FHIR and Where It Came From

Understanding FHIR and its Development! Below is an excerpt from a paper that I wrote for one of my cybersecurity and networking courses in university.             FHIR, or the Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources, is a data exchange standard that has recently seen much implementation and adoption within the healthcare community….

Understanding MACRA – Part 2

More MACRA to understand! Don’t worry, I’m still just as confused but hopefully the rest of this MACRA series will not only help you understand this colossal change to our healthcare system, but also help me get a better grasp at it. I’ve always been one to learn and reinforce my understanding by teaching others!…

Understanding MACRA – Part 1

Understanding MACRA  – State of United States Healthcare So I’ve been meaning to write about this for a while but I simply felt that I still didn’t know enough about it to be able to actually write something about it. I’ve always been someone against misinformation and since MACRA is a huge concept and new…

Understanding the Costs of Healthcare Insurance

Reimbursements that physicians in the US get have no relation to supply and demand. All physician work is reduced to a series of codes, called the Current Procedural Terminology, and then submitted to the RVS Update Committee (RUC), which is made up of representatives of all specialties/subspecialties and this group then “values” the code by…

Identity – Who Do You Think I Am? (inspired by Dope)

My Struggle with Identity Student A is an overachieving, straight A grabbing student that was born and raised in a middle class community and went to schools in a ne’er-do-well environment. Traveling around from suburb to suburb because of his parent’s occupation, he loves to play badminton and lacrosse and is a percussionist in classical,…

Where I’ve Been! An Update and Recap!

What I’ve Been Doing! To my loyal readers who have contacted me (even though I already took down that email due to influx of spam mail) asking about where I was and whether or not I would keep posting, this is for you! I’m still here! I know that I left with a post regarding…

B2B – Integrating WDS and MDT Overview!

MDT and WDS Working Together So this post is a testament to burnout, and how much it can hit you and how hard it can hit you. Granted, I had midterms, projects, assignments and everything piling up, but even in my free time, I knew that I had stuff to write about and I knew that…

Burnout – Finishing Remarks, Mitigating Burnout?

There is no stopping burnout, only mitigating it. Now that I’ve discussed a couple of key points that I’ve identified in relating to physician and healthcare provider burnout. I wanted to talk about some things that we should be pushing for more to allow these lifechanging, literally, miracle workers actually have some peace of mind…

Burnout – Gripes and Struggling with Insurance

Mental Costs of Healthcare Insurance towards Burnout Continuing on my burnout discussion from a few days, I wanted to touch upon another area or factor that might explain why medicine has one of the highest burnout rates in most professions. As I did more research and reading, I found that in an editorial published in…

Burnout – The Crippling Effect of Debt

Burnout. Unable to do anything when everything is out of control. Burnout, often described as an experience of emotional exhaustion, demoralization, depersonalization, and a lost sense of personal accomplishment and achievement, has become a growing concern in these past few years. Burnout in this case doesn’t just affect the person, but it affects everybody even…