Understanding MACRA – Part 3

MACRA. Good for some. Bad for others. Although my first two posts basically focused on the pros and the benefits that MACRA should be bringing to medicine. It’s also important to understand that no law, bill, or policy is bassed with 100% satisfaction from everybody. It’s all about the opportunity cost and understanding that the…

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…

Why Does Healthcare Suck at Protecting Stuff?

It’s still happening. And I don’t foresee it letting up anytime soon. It’s still happening. Despite all of the healthcare data breaches that occurred in 2015, which gave it the name of the “Year of the Healthcare Hack”… it seems that we may be looking into changing that title into a period… a time period…

ICD10 Diagnoses Codes for Pokemon Go Patients!

Common ICD-10 Codes Used Against Pokemon Go Players With the new craze and advent towards virtual reality, there’s also going to be a rise in relevant diagnoses codes for these players. Now, some background on Pokemon Go for those that aren’t familiar with it. It is a location-based, augmented reality mobile game developed by Niantic,…

Enjoying the Journey of Learning

Joy of Knowing and the Joy of Learning Real talk. Keepin’ it hunnit. This is something that I’ve wanted to write about since coming to college because I know just how relevant it can be. Although it’s been something that I have struggled with for many years now, it’s something that I think is the…

Data Lake – Differences from Data Warehouses

Comparative Differences! As I mentioned before, data lakes take in all data in its raw form. As a result, this can make it a bit more time intensive and resource consuming in perform analytics on the data in the lake, but it also increases in versatility and flexibility. Because a data warehouse essentially profiles business…

A Data Lake? They’re Getting Bigger!!!

Data Warehouse Down, Data Lake Up Next! As soon as I thought we were done, I hear of data lakes. Oh woe is data… I thought everything was good, I had wrapped up my series on data warehouses and I was slowly working on topics more foundational and basic to my knowledge so far. I…

B2B – Project Management Methodology

Picking the Right Methodology for Project Management (PM) as an IT Professional Oof. What a mouthful title eh? All in all, let’s look at the kinds of methodology commonly used when it comes to systems or software development. When it comes to creating and implementing new strategies for developing information systems and software, there are two…