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Meaningful Use: Stage 3 Proposed Rule

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Mical DeBrow, PhD RN Director of Health Analytics and Business Intelligence G2 Works On March 20, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the release of the proposed Meaningful Use Stage 3 rules for the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Incentive Programs and 2015 Edition Health IT Certification Criteria.   

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It’s Official: Data Science is Still Sexy

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Mical DeBrow, PhD RN Director of Health Analytics and Business Intelligence G2 Works The U.S. has named Dr. Dhanurjay “DJ” Patil as the nation’s first-ever chief data scientist. U.S. Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith made the announcement in a recent blog, saying, “President Obama has prioritized bringing top technical talent like DJ into the federal […]

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Data Analytics in Healthcare: What’s the Holdup?

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The field of big data analytics is booming. No surprise there. For years now, we’ve been hearing case after case of organizations in a range of industries—from auto manufacturing and high-tech to retail and social media—successfully leveraging analytics to monetize complex data sets, gain competitive advantage and spur innovation.

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HAC Reduction Program: How To Protect Your Medicare Dollars

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This year, approximately one out of every seven hospitals in the nation will face penalties under the Hospital-Acquired Condition (HAC) Reduction Program, CMS’s latest quality-improvement program. Based on measures of adverse events occurring during hospital stays, those hospitals with the highest HAC rates will see their total Medicare payments reduced by 1% for all discharges […]

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RAC: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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The Good. Despite a lot of complaints, there are actually some good things about The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program. The RAC program was designed to help the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) fight fraud, abuse and waste, and to put money back into the Medicare system. This is money that is desperately […]

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Two-Midnight Rule

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PREPARE FOR IMPACT: Two-Midnight Rule Enforcement Begin March 2015 The Two-Midnight Rule calls for physicians to make only “medically necessary” inpatient admissions. Under the rule, inpatient (IP) admission is generally appropriate if the admitting physician expects patient care to require a hospital stay of at least two midnights. Regardless of length of stay, IP admission […]

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Dr. Mical DeBrow Joins G2 Works

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Healthcare Consultancy to Help Healthcare Organizations Turn Data into Actionable Information PANAMA CITY, Fla. (November 13, 2014)–G2 Works today announced that Dr. Mical DeBrow, PhD, RN, has joined G2 Works’ consulting team. In his role as director of health analytics and business intelligence, DeBrow will help hospitals leverage their data and transform it into effective, […]

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Healthcare BYOD Challenges

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Keeping data safe while accessing information from the device of your choice is a complex and potentially dangerous endeavor The consumerization of IT and the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement in the workplace has proven to be extremely beneficial for the healthcare industry, allowing providers to access patient data, billing information, clinical trial data and employee information […]