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The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

While ICD-10-CM may be an improvement on an old process, big data is the revolution that has the potential to change health care forever.

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Does Immunity from Medical Malpractice Lead to Improved Patient Care?

Does Immunity from Medical Malpractice Lead to Improved Patient Care?

Results showed that the average post-SI incidence rate of harmful events at JMH was 13% lower (estimate=-0.1368, RR-0.8721, P=0.0109) compared to the 2 pre-SI years on record.

Variations Identified in Free-Text Directions in E-Prescriptions

Variations Identified in Free-Text Directions in E-Prescriptions

There is considerable variation in the quality of free-text patient directions in electronic prescriptions.

Agile Implementation Speeds Initiation of Health Care Solutions

Agile Implementation Speeds Initiation of Health Care Solutions

Case study demonstrates effectiveness of collaborative care model for dementia care.

Unique Risks Associated With Texting Medical Orders

Unique Risks Associated With Texting Medical Orders

Institute of Safe Medication Practices indicates risks such as abbreviations and autocorrection.

Prior Authorization Negatively Impacts Clinical Outcomes

Prior Authorization Negatively Impacts Clinical Outcomes

Ninety-two percent of doctors state that PA process delays access to care; burden up over past five years.

2013 to 2016 Saw No Change in Antibiotic Prescribing Practices

2013 to 2016 Saw No Change in Antibiotic Prescribing Practices

No significant change in individual or overall annual antibiotic prescribing rates during study period.

Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs

Drug Copayments Often Exceed Prescription Drug Costs

Overpayments affect 23 percent of all prescriptionsand are more common with generic drugs.

US Health Care Utilization Costs Double That of Other Developed Countries

US Health Care Utilization Costs Double That of Other Developed Countries

The US has much higher health care spending rates than other high-income counties.

Strategies for Improving Physician Engagement

Strategies for Improving Physician Engagement

The three-pronged approach successfully improved physician engagement at one practice.

Understanding Behaviors That Contribute to Medication Nonadherence

Understanding Behaviors That Contribute to Medication Nonadherence

Medication adherence may be imrpoved by understanding nonadherence in patients and encouraging a change in attitude toward medication.

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