Hospitalist Program Shopping
- A Useful Information Tool
A handsome young man with a real medical disease, but also a personality disorder, no PMD, and substance abuse, travels from hospital to hospital complaining of symptoms and asking for pain meds.
A Hospitalist and a CFO Walk Into a Bar…
Technological Breakthrough #1
Techonological Breakthough #2
MEANINGFUL USE, ARRA $$, AND WORLD HUNGER
Like a UN cargo plane dropping a crate of rice into a Sudanese refugee camp, so goes the conundrum of the ARRA payment for EHR meaningful use. The rush to grab the dough will result in some casualties. For the ARRA program, those yet to be known casualties may result in rethinking whether dropping the crate was a good idea in the first place.
Plotting Productivity with SHM-MGMA Data
Found under a pile of stuff on Troy Ahlstrom’s desk…
OK, so maybe paper airplanes, coloring, or back-office trash can basketball come to mind as your preferred use for an MGMA report. But, hey, there’s a lot to be seen and understood in this panoply of inpatient practices. In particular, there are analysis tools that might just help you get more information out of the darned thing!
The electronic versions of the MGMA report provide analysis and benchmarking tools that are worth one’s investigation. I’d like to highlight one of these tools today as I attempt to use the survey tools to answer the question, “How productive am I relative to my Hospitalist peers?”