colleague Leslie Athmer mentioned in her recent blog post, we submitted MIPS data for nearly 10,000 clinicians, earning an average score of 94% in the three categories submitted for their 2018 performance.
By Seema Verma - Approximately 60 million Americans or roughly 1 in 5 live in rural areas, with nearly every state having a rural county. The Trump Administration recognizes the significant obstacles faced by patients and providers in rural areas.
By William Hersh MD - Scarcely a week goes by without another study published of a deep learning algorithm that achieves accuracy comparable to or sometimes better than human experts.
By Art Gross - Dr. William Scalf told a local news outlet, WWMT West Michigan, that hackers locked the files at Brookside ENT and Hearing Center, demanding $6,500 for the decryption key to regain access to their files.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services continues to update the Promoting Interoperability Programs website to include new and updated information to help participants succeed in the 2019 program year.
By Matt Fisher - Notice of a new data breach is posted at least once a day. A frequent feature of many notices is the disclosure that the conduct giving rise to the breach happened months earlier, with the delay sometimes going into years in some instances.
The thought leaders in our community are good about sharing their thoughts on the issues of today. Here are the top read and shared guest posts of April that we think deserve sharing again.
By Nate Brogan - Are smartwatches lifesaving devices? Some Apple Watch owners think so. Ever since Apple introduced its smartwatch that can monitor for atrial fibrillation, stories have emerged from users who credit their smartwatch for helping save their life.
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